Dr. James Bentley


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Specialty:Gynecologist (OBGYN)
Practice: Bentley James Dr
Hospital: IWK Health Centre
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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. James Bentley has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Gynecologist (OBGYN)-related: pregnancy, fetus, neonatal, obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology, childbirth, newborns, baby, infants, premature birth, mother, birth, ultrasound, female reproductive system
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RID: 2897864
05/10/13 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Bentley caring, funny and professional. He is very knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. He saved my life and I am grateful he preformed my surgery. I cannot imagine how difficult it is for him to tell most of his patients they have cancer...... He also has a team of wonderful young interns and residents who were all outstanding .... I hope these young doctors all stay in Nova Scotia. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 2757427
08/08/13 5 4 2 4 Found no compassion from this doctor. Told my daughter she had months to live and slipped out the door. I don't know how these other people found him so wonderful & caring. It must have been his twin. Our daughter has since passed away, however, as a mother, I will never forget that day and how this doctor showed no empathy for my daughter or myself.  Respond
RID: 2637750
01/05/13 5 5 5 5 This man saved my life. I found him caring, funny and professional. He knows what he is doing and I am grateful he preformed my surgery.  Respond
RID: 2502728
16/12/12 5 5 5 5 On Sept,2012 I was excited to know I was having my surgery in Halifax, and to find out I was having one of the best Doctors in this field made my stress level drop. I was honored to have Dr. Bentley as my surgern,and he is a great asset to the Victoria General. To me he is best described as: dependable,remarkable,professional,and someone my family, and I will not forget.  Respond
RID: 2447721
15/10/12 5 5 5 5 I couldn't have asked for better care. Very knowledgeable, kind and professional. He saved my life.  Respond
25/04/12 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1730801
07/03/12 5 5 5 5 Excellent Doctor, very knowledgable, informative and compassionate. Felt extremely comfortable while in his care.  Respond
RID: 1661359
14/12/11 3 1 2 2 I felt there was no empathy shown for my daughter with stage 3 cancer or myself as a parent. I felt optimistic at the beginning of the diagnosis & then suddently everything seemed to change very quickly with no positive treatments offerred. I wish he could put himself in my place as the parent when bluntly told she had one year then seem to quickly sneak away out the door away from you. I felt he never offerred any real postive words of encouragement,sympathy, or understanding. Very upsetting for my daughter and myself; leaving her feeling "hopeless". I feel it is so important to keep positive, however, we were left with a feeling there is no hope.... "Merry Christmas" to you, doctor and I wish you could have an understanding of how we feel this Christmas.  Respond
RID: 1442782
17/05/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Bentley is one of the best obyn/oncologists in North America. He is a superb diagnostician & surgeon & I was very lucky to have this brilliant, kind physician perform my surgery. Patients are treated with kindness & respect by his team.  Respond
RID: 1403784
01/04/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Bentley saved my life, of course I think he is the best.....  See Responses
RID: 1280906
27/10/10 5 5 5 5 If it were not for Dr. Bentley and his staff I do not beleive that I would be here today. Through their great care they have brought me from deaths door to living a productive life and looking forward to the future. I thank God everyday for him and his team.  Respond
RID: 1274762
19/10/10 5 5 5 5 Excellent doctor. Was very nervous to be referred to a specialist, but he made me very comfortable and did an excellent job.  Respond
RID: 1263802
02/10/10 5 5 5 5 In Feb 2008 Dr. Bentley performed a complete hysterectomy on me. During the surgery he removed two very large tumors. Intially it was thought I had ovarian cancer and the prognosis was not good. Fortunately, when the lab results came back -I did not have cancer! After my surgery I developed a condition (I was only the second person in Halifax to have this) which landed me back in the hospital twice. As not much was known about this condition, Dr. Bentley followed me very closely, for over a year, until I was better. He is a very caring doctor with a great sense of humor!!  Respond
RID: 1015707
22/10/09 5 5 5 5 He knows what he is doing and is well educated in his feild I felt like I was in good in hands when things were not going so well. He and his nurse were positive and it made a difference.  Respond
RID: 722643
14/11/08 5 5 5 5 Was sent to see Dr. Bentley at colposcopy clinic. Although my stay was a short visit, I felt extremely comfortable with him, and I found he and the nurse very kind, helpful, and comforting. Going to a gynecologist isn't always the most fun experience, but this was as good as it can get *ha ha.  Respond
RID: 624634
26/06/08 5 5 5 5 tried to get pregnant for 3 years. Turned out I had ovarian cancer. Dr. Bentley helped me by removing all the cancer and most of my ovaries, tubes, etc. 8 months later I got pregnant.  Respond
RID: 497903
28/01/08 5 5 5 5 Wonderful doctor. Kind, compassionate...and sincerely pleased when tests yielded positive results.  Respond
RID: 337097
04/06/07 5 5 5 My mother had ovarian cancer and Dr. Bentley was her doc. She absolutely adored him. It is sad the cancer beat her this last time but we all had a ton of respect for Dr. Bentley  Respond
RID: 156078
24/02/07 5 5 5 what a kind and compassionate DR.He did my surgery,and I felt like I was with family.  Respond
RID: 147364
19/02/07 4 5 5 Excellent Doctor ~ very knowledgable, informative and compassionate. Felt extremely comfortable while in his care going thru the difficult process of a radical hysterectomy.  Respond
RID: 133097
09/02/07 5 5 5 Dr.Bentley saved my life.I have been a cancer patient of his since 2004.He gives you the upmost respect and truly cares about your well being.I recommend him to anyone!!....Gloria  Respond
RID: 81736
14/01/07 5 5 5 I literally trust this wonderful man with my life. Were it not for him, I would not have had the chance to have my daughter, which I so desperately wanted. He was very kind, knowledgeable, and humerous when needed. I would recommend this man to anyone who needed his services. I never once doubted his judgement and opinion and therefore the decisions that I had to make about my health were made with confidence by both myself and my husband. I thank you Dr. Bentley for walking me through this tough chapter in my life and aiding me to be able to enjoy the next chapter with my new family.  Respond
RID: 66360
07/12/06 5 5 5 On Dec 17th, 2005 Dr. Betley performed surgery and for the last year I have been treated as a cancer patient while in his care..He is very polite,informative and has treated me with the utmost repsect.I can not say enough good things about the man.  Respond
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