Dr. Scott Whittaker

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Gender:M
Specialty:Gastroenterologist
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Phone:604-688-6332
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Profile updated 09/06/07    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. Scott Whittaker has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Gastroenterologist-related: Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, GI cancer, bowel disease, stomach, intestines, bowels and other structures, such as the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and esophagus, and focus on maladies that include ulcers, jaundice, colitis, hepatitis, cancer, eating disorders, GIST
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RID: 3651971
09/01/14 5 5 5 5 As a Crohn's patient living in the north, Dr. Whitakers care is bar none the best that I have ever had and I have seen more specialists than I care to count. The improvement of my health and living a good life far outweighs the cost of going to see him. I have seen him for almost ten years now. He may not always tell me what I want to hear, but he ALWAYS makes sure I get what I need to have the best quality of life possible.  Respond
RID: 3624066
03/12/13 3 2 2 2 I have seen Dr. Whittaker several times over the last few years and had 3 procedures for IBS. Unfortunately I still have IBS, which is very frustrating to say the least. My G>P< has great faith in him, I am looking to find a different gastroenterologist. I don't know how up-to-date he is on alternative methods, as I am on the same medication for 5 years. Dr. Whittaker has not offered any hope of a cure or relief from my suffering. And I have to wait months to get an appointment. I don't think his secretary Jeanie is so fabulous, she must have favourites. He is a competent surgeon, but that may not be all you need for your condition. Surgery-great. Cure-the pits! 
Insurance: MSP
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RID: 3596228
05/11/13 4 4 4 4 Dial 226 to connect with Dr. Whittaker and avoid the ridiculously long answering machine. Dr. Whittaker and his office receptionist were friendly, however I still haven't determined the cause of my IBS. I've been through multiple tests, but nothing has been identified. 
Insurance: MSP
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RID: 2850004
11/09/13 4 3 2 2 I recommend go to any other doctor.He looks like he knows everything about ulcerative colitis,but he gives the same medication to everyone,Asacol or steroids,or really bad and toxic pills. He doesn't know about other alternatives,and doesn't mind about your diet of food are you having when you have a relapse. I don't think this is a good Doctor,he doesn't help me too much... 
Insurance: MSP
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RID: 2819585
28/08/13 1 1 1 3 I had an appoinment with him and I had to wait for an hour in the waiting room and I think he honestly forgot about me. I have high iron and i had to get blood taken out until it reached an acceptable level. Dr Whittacker re-signed the order without checking to see how far down the levels got. i almost had no iron left and still the order was signed. I think he is probably a good doctor but very scattered!  Respond
RID: 2718876
25/07/13 5 3 5 5 I find Dr. Whittaker to be friendly and kind and knowledgeable.  Respond
RID: 2693850
25/06/13 1 1 2 3 This doctor isn't as good as everyone says. He seemed okay the first few visits and sounded like he knew what he was talking about but proformed a procedure to see how severe my crohns disease was getting and he found a large blockage in my intestines and let it get to the point I was rushed into royal columbian for emergency surgery and his receptionist is the worst I've ever met. Not impressed!  Respond
RID: 2464530
02/11/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Whittaker is the kind of specialist you want to have on your team. He is clearly brilliant and cares for his patients. His care has changed the quality of my life. He's not a super-touchy-feely guy,no, he is concise, warm and boy, does he know his stuff. If you were referred to Dr. Whittaker breathe easy, you are in great hands. 
Insurance: BC Med
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RID: 2432657
25/09/12 5 5 5 5 He is the best by far. I had two visits now over the years and always found him to be most helpful. Best of all I felt no discomfort whatsoever after or during the procedure.  Respond
RID: 1395752
23/03/11 3 4 3 4 Dr Whittaker is my specialist for treatment of Crohns disease. I felt that he was a polite and knowledgeable doctor and trusted his judgment. He claimed that I had "severe Crohns" and prescribed Azathioprine and Remicade. These are very toxic medications which I was very hesitant to take. I took the azathioprine for 6 months and had no improvement of symptoms. I decided that i would not take remicade as I felt my crohns was not as severe as the doctor told me it was. My girlfriend read about over the counter probiotics being good for the digestive system. I began taking them 3 times a day and felt immediate improvement of my symptoms. I wish he, as a doctor, would consider recommending less toxic forms of medications like probiotics.  Respond
RID: 1395717
23/03/11 4 1 1 1 Simply put, he just didn't seem to care. He gave the impression that he didn't have time to give a full analysis, instead just giving a cookie cutter prescription.  Respond
RID: 1375057
01/03/11 5 4 5 5 Dr. Whittaker has been very kind to me and is working to help me through a difficult problem. His secretary Jeanie has been a big help as well. I especially appreciate the way Dr. Whittaker shares the 'gameplan' with me on how to get me back on track.  Respond
RID: 1320754
24/12/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Whittaker is the best informed, most caring doctor I have ever come across. His receptionist Jeanie is the best as well.  Respond
RID: 1315167
15/12/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Whittaker is fantastic. I've been his patient for over 6 years and I see him regularly. He is extremely knowledgeable about the most recent studies and treatments available. I would recommend him to anyone with gastric issues. While I was hospitalized, Dr. Whittaker visited me daily. I have never met a doctor who is as dedicated to his patients. A truly amazing doctor.  Respond
RID: 962542
14/08/09 4 5 5 5 Dr. Whittaker is awesome! I totally trust him. I travel from Victoria to visit Dr. Whittaker. He makes me feel very comfortable doing such an uncomfortable procedure. Heather Hess  Respond
RID: 919018
22/06/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Whittaker is the sweetest man imaginable. He gave me the worst news of my life in the gentlest possible way and then convinced me it would all be okay. He genuinely cares about his patients and their long-term welfare.  Respond
RID: 888281
15/05/09 5 5 5 5 This man saved my life. He is an amazing doctor who knows what he's talking about. I have seen him for almost 20 years and he has helped me so much. I am so thankful to have Dr. Whittaker as my GI. His receptionist Jeanie is awesome too.  Respond
RID: 747184
19/12/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Whittaker is an angel! He diagnosed me with a serious illness. He did so with such compassion and was so caring. After my surgery, we came to visit me while in hospital almost every day. My whole family was so grateful for his support and good humour. I was so lucky to have been referred to him and grateful to him for literally saving my life with his diagnoses.  Respond
RID: 459333
07/12/07 5 3 5 5 Very good specialist and very personable. Easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend him. I trust him more than any Family Doctor or Walk-in-Clinic Doctor I have seen since moving to Canada. He's very busy and it's hard to get an appointment when you need it, but his receptionist always manages to squeeze me in. Thanks!  Respond
RID: 379268
04/08/07 5 5 5 5 a very nice man who really helped me in my recovery from a serious life-threatening illness. Without him I don't know where I would be (but I have a pretty good idea). He listens and responds intelligently.  Respond
RID: 341412
09/06/07 4 3 3 Dr. Whittaker is a pleasant and mild mannered doctor. He is gentle in his exams. Can't say much about his knowledge part except he didn't know why I had my problem.  Respond