Dr. Gareth Rhydderch

Doctor

Location:
Hamilton, Ontario Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Anesthesiologist
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Hospital: Hamilton General Hospital
Phone:905-574-5444
Med. School:Charing Cross, London, England
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Profile updated 20/09/11    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. Gareth Rhydderch has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Anesthesiologist-related: pain relief for surgery, anesthesia
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RID: 2680434
16/06/13 5 5 5 5 I have read all of the comments posted todate and everyone is true. Especially that Dr. R would never take any amount of money from anyone let alone a drug dealer to help them with their illness. Dr. R is the funniest, kindest, most gentle doctor I have every had treat me for my chronic pain. I have seen Dr. R for the last 17 years and he has given me quality of life which I will now not have.I wish him and his wife a very happy retirement. Then we have Rose who is just as special as Dr. R. Rose went over and above for all of Dr. R's patients, he is lucky to have had her. Both are such special people,we were all so honoured to have had them in our lives. Shar T  Respond
RID: 2673520
07/06/13 5 5 5 5 I was devastated to hear that Dr. Rydderch has retired. He was the best doctor I have ever had and I have seen a lot over the course of the years suffering from chronic pain. I am really disturbed over the post that said he was selling narcotics to someone.This is not the doctor that we know and love. There is no way in hell that he would do something like this. I hope the person that is accusing him of this is punished to the full extent of the law. There are some really disturbed people in this world, and to do something like this to a wonderful person, probably because you didn't get what you wanted is sickening!!! 
Insurance: OHIP
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RID: 2662163
25/05/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Rhydderch waa FORCED to retire. I heard some F@+% JUNKIE was caught selling pain medication and told the police that our dear Dr. Rhydderch was selling him prescriptions for $200 each. If you think about this this is total B.S . Dr rhydderch is 70 years old he is probably very, very rich and would not put his career in jeopardy for $200 or even $2000. I was told by a very,very reliable source that he's taking vacation now and when he gets back he's retiring. I have been his patient for 7 years and he has been very helpfully as I'm sure you all know. And for this JUNKIE to ruin him like that is incredible. He probably told the cops he would work with them to bring this GREAT doctor down when he got arrested. People please remember that JUNKIES LIE. All the documentries out there are SCARE TACTICS to make it seem like pain meds are bad but they only interview JUNKIES and recovering JUNKIES and believe them. They never show the positive side of opioids. 
Insurance: Workers Comp
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RID: 2654408
 
22/05/13 5 5 5 5 I was devistated to hear that Dr. Rhydderch has now retired. I've been a patient of his for many, many years and he has been a great help to me. I will miss him dearly but we all know he's worked very hard and deserves to enjoy his retirement. I only hope that the doctor that I am matched up with will be as helpful and caring as he was. Thanks so much for your many years of treatment Dr. Rhydderch. 
Insurance: OHIP
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RID: 2649363
15/05/13 5 5 5 5 after years of taking pills for pain i finally am able to function wiyh mypain because of dr r. he understands pain. i wish i had been sen to a clinic from the start rather than being given pills from docs who dont get cronic pain. 
Insurance: OHIP
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RID: 2409476
24/08/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Gareth Rhydderch is the best specialist I have ever had, in the past five years that he has treated me for chronic pain. He's extremely knowledgeable and skilled in the areas of his expertise; and I have always been taken in 15 minutes from the time of my appointment.  Respond
RID: 1688721
17/01/12 5 5 5 5 DR.RHYDDERCH, IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPASSIONATE DOCTORS I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. DR. RHYDERRCH IS VERY COMPASSIONATE, AND HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOUR FOR SOMEONE WHO DEALS WITH PEOPLE THAT IN MOST CASES ARE IN A LOT OF CHRONIC PAIN. IF YOU ARE WAITING IN THE OFFICE TO SEE THE DR. YOU ALWAYS HEAR POSITIVE REMARKS ABOUT HOW HELPFUL HE HAS BEEN. THE BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT HE WILL RETIRE. YET EVERYONE WANTS THE BEST FOR HIM BECAUSE HE IS DEDICATED TO HIS PATIENTS. I CANT THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR BEING SO HONEST AND HELPFUL TO ME.THANKS SO MUCH. DARLENE B.  Respond
RID: 1357800
08/02/11 4 4 5 5 I have been seeing Dr.Rhydderch for over 6 years now. He is an AMAZING doctor! I too went to numerous doctors,and was always told "its all in your head, there is nothing wrong with you,you just want MEDS!!" Which drove me nuts, I knew there was something wrong with me. I had been in a bad car accident, but knew there was something else wrong after the accident. he was the ONLY doctor to LISTEN to me, and prescibed a MRI for me. After the FIRST MRI I was told that I have MS. And if it wasn't for him, no one would of believed or HELPED me!! Thank you so much Dr.Rhydderch!!!  Respond
RID: 1204464
08/07/10 5 5 5 5 This is one exceptional doctor. He cares deeply for his patients. I have been seeing him for over 5 1/2 years now and he has made my life so much better. Without his intervention I would be miserable. He has helped me in more ways than anyone else ever could. Thanks Dr. Rhydderch! You are awesome!  Respond
RID: 998837
29/09/09 5 5 5 5 Has been my doctor for 6 yrs., he has helped me with my pain a great deal. He takes the time to listen, overall a great doctor.  Respond
RID: 985308
11/09/09 5 5 5 5 I am a young vivacious, out going woman that had enough energy for 5 people until this disease attacked various odd places on my body. I tried to get numerous doctors to listen to me but they all just though i wanted meds like a statistic. Until one day my arm finally went black and without a pulse even and was admitted right into the hospital where i stayed for sometime, until Dr. R came to me and asked me to come to his clinic guaranteed me real pain relief as he knew exactly what i was going through and what was wrong with me. I have been apart of the clinic for only a few months now, but I can tell u without this man, I was ready to give up on life. The life I was leading in such severe pain that all the other docs has brushed off as something in my head was horrible. I seen no light at the end of this miserery. Since I have been with this clinic I can live again, I smile again, i have some use of my hand again and it will only get better hopefully....Dr. R,U saved my life!! :)  Respond
RID: 787329
11/02/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Rhydderch is an amazing doctor. I hate to imagine where I would be without him. He is extremely knowledgeable, caring, compassionate and no matter how busy he is he never rushes you. I believe he truly cares about his patients and our quality of life is important to him. He has been my doctor for about 5 years and am so grateful for this. He is truly THE BEST. His receptionist Rose is wonderful, hard working and also compassionate. She goes way beyond the"call of Duty" for patients. Has even returned phone calls to me on her day off. I am so grateful to have these two people in my life. D Lay  Respond
RID: 728251
23/11/08 5 5 5 5 One of the only specialists I have ever seen who actually took the time to talk to me and didn't rush me out the door. He clairified to the best of his ability his concerns and communicated treatment. He certainly is an excellent doctor and I recommend him to anyone who suffers from chronic regional pain syndrome like me.  Respond
RID: 691256
25/09/08 5 5 5 5 i do not have alot of confidence in our medical system but he is an exception you can talk to him and even more he hears what you say  Respond
RID: 393838
28/08/07 5 5 5 5 FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT ROSE, DR. RHYDDERCH'S RECEPTIONIST WAS EXCEPTIONAL! THANKS TO DR. RHYDDERCH, I CAN RUN AGAIN!! I HAD NEVER HEARD OF A "PAIN MANAGEMENT" CLINIC BEFORE AND I'M GLAD I WENT TO HIS OFFICE. ROSE AND DR. RHYDDERCH ARE THE BEST!!  Respond
RID: 353864
26/06/07 5 5 5 Thanks to Dr.R my life is wonderful my lower lumbar injections have been absolutly the best thing for my chronic pain, all the staff and the doc are so caring and really understand the pain that you are in. I have been going tyhere for 2 1/2 yrs every 2 wks and if it was not for him I would be in a wheelchair. We really need more docs like him, ... Teresa Donovan  Respond
RID: 309204
04/05/07 5 5 5 I can't thank Dr. Rhydderch enough for what he has done for me. My RSD and other pain is now managed, so I can enjoy life again. We definitely need more doctors like him!  Respond
RID: 297746
25/04/07 5 5 5 Dr. Rhydderch simply put is an OUTSTANDING DOCTOR! He listens and intently cares about a person in a fashion which a person can normally only dream about a doctor. He NEVER FORCES Narcotics and works very closely WITH his patients and does his Absolute Best to reduce or eliminate their pain/suffering. I have been able to function in day to day affairs since I have been attending his clinic. Thankfully to Dr. Rhydderich I don't need any narcotics and am enjoying life again. Should Dr. Rhydderch read this I can only Give my deepest Thanks.  See Responses
RID: 254231
02/04/07 5 5 5 he has helped me beyond a normal doctor would excell bedside manner very infomative and comforting best doctor ever  Respond
RID: 106385
21/01/07 5 5 5 Dr. Rhydderch has a great bedside manner. He deals with people who are in pain day in and day out. He is extremely knowledgeable. We need more doctors like him. Also, I think he is one of the most punctual of all doctors at The Pain Clinic.  Respond
RID: 89388
16/01/07 4 5 5 NURSES AND DOCTOR VERY CARING AND HELPFUL TO ALL THE PAIN MANAGEMENT ATTENDEES,AS WE ARE IN PAIN AND THEY CARE AND TRY TO MAKE US AS COMFORTABLE AS THEY CAN,KNOWING WE ARE ALL IN SOME SORT OF PAIN,I THANK THEM DEEPLY FOR ALL THEY'VE DONE FOR ME..(J.M.)  Respond
RID: 78811
10/01/07 5 5 5 This Man is the most education man that I have met that has given me the information on my RSD. He is straight forward and to the point. He knows his stuff. He is certainly an asset of the disease.  Respond
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