Dr. Steven Evans

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Stittsville, Ontario Map External Link
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Specialty:Family / G.P.
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Profile updated 17/05/07    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 26 reviews. Dr. Steven Evans has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Family / G.P.-related: general practice, general care, family medicine, family practice, primary care
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18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1412148
11/04/11 3 4 3 5 Grant the fact that he is knowledgeable of his medical and health profession... However, I don't see why I should be filling out paperwork that could easily have been pulled out from my medical history online (as we should be aware of). My Health, before injury was great, until a major knee injury, plus quitting smoking which left me unable to do anything until starting physio... Inresults to the injury, my health dropped, with weight gain as well... Instead of putting that to consideration, when going for my physical (3-4 parts that he seems to forget, despite having a folder with my namen on it), it is quickly snubbed, or ignored like it was not heard... and no matter how much I've been trying, I'm still being told not good enough, most of which I can't help, but I try more than he assumes! suddenly, he leaves, which makes you wonder if you're appointment is done or not. He is good, but his personal skills and attitude can use some work! :(  Respond
RID: 1373165
26/02/11 4 1 1 1 this doctor is very dismissive. i am VERY disapointed with his service and wont be coming back to see him. very unfortunate.  Respond
RID: 1367813
20/02/11 1 1 1 1 This guy only wants your money, don't let his nice accent fool you.... He told me I have one thing, and litterally diagnosed me with another! I had something wrong with my genitale area, he told me not to worry, that it's nothing, AND THEN HE WROTE THAT I HAVE ASPHYXIA WITHOUT TELLING ME!!??? **** you Doctor Evens for being such a ****ING ****.  Respond
RID: 1367785
20/02/11 5 1 1 3 Complete ****. Didn't want to give me the light of day. Seemed as if he wasn't interested. I waisted my time.  Respond
RID: 1281241
28/10/10 2 3 3 3 I can really support the comments on this board about Dr. Evans. On the 5 or so times I have seen him he is a different person. In my opinion he sees so many patients in a day he shuffles them in and out and is board by most. If you or your disease are interesting he will become engaged. Otherwise he is quick to diagnose and dismiss. He is also very much about the money and is close to loosing his integrity. He decided half way through a conversation that my mole was a wart once he realized he could charge for a wart. As an initial medical person he is acceptable but if ever I needed medical attention for a serious issue I would want better.  Respond
 
03/07/09 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
 
01/07/09 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 891848
19/05/09 1 1 1 1 I have been seeing this doctor for over 5 years (when he first started in Kanata) The services and his detail and caring for my care has gone way down since he has gone into the clinic. I found out that I am expecting a child and he has not been very helpful or cared or addressed my issues. I was promised a dating ultrasound and this was not booked. I had to call and change the appointment as they booked me for the wrong one. I had a lecture last week about how I shouldn't be proactive about my pregnancy and that he knows what is best for me. He has known for 2 weeks I am pregnant and he has still not sent out my referral to the OB. I really do not recommend this doctor and will be changing knowing that I have a baby on the way. I also agree, this clinic and this doctor will charge you for ANYTHING they can. We have talked to family members and found out they where not charged for similar paper work. 
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RID: 813767
05/03/09 5 4 5 5 I had Dr. Evans when he was in Trenton, He was by far the BEST doctor I ever had and I really miss him. As far as I am concerned he would be welcome back here anytime. He was alway's very friendly and warm with me and I thought of him as a friend as well as my doctor. PLEASE COME BACK TO TRENTON DR. EVANS!!  Respond
RID: 766577
17/01/09 2 2 1 2 The ONLY reason I went to see this doctor was to get a shot for my travel plans. What I got instead was a 10 minute lecture on how the water in the Caribbean is BETTER then the water in Ottawa and how Canadians and Americans are so uninformed. etc etc. He told me he was from Grenada (so he takes it all personally!) and the water is so good you can drink it from a pipe on the road . He went on to lecture me about how I should get these shots EVEN if I wasn't traveling (well I got them so let it go!) It turned what could have been a 5 minute appt. into a 15 minute one! I felt bad for those waiting on him and was annoyed with the way he talked to me. I will not go to the walk in again, if he is working.  Respond
RID: 756123
05/01/09 2 3 1 2 Horrible! takes 5 visits to do one phisical, returns personal calls while i am still in a paper sheet sitting not even a foot away!, called and asked me to book an appointment for some results (would have been 6th visit) i called a week later to see what tests it is from and they tell me they have no idea what i am talking about because they have no new results in my file, took 3 months after my first visit to reffer me to my ob, which meant he was now too booked for my delivery date. many more reasons but over all i think he just likes makin the money on every visit he does, the more times you have to come back the better. And for you people who say that the wait time has to do with the walk in clinic, he does not see any walk in's on the days he see's his regular patients and does not have sechduled appointments the days he does walk in's so that is not the problem.  Respond
RID: 748198
22/12/08 3 3 3 2 Are we all talking about the same guy? Slight accent. Has moved around a lot (Trenton, Kanata, Stittsville). First impression was positive as Dr. Evans can be very personable, outgoing and talkative. But after a few appointments it became clear that he just managed symptoms. I complained for 1.5 years that my ears were plugged from allergies and I needed to see an allergist. He consistently said, 'Just take some antihistamines." I finally had to go to another walk-in clinic and ask the Dr. there for a referral. Previous comments on unecessary multiple appointments for a physical are 'bang on'.  Respond
RID: 678391
03/09/08 4 3 5 5 Dr Evans stands alone in his attention to the whole person - their physical and mental health and that of their immediate family. He looks at the whole picture and because of this human approach toward medicine he has saved our family from job loss and possible separation. Yes, Dr Evans can be hurried at times, but whenever there is a serious issue at hand, he will go out of his way to ensure that the situation is dealt with thoroughly and completely. He is interested in preventative medicine and takes care to run tests and seek the advice of specialists before things progress and worsen. He is personable, warm and sincerely cares about the welfare of his patients. He brings to his work an understanding of the struggles of those who are overwhelmed by life's circumstances and unable to cope. Two thumb up Dr Evans!!  See Responses
RID: 673353
25/08/08 4 2 5 5 I liked his approach to medicine. He's not going to give you some prescription for everything. Seems to have a lot of common sense which was lacking in our previous family doctor.  Respond
RID: 608290
06/06/08 3 1 3 2 There really do seem to be 2 Stephen Douglas Evans practicing here! One thing is VERY consistent ... he is NEVER ON TIME, not even for the first appointment of the day. It wouldn't be bad if it was a 15 minute wait, but always over an hour. He gives the impression of caring, but you soon discover that he is a drug pumper like too many doctors ... not the least expensive either, nor the one with the fewest side effects. He jumps to conclusions without listening to all the symptoms and then dismisses you with an "I'm the doctor, who the hell do you think you are?" attitude. His practice wants to charge you now for every uninsured service (forms etc) and worse, they want people to pay "in case they need uninsured services" by annual fee. While you wait, you see drug company reps in and out like a yo-yo. Same complaint about multiple visits as others make. Is he in the business to care for people or to make money? It's clearly about the money. Avoid at all costs  Respond
RID: 590103
14/05/08 2 2 3 3 Ive been seeing Dr Evans now for 2 years. Some visits he seems to be very attentive, while others, he seems to be disinterested in your concerns. Im not sure exactly if I would recommend him, but we dont have many choises these days. I know I dont like the waiting.....and having to come back appt after appt cause he only deals with one issue at a time, yet other times, he will sit and listen and offer help. Cosistancy would be an asset. Secretaries are very impersonable, talk about things, and complain, very unprofessional.  Respond
RID: 552792
30/03/08 5 4 5 5 i think steven evans is a very good doctor and tells it like it is... his appoach is gentle and he is kind and always helpfull.  Respond
RID: 531467
06/03/08 1 1 2 2 Never once was on time for an appointment and his staff is very rude. Once, he picked up a personal cell phone call in the middle of the session. Except for the most basic stuff, he never really gave me any advice or diagnostic on the spot. It always had to be delayed by something: more blood work needed, follow-up needed, ... Jokingly, I could almost picture him googling like mad at night in search of answers for the day's cases... The annual check-up is always done in two phases: you set up a first appointment. You show up, wait for an hour and a half, go in, hear that he is going to check you 'from head to toe' about 10 times and leave one minute later with a bloodwork form. You schedule a follow-up annual check-up appointment, wait another 1.5 hours after which you get 5 minutes during which the exam is done. Surely this check-up process can be optimized down to one visit but he is more interested in getting two visits than having consideration for you time.  Respond
RID: 519290
20/02/08 2 1 1 1 He seemed more concerned about getting me to book follow-up appointments than treating me. I had FIVE appointments for a routine physical, not including having blood taken. For each of these appointments, I had to wait at least an hour (once 2.5 hrs) after my scheduled time. Also, he diagnosed me (correctly) with something, but gave me wrong info about what caused it. I'm very happy to have found another Dr., it's not easy to do these days.  Respond
RID: 493527
24/01/08 3 1 3 3 I've been to see him 3 times and each time he was an hour late (for a morning appointment). He keeps answering his cell phone while the patient is in front of him and has waited an hour to see him. He makes you wait even longer while he makes another call to book travel plans (couldn't help but hear).  Respond
RID: 484660
15/01/08 1 1 1 2 Horrible. I switched to Dr. Evans since i was moving to the other end of town. now i am switching back to my other life-long family doctor because i would rather drive across town than have to see this doctor. He never adressed my health concerns. Doesn't listen...just talks, talks and talks some more.  Respond
RID: 451340
28/11/07 4 3 5 5 Very much preferable to our previous family doctor who over-reacted to everything. Previous complaints about punctuality here must take into account the fact that it's a walk in clinic as well, not just a private practice.  Respond
RID: 443243
13/11/07 2 1 1 2 Very dismissive of a patients concerns. Is more interested in making you repeat visits then addressing what the concerns are. I had specific concerns and none of them were properly addressed over 3 appointments. I waited on average 1 hour for each appointment. He is more concerned with explaining the problems with the healthcare system then he is in helping with the patients particular problems.  Respond
RID: 400908
11/09/07 1 1 1 1 He was always late for appointments. I would wait at least an hour. On one occasion they screwed up my appt and when I arrived they said I could not see him. I was pregnant at the time an my first appt he gave me a vaccine that you are not supposed to give a pregnant person.  Respond
RID: 383245
10/08/07 5 1 1 1 He's late, not prepared, not very knowledgable and never follows through. I've waited a year to get some indication of why I haven't been feeling great and feel like I'm not even remotely closer to resolving things. It's all bloodwork and appointments with no conclusions, directions and he forgets what he said from one appt. to the other..very frustrating.  Respond
RID: 334733
01/06/07 1 1 1 If this is indeed the doctor from Trenton, I too don't have anything good about him. I had my second child, a boy, and had him circumsized. I went to Dr. Evans so he could do a check up on the baby. He was probably a week old or so. He gave me such a hard time about having my son circumsized that he made me cry. I said that I've known people who hadn't had it done and they ran into problems later in life. He proceded to badger me about how its such a low percentage and how could I put my son through that. I finally told him that there was nothing I could do now since it's already done so stop making me feel bad. He saw that I was upset and I think he actually felt bad for speaking to me that way. I told the Dr that did the circumsision what he said and he said the Dr Evans should never had said those things. I'm glad he left Trenton but feel sorry for those who have him!  Respond
RID: 324378
21/05/07 1 1 1 IF THIS IS DOCTOR EVANS WHO WAS ONCE IN TRENTON ONTARIO CANADA; HE IS THE WORST DOCTOR ON THIS PLANET. I WOULD PHONE TRENTON HOSPITAL AND IF HE WAS ON DUTY I WOULD GO TO BELLEVILLE, AND I DO NOT GO TO THE ER VERT OFTEN, BUT WITH RWO YOUNG CHILDREN IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. WORST BEDSIDE MANNER THAT I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. WORST DOCTOR EVER. NOT FRIENDLY IN THE COMMUNITY EVER. I HAVE SEEN HIM AT THE MOVIE THEATRE TOO, HIS MANNERS STINK THERE TOO. HE NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS ALL TOGETHER. I HAVE NOTHING POSITIVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS MAN. MY ENCOUNTERS WITH HIM HAVE JUST BEEN AWFUL. AND EVEN THOUGH IT DOES NOT SOUNT LIKE IT , I AM ACTUALLY A VERY POSITIVE PERSON,SEEING BOTH SIDES, HOWEVER THIS MAN NEEDS TO TAKE A LOOK AT HIMSELF. EVERYONE THAT I HAVE TALKED ABOUT HIM ARE MORE HARSH WITH THEIR COMMENTS THEN I AM, MY COMMENTS ARE GOING EASY ON HIM. MAYBE HE WILL READ THIS AND TRY TO CHANGE  Respond
RID: 321850
17/05/07 3 5 5 Listens' well and cares for the patient not just the illness. Not a pill pusher.  Respond
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