Dr. Doug Hobson


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Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. Doug Hobson has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Neurologist-related: nervous system, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, stroke, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders
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RID: 5419374
23/04/14 5 4 5 5 I have been seeing this doctor for 8 years and simply put, he is the best specialist I have yet to see, and I have seen many! He is universally respected world-wide. Hope he never leaves MB.  Respond
RID: 3657453
16/01/14 4 4 5 5 I have been a patient of dr. H for several years and find him to be compassionate , knowledgable , friendly zinc patient with my dumb questionable. I am told that when it comes to Parkinson's he is world famous  Respond
RID: 3621217
29/11/13 4 4 4 4 a very good docter helped my mother out a lot adjusted her meds good where other Drs. We've seen could' nt get right a true Professional & an around nice guy to get to know o 
Insurance: MB Health
RID: 3599305
07/11/13 3 1 1 5 Dr. Hobson has an attitude problem. He diagnosed my husband with Dystonia and tried him on several medications that did not work. When he decided to take him off the meds serious withdrawal problems occured. Researching withdrawal symptoms I found out why my husband was having the difficulties he was experiencing, so much for the medical profession. Although Dr. Hobson apologized for what he put us through, he no longer wants to see us, likely because we are a constant reminder to himself that he is as imperfect a human being as the rest of us. He cannot seem to accept his own humanity, his attitude is one of self-importance and superiority. He needs to get off his high horse. 
Insurance: MB Health
RID: 2392863
04/08/12 5 5 5 5 Has been my doctor for 6 years and as I see him regularly, I can attest to him being, in my opinion, the best of the best, a doctor's doctor! Brilliant, caring, engaging and never rushes me. We are so lucky to have this award winning specialist in our city. If we are lucky he will never leave for twice the pay somewhere in the U.S.  Respond
RID: 1536046
13/09/11 5 5 5 5 I see some have recently characterized this doctor as having an attitude problem, I sure missed it! He was patient, thorough and respectful. Diagnosed me first visit and has led my treatment team  Respond
RID: 1510240
11/08/11 3 3 2 2 I was sent to this Dr for a second opinion of psychogenic diagnosis. It was the agenda. My childhood and all following years have nothing to do with my current health problem. I was told that being a strong person, I turned my stress inwards onto myself and caused myself to be sick. Until I spoke to a patient advocate, I allowed this to follow me from appt to appt. I was in great pain, but this diagnosis, caused me not to receive any medical care for some time. Upon finding a new Dr I was given appropriate tests, which I was not previously given. Those tests revealed muscle damage. I am still in the process of a final diagnosis, but seeing this Doctor set me back for some time. You CANNOT diagnosis a person with psychogenic, in ONE visit. Do not accept this if you know yourself as a person, and know you are not well.  See Responses
RID: 1403617
31/03/11 3 3 1 4 PLEASE do NOT put Dr. Hobson's name in the same breath as Dr. West! There just is no comparison. When you are haughty and aloof you do not 'listen' to the patient and consequently some poor decisions have been made by such doctors. Hoping he can humble himself and really do what he was trained to do.  Respond
27/09/10 SYSTEM: 4 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1075132
11/01/10 3 3 2 2 Misdiagnosed me with "psychogenic" movement disorder when I have nerve damage. I did not feel that he wrote an accurate final report. Which caused me delay in receiving proper medical care. I was in a great deal of pain and suffering for some time. My condition deteriorated. I am fortunate that a excellent physical therapist was able to recognize the symptoms of nerve damage, challenge the dx and ordered further testing. So that I could receive the proper medical care.  See Responses
RID: 795772
20/02/09 5 5 5 5 A world class physician who has just been awarded the Manitoba Medical Association's most prestigious award. Distinguished Service Award for 2008. I have never had such genuine attention and concern from a doctor...from any professional in fact.  Respond
10/02/08 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 388975
20/08/07 1 2 1 3 I had viral encephilitis leading to a seizure, when Dr. Hobson was consulted, he was too busy trying to convince people that I had over dosed on drugs, even though I have never taken illegal or abused drugs, because of my age and life circumstances. Then at a follow up visit, he was dismissive when reading my CT scan, still did not believe that I had not OD'd and rude in other matters.  See Responses
RID: 360893
06/07/07 5 5 5 5 I saw Dr. Hobson years ago for migraine headaches. I found him to be compassionate, knowledgeable and caring. I had trouble with my supervisor at work due to my migraines and he phoned her once to explain my condition in a firm but kind,tactful way which in the end made things better for me and my supervisor.  Respond
RID: 322838
18/05/07 5 5 5 Could not ask for more in a doctor. And his staff are are as good as he is.  Respond
RID: 320246
16/05/07 5 5 5 Outstanding doctor. Accessible, compassionate, knowledgeable, and affable.  Respond
RID: 284444
17/04/07 5 1 1 I was sent to him because I started having seizures at the age of 25. He was no help at all in fact he had my CAT scan and MRI read to him over the phone. Which I personally think is unprofessional. He miss diagnoised me and after being sent through what felt like a million tests I finally have a Neurologist that knows what he is talking about.  Respond
RID: 264091
06/04/07 5 5 5 Never wait long in office. Very helpful and up to date relating to all aspects of Dystonia  Respond
RID: 248957
31/03/07 4 5 5 Intelligent and insightful. I did not feel rushed. His diagnosis and solution worked for me.  Respond
RID: 170240
04/03/07 3 5 5 Nothing but good things to say about him. I have been followed by Dr Hobson since 2002, and he has been a wonderful, attentive, thorough doctor all along. Very happy with him.  Respond
RID: 145566
17/02/07 2 1 2 I am surprised that one of the comments was that he was not arrogant. I feel differently and so does my family of 15 people. He could have helped my daughter if his attitude would not have been to the book. My daughter had brain cancer at the age of 16. She had a great amount of radiation. As a consequence she has had some side effects that are not easy to take - seizures, acid reflux, loss of hair, and many more smaller things. She was taken to Seven Oaks Hospital with paralyzation to the right side. The Emergency doctor consulted with Dr. Hobson and he without seeing her decided what she was going through was not a "stroke" as was suggested but a migraine aura. As a result we left the hospital totally mysitified. Three days later my daughter was taken to see Dr. Barbara Biala who recognized the symptons immediately. He still was not any help!!!!!! Maintaining it was a Migraine Aura when all along it was a STROKE! Would never see him again!  Respond
RID: 144136
16/02/07 4 2 4 when my husband reported that he was feeling depressed and anxious due to the changes in his health after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, he was told this was normal. no treatment or recommendation was given to help deal with these mental health concerns for over two years. when I insisted that he address the matter, he prescribed anti-depressants but did not give any recommendations for emotional support. subsequently, my husband's emotional health deteriorated and he became so enraged with the effects of his illness that we are no longer able to live together. he trusted that if "the specialist" didn't think he needed counsel or support to deal with his depression, anger and threats of suicide, then there was no point in going for any help elsewhere. depression may be a normal reaction to learning that you have Parkinson's disease. leaving it untreated is not good medical practice. i hope others do not have the same problem if depression is reported.  See Responses
RID: 69708
12/12/06 5 5 5 Rare to find a specialist who can take the needed time with his patients. Answers emails. Does not talk down to you. Is compasionate yet frank with patients. Highly highly recommend him.  Respond
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