Dr. John Cooper


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Specialty:Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 35 reviews. Dr. John Cooper has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Gynecologist (OBGYN)-related: pregnancy, fetus, neonatal, obstetrics, gynecology, neonatology, childbirth, newborns, baby, infants, premature birth, mother, birth, ultrasound, female reproductive system
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RID: 5589755
30/06/14 4 5 5 5 It is easy to say a Doctor saved one's life. But in this case he sure did. And after 7 years of searching too. Finding a doctor that works through all options of fibroids is rare at best. But Dr. Cooper not only did that but did so very well. It normally takes a while to get in, it would seem fibroids is low on most GYN lists of things to attend to, but I was referred by emergency, I was there for a transfusion due to massive loss. Dr. Cooper easily is the best thing that ever happened to my health. Bedside manner is stellar, knowledge is unsurpassed and surgeon skills are exemplary. I wish he could be my GP. The only reason one star is lacking is the office staff is not the best. Nice at times.. not so much other times. I did wind up having a hysterectomy (my choice). My quality of life was 0 out of 10 and is now 10. I would trust my health and life to Cooper (I did!) and there are times when one simply is required to entrust it to someone. 
Insurance: BC Med
RID: 5486902
20/05/14 1 1 1 1 This rating is strictly for Dr. Coopers receptionist. I saw Dr. Cooper in November and before I left the office I was scheduled to have my tubes tied near the end of January. January came and I received no notification of confirmation nor cancellation and when I phoned I was told they had no record of my procedure being booked, and they rebooked me for the end of may. May has come and I have again been told that it's not scheduled and rebooked for september.Having worked as a medical office assistant myself, this is COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. I am beyond angry.  Respond
RID: 3627480
08/12/13 5 4 5 5 Dr. Cooper checked up on me following a c-section with another OBGYN at the Vic General and I have only good things to say about his bedside manner. Very warm and kind and gentle and professional. I have also seen him regarding trying to conceive and he has a wealth of knowledge and a very straightforward way of explaining things. I also went to his office for ultrasounds with my first pregnancy and his staff who did my ultrasounds were amazing!  Respond
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RID: 1056043
20/11/11 5 5 5 5 Dr.Cooper did my c-section when my son was born he was fabulous. He did a smaller incision so my son felt as though he was actually being born.I healed up super fast and my scar is super tiny.  Respond
RID: 1519181
22/08/11 5 5 5 5 Reception Staff: Very friendly Ultra Sound Teach: It is not possible to find a kinder women! The love she has for her job is so obvious and I was so touched that she was just as excited as I was to see the baby on the screen.:)  Respond
RID: 1499965
30/07/11 5 5 5 5 I was referred to Dr Cooper after my previous Ob went on hiatus and I couldn't be more happy. His staff were great at getting me in quickly to see him through the CFAU since his office was booked as I have a high risk pregnancy. He spent a lot of time with me going through all my questions, answering ones I didn't even think of and laying out a very thorough treatment plan for me and baby. I am impressed with his caring, understanding and compassion and are very happy with him.  Respond
RID: 1378006
03/03/11 3 4 5 5 Dr. Cooper consulted with me when I had complication during my 2nd pregnancy, delivered my 3rd via C-section, tied my tubes, and recently performed a vaginal hysterectomy and vaginal vault procedure on me. He has a gentle and kind bedside manner. He has never rushed me even though I have had many questions. His receptionist is friendly and helpful, when my pre-op documents were misplaced a week and a half pre-surgery, she went out of her way to help me keep my surgery date. Dr. Cooper seems to be somewhat uncomfortable discussing sex, which is humorous considering his specialty. After my hysterectomy I inquired when I could resume sexual activity and his answer was so polite, I was unsure of what I could and could not do. I would highly recommend Dr. Cooper, he was worth the one year wait to get an appointment. He is an example to other doctors of what their behaviour ought to be.  Respond
RID: 1311604
09/12/10 4 5 5 5 Dr. Cooper has been seeing me endometriosis for over 8 years. He has performed several surgeries on me and has always been excellent. He calls you at home to make sure everything is ok after surgery, explains everything in language that is easy to understand. He even provides answers to questions by email. Dr. Cooper respects his patients wishes and requests; he truly cares about his patients and I would recommend him to everyone.  Respond
RID: 1133948
22/03/10 5 5 5 5 The first time I met Cooper was in the ER in 2005 at 3am. The bedside manner was excellent, I was bleeding in my 6 wk of pregnancy, following a recent miscarriage. He followed me the next day, and found out the reason for the bleeding, and gave me ultrasounds weekly in his office. He even called me with ultrasound results at 10 pm, to put my mind at ease. Fantastic. He worked hand in hand with my midwife and my baby being breach, performed my c-section. After this baby I had 5 miscarriages. I went to him to see what was happening,he tested both me and my husband to determine what was going on. He discovered what it was and the next time I got pregnant (surprise), he prescribed the meds I needed to keep the baby growing and staying in. I have just celebrated this baby's first birthday and I have nothing but praise for Dr. Cooper. He also had a fantastic receptionist who knew every detail of his professional life, she resigned and there were some temps that were very temporary...  Respond
RID: 1120299
04/03/10 1 1 5 5 The statement of 31/12/2009 is rather ambiguous and open to misinterpretation. Because it is so vague, I am under the impression that some of my doctors think I might have posted it as I had a bad experience with Dr. Cooper last year. Hindsight is a great thing. While looking back on my experience I have come to the conclusion that communication is a two way street and that I could have been more forthcoming and not just left it to him to ask the right questions. Dr. Cooper is an expert surgeon and excellent doctor. His office lacked the administrative and organizational skills necessary to provide good service, or perhaps my overly common last name and uncommon first name got confused with the other person in this city within the same age group, sex and area. I am now ready to bury the hatchet and thank Dr. Cooper for his skill. Recommend that if you have done a medical test or are waiting for an appointment that you consider important - CALL AND KEEP CALLING!  Respond
RID: 1066263
30/12/09 1 3 1 1 Everything connected with Dr. Cooper's office was horrible. He has forgotten the ethics he pledged to maintain upon entering his business, which is clearly how he sees it - a business. Horrible, horrible man. Feel free to message me for details.  See Responses
RID: 714125
02/11/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cooper has a very pleasant, reassuring manner. He provided me with all the information I needed to make an informed decision about my treatment. His receptionist, Heather, was also very helpful - passing on messages and getting prompt answers to my questions. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.  Respond
RID: 706775
21/10/08 3 3 1 2 Even though he may be nice he was very wrong with his diagnosis. Last year my water broke at 24 weeks. Dr Cooper told me that everything "would not be okay". I was a mess. Well, my little baby is now 9 months and healthy! Doctors can be wrong.  Respond
RID: 697806
07/10/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cooper is very kind and puts you right at ease. He is very helpful and gives you all the information you need to help you better understand and or help you make an informed decision. He is very punctual and his staff is very polite.  Respond
RID: 670296
22/08/08 5 5 5 5 In my middle-aged lifetime I have undergone more than 10 gynaecological surgeries, and recently had surgery for the 1st time with Dr. Cooper at the helm. I have NEVER been treated with the care & compassion & respect that Dr. Cooper offered me. He has a great sense of humour that puts you at ease, but he can also be dead serious when the moment calls for it. I don't think this man has an arrogant bone in his body, and he genuinely cares about women (which has sadly not always been my experience). He does not condescend, nor does he "poo-poo" any knowledge you may have of your condition. He will describe in laymen's terms what the plan is for your upcoming surgery or care (even taking the time to draw diagrams if needed). If you have been searching for a compassionate, intelligent, caring,& highly skilled gynaecologist/surgeon, look no further, Dr. Cooper fills the bill in every respect. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, Dr. Cooper. :o)  Respond
RID: 670214
22/08/08 5 5 5 5 I am seeing Dr. Cooper for cycle problems, and with a history of sexual abuse I am VERY uncomfortable with these kinds of appointments. Immediately upon walking in he greeted me with a kind smile and joked, "So, how many other places would you rather be right now?" - through the whole appointment he made me laugh, took me seriously, listened amazingly well and gave me a lot of options. Not only that but he respected my intelligence and knowledge on the issues as well - he didn't treat me like an idiot for even a second. He is fantastic!  Respond
RID: 600710
28/05/08 5 5 5 5 Dr Cooper is without a doubt the best gynecologist there is. He is so kind and knowledgable, and treats you with so much respect. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to be treated as such.  Respond
RID: 512547
12/02/08 5 5 5 5 I am not surprised by all those yellow happy faces. Ive been treated by Dr. Cooper for both my children. I lost my first and he needed to have a couple surgeries. I was glad he was there. You wont find a sweeter and more sensitive man,he really listens. What an asset to the field!  Respond
RID: 464096
14/12/07 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cooper was our OB for a twin pregnancy and he was excellent. Very knowledgeable, and very supportive, especially when I was having moments of being anxious. He delivered our babies by c section and it went great and came to visit us afterwards. He is very kind and caring.  Respond
RID: 416476
21/09/07 5 5 5 5 John performed major surgery on me a few years ago, and I am very impressed. He came highly recommended to me by my GP and Chiropractor, and I would recommend him as well. An overall excellent doctor!  Respond
RID: 394756
30/08/07 5 5 5 5 Dr.Cooper is the best there is! He is so kind, and so caring. I was very confident that he was my surgeon, having never had this kind of surgery before. He is very supportive and answers all questions in the appointments and doesn't rush. He took time to explain the treatment options post-surgery with me in a one hour appointment, and was very reassuring. Basically he provides all treatment options that he can, but also gives full respect to the patient to make their own choices. I have only met one other doctor who is as sensitive and caring in my long journey with illness. overall, he loves his job and it shows, all doctors should be like this!  Respond
RID: 390364
22/08/07 5 5 5 5 Dr. Cooper is amazing! He's so cool, very thorough, his knowledge and presentation are fantastic. He is funny and kind, understanding and caring. Mainly though, he exudes competence and confidence.  Respond
RID: 320705
16/05/07 5 5 5 I've known John for many years and have followed him from Duncan to Victoria for care! He is the BEST Dr. I have ever had!! I have reccommended him to friends many many times over the years, never hearing a negative response back.I honestly look forward to our visits! Thanks John! All the best to you. Karen M  Respond
RID: 319633
15/05/07 4 5 5 What a RELIEF to be referred to Dr. Cooper!! After over 3 years of pain, being sent to two other extremely unhelpful doctors, 2 CT scans, 5 ultrasounds, he was able to explain to me what was going on and what we can do about it. He was extremely comfortable to talk to, took his time and showed empathy, which made all the difference. I agree with everything everyone else has said about him, and then some!  Respond
RID: 290978
20/04/07 5 5 5 What a wonderful man. He was on time, friendly, sympathetic and easy to talk to.  Respond
RID: 277730
13/04/07 5 5 5 The most efficient, smoothly run, well organized office I've ever been to. Their follow-ups are always done on time, and completed. Dr. Cooper couldn't have a better bedside manner - explains everything so well, and listens to your questions.  Respond
RID: 250528
01/04/07 5 5 5 An absolute gem. Treated me with respect. Listened to me. Very helpful and knowledgable.  Respond
RID: 212089
19/03/07 5 5 5 If all doctors would be like Dr John Cooper, it would be wonderful. I have seen many doctors in my life (even though I am still young), this doctors is the best. He is very helpful, treats you with respect and he is just great. I feel so comfortable going to see him. I do a lot of research about different medication, health condition and when I suggest something to him, he listen. This is important to me...he listen what I have to say :) Thanks Dr Cooper. You are great :) vw  Respond
RID: 203312
15/03/07 4 5 4 On time, caring, concerned, good bedside manner, good followup and explanations. Having seen a number of oby/gyn guys, he rates high for his attitude and approach.  Respond
RID: 183810
11/03/07 5 5 4 Dr. Cooper shows compassion. His diagnosis was accurate - a biopsy confirmed that - he explored all possible "cures" for my condition (for which there are none) and arranged for me to see a specialist in Vancouver - point being: all avenues were exhausted. He is gentle and personable - I am very comfortable with him.  Respond
RID: 160070
26/02/07 3 5 5 Dr. Cooper is great. He delivered one of my kids and was so funny and personable. He made me feel comfortable and allayed any fears I had in regards to my c-section. Definitly one of the good ones.  Respond
RID: 147968
19/02/07 5 5 5 Very funny, very friendly and helpful! Great doctor all around!  Respond
RID: 144611
16/02/07 5 5 5 Very caring, personable doctor. Does not "peer from behind the curtain" when visiting you in the hospital. He sits right down by your bed and listens to you! Very rare in a physician, especially in a specialist.  Respond
RID: 105045
21/01/07 4 5 5 He is a really great doctor. It is quite challenging to get ahold of anyone at his office.  Respond
RID: 82599
14/01/07 5 5 5 Amazing doctor!!! Very helpful and quick to act! I have been seeing him for over 5 years and continue to be impressed. When I went to him for fertility concerns 3 years ago he wasted no time in finding out what was happening and giving me the information I needed. I am now expecting a baby any day!!  Respond
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