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Panel Exam Review: Dr. Lyndon Mascarenhas, Toronto

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Hello Guys, I had my medical panel exam on Monday with Dr. Mascarenhas. I'll write a little review for my fellow Toronto members and I hope it helps someone

Step 1: I went to www.visadoctor.ca--Registered--They will give you a #, keep that # handy. They emailed me back right away with a time. I wasn't comfortable with it. So I suggested a different time. Got another email right away with confirmation.

Step 2: Website will tell you what to bring in. I took my immunization card (that is all you need, unless you have serious medical history), 1 passport pic, Passport and interview letter (even though they didnt ask for it when I went it)

Step 3: Show up at appointment. If you are driving..someone told me you can park at Station but I couldnt find it, so I parked at Loblaws about 3-5 mins walk away from building. My wife was shopping so. Parking limit is 2 Hrs and you dont necessary have to shop at loblaws to park. Am pretty sure they wont know.

Step 4: I got there early, handed in my stuff. And was told to wait. My appointment was at 2:45. I was there at 2. I didnt mind the waiting. Nice cool waiting room.

Staff was really friendly, no attitude like I am used to facing at walk-ins and doctors office.

Dont expect to be served right away..Appt was at 2:45 I was called in at 3:10ish.

Dr. Mascarenhas was very nice and friendly. He asked me where I was moving to and where I plan to work. Just small talk. He asked me my height and weight. He asked if I am healthy. He checked my blood pressure and said looks good. He looked at my immunization card and asked if I had chicken pox. Verbal confirmation was enough. The other vaccines I already had so he just checked em on his form. He said X-ray and blood test will be done and gave me what to take with me.

He directed me---Xray is at the basement and blood test is across from the street beside starbucks and froyo place. X-ray was very fast, Blood test I had to wait about 30 mins.Both place the staff were friendly and nice.

Anddddd I was done. Phew, this was the last step. Doctor told me it should be ready next week and I told him I prefer coming in on Monday and picking it up. He noted that for me. So Ill give them a shout coming monday if they didtn call me already.

Overall great experience. Make sure you have lots of time in hand as waiting time for the tests varies.

I also mentioned the doctor of VJ. He said he heard about it from other patients but he is afraid to look because it could be negative. Told him so far whatever i read was good things.

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I think I know what Loblaws you are talking about. Might be different. But once I visited someone for an hour, and I was told to park there. I went there and picked couple of grapefruits. I asked security guy if I can leave my car there. He responded, "You are a customer, so you do have the right to park".

So yes, don't assume nobody will notice. They do have security. But if they start losing business, they will enforce parking restriction.


Category/Country: Employment-3rd/Pakistan (Since Birth place is Pakistan, citizenship Canada)
11/04/2013 ---- Start of the pre-process
10/28/2014 ---- PERM Filing Date/Priority Date
03/23/2015 ---- PERM Approved
04/07/2015 ---- I-140 Filed
04/16/2015 ---- I-140 Approved
04/20/2015 ---- RCMP Report: Sent documents to Windsor Police. Will pick up results before traveling to Montreal
04/27/2015 ---- USCIS sent to NVC
05/04/2015 (May the forth be with you :dancing: ) ---- NVC received
05/18/2015 ----
NVC case number assigned
05/20/2015 ---- NVC email received with invoice

05/28/2015 ---- IV fee sent by overnight mail. (Since NVC system is down)

05/29/2015 ---- IV fee mail picked up and signed by * ****LEY

06/03/2015 ---- IV fee shows PAID, DS-260 completed, documents and pictures emailed to nvcelectronic

06/09/2015 ---- Scan date

06/09/2015 ---- Put on Supervisor review (1 week or 42 day wait start) - Police certificate missing. I was avoiding it till I go to Canada for interview

06/22/2015 ---- Talked to supervisor, she said since it is available from Canada through agencies even though they charge a lot, it is a must to obtain it. NVC review won't complete without it.

07/07/2015 ---- Police certificate sent in email. (received the email from commissionaire-ottawa)
07/10/2015
---- Case Complete (Also police certificate actually received. Also scan date of police certificate)

Note that my case is employment based, and since government already done thorough security checking on me in the past with my employment visa and NEXUS card, I think that clears my security faster than spousal cases.

08/11/2015 ---- Appointment scheduled
09/09/2015
----
Medical (Dr Lyndon in Toronto)
09/16/2015 ---- Consular interview (Montreal) - Approved. Visa wasn't ready at 3 PM; stayed second night in Dorval

09/17/2015 ---- Visa and passports pickup

09/18/2015 ---- POE - Detroit tunnel

11/05/2015 ---- Green card arrived in mail

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I think I know what Loblaws you are talking about. Might be different. But once I visited someone for an hour, and I was told to park there. I went there and picked couple of grapefruits. I asked security guy if I can leave my car there. He responded, "You are a customer, so you do have the right to park".

So yes, don't assume nobody will notice. They do have security. But if they start losing business, they will enforce parking restriction.

Nice good to know as I will be going to pick up my results on Monday.

Hey since I have you here maybe you can answer this for me. My results are ready to be picked up.Does that mean my results are fine and no issue with my health and its a GO. Just a thought.

Thanks

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I am no medical expert.. :D

And I doubt immigration medicals are complete physicals. For complete physical, you should yearly go to your primary care physician.


Category/Country: Employment-3rd/Pakistan (Since Birth place is Pakistan, citizenship Canada)
11/04/2013 ---- Start of the pre-process
10/28/2014 ---- PERM Filing Date/Priority Date
03/23/2015 ---- PERM Approved
04/07/2015 ---- I-140 Filed
04/16/2015 ---- I-140 Approved
04/20/2015 ---- RCMP Report: Sent documents to Windsor Police. Will pick up results before traveling to Montreal
04/27/2015 ---- USCIS sent to NVC
05/04/2015 (May the forth be with you :dancing: ) ---- NVC received
05/18/2015 ----
NVC case number assigned
05/20/2015 ---- NVC email received with invoice

05/28/2015 ---- IV fee sent by overnight mail. (Since NVC system is down)

05/29/2015 ---- IV fee mail picked up and signed by * ****LEY

06/03/2015 ---- IV fee shows PAID, DS-260 completed, documents and pictures emailed to nvcelectronic

06/09/2015 ---- Scan date

06/09/2015 ---- Put on Supervisor review (1 week or 42 day wait start) - Police certificate missing. I was avoiding it till I go to Canada for interview

06/22/2015 ---- Talked to supervisor, she said since it is available from Canada through agencies even though they charge a lot, it is a must to obtain it. NVC review won't complete without it.

07/07/2015 ---- Police certificate sent in email. (received the email from commissionaire-ottawa)
07/10/2015
---- Case Complete (Also police certificate actually received. Also scan date of police certificate)

Note that my case is employment based, and since government already done thorough security checking on me in the past with my employment visa and NEXUS card, I think that clears my security faster than spousal cases.

08/11/2015 ---- Appointment scheduled
09/09/2015
----
Medical (Dr Lyndon in Toronto)
09/16/2015 ---- Consular interview (Montreal) - Approved. Visa wasn't ready at 3 PM; stayed second night in Dorval

09/17/2015 ---- Visa and passports pickup

09/18/2015 ---- POE - Detroit tunnel

11/05/2015 ---- Green card arrived in mail

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I am no medical expert.. :D

And I doubt immigration medicals are complete physicals. For complete physical, you should yearly go to your primary care physician.

I do my physical every year with my family doctor. I guess you didn't understand my question, it was only regarding the panel exam not physical. Its ok, someone already answered my question.

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