Dr. Tara Chalmers-Nixon


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Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. Tara Chalmers-Nixon has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Gastroenterologist-related: Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, GI cancer, bowel disease, stomach, intestines, bowels and other structures, such as the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and esophagus, and focus on maladies that include ulcers, jaundice, colitis, hepatitis, cancer, eating disorders, GIST
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5426745
25/04/14 4 3 1 2 Terrible experience with a repeat colonscopy. Procedure did not go well and rather than stopping and finding out why this was a bad experince Dr Chalmers Nixon continued on. Would not recommend. Find a Dr who will be responsive and react to what is going on while your sedated  Respond
RID: 2591073
20/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Chalmers- Nixon and her receptionist are amazing!!! No words can describe how wonderfully caring and knowledgable she is. She has gone out of her way to help me. I was having trouble finding a doc who would take me on and believe me with all the complications i had. She did and Francis cares just as much. I like Dr. Chalmers-Nixon because she is honest, blunt, very smart and has one of the biggest hearts! Thank you for the tough love, always being there and getting me better. I can't say enough wonderful things about her and Francis. In my 14 yrs with crohns I have never met anyone so great. I am lucky to call her my doctor. Francis is always there to listen and truly does care :). Good docs are rare. Thanks for taking care of me. C.B  Respond
RID: 2125382
09/05/12 5 4 5 5 Dr.Chalmers-Nixon is an amazingly caring person with a lot of knowledge! After having Specialist to Specialist pawning me off because of being too complicated over 3 years caused her to be devastated. She advice on what to do if things got bad, told me to call with questions and rushed me in for a procedure 5 days later. Wow! Her receptionist, Frances is just as amazing!  Respond
RID: 1542265
20/09/11 5 5 5 5 The Dr. CHALMERS-NIXON was very helpful and a TOP GAZER. Thanks to her I have many more carefree years with my CUCMBERS AND CANTALOUPES. Now I can return to my VANS and attempting to win the PIGSKIN POOL for the 2nd week in a row.  Respond
RID: 1493511
22/07/11 5 5 5 5 I thoroughly enjoy who compassionate her compassionate, receptionist, who get things down. Great Team.  Respond
RID: 1458690
07/06/11 5 5 5 5 She is very friendly and extreamly helpful, I was reffered to her and am very pleased, In my opinion she is an excellent doctor  Respond
RID: 1426778
27/04/11 5 4 5 5 Dr. Chalmers-Nixon was excellent. My mom has rectal cancer, and myself and 2 brothers were quickly put in to get a colonoscopy. She was awesome for my mom, great for my brothers and prefect for me. Highly recommend her to others. And her receptionist Frances is the best!  Respond
RID: 1315177
15/12/10 4 5 4 4 Dr. Chalmers-Nixon is a great doctor. She is very friendly and genuinely concerned about my health. She is extremely honest. She admits when she does not know the answer. She also tells it like it is. This helps me to accept my situation. Tara has given me some useful advice that is helping me to manage my IBS. Her receptionist, Frances, is also very kind and caring. Thank you!  Respond
27/09/10 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1243137
03/09/10 5 5 5 5 What an amazing Dr!! I am truly grateful for the her kindness, professional excellence, and calming presence especially in the presence of yucky tests.Her office staff are also the best!!  Respond
RID: 1179228
30/05/10 5 5 5 5 Saved my fathers life. Very helpful, caring and has an amazing bedside manner.  Respond
RID: 1132678
21/03/10 5 5 5 5 Feb 28th, 2009. I'm 34 years old and at the time had a new born baby. I was living up north in Fort McMurray and was told to wait 6 months for an appointment. I was in so much pain I was barley able to get through 4 hours a day. I moved to southern Alberta and was referred to Dr. Chalmers and her amazing assistant Francis. They had me in for a colonoscopy in 1 day when they heard what I was going through. May 28th, 2009 they sent me into surgery and removed 13 inches of intestine. Dr Jenkins told me if I had come in a week later I probably would have died. Thanks to Dr. Chalmers I got to come home to my family and my new born son. How do you thank someone for caring so much, how do you thank someone for saving your life? I think people expect to much of doctors, try to remember those of you who complain, doctors are human too. I am living proof that Dr. Chalmers is a great doctor, just ask my son, he's happy his dad is home. Thank you Tara, Thank you Frances. I won't ever forget you.  Respond
RID: 1047090
01/12/09 5 5 5 5 Great Doctor - thanks! Dr. Chalmers-Nixon was extremely helpful in diagnosing my stomach issues. Helpful staff and great parking.  Respond
RID: 981988
07/09/09 2 2 1 1 Rude and condescending. Too bad she does not have the knowledge to make up for her terrible bedside manner. Avoid if possible.  Respond
RID: 945521
23/07/09 5 5 5 5 The first GI I have found that actually cares about me. The last one told me I had "crohn's, learn to deal with it!" She is very professional, caring and kept working until we found something that worked for me. Very happy with my choice of doctors. Hope she'll stay around for a long time.  Respond
RID: 920773
23/06/09 5 5 5 5 Very pleasant, took her time when I asked questions, and very informative on the procedure i required. Very friendly, helpful and professional, her secretary very helpful and friendly too.  Respond
RID: 754739
04/01/09 5 5 5 5 I feel blessed to have been referred to Doctor Chalmers-Nixon. She was quickly able to diagnose my situation and in turn referred me to a very capable surgeon. My experience with Doctor Chalmers-Nixon has been excellent and I found her caring and professional in each and every encounter. I would highly recommend Doctor Chalmers-Nixon and would rate 5+ out of 5.  Respond
RID: 726381
20/11/08 1 2 1 1 she did nothing to help me and then when i moved refused to send my records to other doctors  Respond
05/06/08 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 521376
22/02/08 2 1 1 2 When I saw her I was told by her that she would NOT find polyps and my problem was that I was overweight. The nurse in the procedure was the one who found the first polyp as she was quickly finishing the procedure. She scheduled me for another procedure at which time another polyp was found. I heard her tell the nurse in the procedure that upon removing one of the polyps it had her "worrisome". I asked her what she meant and she said not to worry it wasnt cancer. Well guess what I was told by my GP that I had colon cancer. She called me a couple of weeks later to reiterate that I knew I had cancer. While waiting for an appt in her office she waved me over and asked me if I had a copy of the report as they seemed to have misplaced their copy. (which I did not have a copy). I was not impressed with the manner in which I was treated.  Respond
19/12/07 SYSTEM: 3 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 453172
29/11/07 3 3 2 2 Arogant, rude and seeming to be lacking in basic medical knowledge. Try and find someone else if you are referred.  Respond
RID: 315812
11/05/07 5 5 5 Doctor Chalmers was everything I could ask for and then some. She is very thorough ,pleasant and professional.  Respond
RID: 308517
04/05/07 2 1 3 Made Me wait an extra 30 mins. Told Me that the surgery allready done twice couldn,t be re-done because I was too old and too overweight.  Respond
RID: 167377
02/03/07 5 5 5 An excellent doctor...im lucky to have had her looking after me. I recommend her highly. Thanks Doc.  Respond
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