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Dr. Leah Wittenberg's Ratings
Fast but patient. Willing to listen and really good at explaining the situation. I have only seen her once but fully intend to keep this doctor as I think she is a gift. Although I have a serious condition, I left feeling really good about myself.
Love her! She has recently changed her process for seeing patients (in Abbotsford at least) that seems to have cut the wait time down a lot. I was given 2 appointments a week apart. The first one, I was in and out in 15 minutes, the second was abut 40 minutes. She is fast moving and entertaining. I've found if you engage her in conversation, she is more than willing to take the time to chat. Otherwise, she is onto the next patient. That said, I never feel lack of care or attention, she just operates at high speed! Top notch doctor!
Dr. Wittenberg and her staff are excellent! Dr Wittenberg is very supportive and understands the healing power of a positive doctor patient interaction. Definitely someone you want on your team! Be sure to keep up with her because she packs a lot of power and information into the time that she has available with each patient !
Okay ,so sometimes you have to allow a couple of hours from start to finish depending what your treatment for that day is but there are times when I have been in and out in about 40 minutes. But doctor Wittenberg is a wonderful doctor,Knows her stuff and carries it all off with lots of good humour.I trust her completely and wouldn't trade her for anything.
Omg. How many patients is she seeing in such a limited time? Every time I drive my dad it is 2 hours and more. Whoever runs the office is doing a terrible job stealing a lot of patients' valuable time.
This clinic is very busy and Dr. Wittenberg is definitely busy as well. I do find her talks at a very fast speed but clear. She's very thorough and friendly with big smile, very knowledgable and willing to listen to my concerns.
Expect to wait, it's like the emergency room down there. Dr. Wittenberg is a busy busy doctor. I think she does care, but she needs to see so many people. Can't imagine how many hours she must work every week. Just be assertive to get the answers you need, don't expect her to give you loads of time, she has an emergency room to attend to...
I have been to see her a couple times for a treatment then follow-up. My appointments were early in the morning but my average wait was still around an hour and half.
While she does seem to know her stuff, she comes off as very arrogant and has no sense of patient care. She treats her patients like a production line, getting people in and out as fast as possible, shrugging off serious questions like they're irrelevant and a waste of her time. She speaks a mile-a-minute, saying stuff while examining you like "That's funky! Are you a worrier?" so you don't have time to fully process the information and will just go with what she says.
The final straw for me was, in the follow-up appointment after the treatment involving shining a laser in my eye, she asked if I was seeing flashes and spots. I responded no but since the treatment I have times where my eye is actually quite sore. Her response to this was (this is word-for-word): "I don't care about that. Should I care about that?", then she threw me a bottle of eye drops and tore off to the next patient!
I will NEVER go back there! Will do my best to make sure no one I know will go there! And am seriously considering filing a formal complaint!
I have had a number of eye problems that Dr. Wittenberg has helped me with, that required a large number of visits. I live far away (about 10 hours travel time including a ferry ride). She has always been a pleasure to accommodate this in her appointments. She has always been extremely helpful and caring. If I could switch to someone closer, I don't think I would, it is worth it to see her! I trust her totally, hard as it is when its as valuable as your eyesight! I am a big fan of Dr. Wittenberg. I laughed when I read other reports that she talks fast. Because she does. But its not that she's rushing you or anything. I expect she talks that way outside the office too! I REALLY like her! Thanks for everything, Dr. W.!
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