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There seems to be a lot of negative comments here, which in my opinion of Dr. Gray are unfair. I grew up with a Physician at home (my dad, GP, 47 years) and can relate to both side of the equation (patients and the doctors). I myself hold a doctorate degree in Genetics, so not a complete lay person when it comes to diseases and their potential causes. Dr. Gray spend the time needed to explain what he needed to tell me. Answered my question relating to the cause of the disease and even went in to the molecular pathways which are though to be responsible for my condition. Gave me fair option and a sound medical advice. That all a doctor is there for. He/She is not there to be your best friend, spend time listing to your life story about your diseases as he/she has already seen it 10,000 time. So please have realistic expectation of your doctors. Cheers
Submitted June 25, 2014 | flag
I am amazed at some of the comments in these ratings. I found Dr. Gray to be competent, thorough, and extremely personable and pleasant. I had some strange lesions on my elbows, knees, and ankles, as well as some red splotches on my face that looked like rosacea but wasn't. These required a variety of treatments, all of which were carefully written down for me and explained. The staff always gave me a written copy of these instructions. Plus it is fun that his brother is an ER doctor who has written a book (with lively humour) about his experiences, and I bought a copy from the office staff. Beyond his thorough medical knowledge, he has a wide-ranging and thoughtful mind on a variety of subjects. Great doctor and person.
Submitted April 18, 2014 | flag
This doctor doesn't give a sh*t. He just blew me off with a bs treatment for my skin condition that did nothing.
Submitted Feb. 24, 2014 | flag
Waited 40 minutes but not a huge deal, all medical appointments seem to run late. No issues whatsoever with Dr. Gray. He answered my questions, took his time to explain the options. He didn't seem overly enthusiastic, but we were discussing moles after all... I'm going back for mole removal and would recommend him to anyone.
Submitted Aug. 9, 2013 | flag
I have a lot of respect for Dr. Gray. He is very accurate and methodical in his diagnosis of potential skin cancer. He is precautious and proactive in doing tests or undertaking steps to determine if an area is cancerous. He does not hesitate to recommend and refer out to other dermatologists who have specialty areas for the next step treatment or surgical options. He is very knowledgeable and helpful in educating and explaining to patients his assessment and recommended next steps to take. He gladly answers any questions a patient has, and writes down notes for further research if a patient is interested. In short, he is the ideal dermatologist if you want a thorough and complete assessment at a high professional competence level. Some commentators have talked about his personality. I liked his personality very much. His style appears to be laid back, but he has a keen mind, is precise and accurate and takes nothing for granted. You want to see this dermatologist.
Submitted July 18, 2013 | flag
He certainly has a lot of bad reviews and reading them before the appointment made me very anxious. The reality is Dr Gray is a pretty average doctor in that it's what you can usually expect from the Canadian Health Care system. I had to wait about a half hour to see him, he was brisk and to the point, seemed a little impatient but he got right down to it. It felt like he didn't want me to waste his time, sure, but he also seemed intent not to waste mine either. I left in a reasonable amount of time with answers and prescriptions for my issue that he thoroughly walked me through. That's all I really expect or want upon seeing a specialist.
Submitted May 15, 2013 | flag
If any zombie movies are looking for extras dr grey is a sure thing, no eye contact, sleepy uninterested disposition. Dr Gray may not be terrible at his job, but I waited an hour for a quick visit and the bedside manner made my want to just keep my skin problems. Obviously a joke about the zombie thing, but I gotta say Dr Gray might be suffering from a mild autism or just hates his job.
Submitted May 8, 2013 | flag
I was referred to Dr Gray for further examination of what looks like a bruise underneath my big toenail. I waited an hour before I saw him (not surprised) and while his bedside manner is okay, it's rather business like, which I don't mind.I do mind the contradiction in what he told me,especially when I repeated what he had told me. He seemed rather defensive too. I left a bit confused so I'm getting a second opinion and hopefully clearer answers. EDIT: I ended up getting a second opinion with another dermatologist and it turns out I had a bruise under my toenail and to let it grow out. Dr. Grey did suggest a biopsy to see if I had melanoma and to confirm diagnosis. I'm glad I got another opinion because it saved me from an unnecessary procedure. Listen to your gut!
Submitted April 20, 2013 | flag
Will not recommend, and will not return - avoid if you want actual help! Condescending, dismissive of my experience and insights, rude, tardy. Referred to Dr. Gray after suffering for 4 years with an undiagnosed skin problem. After waiting more than an hour (and reading his sign that I should be grateful for the 10 minutes he was going to grant me), he barely listened as I outlined the symptoms, the variables that changed at the time of onset of symptoms, the systematic approach I had taken to address each variable one of a time (as per scientific method, btw), the treatments I have been prescribed and tried on my own. In the end he suggested I use Dove Sensitive Skin soap (really?) and suggested I get allergy testing done (I had already told him that I have been tested but listening doesn't appear to be a strength). Useless - no insight into root cause. I will not be going back and am no further ahead in solving the skin problem.
Submitted Jan. 24, 2013 | flag
I agree he is the most arrogant, rude and condescending doctor I have ever met. I will never go back and will actually right a letter to the College of Physicians and Surgeons to complain. The wait was over an hour and the attitude he has is terrible. I agree he must be a very unhappy man, but he should not be taking it out on his patients. He gives all doctor's a bad name and this is why the Canadian medical profession has lost respect from the public.
Submitted Sept. 6, 2012 | flag
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