Dr. John Thomson


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Practice: Thomson John Dr
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Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 20 reviews. Dr. John Thomson has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Rheumatologist-related: rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal problems, scleroderma, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, Raynaud's phenomenon, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, rheumatic fever
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5486962
20/05/14 5 5 5 5 He is an extremely caring Doctor. He returns call in the evening and had gone to the office Judy to see us  Respond
RID: 3648702
06/01/14 5 4 5 5 I have been seeing Dr. Thomson for over 20 years, he is the second Rheumatologist I saw, the first never told me about a positive test just put me on voltaren and sent me away(no followup even), I was in a family medicine office on business when that doctor questioned my swollen hand, he referred me to Dr. Thomson, who then confirmed a positive RA test but also explained it could be caused by other diseases; I found him extremely knowledgeable and he obviously spent time researching other possible rare diseases as a potential cause. I even hate to complain about punctuality as that is within the normal range for any doctor and better than most. When my family doctor retired he even helped there as much as he could, he is a caring intelligent doctor and hopefully I won't have to change. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2895995
04/10/13 5 1 3 1 Good Doctor, but doesn't have time to follow a complex patient on new treatments started. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2766396
13/08/13 5 3 5 5 the best in rhumetology have gone for years. Great staff as well  Respond
RID: 2421426
10/09/12 5 4 5 5 I have been a patient for many years I first started with another rheumatologist, who treated me for RA based on a positive test as I learned afterwards a positive test does not mean RA, it can mean a whole host of other posible diseases for all the people who said he didn't seem to know much I say the opposite he knows (almost) too much and will test for many things before confirming what it is. It was a gi specialist who told me how lucky I was.  Respond
RID: 1739886
13/03/12 1 2 2 2 I've had the worst experience with Dr Thomson. The receptionist is extremely rude, unhelpful, and doesn't care about patient needs. I've had several appointments cancelled in a row. When I do see dr Thomson, he spends little time examining my joints and insists that I stay on the same medication even when I've had bad reactions! Not helpful!!! Stay away!!!!  Respond
RID: 1704101
03/02/12 2 1 5 5 dr. Could save a lot of money if his staff should use a computer to email his customers and they could email his staff. Come on now it is the 21st century.  Respond
RID: 1581281
07/11/11 4 3 5 5 Takes the time to listen to you, which sometimes runs the appointments late. Have been a patient for many years, happy to continue with this doctor.  Respond
RID: 1450005
25/05/11 1 1 1 3 After jumping through the many hoops necessary to even get in to see Dr Thompson I was told I couldn't be seen as my records were no where to be found. 4 different Dr's confirmed the proper information, and successful transmission. Very poor staff courtesy compounds my poor experience with this office. I was not only lied to I was treated with little respect.  Respond
RID: 1373742
27/02/11 5 3 5 5 Yep sometimes late--he's taking time with a patient that needs it. Listens--even to some of my wackier ideas, with respect, and offers good advice. Attitude--rare not to see a smile on his face, friendly, caring and a good sense of humour. Effective--yes, despite my best efforts. Medicine is an art and, as I have come to discover over the years, rheumatology is somewhat an arcane one, it demands time, patience and measured good judgement. Dr. T. rocks.  Respond
RID: 1193150
20/06/10 4 4 5 5 Great Doctor, he may run late he is worth the wait. Listens to everything and takes it seriously. Found heart problem that other repeatedly said was anxiety.  Respond
RID: 1127142
13/03/10 2 3 4 4 He told me I needed an MRI but did not follow up untill my next appointment when he told me I needed an MRI.. go figure. poor record-keeping.  Respond
RID: 1074855
11/01/10 5 5 5 5 Dr Thomson is very good, very thorough and a nice guy, which is important. I have seen him 3 times and never felt rushed.  Respond
RID: 1026200
04/11/09 4 4 5 5 I find Dr Thompson to be very helpful,and knowlegable, he takes the time to ask questions and looked for other causes and connected issues that were not noticed by my regular doctor I think that he is great Vinson Dynes  Respond
RID: 633722
08/07/08 4 5 5 5 My arthritis doctor for more than 15 years. He went the extra step for me when my family doctor wasn't sure what was wrong.  Respond
RID: 456622
04/12/07 4 3 3 2 I left Dr. Thomson several years ago. Although he was always very friendly and pleasant, I lost confidence in his abilities. For example, on one occasion he suggested I take a drug that I'd been told I should never take again due to a serious reaction (poor record-keeping?)and he kept changing his mind from one appointment to the next about the best course of action.  Respond
RID: 305800
01/05/07 3 3 5 very kmowlegable and caring doctor but i found him very indecisive in his conclusions of what was wrong with you and therefore i felt i was always going in circles - he did not seem to understand that when you live with pain day in and day out it is hard to try and pick a time when things were more severe or what type of pain it was. one month you had a particular disease and the next month he wasnt sure so you thought that maybe you were going in circles and nothing definite was coming out of the long trips it took to see him - i no longer make those long trips  Respond
RID: 147475
19/02/07 3 5 5 Helpful and compassionate. Because he takes the time to listen to his patient, can possibly run overtime on appointments. Certainly very caring and knowledgeable. I am confidant I am in the right hands.  Respond
RID: 108208
22/01/07 3 3 4 Dr Thomson clearly cares for his patients. However, after injecting my right knee with cortisone, I was unable to walk without a Canadian crutch for a week. He is compassionate but was unable to diagnose the problems with my right leg following a severe leg injury.  Respond
RID: 83396
14/01/07 4 5 5 A wonderful doctor. Very pleasant and compassionate. He is very thorough in getting to the root of a medical problem and was concerned and helpful in doing whatever he could to ease my pain.  Respond