nobody wants super comm with lousy stitching, but it'll be nice to have super comm AND super stitching. (whether it's too much to ask for is another matter altogether.)cersepn wrote:.. lol you just said that a clinic who replies fast = strong merit. And I am not targeting it at you. There's just been alot of people around here who seem to think that fast replies = good doctor, and as i said earlier on, they're INDEPENDENT of each other.curiousdreaming wrote:I hope this isn't targeted at me - because I never assumed that someone is "better" if they reply faster. in fact I said the supposed "professionalism" was likely a result of the 3x cost, and that I also mentioned that I didn't think either is necessarily better [SIC] than the other.
I haven't been to Tokai or Nara either. I'm deciding between the two now.
therefore, Aarvark's, yours, and others' comments are extremely useful.
that said, it's a fairly objective statement that if a clinic replies quickly to your queries and/or a clinic is responsive and communicative to your concerns, it is a strong merit. i.e. Tokai.
on the flip side, having finer stitches or cheaper prices are definitely great merits, too. i.e. Nara.
I appreciate that diff people will choose Dr Pat / Dr Nara for diff reasons. but I reiterate - there is no singular "better" yardstick. just what you value more.
cersepn wrote:Well said aadvark. You took the words straight out of my mouth.
While i haven't been to tokai/nara myself, the comments in this thread and from private correspondence give me enough reason to believe that dr pat is not as great as many might believe. The shroud of mystery surrounding his name change, the pay-him-deposit-and-get-discount thingy amongst many other things just make me feel uneasy
People, please do not assume that just because a doctor replies fast, he must be good. They're not related at all..
I honestly don't see how you can see finer stitches and fast communication as both being great merits; surely i want finer stitches but even if communication is lacking, that's fine. Pretty sure nobody wants super communication with lousy stitching eh?
And put it this way, i know people who've seen dr pat's work IRL and they tell me that the scarring is bad. Is that enough for you? lol
look I think we are in agreement here.
I doubt you will disagree that faster comm is at least somewhta of a plus, even if better stitching may override? jeez.
anyway, if Dr Nara is really better at stitching, then that's of course enough for me!