Dr. Beth Hepburn


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Specialty:Family / G.P.
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Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. Beth Hepburn has an excellent 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: 5556859
12/06/14 4 1 3 4 Dr. Hepburn is a kindly and laid back doctor. She is a great fit for people who are not in a rush and don't have pressing medical concerns. However, if you are busy, have young children you need to bring in with you, and/or need to come in regularly for persistent concerns, she may not be the best gp for you. She greets patients warmly, spends a great deal of time on each person and inquires to your personal life as well as medical, and takes a more naturopathic approach to her medicine. All positive things but the amount of time she takes on each patient results in very long wait times as well as long appointments and her laid back approach means she does not always take a concern as seriously as you feel it is. I required advocacy through CDC in order to get diagnosis, treatment, and pediatrician referral for my daughter as she didn't feel her problems were as severe as I indicated. My daughter is now booked with Queen Alexandria with ongoing and serious medical and behavioral problems.  Respond
RID: 3605579
14/11/13 5 2 5 5 Dr Hepburn is a very kind and caring doctor. The only issue is that wait times are quite long, though I think the reason is that she tries very hard to hear all of her patients concerns and is not quick to push you out the door. I have her as my current family doctor and will not be switching any time soon :) 
Insurance: BC Med
RID: 2763913
12/08/13 5 4 5 5 Dr. Beth Hepburn has what it takes to make a good doctor GREAT!!. She has the best bedside manner, the knowledge & expertise and is a great listener. It is true the majority of time for my appointments are not on time BUT that doesn't matter as it's worth it to see her and have her focus on you as a person which makes you feel special! She is the female version of Patch Adams:)....she really cares about YOU!. I would NEVER change doctors and Beth...don't ever think of returning to SCOTLAND! :):):).......cheers Maureen Z.  Respond
RID: 2589098
19/03/13 5 3 5 5 Dr. Hepburn is one of the most caring Doctor's I have been to in a very long time. She has been invaluable to me recently as I've been through a very tough medical time. I could not have gotten through most of this without her and would recommend her anytime to anyone.  Respond
RID: 2424287
13/09/12 5 1 5 5 I love her, and yes you will wait forever for your scheduled appointment. But it's worth it too have a doctor that is so caring and really wants the best for you.  Respond
RID: 2033475
16/04/12 4 3 5 5 I love Beth! Yes, the appointments are often behind, but that is because she listens to the patient and gets the overall life and attitude of her patient assessed. I feel I can get an appointment with her to discuss medical options and opinions. She is very open and approachable. I know that she takes her time to discuss with me all options available and she understands my perspective (esp since I am not a person who believes in excessive medical intervention). She is wonderful! Glad I got in with her when she first arrived in Canada!  Respond
RID: 1683508
11/01/12 5 1 1 3 main reason I left is NEVER on time. An hour to wait is ridiculous and that is just normal for this doc. Also find that when there is a problem the first instinct is to look to lifestyle instead of medical cause. A doctor more for mothers and babies. Very good in this area. Very kind and concerned but not very helpful in my case.  Respond
RID: 1671285
28/12/11 5 3 5 5 Dr.Hepburn had it all and a heart as an added bonus. Totally trust her and highly recommend her to anyone.  Respond
RID: 1637722
17/11/11 4 2 5 5 Dr. Hepburn is the best G.P. we have ever had. My husband and I really like her. She is always late but that is because she takes lots of time with each patient.She patiently answers all questions and is concerned with each patient's total well being. Even if you have to wait a long time to see her you know that you will get as much time with her as you need. We never mind how long we have to wait. We were very lucky to be able to get in with her just as she started at the clinic. I hope we never have to change doctors.  Respond
RID: 1313348
13/12/10 5 3 5 5 Dr Hepburn is fantastic! I always feel like she is there for me and has time to listen to my concerns. Very personable.  Respond
RID: 1183544
05/06/10 5 1 5 5 Dr.Hepburn is my family dr and has now treated my husband since we got married. She treats all 4 of my children. I love her she's by far the most patient caring dr I have ever had.  Respond
RID: 1167223
11/05/10 3 2 4 5 never ontime however she is the best and takes her time and fixes what is wrong to the best of her ability.  Respond
RID: 930130
06/07/09 5 3 5 5 Beth I love you, you know that. She is very caring and knowledgeable. I wish she could have delivered my last baby--had to go to OB/Gyn. She does run late, because she actually talks to you and finds out everything, not just one symptom per visit. Sometimes an illness is the sum of many small things. She looks at the whole picture and truly wants to see you thriving not just surviving.  Respond
RID: 738487
07/12/08 5 3 5 5 Dr Hepburn is the best doctor I have ever had. When I first started seeing her I learned that to call in before my appt to see if how long she was running late. I have spent 1, 2, 3 hours in the waiting room, waiting for a scheduled appt. However, Dr. Hepburn has cared for me over the past few years, offered me a shoulder to cry on, given me congratulations when I acheieve and recommened books that I should read to improve my understanding of my symptoms and concerns. She is one of a kind. I love her.  Respond
RID: 654524
01/08/08 4 3 5 5 Always greets you with a smile and by name. Very friendly and caring. Would hate to lose her.  Respond
RID: 381444
07/08/07 5 5 5 5 I look forward to seeing Dr. Hepburn as she is very caring and understanding. She always makes me smile before leaving her office. She really takes the time to listen to her patients. She is the best doctor i ahve ever had.I give her a ten.  Respond
RID: 312239
07/05/07 2 5 5 She is so caring & lovely--not on time due to the high degree of care she gives each patient. Very knowledgable & explains things very patient friendly so you can understand.  Respond
RID: 291724
21/04/07 3 5 5 She is very, very caring. The reason for her tardiness is probably due to the fact that she spends so much time with each patient to find out exactly what needs to be done and she truly cares.  Respond
RID: 280551
15/04/07 3 5 5 Love Dr. Hepburn! She is very caring, takes her time with you and really makes you feel like you are important to her. Any concerns are addressed and she is very knowledgeable. I HIGHLY recommend this doctor!  Respond
RID: 144785
16/02/07 4 5 5 Doc Hepburn is an absolutely wonderful doctor. Very supportive and caring, she always asks me how I am doing. She is as concerned with my mental health as my physical, giving me advice for all areas of my life as well as reassurance and encouragement. She takes her time with each patient, never rushing through anything and answering all questions as thoroughly as possible. She takes much care to ensure that I am comfortable and at ease in her office, and is always patient and understanding with me. She is the only doctor I have ever been able to laugh with. She offers natural alternatives to certain drugs and treatments also, and exhibits much knowledge and experience. She is a doctor I know I can trust and one I have nothing but good to speak of.  Respond
RID: 139649
13/02/07 2 5 5 Since Beth came to Nanaimo she has been my first doctor as I myself have just moved here also. Beth is a very knowledgeable doctor and also compassionate and right to the point. She also is not a pill doctor. She gives you other alternatives rather than drugs. She is awesome in my books.  Respond
RID: 63684
05/12/06 5 5 5 DR Hepburn is one of the most caring people I have ever come across. She is also very knowledgeable and seems to want to spend as much time as necessary to make the patient feel important.  Respond
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