Dr. Sebouh Matossian

Doctor

Location:
New Westminster, British Columbia Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Internist / Geriatrician
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Practice: Sebouh M Matossian Inc Dr
Hospital: Royal Columbian Hospital
Phone:604-525-9177
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Profile updated 15/06/12    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 23 reviews. Dr. Sebouh Matossian has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Internist / Geriatrician-related: adult healthcare, general adult care, general adult medicine, primary adult care
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RID: 2778098
20/08/13 3 5 5 5 Though his receptionist isn't overly personable and I've even felt she was off putting and rude at times, I have had nothing but amazing appointments with Dr Matossian. At first meet I thought he was stand offish and just a lets get this over with Dr. But I was wrong, i've seen him for a while now and he's opened up a bit more on a patient/doctor personal level which makes the appointment easier. He's thorough with his exams and questions. He's even referred to a medical book to see which drug may be best for me while in my fertile years as I may still have children. The fact he knows i have one child and may have more and gives a crap about the outcome of certain medications is amazing to me. He is a straight shooter but I've never felt it was rude. He has to tell us to lose weight or stop this etc. But I honestly can't say enough about him. If you are use to bubbly/sugary disposition then you may feel off put. I am not that way, so I enjoy my apps and feel very comfortable in sharing 
Insurance: MSP
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RID: 2745480
03/08/13 3 4 5 5 He gave me a diagnosis after two years of people telling me it was in my head  Respond
RID: 2444204
11/10/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Matossian is one of the best doctors I have ever attended. I can't say enough good things about him, actually. He has taken excellent care of me when I needed it.  Respond
RID: 2368322
15/07/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Matossian has saved my life. I live with Hemochromatosis; to the initiated, that's a buildup of Iron (Ferritin levels) in the blood that eventually destroys your internal organs. Before meeting Dr. Matossian, two years ago, I'de been through a number of docs who, even though my Ferritin levels exceeded 1400 (norm is 250), ignored the fact. When Dr. Matossian saw my [high] Ferritin levels, he wasted little time in referring me for more tests that revealed higher than normal levels of liver enzymes and quickly placed me on a blood letting regime called a Phlebotomy (this is where you give a pint of blood once a week until your iron levels have lowered). If left untreated, Hemochromatosis not only destroys your organs but also has an adverse affect on the walls of the heart, causing heart failure. His office staff is the best, as she wastes little time in booking an appointment and getting the job done right, the first time. All in all, Dr. Matossian truly is a "Life Saver".  Respond
RID: 1704169
03/02/12 1 3 1 3 After contacting Dr. Matossian as directed by the family physician, I was shocked by both his secretary's and his own abrupt,rude and unprofessional response to direct me back to the family GP regarding a follow up appt. He made me feel as if I was bothering him. Obviously there is also the challenge of poor communication between physicians but Dr. Matossian showed a complete lack of empathy and made the unprofessional decision to yell at me over the phone. I can't imagine how a senior (who I was calling on behalf of) would have felt if they had been on the receiving end of his disrespectful conduct. Not only did I tell him that I did not appreciate being spoken to that way but advised him that I would follow up with a phone call to the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Burn out or no burn out, overworked or not, all professionals including doctors need to make a conscious effort to be respectful and empathic towards their patients and the patients' respective family members.  Respond
RID: 1686095
13/01/12 1 1 1 1 Worst Staff ever, they called me and told me I wasnt important enough for an appointment I had been trying to get for years for stress testing for an unknown heart related issue. They told me more needing patients needed it and that they would rebook me in a few days so I (after fighting with her for 20 minutes) gave up my appointment with the promise of rebooking. The hospital told me two weeks later that I had been a NO SHOW for the appointment I had been called about and gave up to someone else apparently. When they hospital called for me they refused to rebook me saying I never showed and it was my fault for "not canceling" the appointment that they had agrued with me to let another patiant have. And Dr.Matossian even backed his staff up saying it was all my own issue and not his staff. Never been treated so badly from a doctors office and now made my road to find out whats wrong with me so much more painful and longer. I would never recommend this office!!  Respond
RID: 1252432
16/09/10 5 4 5 4 Dr. Matossian was very humble, professional and personable. He spends time with his assessments which are thorough and not rushed. He incorporates mind and body in his perspective. He is a rare commodity in such a stressed and overworked health care system. I am younger than many of his patients and he displayed concern for my future and life-long well-being. The referral my GP had made to Dr. Matossian was incorrect, and when Dr. Matossian realized what I needed was not his specialty and would require long-term management he quickly referred me to the accurate specialist.  Respond
RID: 1179114
30/05/10 4 4 5 5 I feel very fortunate to be seeing Dr. Matossian. He is a kind, sympathetic, patient and very knowledgeable doctor. He is always willing to try new ways to help me. He never dismisses my thoughts and is very willing to discuss any idea's and concerns I may have. I feel very fortunate to have found such a fantastic doctor. The best part is that he seems to be willing try anything to see if it will make me better, as long as i am OK with it. Thank you Dr. Matossian, you are my light at the end of the tunnel, you give me hope that I will not always have to live like this. I trust you completely, thank you very much for allowing me to be your patient.  Respond
RID: 1103682
11/02/10 3 3 4 3 Great doctor - really cares and takes whatever time is necessary. Goes well above and beyond what is required.  Respond
RID: 1048183
02/12/09 4 4 5 4 first of many doctors that took time to understand the nature of my mystery illness.although my illness was outside his field,he has done a masterful job in finding the doctor neccessary in getting a diagnosis.thank you very much and you would be lucky to have him as your doctor!  Respond
RID: 1039033
20/11/09 5 5 1 3 He seemed to be very knowledgable. Made very quick conclusions but then did not follow up. I called him back as he said a few weeks after our appt. and he had his secretary tell me he would call me the following week with a treatment. I never did hear back from him. My other doctors were leary of what he had told me.  Respond
RID: 1029997
09/11/09 5 5 5 5 i feel better about myself after i see him, very formal and sensentive about the future outlook for myself and gets test's and appt. with other Dr. when it is necessary, i am pleased with being able to have him as my Specialist and look forward to keep seeing him!  Respond
RID: 1000934
02/10/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Matossian is a great doctor. He has been treating my mother for a few years and has been amazing. She has very complicated medical conditions and he always takes the time to explain things. He has also phoned her and myself at home to see how she is doing. If you get him as a doctor you are very lucky.  Respond
RID: 994209
23/09/09 5 5 5 5 He is very thorough and detailed.I feel lucky to be under his care.Overall,he is a nice person.  Respond
RID: 976419
31/08/09 4 3 1 2 I was very dissapoiinted with him. My first appointment was promising, he was very detailed and seemed like he cared. I started getting a bad feeling about him when he kept telling me that maybe I shouldn't smoke or drink coffee anymore (niether of which I do, never smoked, hadn't had coffee in 6 months). My follow up he treated me like crap, basically told me that I wasn't in pain and that I was doing it for drugs or attenetion. Both of which are ridiculous as I am a very rational preson and just wanted the weird pain I had to go away. He basically washed his hands of me without any remorse. I was absolutely shocked. If I hadn't had some encouners with great doctors, Mr. Matossian would have completely crushed my faith in the medical profession.  Respond
RID: 839488
23/03/09 5 5 5 5 Dr Matossian helped me when no other doctor was willing to even see me - my problem was unusual. He went way above and beyond where he was required to go. He cared about me and for my health. Highest praise for him. Plus - as a rare bonus with a specialist - he never kept me waiting!  Respond
RID: 777694
30/01/09 4 5 3 4 Dr. M. is knowledgable but somewhat presumptive. He DOES draw conclusions about you pretty quickly - some of it is way off base! Yet, I found him generally sympathetic and RATIONAL, which is more than I can say for many in his position. One gets the feeling that he is "on your side" - not pompous, antagonistic, or dismissive. However, my tip to the potential patient is that you present yourself as knowledgable, so that you are taken seriously. Don't be afraid to ask questions or to ask for more testing - he is reasonable and will honor reasonable, rational requests.  Respond
RID: 639446
15/07/08 5 5 5 5 A totally competent professional! Explains everything in layman's terms, is sympathetic and understanding. He does not rush you and answers questions thoroughly. An invaluable resource for those of us who on occasion need his expertise. I hope everyone appreciates how fortunate we are to have doctors with this degree of professionalism available to us through our B.C.health plan. Just talk to your U.S relatives in case you don't understand!  Respond
RID: 552873
30/03/08 5 5 5 5 This doctor is excellent and I would highly recommend him. He is very sympathetic, thorough and appreciates it when the spouse comes along and gets involved. My husband and I have never had to wait for long, the doctor never rushed us and answered all our questions. For the first time in a long time we felt a doctor actually cared about getting to the root of the problem.  Respond
RID: 512233
12/02/08 3 3 5 5 Dr Matossian is an amazing person and professional. I appreciate his attention to detail, eagerness to help with my medical issue and his compassion. There are not enough physicians like him and whoever has the privilege to be in his care consider yourselves lucky. Very competent!  Respond
RID: 471625
26/12/07 5 5 5 5 I have found Dr. Matossian a classic in internal medicine. Had it not been for him my wife would have died long before she did. His dedication in supplying the right medicine, the right dosage when a critical situation arises and the balance of medication being extremely vital to the well being of the patient. I stand in awe of the man 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 389613
21/08/07 4 5 5 5 Dr. Matossian has been extremely efficient in helping me get my health issues under control....I feel better now that I have in 5 years and he's probably added years to my life...trust him implicitly!!!  Respond
RID: 246095
30/03/07 4 1 2 found him to have preconcieved ideas on what the problem was and made assumptions about me that where not true.  Respond
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