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Get a 2nd opinion and not from Rubin

This doctor told me I had incurable cancer and only a few months to live. Even though he had trained at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, he neglected to inform me of treatment and experimental studies taking place there. I found out during a support group for multiple myeloma patients that I was not the only patient he had given a death sentence to when there was and IS good treatment at Fred Hutch/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. I will never forget his cavalier treatment of me and what I can only assume was sheer laziness in that he didn't suggest any options for me. In addition, because he also neglected to do standard MM care, I suffered lung and heart damage. In 2000, Dr. Rubin said I may have 18 - 24 months. Because I did my OWN RESEARCH, I am still alive and well in 2015. I will never forget or forgive. Please, please, get a 2nd and even a 3rd opinion, and please have one of them be at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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Two Stars

Dr. Rubin clearly knows his stuff, unfortunately he appears to feel that what he knows is beyond your comprehension. He comes across as condescending at a time when you are trying to understand everything about your condition. Someone else mentioned his big hug, I find the hugs to be uncomfortable as he only does them when my husband is not with me. Although I think he is a good doctor, I am not comfortable with him.

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Amazing Doctor

When you have to go to an oncologist, it's not a great moment in your life. I was fortunate to find Dr. Rubin. I met with an oncologist immediately prior to my meeting with Dr. Rubin and was not happy, so I was wary when meeting with Dr. Rubin. The first thing he did was hug me and tell me it was going to be okay. I needed that at that traumatic time in my life. I have been seeing him for almost 8 years now and he listens to me every time I see him. While I was going through Chemo, I was having pain in my upper abdomen and it was causing me to have a hard time breathing. I had an appointment with him one morning, early, and we discussed this problem, but he couldn't figure out what was wrong. That night, at about 9 pm, he called me and asked if I was getting the pain after my Neulasta shot. He had figured out that the Neulasta, which has a side effect of damaging your spleen, was causing my pain and he took me off the medication. I was impressed that obviously my issue had been on his mind all day and once I left his office, my problems weren't forgotten. I credit this man for saving my life and I highly reccommend him.

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Great Doctor!

Dr. Rubin is an excellent oncologist, he listens to what I am saying, he is kind and compassionate, he is an awesome Dr.

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