Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT DR. ALEXANDER RABINOVICH

Is Dr. Rabinovich currently operating in a hospital?

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Dr. Rabinovich is currently not operating in a hospital.  Dr. Rabinovich is able to perform minor surgical procedures in his ambulatory surgical clinic, please contact the office to find out if your procedure can be done at the ambulatory surgical clinic.

When will Dr. Rabinovich be performing surgery at the hospital?

At this time Dr. Rabinovich is not performing surgery at the hospital, and is looking into getting operative time in the near future.  As soon as Dr. Rabinovich gets surgical time in the hospital we will inform our patients.

Products and Services

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Surgery

Is Dr. Rabinovich currently operating in a hospital?

Dr. Rabinovich is currently not operating in a hospital.  Dr. Rabinovich is able to perform minor surgical procedures in his ambulatory surgical clinic, please contact the office to find out if your procedure can be done at the ambulatory surgical clinic.

When will Dr. Rabinovich be performing surgery at the hospital?

At this time Dr. Rabinovich is not performing surgery at the hospital, and is looking into getting operative time in the near future.  As soon as Dr. Rabinovich gets surgical time in the hospital we will inform our patients.

I have been on Dr. Rabinovich’s surgical waiting list for a long time, when will I have my surgery?

We apologize for this inconvenience and we are doing our best to provide our patients options.

If you require a minor procedure, Dr. Rabinovich maybe able to perform this in his ambulatory surgical clinic.  Please contact the office to find out if your procedure qualifies.

If you require a major procedure, Dr. Rabinovich is currently not operating in a hospital, and you are still on his waiting list.  As soon as he acquires surgical time at the hospital, we will proceed with the waiting list.

If you wish to be referred to another surgeon, Dr. Rabinovich will be more than happy to help you find a nearby surgeon that could provide you a similar procedure.

Please note that Dr. Rabinovich is also able to provide a variety of non-surgical treatment options, specifically Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine, and these options have shown tremendous benefit in pain reduction and functional improvement without the need for surgery.  Please contact the office to find out if your condition qualifies for this treatment.

Appointments and Scheduling

I have been on Dr. Rabinovich’s surgical waiting list for a long time, when will I have my surgery?

We apologize for this inconvenience and we are doing our best to provide our patients options.

If you require a minor procedure, Dr. Rabinovich maybe able to perform this in his ambulatory surgical clinic.  Please contact the office to find out if your procedure qualifies.

If you require a major procedure, Dr. Rabinovich is currently not operating in a hospital, and you are still on his waiting list.  As soon as he acquires surgical time at the hospital, we will proceed with the waiting list.

If you wish to be referred to another surgeon, Dr. Rabinovich will be more than happy to help you find a nearby surgeon that could provide you a similar procedure.

Please note that Dr. Rabinovich is also able to provide a variety of non-surgical treatment options, specifically Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine, and these options have shown tremendous benefit in pain reduction and functional improvement without the need for surgery.  Please contact the office to find out if your condition qualifies for this treatment.

Where is my appointment scheduled at?

Dr. Rabinovich consults on patients in a variety of places, please check your appointment notice to see the correct location.

Main Office
c/o Performance Physiotherapy
50 Dundurn Street South, Unit 114
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4W3, Canada

Phone: 289.389.8181
Fax: 289.389.8111
Email: Office@DrAlex.ca
Web: www.DrAlex.ca


Hamilton Foot Clinic
1508 Upper James Street
Hamilton, Ontario
L9B 1K3, Canada
* Next door to the Mandarin Restaurant

Phone: 905.385.4251
Fax: 905.385.1414
Email: Info@HealthyFeet.net
Web: www.HamiltonFootClinic.com


Burlington Pain Care
1960 Appleby Line, Suite 24
Burlington, Ontario
L7L 0B7, Canada

Phone: 905.315.8802
Fax: 905.315.9924
Web: www.BurlingtonPainCare.com


Dundurn Medical Centre Inc.
50 Dundurn Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4W3, Canada

Phone: 905.529.4040

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Valid Health Card
  • Current Medication List
  • If you had images (X-ray, Ultrasound, CT Scan, MRI, etc …) done outside the “Participating Hospitals”, please bring them on a CD with a radiology report.  Please note that Dr. Rabinovich can view images and reports online, if you had them done at any of the “Participating Hospitals”: http://www.swodin.ca/content/DIr
    * Click on “Participating Hospitals” on the bottom of the page to see the list of hospitals
  • If you had relevant tests (EMG, Blood Work, Nerve Studies, etc …), please bring report.
  • If you have a WSIB claim, please bring your Claim Number.  A claim number is required for Dr. Rabinovich to submit your forms online.
  • If you are coming from Northern Ontario, you maybe eligible for travel reimbursement, via the Northern Health Travel Grant from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Please review the link below and fill out the form if you qualify.http://health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/northern.aspx

Every time I call the office I get the answering machine, what should I do?

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this has caused you.

Please note that our office is extremely busy everyday of the week, and our administration staff is working very hard to satisfy all our patients requests in a timely fashion.  Here are some tips:

  • Review our website for valuable information that could answer your question
  • Please leave a message with your Name, Phone Number and a Detailed question you want answered
  • You can email your question to us at Office@DrAlex.ca
  • You can fax your question to us at 289.389.8111

Our aim is to answer all requests within 2 business days.

Forms, Insurance, Legal, Government, WSIB, etc …

I gave the Dr. Rabinovich FORMS (WSIB, Insurance, Legal, Government, etc …) to complete, when will it be done?

Dr. Rabinovich will complete the forms in a timely fashion, and usually will have them done within 5 business days.

Injections

Where can I get MultiVisk, Multiprofen or Prolotherapy (15% Dextrose)?

These products are produced by the compounding pharmacy Concession Medical Pharmacy.

444 Concession Street,
Hamilton, Ontario,
L9A 1C2

Phone: 905.387.7125
Fax: 905.387.7126
Toll Free: 1.844.832.9102

Please note that MultiVisk and MultiVisk-3 can also be purchased at Hamilton Foot Clinic, Performance Physiotherapy, and Burlington Pain Care at the time of your appointment.

Dr. Rabinovich wrote me a script for Steroid, MultiVisk and PRP injection, should I get all 3?

No.  Dr. Rabinovich has given you a script with the POSSIBLE injections you could have.  Please review/research all the options, and if you have any questions please contact us.  Once you make a decision on which product you want, call our office to book appointment for the injection.