Dr. Gwyllyn Goddard


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Specialty:Family / G.P.
Practice: Family Doctor
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Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 32 reviews. Dr. Gwyllyn Goddard has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Family / G.P.-related: general practice, general care, family medicine, family practice, primary care
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RID: 2717222
24/07/13 1 1 1 1 I am suppose to be a patient of Dr. Goddard. When I phoned to make an appointment, I was told the next available appointment would not to be until August 6/13. I said I couldn't wait that long, I have an infection in my mouth and was told to go to walk in clinic. Very rude. Why have him as your doctor.  See Responses
RID: 2611465
08/04/13 5 4 5 5 Dr. Goddard is highly professional, VERY caring, and works amazingly hard, given his workload and widely varying clientele. My wife and I have been seeing him for a few years after very poor experiences with Dr. West. Due to no fault of his own, he has come under scrutiny by the College of Physicians and Surgeons because certain pharmacies don't know how to dispense narcotics properly. He always tells us what we need to do, and not just what we want to hear. I would highly recommend him, were it not for his already high case load. His staff are excellent, friendly, and very professional, especially Lucy. 
Insurance: MSP
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RID: 1575071
31/10/11 5 3 4 4 Dr. Goddard is a very pleasant man who is sincere and concerned with his patients. He uses all the knowledge that he has and when needed makes a referral to a specialist. He is always very thourough. His office however is always very busy, it takes a long time to get an appointment....like every other doctor he is overworked. Overall he is an amazing doctor and a great person. Due to the fact that he is so busy, I had tried at one point to switch doctors. The grass is definately NOT greener on the other side! I will be going back to Dr. Goddard.  Respond
RID: 1556910
09/10/11 5 4 5 5 I have nothing but good words to say about this doctor. I went to him because he was here from Saskatchewan and since i moved from there i figured god was giving me a sign. Because i had about 17 doctors turn me away.. I even had a stroke in April pass and no doctor would take me or give me a chance because of what medication i was taking. I thought it was very disrespectful of doctors to be that way to me!!..I went in to see doctor Goddard and when i explained to him the situation he was totally in shock..He took me on and i well be forever greatfull..no more line ups for me and my children at the hospitals ER..Thank you DR Goddard :)  Respond
RID: 1442259
16/05/11 2 2 1 1 I took my stepson to see Dr.goddard as j believed he had strep throat. Dr.goddard told me to take him home and if he didnt get a snotty nose by Monday to bring him back. My little guy told me it felt like jw was swallowing glass. I took him to a wall in clinic and sure enough he had strep throat. Needless to say I have not taken my kids back to him and would rather wait in line at a walk in clinic. Over all he was not helpful and I found him to be rude.  Respond
RID: 1398848
27/03/11 4 3 5 5 he has been my doctor since 2008 and has always made time for me,he has never rushed me through and takes an active interest in my well being.wish i had friends that cared as much as he does.  Respond
RID: 1387697
15/03/11 5 4 5 5 As others have mentioned, Dr. Goddard is caring, thorough, knowledgeable and tech savvy. In short, the kind of MD we need in this fast paced high tech world we live in now. Last week, I had an appt with Dr. Goddard to complete a form/letter so I can return to work. He charged the organization requesting the information for his time. Gr. Goddard conducted a proper interview. I was astonished by his letter. I've had some excellent physicians over the years, but I never had an MD who was able to grasp my situation so quickly and articulate it so well in writing. I don't know how large his patient caseload is, but judging by how busy his office is I can only assume it's overwhelming. Individuals, me included need to have patience with their doctors as they are on "overload." The last thing we want is them burning out faster than shooting stars.  Respond
RID: 1347845
26/01/11 5 5 5 5 Very pleasant, doesn't make you feel rushed. Helpful, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I like that he enters everything into the computer so it keeps an accurate record of each appointment. Staff are very nice too.  Respond
RID: 1292042
12/11/10 1 2 1 1 Was his patient for over 2 years. Went to him for minor things had no problem gave me pills.Then i came to him with lower back and groin issues.He sent me back and forth for a year with hernia to a specialist.He said there wasn't a problem then he sent me back to him again.after a year in pain and sleeping issues i had my doctor switched after one x-ray on my lower back. my new doctor finds 3 bulging disks L2,L3,L4 and puts me on medication for nerve and back pain and now I'm waiting for a another specialist that i should have been in line a year ago to see because it has a very long waiting list. facility isn't punctual missed calls and was closed during my appointment and wasn't taking any calls.They never got back to me and i switched my doctor because of it.He has his head in his computer and never even bothered to look at the issue or to try anything different.  Respond
RID: 1248418
11/09/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Goddard is a young doctor which makes him the new school not the old school. He is caring and thorough. He saved my life. He has energy and is very percise. He will be around unlike most of the grey hair doctors in this town that need to retire. Doctors that should be retired are tired of your medical problems. Dr. Goddard wants to help and has the energy to take on whatever his patients throw at him. He is extremely good looking too.  Respond
RID: 1177271
26/05/10 1 1 1 2 I asked Dr. Goddard if I could talk at the same time as he was typing away on his computer. He did not respond, he just kept typing. I have gone in for blood work and had to ask him the results which is ok but what if a test had been negative. I have been seeing him for about 2 years and he often gets my prescription wrong. Once he gave me 3 times the amount I should have got. I told him and he said no and kept typing. I have talked to 5 other people that are also looking for a new doctor because they do not what Doctor Goddard as their physcian anymore.  Respond
RID: 1147229
11/04/10 5 4 4 4 I am very pleased that Dr. Goddard (and his great staff) were able to work through the great ordeal of not knowing if they would have work (or not) for almost 1 year! and managing to relocate to the Promontary Clinic recently... I suffered from a Motor Vehicle Accident in April 2008 & presented spinal cord injury symptoms that both Kelowna and Penticton hospital doctors (as well as the tremendeously arrogant family doctors I saw BEFORE securing Dr. Goddard's services) refused to treat me! Dr. Goddard has been under a load of stress in 2009/2010 (as well as his staffs), and I am routing with them to find the strength to carry on their great work! I acknowledge that he is usually very busy AND require the patients to tell him what we want him to do, and that has been extremely difficult for me to do cognitively. My Acupuncturist recently diagnosed me with Spinal Cord Injury (skull) secondary to my MVA. Hope Dr. Goddard will help!  Respond
RID: 1102623
10/02/10 5 4 5 5 this doctor has helped me a lot with my chronic pain & has made my life less stressful....thank you Dr Goddard!!!  Respond
RID: 1088192
25/01/10 1 2 1 3 is very rushed if you ask a qeustion he says what do you want me to do about this and i'm sitting there saying your the doctor why don't you tell me so i find it more resourceful to go to the walk-in the wait is almost the same and i get answers  Respond
RID: 1084467
20/01/10 4 1 1 1 Doctor Goddard never listened to what I was saying..just typed on his laptop the whole time. I was in a car accident and he NEVER once checked out the injuries...just asked where things hurt. He even had the nerve to make me fill out my own forms for my leave of absence from work which are a "physicians evaluation" because he said he didn't have time and he would have to do them at home. I had to fill in MY OWN DIAGNOSIS. He then had me bring them in when I finished and he signed them without even looking them over.He also never addressed any of the ongoing concerns I brought up in my appointments. Then to top it all off I had to hear from a friend that he was leaving and that I would no longer have a doctor. No contact from the clinic at all. I would have never known until the next time I tried to make an appointment.  Respond
RID: 1044706
27/11/09 3 2 1 2 I went to see Dr Goddard after a night in the hospital with a burst cyst, I was in so much pain I thought I was dying. Before I could explain to him what happened he said that I had vaginitis, infection. Then when he finally listened to the issue he said to keep an eye on it?!?! I said is there anything I can do to prevent it from happening or prepare myself for it, he said keep an eye on it and rushed me out the door. Staff is friendly but he is definitely not someone I care to see.  Respond
RID: 999359
30/09/09 2 1 3 3 Dr Goddard can be very helpful - as long as you tell him exactly what you want - i.e. he has given me prescription renewals when updated blood work should have been done, etc. Always late, always in a rush, takes personal phone calls during appointment time.  Respond
RID: 964710
17/08/09 3 1 1 2 Doesn't listen to what you say or look at you, is too busy typing on his laptop. No hands on, I was in a car accident and all he said was where does it hurt? Rants about smoking instead of addressing the reason you came to see him. Swore in front of me and my 90 year old mother. Always late and rushes you out.  Respond
RID: 939693
18/07/09 4 3 5 5 Dr. Goddard has been very helpful, compassionate and knowledgable. I have seen a few doctors regarding my current illness and several of them were quite arrogant and unwilling to acknowledge that treatment was not working. Dr. Goddard has been treating me based on what is working and he takes into account what I am telling him about how I feel. I feel heard by him. There are times he is busy, but to me, this just means he has a lot of patients. We are lucky to have him.  Respond
RID: 929142
04/07/09 5 3 5 5 This is a busy clinic and I just hope he doesn't move away. He is accurate in opening a new client file; asked my permission for bloodwork, stool samples & PAP Test during an initial visit. He is rushed most of the time, and it is better to explain the reason of the visit accurately & fast. He is professional and knowledgeable. He supported the evaluations of other professionals and suggested treatments. I feel better now that I have him as my family doctor, because the others I consulted before were very unknowledgeable, unprofessional and rude.  Respond
RID: 918129
20/06/09 4 3 5 4 He diagnosed and referred us for my husband's lymphoma missed by our last doctor. The clinic is quite busy but we felt he cares a lot about his patients. He encouraged us to call him on his celphone to update him anytime which gave us peace of mind.  See Responses
RID: 894897
23/05/09 3 1 1 1 Took a personal call on his cell phone during my appointment. Rushes you out the door because "he" is running behind. Very unprofessional.  Respond
RID: 771421
23/01/09 4 4 5 5 Being a young doctor he is right up to date with all the latest medical information.  Respond
RID: 737663
05/12/08 1 1 1 3 Yikes - all I can say is keep on looking for a Doctor. He has been rude to us on several occasions and doesn't seem interested in anything you have to say. Doesn't listen - made the wrong diagnosis twice with my family. ALWAYS is running late - average wait - 30 - 45 minutes. I would not recommend him at all and have told others not to go to him.  Respond
RID: 725226
18/11/08 5 5 5 5 After seeing him once and my husband seeing him once, I think this doctor is truley what he seems. YAY for getting me to quit smoking. Anyways, he may be in a rush, I have yet to see that, but now adays what doctor isnt.  Respond
RID: 721606
13/11/08 3 3 4 5 Dr. Goddard helped my husband and was very thorough and helped him with what he needed. However, when I brought my daughter in, he was very rushed. He was good with her and put her at ease, but we walked out of the office not knowing what the next step was, when her testing would be or what was really going on. Still, I think he is kind and very knowledgeable. I would recommend him as a doctor.  Respond
RID: 714383
02/11/08 5 4 5 5 After 4 year with cheast pain,Dr.Goddard cured me so now I am pain free.He is easy to talk to and listens very well what you have to say.Thank you Stefan  Respond
RID: 711770
28/10/08 5 3 5 5 he is great with children and puts them right at ease. I found him very kind and knowledgeable. He can be rushed at times but if you have children that are uncomfortable with doctors I can't recommend him enough.  Respond
RID: 676769
31/08/08 4 5 5 5 Seems particularly good with young children. Was thorough but rushed.  Respond
RID: 643157
20/07/08 4 4 2 2 No time for patients, rushes appointments, belittling and no compassion what so ever. Needs to be attentive to patients needs.  Respond
RID: 620020
20/06/08 5 3 5 5 I been to him a few times and he is a really nice guy. I would recommend him to anyone. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and will send you for referral if needed. Listens well, seems very caring - I just hope he doesn't move.  Respond
RID: 603213
02/06/08 5 3 5 4 I took my daughter in to see Dr. Goddard because she had high fever. She is quite scared of doctors so when he had to look at her ears and mouth, he did it all on my older daughter first to show her that it was going to be ok. Wouldn't give a prescription until he had determined the cause of fever. He was very rushed though, and never did tell me exactly what my daughter had.  Respond
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