Dr. Bruce H. Wheeler


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Specialty:Family / G.P.
Practice: Extendicare Hillcrest Calgary
Med. School:
Grad. Year: 1974

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: N
Accepting New Patients:N

Profile updated 31/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 39 reviews. Dr. Bruce H. Wheeler 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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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5175872
12/02/14 5 4 5 5 I unfortunately, let this doctor get away because of my husband who wanted me to use his doctor. He is one of the very few that are left that care, are knowledgeable and really does help you. Play it smart for any of you that are lucky enough to have him and stay with him.  Respond
31/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Bruce" to "Bruce H." 
31/10/13 SYSTEM: Accepting New Patients changed to "N" 
RID: 2161641
28/05/12 5 1 5 5 he might not ever be on time but he has been great, he has seen my grandma and helped with her cancer before she passed. my grandpa to date, mom, myself, and now my little baby, i am so sad by the fact that he is closing his practice! but now he can go spend time with his little grandbaby! thanks for all the help you were!! we will for sure miss you!  Respond
RID: 2159962
24/05/12 5 4 5 5 I have been seeing Dr. Wheeler for most of my life (over 30 years) and he is the BEST doctor. So sad he is retiring...I don't know how I'll ever find another doctor like him. He always takes the time needed to listen and advise. He is not one to pull out the prescription pad and think things can be solved with a pill - that's a last resort. His humour, compassion and sincere care for all his patients will be greatly missed.  Respond
RID: 2122272
08/05/12 5 5 5 5 For over 30 years Dr. Wheeler has provided exceptional care and treatment. Our family often speaks of his integrity, gentleness, confidence, professionalism and grace. I would like to express our profound and heartfelt appreciation for his many years of committed service. Sharon Kelly  Respond
RID: 1822238
29/03/12 5 5 5 5 I have been seeing Dr. Wheeler for over 35 years since I was 18. And I have always been well looked after by him & his staff. I was saddened to hear that he was closing his practice in July of 2012. But, like the rest of us, he needs to retire and enjoy life. I wish you well Dr. Wheeler, and all the best in your future travels! - AWJ  Respond
RID: 1803831
26/03/12 5 5 5 5 I've known Dr. Wheeler for almost 35 years now and I just can't say enough great things about him and his staff!! I've been nursing for almost 30 years, so I know EXCELLENCE when I see it, not to mention FUNNY TOO!! Laughter is the best medicine!! I'm so saddened that he is closing his office practice!! Thank you Bruce!!  Respond
RID: 1698537
27/01/12 4 4 5 5 Dr. Wheeler has been my doctor for over 30 years. I feel so comfortable with him. He is very respectful and knowledgeable, as well as a caring individual. He has a sense of humor too, so that in those embarrassing situations you can relax and have a little laugh. I do not look forward to the day he retires.  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1409361
07/04/11 4 4 5 5 Dr.Wheeler has been the most gentle & caring physician for our family for 30 yrs...delivered my 4 children & has seen us thru' many issues. Understanding, intelligent, professional- I cannot say enough great things about him. His care has been our privilege.  Respond
RID: 1259077
26/09/10 5 4 5 5 I have been a patient of Dr. Wheeler for ~35 years and have found him to be thorough, knowledgeable, responsive. His staff is excellent as well.  Respond
03/07/09 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 715432
04/11/08 5 4 5 5 Dr. Wheeler truly is the epitome of that idealized family doctor we all wish for but can't possibly hope to find... We moved to Lethbridge for a couple years for my husband's work - while there I required surgery to remove a pancreatic tumor and Dr. Wheeler followed my progress remotely, receiving copies of scans and surgical records etc so that when I returned to Calgary he stepped right back in with my ongoing follow-up care. We appreciate his thorough yet practical and conservative approach to health care. My 9 year old daughter actually asks to go for a checkup! It's heartwarming to see the wonderful things his patients write about him, and I do hope that he sees this feedback, as he deserves to know the positive impact he has on so many lives.  Respond
RID: 641173
17/07/08 5 4 5 5 I have been coming to Dr. Wheeler since he delivered me in the hospital 22 years ago and I have yet to find a Doctor more professional and yet very easy going. He put's his clients at ease and is able to provide a comforting and trusting environment. You can tell he take excellent care of himself as well as he must be at least 50+ with white hair but his skin still looks like it's 30 which is further evidence he knows how to take care of the body. I will be most upset when he finally retires. I would recommend him to anyone who seeks a high quality friendly family doctor. Thank you.  Respond
RID: 606944
04/06/08 5 5 5 5 I was referred to Dr Wheeler in 1980, I unfortunately left him because of my new husband. My husband wanted me to use his Dr. I have found this to be a mistake, anyone who has Dr Wheeler as there Dr, should not leave him. It is very, very hard to replace him. He was there for the delivery of each of my 3 kids and he was there when my 3 child was diagnosed with heart disease. I have been very disappointed with my decision to change Dr's for my husband. His diagnosis has always been "spot on" and he is able to find or get specialists to listen and get you in to see them in a timely manner. like now if it is required.  Respond
RID: 586626
10/05/08 4 4 5 5 Dr. Wheeler has been my Doctor since Dr. Proudfoot retired in 1977. He delivered my children, or at a minimum he stayed involved when Specialists were required. Now he has been involved in both our daughter's pregnancies. Dr. Wheeler is patient,bright and compassionate. We are fortunate to have known him. He is the best Doctor ever and I am hopeful that he works for many years to come. I dread the thought of replacing him!  Respond
RID: 562075
09/04/08 5 3 5 5 Dr. Wheeler has been my doc for 30 yrs, and has been my mom's since he took over for Dr. Proudfoot. Will miss him terribly!!! I am not looking forward to when he retires. I hope someone as great as him buys his practice. My children love him and if it were not for him I wouldn't have kids!!  Respond
RID: 559967
07/04/08 5 5 5 5 Staff are very pleasant and greet you by your name. They also try very hard to fit you in if you are very ill and have no previous appontment. Dr. Wheeler is always very pleasant and takes time to explain things to you. I am very happy and have been for the last 30yrs. plus.  Respond
RID: 529897
04/03/08 5 5 5 5 I have know Bruce for 30 years. He is an excellent doctor and a truly caring person.  Respond
RID: 460675
09/12/07 5 4 5 5 Dr. Wheeler delivered me when I was born and I have gone to him ever since. He is by far the best doctor in the city.  Respond
RID: 328865
25/05/07 4 5 5 Bruce is an amazing doctor!!!!! He has been our family doctor for about 31 years which makes me nervous because some day within the near future he will likely want to retire. He deserves to have a wonderful retirement but we will miss him so much. No matter what our family was going through Bruce was always compassionate and caring. He has made a huge contribution to Calgary families. Talk about consistent; never judging and always helpful. Such a good listener. Best regards, Connie, Ed, Carly and Ben Johnson.  Respond
RID: 328214
25/05/07 5 5 5 Bruce is simply the best. He makes a person feel perfectly at ease (ok sometimes it can be a bit hard to laugh at his jokes). I dont mind the wait to get in as I know it is because he takes his time and makes you feel listened to. I do agree that sometimes his assistants leave a bit to be desired, calls not returned or concerned dismissed without talking to Bruce about it first.  Respond
RID: 328173
25/05/07 4 5 5 He is and so far remains the best doctor ever. I have been seeing him for almost 20 years and I hope for another 20, lol.  Respond
RID: 308780
04/05/07 5 5 5 Very professional, courteous, compassionate and thorough. Refers to other specialties as required. Pro active in health prevention and maintenance,stressing importance of patient education and awareness of own health. An excellent physician who is respected by my medical colleagues.  Respond
RID: 271726
10/04/07 5 5 5 Dr Wheeler is the doctor that every patient wishes they had. He truly is the most caring and kind person you could ever hope for. He is knowledgable and has a manner that puts you at ease.  Respond
RID: 256175
03/04/07 3 5 5 Dr. Wheeler is a fantastic physician - very helpful, very knowledgable, and extremely caring. Both my immediate and extended family see him, and have for over 20 years. Whenever I go in for a checkup or appointment, he always asks how the rest of the family is, and always takes an genuine interest in what's going on in our lives. He's an all-around kind, great guy and doctor; I don't know what we'll do when he retires!  Respond
RID: 239733
28/03/07 2 5 5 Great Dr. - for 28 years. Unfortunately it is now taking up to 2 months to obtain an appointment and booking a physical is next to impossible.  Respond
RID: 216584
20/03/07 3 5 5 I have been seeing Dr. Wheeler for 28 years and have always felt confident and comfortable with him and his examinations. He is sensible and has never hesitated to refer me to a specialist if he sees any inkling of a concern. My children love him and he has always made time to see me on short notice which is why he may have a bit of a wait in the waiting room as he puts his patients first. Anytime I mention who my doctor is his name is met with respect and positive reinforcement in my choice of doctor. Thanks Dr. Wheeler for all you have offered me and my family in advice and medical care.  Respond
RID: 212502
19/03/07 4 5 5 He was the GP that was assigned to my daughter when she was born at the Foothills Hospital 29 years ago - best thing that ever happened to us! He is (and has been) a wonderful doctor for our entire family since. A caring, talented doctor.  Respond
RID: 202451
15/03/07 4 5 5 Dr. Wheeler has been an exceptional doctor in the 10 years i have been visiting him. Very caring, approachable, and thorough. Sometimes so thorough that a little wait is required to visit him, but its well worth it.  Respond
RID: 200621
15/03/07 4 5 5 I went to Dr. Wheeler after being frustrated with my old doctor. He is an awesome doctor - listens to what YOU have to say and genuinely wants to help. I feel very comfortable talking to him about anything - overall best doctor I have every had.  Respond
RID: 179889
09/03/07 5 5 5 Have been seeing him since I was a little girl (a little over 30 years!!!) and I think he is the best.  Respond
RID: 178209
08/03/07 3 5 5 Dr. Wheeler has been the doctor for my family since Dr. Proudfoot retired (30+ years) He looks after 3 generations of my family. He is a great Doctor who listens and doesn't get impatient with children while they are in for checkups. Not sure what we are going to do when he retires. Definately not looking forwar to that when it happens.  Respond
RID: 177007
07/03/07 3 5 5 Overall great doctor. The poor part of my rating can be more directed to his assistants. I find sometimes I do not get returned phone calls on required lab results. I also find myself waiting on average 1/2 hr after my schedualed appointment.  Respond
RID: 176868
07/03/07 4 5 5 Ive been seeing Dr. Wheeler since I was a young girl. He is amazing to me, my husband and our young son. He is very thorough, listens and genuinely a nice man. I too, do not look forward to his retirement!  Respond
RID: 161632
27/02/07 4 5 5 Thorough and genuine and easy to talk to about everything, all around GREAT Doctor and Nice guy.  Respond
RID: 140985
14/02/07 5 5 5 I have been living in Calgary for nearly 26 years and dealing only with Dr. Bruce Wheeler for the same amount of years and he has always been an excellent Doctor to me, with a wonderful bedside manner to me as a patient. I thank him for the great work he does and for being such a an excellent Doctor to me. He us very much appreciated. Thank you.  Respond
RID: 136951
12/02/07 5 5 5 Have been seeing this Doctor for 30years and have not even one complaint. He is excellent.  Respond
RID: 109544
23/01/07 5 5 5 Been our family Dr. for over 25 years. Incredible professional man with compasion and caring.  Respond
RID: 105978
21/01/07 3 5 5 Excellent doctor, has been looking after our family for over 24 years. I am not looking forward to his retirement...hopefully not for many years to come.  Respond
RID: 104484
20/01/07 2 5 5 He has been family physician to 3 generations of my family for over 20 years and his care has always been of the highest standard. He only prescribes medication when they are absolutely needed and referrals are made to specialists in a timely manner. He always has time to explain which might be why waiting room times can be rather lengthy.  Respond
RID: 68288
11/12/06 4 5 5 Excellantr Doctor Takes his time and explains every thing to you.  Respond
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