Dr. Dorothy Dolhanty


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Specialty:Gynecologist (OBGYN)
Hospital: Cape Breton Regional Hospital
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 39 reviews. Dr. Dorothy Dolhanty 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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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5636144
10/07/14 5 5 5 5 She is amazing to talk to, and at her job, Very nice woman, delivered 2 of my babies :)  Respond
RID: 5576500
24/06/14 4 4 5 5 By far the best doctor I have ever seen. She is so down to earth , kind and funny. She makes you feel completely comfortable and if you known her your whole life. Anyone who needs to go to an obgyn go to her.  Respond
RID: 2647051
13/05/13 1 3 3 3 I just want to say that I have net met Dorthy but heard alot of good about her. Its too bad that the receptionist is so unhelpful and ignorant.  Respond
RID: 2518693
02/01/13 4 5 5 5 I'm 22 years old but for the past year and half I've been having issues with abnormal pap smears. I've gone to a gyno that is no longer in Nova Scotia, and I actually had a horrible experience with that doctor. When she left, I was referred to Dr. Dolhanty, and since I had such a bad experience with said previous doctor, I was pretty worried about my appointment today. I had heard from other people that she was a doll, so I immediately told her I had some bad experiences in the past. She was soooooooo incredibly nice about it, and the pap that I had done was almost entirely painless (this has NOT been the case for me in the past). She was so comforting, and so, so sweet. I would seriously recommend this doctor to anybody, especially if you're scared and need to be treated like a big baby (like me.) Such an incredible doctor. Best ever.  Respond
RID: 2386768
28/07/12 1 2 1 1 OMG words cannot describe my visit to this doctor. First the room I was in seemed to have a revolving door. People kept coming and going from a room where I was receiving a check up. They would literally have a look at me before leaving. I had to get off the damn bed. Can you imaging going to see a doctor and being put on display for anyone coming in the damn door? For knowledge and information? How did she become a doctor??? I am in my thirties and she talked to me like I broke my hymen righting a horse. Cause apparently I haven’t had sex? She told me I had an istys bisty womb. What the hell is that? She told me vaginas changes looks over night. I wasn’t aware that our bodies’ look could change so much over night. That it would be noticeable and painful. She told me the prescription medication I didn’t take must have cleared up the cyst. I didn’t take meds how could this be? Over all horrible horrible doctor, staff and just everything about them was sooooo very very wrong!!  Respond
RID: 1688247
16/01/12 5 4 5 5 One of the best doctors I've ever had! A great lady who does not sugar coat it. Super funny, brilliant and makes you feel easily comfortable. We are so lucky to have her in Sydney.  Respond
RID: 1519538
23/08/11 5 5 5 5 A pleasure to have as a doctor. Very intelligent, and has an awesome bedside manner. Thank God for her, and thank God she's in Sydney.. Thanks for coming back home!!!  Respond
RID: 1434585
06/05/11 5 5 5 5 I had surgery in December and Dr Dolhanty was awesome. She makes you feel at ease and is very knowledgeable...very thankful to have been referred to her:)  Respond
RID: 1407173
05/04/11 5 5 5 5 Wonderful Doctor. I would never be able to say enough good things about her. Full of care and concern, understanding, willing and able to answer any questions, and fantastic bedside manner!! I would recommend her to anyone.  Respond
RID: 1363235
15/02/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Dolhanty is the most amazing Dr. I have ever seen. I suffered a missed miscarriage in December at 14 weeks, and she did absolutely everything she could to make the labour/delivery process as painless (both physically and emotionally) as possible for us. She really goes out of her way to ensure that you are emotionally prepared for anything and everything that you might encounter. She is amazing. I would recommend her to anyone!  Respond
RID: 1337947
16/01/11 3 4 5 5 She is the most caring doctor that I have ever met! She is very helpful and was able to help me with my problem.  Respond
RID: 1253934
19/09/10 5 5 5 5 Can't say enough good things about Dr. Dolhanty...she is a wonderful, caring doctor. Her pleasant manner leaves one very relaxed during an office visit. She is very knowledgable and certainly has helped me alot with my problems when other doctors didn't know what to do with me. We are so blessed to have her at CBRH.She is not only an VERY GOOD doctor but an AWESOME person.  Respond
RID: 1180031
31/05/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dolhanty saved my life. I went into the ER after having pain for a few days. They did some blood tests and ultrasound and realized I needed to be rushed to surgery. Dr. Dolhanty came in and explained what was going to happen. She was totally calm and assured me I would be fine. I found out later how serious it was and was thankful that she was so confident in herself and that she kept me calm.  Respond
RID: 1170587
16/05/10 4 1 1 1 I hope I never lay eyes on her again.She was not one bit helpful to me.  Respond
RID: 930888
07/07/09 5 5 5 5 This was the best Dr. I have ever met, The Dr and her staff are so kind and caring it makes you regain faith in the health system. I would highly recommend this dr. again and again.  Respond
RID: 851610
03/04/09 5 5 5 5 Excellent...Exxcellentdoctor! Very knowledgeable and compassionate. After many years of trying to conceive, my husband and I realized that we needed to go the In-Vitro route if ever we were to have a child. We were clients of the AART in Halifax and after our first attempt, became pregnant with our son. Given teh difficulties we had in the past, I was initially quite scared throughout the first part of my pregnancy however once referred to Dr. Dolhanty.....relaxed and was able to enjoy my pregnancy. She works well with AART and the fertility specialists in Halifax.....I'm hoping for a pregnancy with baby #2 soon!  Respond
RID: 776632
29/01/09 5 5 5 5 shes awesome.very polite and talks to you so you understand,,gets right to the bottom of things and follows up  Respond
RID: 755396
05/01/09 5 5 5 5 She is an amazing doctor! She ended up delivering my daughter due to me having labor complications. She is so sweet and compassionate. She delivers so many babies, but still remembered us six months later when running into us (and we weren't even a regular patient of hers).  Respond
RID: 683150
11/09/08 5 5 5 5 My husband and I are trying to have a baby now for the past 2 years. I'm only 22 but its still frustrating for us. I was going in there today and I was extreamly nervous because I didn't know what was going to happen and expect. I've never met a nicer doctor and she made the experience like all of us amazing. I came out of her office completely relieved and satisfied knowing she is going to take of me. She acted like a friend and not someone who is better than me. If I were to recommend any Dr for this type of thing it would by all means be her. She was great almost like a "mother" figure. The last thing she said to me is don't worry this "will" happen I promise. I'm very confident in her that she will help us through it and it will happen :) Drop me some baby dust out there all you mommies!!!! and wish me luck :)  Respond
RID: 676417
30/08/08 5 5 5 5 I am 20 years old and pregnant. I was referred to Dr. Dolhanty due to some underlying medical issues I had, which made me high risk. She never once judged me for only being 20, as most do and she saw that my fiance and I were serious about starting a family. She answered everything I needed to know and took her time. Whenever there was a problem her office was there, and I couldn't have asked for a better doctor. I have a c-section coming up next week, and I trust her 100%. I'd definitely recommend this doctor.  Respond
RID: 674891
27/08/08 5 4 5 5 EXCELLENT...EXCELLENT care! Very compassionate and very thorough! Ecellent personality and bedside manner. Caring and capable! She did my c-section and was so supportive and helpful both before and after!  Respond
RID: 610352
08/06/08 5 4 5 5 Dr. Dolhanty handled my pregnancy this past year. She was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable. She wound up doing a c-section on me, and I had no complications with it and the incision healed perfect you can barely see it. My only complaint is that she is a little rushed during appointments, and sometimes tends to not listen to your concerns. Other than that she is amazing :)  Respond
RID: 606217
03/06/08 4 5 5 5 Excellent excellent, excellent!Dr. Dolhanty is a warm, caring, knowlegeable, non judgemental woman. A wonderful doctor, who is an asset to the CBRH and to the medical profession. Thank you Dr. Dolhanty, for the wonderful care I received throughout the duration of my pregnancy.  Respond
RID: 518285
19/02/08 5 5 5 5 dr.dolhanty and dr.murad are 2 of the best doctors that i have met and they were very helpful and considerate when i was in pain.They were right there when i needed to see a doctor and had me in the operating room when they seen i was in real pain.So to the two ladies i would really like to say thank you for your help.  Respond
RID: 453985
01/12/07 5 5 5 5 I am currently 5 months pregnant with my first child and my husband and I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS DOCTOR!!!!! She immediately put us at ease, is extremely friendly and warm. She is also very knowledgable, always answers our questions and never makes us feel stupid or that we are asking too many things. I always feel so much more reassured about my pregnancy when I leave her office. I was significantly above my ideal weight when I got pregnant but she has not discriminated against me about this for one second!!!! We talked about the importance of keeping my weight gain down to a minumum during the pregnancy, but it was done with a friendly and understanding demeanour. I have never heard even a single remote negative comment about her and now I can see why. I have never heard of what she is like in delivery and was wondering if someone might be able to shed some light on this. I anticipate a great birthing process, as she is already great to see in her office but I'm just curious.  Respond
RID: 339563
06/06/07 5 5 5 Amazing! I am considered a high risk patient, being 41 and having 4 miscarriages. Now I am pregnant and I was referred to her. In a instance, I was comfortable with her and asked every question I could think of, which she answered in a everyday language that I could understand. She gave me the assurance and knowledge so I could walk away with the comfort I did not get anywhere else in this city. I feel that I am in very capable hands. The icing on the cake, she took me early for my apt! Has that ever been done in a doctor's office!  Respond
RID: 329161
26/05/07 5 5 5 I absolutely love her.She is an amazing doctor and a wonderful down to earth person.She is so helpful and understanding.We are so lucky to have Dr Dorthy Dolhanty .  Respond
RID: 327549
24/05/07 5 5 5 My daughter being 12 was very nervis about seeing a Doctor about "Girl problems" and made sure that she understood everything and made it very understandable...thasnks sssoooo very much...  Respond
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16/04/07 5 5 5 OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I love her she was so awsome and she knows what she is talking about, she is a wonderful doctor and and excellent person  Respond
RID: 247087
30/03/07 5 5 5 Absolutely wonderful doctor. Very friendly, making you feel very comfortable. We certainly could use more like her. !!  Respond
RID: 241466
29/03/07 5 5 5 Wonderful doctor. Introduced herself as a friend and that is what you felt like. She is very knowledgeable about "woman's problems" and explained everything so I could and would understand. Easy to talk to and gave me all the information I needed. Thank you Dr. Dolhanty  Respond
RID: 199170
14/03/07 5 5 5 Very good doctor...Helped with problem, the doctors in Halifax could not fix, and knew nothing about..Thanks..  Respond
RID: 192495
13/03/07 5 5 5 I was nervous going to a gyno but the minute she walked in the office I was at ease. She is so nice and understanding.  Respond
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08/03/07 5 5 5 excellent bedside manor,very punctual,knowledgable,and friendly  Respond
RID: 154375
23/02/07 5 5 5 I have switched from my regular obs/gyn to Dr. Dolhanty as my gyn/obs doctor due to her professional manner and personality. My husband and I suffered the lose of our first baby when I was 3 months along, which resulted in my having to deliver the baby (this procedure started by the other gyn/obs doctor), a whole 2 days of a nightmare in the emergency department, etc. etc., and the end result was having an emergency D&C. Dr. Dolhanty was absolutely fabulous!!! I don't know what else I can say, she is just an excellent doctor and if you are looking for an obs/gyn doctor she is definately the one I would choose. Thanks again doc for everything!!  Respond
RID: 139211
13/02/07 5 5 5 I thought she was awesome.I felt extremely comfortable with her,much moreso than with a previous male gynecologist.She mad a very uncomfortable procedue as painless mentally and phsically as possible and was very easy to talk to.We are very lucky to have her!!  Respond
RID: 132787
08/02/07 5 5 5 She is very understanding and thoughtful and she knows who you are the next time you go to visit.  Respond
RID: 114903
27/01/07 5 5 5 My spouse and I have been trying to have a baby. Dr. Jean Crosby sent me to see Dr. Dolhanty. And I must say it has been the upmost best experience I have ever had. She is amazing! She made me feel that I have known her my whole life and that she was a friend of mine! She was quick to respond to our needs and promptly booked us in for testing etc, to see why we were having such a hard time to conceive. I thought for sure that because we weren't married that she would judge our decision of having a baby, but that was not the case at all! She is a very gentle and compassionate doctor! Once again, she does not speak above you, nor does she come across as being better than you, like most doctors I know! She is a wonderful lady and doctor.....If I were a doctor, I would send all my patients to her! And her staff is amazing as well!  Respond
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