Dr. Brian W. Boate


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Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 23 reviews. Dr. Brian W. Boate 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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RID: 2713879
20/07/13 4 5 4 5 I initially found Dr. Boate to be somewhat cold and distant; it took a few visits for him to "warm up" and display his more compassionate side. Now after some approximately 10 years as his patient I can say that he is always punctual, always willing to answer questions, concerned and compassionate -- although his manner is not emotive. He listens and considers any comments I make and if I am not at first satisfied with a response, will expand or clarify without being defensive. In all, I have found him to be very competent and pleasant.  Respond
RID: 2544307
29/01/13 3 3 1 3   Respond
RID: 1696595
25/01/12 5 5 5 5 Helped to get my condition under control. Much appreciated. Very knowledgeable and interested in my condition.  Respond
RID: 1467261
18/06/11 3 3 3 3 I solved my rheumatoid - fybromialgia problems by: 1 - going on a gluten free diet. 2 - increasing omega 3 fats VS eliminating omega 6 fats. When I neglect the above my pain returns.  Respond
RID: 1366171
17/02/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Boate is a wonderful rheumatologist, very knowledgeable, kind and thorough. Highly recommended.  Respond
RID: 1279903
26/10/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Boate was very professional, he listened to my concerns and we mutually developed an action plan on how to deal with my problems. I must say I have made great strides with my RA as well as with my general health thanks to Dr. Boate. Thanks for being there for me and helping me out - your knowledge was appreciated.  Respond
RID: 1232103
19/08/10 1 1 3 2 If you have an adverse medical reaction to something he prescribed, he will not assume that there is an underlying secondary condition that needs to be investigated. Rather, he will assume you are being a difficult patient. When challenged to find other options, he becomes a condescending. He appears to believe that if he treats you like a petulant child, you will not notice that he is out of his depth. This guy’s practice is not about making you well, it’s about making himself feel good, at your expense. RA is a serious disease. When things go wrong, you need a doctor that is smart enough to take a curve ball, and man enough to not reactively bolster his delusions of adequacy by attempting to blame you for what may well be the consequence of his limited ability. If you value your health, go to someone else.  Respond
RID: 1217531
28/07/10 5 5 5 5 A great rheumatologist! You have to make a list of questions, as he is very quick & is heading for the door unless you catch him. Very thorough in his examinations each time.  Respond
RID: 1164424
06/05/10 5 5 5 5 I am a new patient of Dr Boate's and I have to say I like him. Sure he has been criticized for being to the point and a man of few words, but really, what do people expect? The man is busy, get in there, state your concerns and he will address them. This is my experience with him and he is knowledgeable, so I am happy with him. I think people expect health professionals to be their therapists and there just isn't enough time in the day to be listening to alot of blah blah blah.  Respond
RID: 1066386
30/12/09 5 5 5 5 I am very happy with Dr. Boate. He provides the info I need as a patient to make decisions and answers my questions. He was the first Specialist to take the time to assess me and actually actively discuss my condition (instead of the usual shuffle in and out). He seems like a very nice guy to boot which helps. Between him and my family Dr. I feel very well cared for. This is from someone who doesn't look to visit the Dr. if it can be avoided. He has a good prescence and energy.  Respond
RID: 1023835
02/11/09 5 5 4 4 I have been seeing Dr. Boate for 1 year now and coming from the Rheumatologist from hell he was very good. I do find he speaks very fast and you have to be quick at catching what he says. Be ready with questions or you will miss your chance. Very punctual, helpfull and knowledgeable but I don`t find him concerned about my quality of life with RA which is very important to me. Fatigue does not seem to alarm him while it is my greatest set-back for living a normal life.  Respond
RID: 1022164
30/10/09 5 5 5 5 I have been seing Dr. Boate for several years and I believe he is an excellent doctor. He has a very much "to the point" manner which may be off-putting at first. If you are someone who likes to chit-chat you will feel you are getting the bums-rush when seeing him. You are best to be prepared ahead of time with any of your questions or concerns (write them down so you dont forget) which he will gladly discuss with you. He has helped me over the years in controlling my arthritis and referred me to other physicians when needed to treat my other related ailments. He is always happy to discuss questions of treatment and medications with me. You must, however, prepare before seeing him or you will find yourself standing outside his office unsatisfied with only a prescription slip and a promise of a future appointment!  Respond
RID: 1003717
06/10/09 3 4 3 4 Dr Boate is very much "to the point" kind of doctor. He is however,very knowledgeable. He doesn't have a warm and fuzzy personality and getting in to see him when you really need to is next to impossible. Very frustrating!  Respond
03/07/09 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 899799
29/05/09 5 5 5 5 Very impressed with Dr.Boate,I have been going to him for 11 years.First appointment was hard to get into 4 month waiting time,After calling his office saying I was getting worse could I be put on a cancellation list he saw me the next day.I feel he has saved my life.He has a great personality and sense of humour.I feel he actually cares.Wish all doctors were like him.  Respond
RID: 861384
14/04/09 3 5 4 4 He's done everything he can and has done good referrals. Would recommend him.  Respond
RID: 497938
28/01/08 5 5 5 5 Excellent rhumatologist. Very encouraging with me as a newly disgnosed patient suffering with rhumatoid artrhitis. Very thorough with explaining treatment, potential problems with medication, etc.  Respond
RID: 365598
13/07/07 3 5 1 4 I have been a patient of Dr. Boate for the past 4 years. He is a man of few words,and never dicusses test results. He makes you feel like his office is a production line only, treats from the neck down. Questions or explanations is not a concern. I must admit Dr. Boate is a good doctor and brought my RA under control. If he could only improve his attitude he would be excellent.  Respond
RID: 332929
30/05/07 3 3 4 Dr. Boate is hard to see as he is so busy. He is a man of few words which is not always reassuring and it is hard to get any real information from him. I often feel that I see him for medication refills and nothing else. As a non-expert in anatomy and medicine, it would be helpful if he could explain what my symptoms mean and what I should be on the look-out for.  Respond
RID: 315087
10/05/07 5 4 5 I have been seeing Dr. Boate for 16 yrs.for my CREST problems. I find that if I have my questions ready that he will answer them all. He is quite speedy so you just have to get your words in. He is thorough in having you tested for anything he feels is questionable which I find to be a desirable trait. I will continue to see this very fine doctor as long as I can.  Respond
RID: 281669
16/04/07 5 5 4 While he is always punctual, his bedside manner leaves much to be desired. He seems quick to form opinions based on minimal information, though remains thorough in various tests (blood, bone scans, MRI, etc.).  Respond
RID: 244342
29/03/07 2 1 3 I got a seond opinion from Dr. Boate, who had come recommended from people who thought he was some kind of God. Since I consulted him for a second opinion, I foung him to be rude and he sent me to the pain prgram at The Rehabilitation Centre for pain - a six week inhouse program for those who had chronic pain.It was a hard program and each person in the group despite what kind of pain they had, was forced to do the sane exercises. I did my time, and worked hard to make the program work for me. In my opinion it did not work for any of us too much and some individuals were much worse off. That was approximately four years ago and four to five of us still meet each week as a support group. I never heard from him again and was not contacted for a follow up appointment. Obviously, I do not think much of him as a Dr., an I think that the fact that I was seeking a second opinion may have even encouraged him to put me in this program from hell! I was worse off then when I had started this program.  Respond
RID: 186196
12/03/07 5 5 5 It took me awhile to feel comfortable with Dr. Boate who seemed somewhat defensive when I first met him and asked questions. Over the first year of seeing him however, he seemed much less defensive and more open and willing to respond to my questions with a more detailed explanation. I have every confidence in his ability, he is always punctual, and I have even grown to like him. A great doc!  Respond
RID: 133269
25/02/07 5 5 5 I first attended Dr. Boate just over 2 years ago for a knee. After two corticosteroid injections which gave relief for a few months, I received a series of 3 injections to replace the synovial fluid, but this treatment failed. He then prescribed Pennsaid, a topical solution, an anagesic for pain and a knee brace. With these three, I had virtually immediate relief and am able to continue my life without having to go through the long process of physiotherapy which a knee replacement would have required. At my last visit, he reassured me that my hips were still OK and suggested exercises to strengthen my lower back. He has a very busy practice, an appointment may take months, in itself an indication of his reputation and competence.  Respond
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