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I have been with Dr. Townsend for 25 years and now he cares for my whole family. We are very lucky. We can get same day appointments (ideal for young children) and he has never cancelled or missed an appointment. Marilyn is amazing - she handles all with a professional but friendly manner, and is helpful in getting input from Dr. Townsend when necessary. My husband used to see another doctor in town, and he cannot get over how great he is in comparison. If I am bringing in one of the kids and have a question about my health, he will answer it or recommend an appointment if it requires more time or an examination. When in doubt, he has always referred me to a specialist. Yes, the office is a little dated, but I would rather spend 5 minutes in that office than 2-3 hours waiting in a sterile clinic among sick patients. I think there is a reason so many people have been with him for so long.
Dr. Townsend is pleasant and likes to listen but that's about it... His diagnostic skills are poor and he doesn't followup. To make it worse - he has very little usage for specialized tests, as if we were in the 19th century. I think medicine may not be his strong interest. He is good if you see him for the common cold, but with something more serious - better go to the Walk In clinic.
He is an excellent doctor and is very knowledgeable. He takes all issues seriously, is a great listener and will refer as required to get things checked out. I never have to wait in the waiting room. He looks after our whole family and I trust him fully to do what is right. I feel so lucky to have him.
Dr.Townsend is excellent. He is very knowledgeable and always reliable. He actually listens to his patients.He cares about the overall health of the patient and not just a specific complaint. My favourite attribute of Dr. Townsend is that he takes his time with patients who require it. His receptionist,Marilyn is always helpful and efficient.
I've been a patient of Dr.T for almost 20 yrs. I'm from the east coast and really love the friendlyness he supplies. I have noticed over time that the amount of time spent with patients has been cut down. Oh and lets not forget his back up Dr. Taron. She is wonderful. I am very lucky to have a family doctor.
Dr.T is very knowlegable but unfortunately won`t give me more than 5-6 min`s each time I visit him - often not leaving me enough time to fully describe my health issues. However, I do appreciate that he can squeeze an appointment in on short notice. As well, I found his receptionist (Marilyn I think) to be top notch.
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