Dr. Daniel Dodek


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Specialty:Family / G.P.
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Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. Daniel Dodek 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: 5191843
18/02/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dokek is an exceptional general practioner. Reception staff are competent and professional and I rarely wait more than a few minutes past my appointment time to be taken in to a examination room. His manner is consistently pleasant and his knowledge excellent. He encourages the patient to take responsibility for their own health but on the other hand, seems to know exactly when a specialist is needed. It is interesting that all of the specialists that I have visited seem to know him and hold him in high regard.  Respond
RID: 2683725
19/06/13 5 5 5 5 My husband and I like Dr. Dodek very much. He is professional rather than trying to be a family friend. We appreciate his attention to what we say and his follow-up to our concerns. When we need an appointment his office responds with appropriate scheduling. We think he is thorough and knowledgable. He has caught a couple of very serious illnesses quickly for us.  Respond
RID: 2629288
27/04/13 3 4 1 1 I've seen him only 3 or 4 times in the 8 years I've been registered with him and have found him every time to be totally impersonable, socially awkward and extremely hands-off, almost unwilling to to engage with his patients. When I returned to ask him for a repeat iron/blood test, he asked me why I thought my iron levels would be low!! What?! Does he know nothing about women. When I had an ear infection he took a look, confirmed it was blocked, and then sent me away to deal with it myself. I try to get a female locum doctor whenever possible as they have all been excellent.  Respond
RID: 2613666
10/04/13 1 1 1 1 had to take my mother in today to see dr dodek...nobody there at city square..they have moved..they did not even notify her..went to the address posted on door ..real inconvience ..asked staff why she was not told of new address,since they just talked to her 4 days ago...i said that it was unprofessional and that they should have told her... lucky i took her in ,and that she did not go by cab or handy-dart,she would have been stranded...she has agoraphobia is 82 years young and been a patient for 32 years ..she had Dr gelferd at first and everything was great..anyway cut to the chase, staff was rude inconsiderable ..Dr Dodek came out and was just as rude and matter of fact,and told my mother to get another DR. Can you believe this after 32 years, she got the boot .i left as soon as i could right after dr gelferd left.DR gelferd was the best ,honest and proffesional,really miss him..actually im glad my mom is out of there,and will get a good and caring dr  Respond
RID: 2554684
08/02/13 5 5 5 5 I was a patient of Dr Gelfer for many years, so was saddened when he sold his practise. Meeting and getting to know a new Dr (no different for them either), takes some time. This has been time very well spent. Dr Dodek is very knowledgable, detailed and always reverts to the previous appointment to see how everything is going. He listens! His personality is quite different from Dr Gelfer; however, consider the variety of personalities he deals with in one day. I highly recommend Dr Dodek. 
Insurance: MSP
RID: 2527833
10/01/13 5 4 4 4 I was going to Dr. Gelfer and now see Dr. Dodek as he took over the Practise. he has been nothing but professional to both me and my husband and I would highly recomend him to others. He does only work in the office part time so that when I have seen the other Doctors sharing his Practise they too are fantastic.  Respond
RID: 2417108
04/09/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dodek is the best doctor I ever have. He is very kind and compassionate. I don't see him young at all. He has a lot of experience and follows up thoroughly to every single of my concerns and test results.  Respond
RID: 2411842
27/08/12 1 2 1 1 Dr. Dodek is self centered and has an inflated ego when it comes to himself. He is patronizing and condescending in his statements and attitude. He may have one of the worst bed side manners ever encountered. I would NOT recommend this doctor.  Respond
RID: 1699400
29/01/12 3 5 5 5 Dr. Dodek was quick acting and definitive in reacting to a serious previously undiagnosed cardiac problem in my otherwise healthy husband. I have no doubt in my mind that the events he put into action prevented a major heart attack. Minutes after our visit, he called us personally w a cardiology appt for the next day which resulted in a successful procedure in several days time. During our follow up appt w him, he was empathetic and understanding while still professional and clear, and answered all our questions w care. He was especially effective w motivating my hubby to take it easy- no small feat in itself! We trust him explicitly and like his style.  Respond
RID: 1640212
21/11/11 4 5 5 5 Top professional in all respects. I have been visiting this doctor for about four years and have had nothing but positive comments about the quality of medical care provided.  Respond
RID: 1564743
18/10/11 5 5 5 5 I was a previous patient of Dr. Gelfer so I was sad when he left. however; dr. dodek after awhile grew on me. i've been seeing him since he took over and I really like him. he took awesome care of me during my ICBC case and I would recommend him highly to anyone.  Respond
25/09/11 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1539405
16/09/11 3 3 4 5 For whatever may be lacking in 'bedside manner' he makes up for in professionalism and knowledge.  Respond
RID: 1343625
22/01/11 2 2 3 4 I've been coming to Dr. Gelfer since I was born. 23 years ago. I have felt pretty violated with him and now that doctor Dodek is here I feel much more comfotable. but yes as I have read all of your other comments he likes to be short and sweet. But he wasn't ever awkward with me and always had an answer to my concerns. Doctors are not perfect and they will eventually make a mistake or two, some big some small.. but everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt. I go back because I dont like being in the doctors office long and he does not drag it on like most doctors i've seen. so overall he's good in my books  Respond
RID: 1281881
28/10/10 2 3 2 1 He is young and makes you feel awkward/uncomfortable. It appears that he feels the same way when he is talking to you. He rarely had an answer to any of my health questions  Respond
RID: 1279194
25/10/10 5 4 5 5 I find this young doctor to be serious and knowledgeable, taking the time to do what needs to be done. I would recommend him to anyone....  Respond
RID: 1278090
23/10/10 3 4 5 5 Dr. Dodek listens to you and you have his full attention. He remembers what you say and follows up at the next appointment or schedules a return appointment. His first response is not a prescription. He refers you to community/hospital resources when appropriate, e.g. Oasis arthritis clinic  Respond
RID: 1117212
01/03/10 4 5 4 4 Dr. Dodek is a caring and knowledgeable physician. He has a good group of specialists for referrals.  Respond
RID: 1097673
04/02/10 2 2 1 1 I miss Dr. Gelfer He was the best Dr I ever had very compassionate. Dr Dodek gives you 10 min and that's it, heaven forbid you take up more time. I went for more than a year complaining of cramping and although he ordered tests he never found the problem. It took me healing over and being rushed by ambulance and put on an operating table 3 hrs later with a life threatening problem. Dr Dodek has never diagnosed anything correctly it has taken other Dr's to find the problem. I am saddened that they will not let me transfer to another Dr in the practice because all the others are very compassionate. It's just sad that he has no social skills or compassion for his patients.  Respond
RID: 847886
31/03/09 1 1 1 1 This doctor replaced Dr. Gelfer (Dr. Gelfer was an exceptional doctor). Against my wishes, Dr. Dodek closed my file in 2005 because of my temporary move to Kelowna. When I moved back to Vancouver, I called to make an appointment after a van drove into me while I was walking in the Home Depot parking lot in Burnaby. I was told he wasn't taking "NEW" patients and he refused to see me under any circumstance. When Dr. Gelfer was away, Dr. Hatlelid would take his patients. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Hatlelid and liked him the instant I met him. Since Dr. Dodek wouldn't take me back as a patient, I asked to see Dr. Hatlelid again. As usual, I got a very unfriendly response and no one from City Square Family Practice has called to follow up. It's as though they don't care about former patients, even though technically, my file should not have been closed. Since reading the reviews on Dr. Dodek and not taking me back may be a blessing in disguise after all!  Respond
RID: 824587
10/03/09 4 3 2 2 I saw this Doctor when mine was not available. He wanted to diagnose my skin rash from the door way. He barely looked at it and prescribed a rather expensive cream which did nothing. I went back to my regular doctor and he told me I was prescribed the wrong cream and ordered the new one which helped. When I spoke to my sis-in-law about the doctor "not to go to" she said his name before I did!  Respond
RID: 738958
08/12/08 1 2 5 4 This is a helpful and knowledgeable doctor who is good at what he does. I recommend him highly.  Respond
RID: 177104
08/03/07 5 5 5 Dr. Dodek diagnosed my husband with a very serious medical condition. He was a tremendous support and was able to get him in to the proper specialists and have the right medical tests done. I'm glad he was there to help us through a very difficult time.  Respond
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