Dr. Peter King


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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
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Profile updated 14/12/06    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

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

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5345858
15/04/14 4 4 4 4 I attended a marp exam for wcb I recorded the exam on my phone and mr king basically says 80% of people suffer from chronic pain.And when I asked why I never had this pain before my work injury he says that will be enough youve talked alot and now its time you listen.This doctor seems unconcerned about the actual injury and paid for by wcb and uninterested in the patience disability.If i can go to the news with the recording Im sure it will expose his defects of character.  Respond
RID: 5325526
03/04/14 2 2 1 3 Does not listen to you. Assumes you are ignorant even though you have a medical background.  Respond
RID: 2643474
08/05/13 4 1 1 1 Not only was Dr. King's diagnosis incorrect, but his communication of the wrong diagnosis would have benefited from a course in "interpersonal relations". Further there was absolutely no attempt to develop a plan to deal with the pain and no suggestion for any followup.  Respond
RID: 1641350
22/11/11 4 4 5 5 Since I am in the construction field he is the perfect Dr. Also I got very sick, and I was quickly refurred to the top specialists on the Island. My wife may not like his bedside mannor, but I don't go to a Dr to have beers. He is simply straight forward and to the point.  Respond
RID: 1475254
28/06/11 1 1 1 1 Dr. King, you are qick on the assesment to your liking but you don't listen to what a patient is saying. How can you see inside the spine and give a confirmed diagnosis plus degrading another doctor's given order when not knowing the history of the patient. When a patient goes to you for a back assessment, level of the patient's education and digging into history other than the issue at hand does not conclude an assessment of back trauma. Physicology of a patient's mental statis is more or less calling your patient a liar, it's the patient who is experiencing the pain created from an unwanted injury From Work, a good doctor would listen not shove you between the cracks to appease WCB. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone who has sustained a serious injury. They are not there to help you, they're there to say what WCB wants to hear so they can push you back to work.  Respond
RID: 1302232
27/11/10 3 3 1 1 Cannot recommend Dr King, he reports verbally he can see the muscle wasting in my hand, arm, wrist, I stood there with my arms to my side and he pointed it out, right in front of his student doctor, but reported there was no wasting, even after reading the reports out loud in his office, he said my doctor took the measurements for him, and so it showed wasting, so he wasn’t going to measure again as my doctor already did! And yet said there was no difference between arms, also said I was getting better and had full strength er, I have muscle wasting, so how can I have full strength? As for getting better, I think you know how much you got paid to say that right dr king? This Dr gets paid by wcb bc. Think about it, they won’t let our doctors report to wcb bc, because they side with the patient supposedly, and hire there own doctors, so I wonder who they side for?  See Responses
RID: 1298670
22/11/10 1 4 2 4 Unfortunately cannot recommend Dr. King. I do believe he is knowledgeable but he is not at all helpful. He gave me 5-10 minutes consultations and rushed me through it. You could not put a word in edgewise. He does not seem to believe in tests, and he "guards" MRI's or CAT scans something fierce. It's like he's not a doctor, but a bureaucrat. He makes his dx from experience but this could be a dangerous practice. He is kind until you argue or have a differing opinion. The staff at the clinic is unhelpful, inexperienced and often unprofessional. In my case, he did not take me seriously and blamed just about everything on stress. Later an other doctor proved he was wrong. I unfortunately lost my trust in him and got quite disappointed.  Respond
RID: 897472
26/05/09 5 4 5 5 We inherited Dr.King when our doctor moved back to South Africa 12 years ago. He is a great doctor and doesn't rush to prescribe pills, he is thorough and a straight talker. Over all I am very happy with him! He treats my whole family!  Respond
RID: 844407
27/03/09 5 4 5 5 Always supportive and offering suggestions for further self improvements on my part such as diet and lifestyle.  Respond
RID: 842116
25/03/09 4 3 4 4 Seems to be a good doctor. Explains your health problem with patience and keeps me in good health.  Respond
RID: 796179
20/02/09 2 4 1 1 He didn't want to give my daughter an x-ray of her lungs despite having all the symptoms of pneumonia, previous history of pneumonia, and she had just had a bad cough that got a bit better, then worse. He finally relented...and sure enough, she had pneumonia. I find him to be a bit too laid back and I feel like I am being treated like just another over-reacting mom.  Respond
RID: 299458
26/04/07 5 5 5 Dr. Peter King is a skilled practioner who becomes focussed on all aspects of your health. He has proven himself to be very insightful in his diagnoses and causes one to be "at ease" when in his care. Current knowledge updates are a matter of course in his treatments and very reassuring.  Respond
RID: 285209
17/04/07 4 5 5 He is a very caring doctor and listens to you before he makes a decission. He always reviews tests/files with you.  Respond
RID: 259862
04/04/07 5 5 5 Does not keep you waiting. He listens to you, and gives you good information. He relays information from tests & specialists in an effective and timey manner. Very personable. The best doctor I have ever had!  Respond
RID: 244556
29/03/07 3 5 5 Dr. king is very willing to all listen to all your concerns and will explain every test he orders. he is polite and courtious and very knowledgeable on all illnesses or will research them.  Respond
RID: 226264
23/03/07 5 5 5 Dr King is the best Dr that I have been to. He does not prescribe medication unless it is really needed. I now live in Calgary, but keeping Dr King as my family Dr. I will be travelling back to Nanaimo to see Dr King again ! 
Paid (or co-pay): $44
RID: 158282
25/02/07 5 5 5 Very professional and courteous, not hurried, knowledgeable about your health history, respectful, good listener, follows up.  Respond
RID: 136137
11/02/07 5 5 4 I like the fact that Dr King is not rushing to prescribe pills. He explains clearly what the percentage benefits postulated by drug companies actually mean.  Respond
RID: 80892
14/01/07 5 5 5 Peter King has been my family doctor for about eight years. We are very happy with his care.  Respond
RID: 74844
29/12/06 4 5 5 The most knowlegable Doctor I have ever known. i work in healthcare and Dr. King has excellent clinical skills, is patient, and takes the time to explain things. He doesn't order useless or unnecessary tests but doesn't hesitate to send you on to a specialist if needed. He is also trained in Sports Medicine as well.  Respond
RID: 71011
14/12/06 4 5 5 Professional and knowledgeble. Not afraid to send you to a specialist.  Respond
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