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Dr.Polowy is one of the most dedicated, gifted, caring physicians my husband and I have had the privilege of getting to know. He treated THREE dear friends of mine this past year with compassion, respect, intelligence and wisdom. He not only cares for his patients, but takes their families into his heart and soul as well. I have seen him in action, long hours at the office, then returning phone calls before heading to the hospital, late into the evening. Having spent many hours by my friends bedsides this past year, I can feel and see his love and care for his patients coming from deep within his heart. It is an honor and blessing for us to be his friend, and support and uplift him when his burden is heavy, and he is weary. For those negative comments regarding wait times for appointments, PLEASE be patient, and know that he WILL give you the same attention and care that he is giving to someone else while you have to wait. I promise you, the wait is worth it as he leads you through your cancer journey with love, knowledge, care and a positive outlook and attitude. Honored to call him our friend. â¤
I made an appointment with Dr. Polowy. I walked in and paid my money then I'm told he'll be a couple hours late. Why in the h3ll did I make an appointment? Why didn't they call me? I went to a different doctor who has their act together.
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What I tell anyone when I have the opportunity to discuss it, that Dr. Polowy is one of the best and most dedicated doctors I have encountered; returning phone calls long after office hours, late night visits to the hospital, personal cell number, the list goes on.
Dr. Polowy is a wonderful caring knowledgeable Doctor. I highly recommend him.
If you want a caring compassionate Doctor who knows what he is doing you need look no further. I trust him completely.
I have two oncologists in two states and a long history of care with Dr Polowy. He is thorough and competent and takes time to listen to my questions and concerns. His PA is excellent and the infusion staff are careful and concerned. He takes adequate time with his patients and his explanations are never hurried. He genuinely cares about his patients. I recommend him highly.
After moving to Arizona I was devestated to leave my old oncologist behind. Then I met Dr. Polowy and I am confident I am in even better hands now than I was before. He is very intelligent and lights up the room with his energy. Even my husband, who doesn't like anyway, said he was a people person and knew what he was doing. Couldn't be more happy with my switch.
I would not be here today if it wasn't for Dr. Polowy. He will do his best to treat you to your special needs. He takes you case by case. I am so thankful that he saved my life. I am healthy and Happy due to him.
Dr Polowy has been my doctor for 1 1/2 years now and I couldn't ask for a better doctor. He is understanding, compassionate and thorough. People can complain about the wait time, but you wait everywhere...the bank, post office, restaurants, check out lines in stores. Dr Polowy is worth the wait!
My husband has been seeing Dr Polowy for about 7 months and every encounter we have had with him has been nothing but informative, compassionate and encouraging. He is thorough, knowledgeable and seems to truly care about his patients. The office is very busy and usually runs behind schedule which is unfortunate. We just plan to be there for a while when we go and as fistrated as we can get from waiting so long- Dr Polowy is always worth the wait.
I transferred to Dr. Polowy after being treated by another oncologist who had a very poor bedside manner. The first day I saw him he called my house at 8:30 that evening and had been reading my history and had a suggestion. How often does that happen? You may wait to see him, but that means he is offering needed care and compassion to another cancer patient. I don't mind as long as I receive the same good care and I always do. I highly recommend him.
Dr Polowy is one of the most caring doctors I have ever met. Yes, you will probably wait a long time in the office to see him, but he will spend as much time with you as you need for questions and information. I highly recommend him!
Doctor Polowy is knowledgable, and compasionate. He listens and considers any question asked. If he did not know, he investigated and followed up with the answer. I was stage 3A colon cancer and am now in my 3rd year of remission. I have never felt rushed in his office and would recommend to my closet friends.
I can't recommend Dr. Polowy highly enough. I have been seeing him for about a year,and he is far and away the most compassionate, patient, and intelligent doctor I've seen. Hard though it may be to believe, I actually look forward to my visits with the oncologist! Yes, you'll probably have to wait a while to be called back, and he may step out to take care of another patient occasionally, but I know that if I were the one in need, he would be there for me too, and that gives me great comfort. You couldn't ask for a better man to help you through a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Thank you Dr. Polowy!!
Dr. Polowy is truly an amazing perosn. When I was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer at the age of 23 and I thought my world was over. The original oncologist that I had in Florida didnt really know how to communicate and his staff was very rude. Once visiting with Dr. Polowy and his staff, I felt much better about my situation. At one time I had a sense of hopelessness but after being under Dr. Polowys care I really feel like I can take this head on and defeat it. I currently go to school full time and was working while dealing with this condition. I have come to realize that this is truly a fight for my life and having Dr. Polowy in my corner along my desire to beat this and live, cancer has no chance. I encourage anyone who is in need of a caring doctor, who explains every aspect of the situation as well as looks into alternative possibilities to combat this horrible disease to go and check out Dr. Polowy at Desert Oncology! I put my life in this mans hands and I know that together we will beat this! Thank you Dr. Polowy!
There are no words...He acts compassionate, and then he just changed as the years have gone on...I've seen him for over two years now and he's just too busy to anwser questions...and if you dont agree with him...he gets offended...I think i would go elsewhere...
It is really hard to call and talk to anyone about anything at this branch. On average I am on hold from 15 to 30 minutes. Andsince I work this is all during my 30 min lunch break. Then thenurse will return your call some time.. and I can't just walk awayfrom a phone call or a meeting to take that call. If you ask themhold 2 minutes they will hang up on you. But it is ok to place me on hold for 20 minutes. So they hang up, I have to take yetanother break, be on hold again and if I am lucky some willbe able to talk to me. They are a very busy office and I feellike they have no time for me.
This doctor should be cloned so that no person with cancer has to feel devalued or damaged further by what cancer brings to one's life. He partners with his patients to provide the greatest quality of life while working diligently to succeed in conquering cancer. You are a person with cancer, not a cancer patient under his care. He is clear thinking, holistic, person and family centered. He makes no empty promises yet inspires hope and gives strength. This doctor is a star in his field and I highly recommend him.
Finding Dr. Polowy felt like the first time I could breathe after being diagnosed with cancer. Having already been misdiagnosed by another doctor and having seen too many physicians that left me feeling like I was in some sort of cancer factory, this physician was a ray of light. After a tough year of searching for treatment options and quality care, I finally felt I could trust somebody to help me walk through all the challenges brought on by cancer. My respect and appreciation has only deepened over time as again and again he has proven his dedication to me and the other patients under his care. I highly recommend this doctor!
When cancer came knocking on my door, my first action was to launch an aggressive search for my dream team of medical care providers. It certainly wasn't easy to wade through an overwhelming amount of misinformation, junk science, and false promises while being extremely scared for my life and family. We consulted with professionals both locally and nationally regarding treatment decisions. Finding Dr. Polowy was a thoroughly researched gift, and I don't believe I could find better care than what I receive with him. Even my very particular father was impressed with the care he received from Dr. Polowy when he, too, became his patient. Dr. Polowy embodies the spirit of being a healer, combining a stunning knowledge of a complex disease with compassion, focus, and tireless dedication to his patients. If ever I have had to wait during an appointment, I know it is because he is going the extra mile to care for his patients. I find that tremendously reassuring and certainly not worthy of complaint. He treats people, not numbers, and has proven time and again that he will go out of his way to care for his patients with a respect and graciousness that is golden in his profession. His ability to synthesize a tremendous amount of information while considering the big picture that then results in treatment decisions is remarkable. In addition, I have become a more informed person and am better able to advocate for the best care as a result of him being my doctor. Literally, he has already "saved my life" once by his willingness to think outside the box. Dr. Polowy is a gem of a physician, a combination of skill, knowledge, kindness, strength, gentle humor and humility in a challenging field of medicine. It doesn't get any better than that!
He is a nice doctor but gave very vague answers to questions and then did not remember what happened on previous visit. My family moved and seeing a new oncologist that we trust. My advice is to do your homework on this one.
it was easy to get an appointment i saw why doc is in and out several times during visit and dealing with more than one patient at a time he is not right for me something about the answers he gives to my questions
At times, seeing several sick patients on a given day who call and "need to be seen ASAP" or other unforeseen incidents (ie. chemo reactions in the treatment room) may result in interruptions. I always make an effort to return back to the patient's room, and occasionally will go back several times, leading to "overlap" with other patients who are in the office. I truly understand the frustration that must have caused. Im sorry.
A doctor like this is one in a million. You are in luck if you have Dr. Polowy as an option. Genuine, intelligent, caring, compasionate a blessing. Thank you Dr. Polowy, keep up the excellent work.
Thank you for your feedback. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated and motivating!
I would reccomend him to anyone.
Thank you very much for your trust and confidence in me.
I have Dr. Polowy to thank for my life. From the moment he stepped into my patient room, he has made me feel as though he has vested intrest in my life. He is very intelligent and attentive to my needs. He takes the time to listen and makes me feel comfortible in his care.
Thank you so much for sharing this Tearsin. YOU have been an amazing patient and have shown incredible strength since our very first visit! You are an inspiration to so many!!
This young man is very compassionate, very bright, and always on top of things. He is always looking into new therapies and additional ways to help me with my cancer(s). I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone who wants a great doctor on his/her cancer team!
Thank you Sueg. It has been a privilege to be on your cancer team. YOU of course have been the "most valuable player" on this team, as you continue to work hard each day. Your cancer has met it's match and you will win!
He is very thorough, knowledgeable, up on new procedures, dedicated and caring to his patients. He shows sincere interest in his patients and takes the time to listen and talk to them and their family members. He is well liked by the medical staff and other doctors. He is an excellent doctor, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody. Further, the office he works in, Desert Onocology, seem to have only the best work in their office - doctors. staff and the nurses. He is the BEST !!!
Thank you very much for sharing these comments. I can tell you that I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to care for patients and try to help their family members as well. I also feel very lucky to work with the supporting staff of Desert Oncology....dedicated, hard-working, and dependable people with one goal: quality and personal patient care.
Dr Polowy is the only Dr that continued to try and figure out what was wrong with me after months of test and new doctors. He is warm, friendly and very helpful.
Your "patience" as a patient played an important role in giving me the opportunity to study your case and attempt to come up with a plan and potentially a solution. Thank you for that!