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DO NOT see this doctor. She is LATE, LOUD, OBNOXIOUS and most importantly doesn't listen. 2 hours late, talking very loudly on the phone at the reception desk about ANTHR patient's health! More concerned about my looks, showed me a inappropriate pic on the internet of a caricature. Didn't even look at my chart, talking to her interns more thane me. I am making a complaint about her. SICK experience.
A wealth of information and genuinely cares for people willing to make the effort to learn from her. She has made our life with diabetes so much more manageable. My husband is the diabetic but we work as a team. She taught us how to calculate carbs accurately to ensure the insulin amounts are correct. Her training has enabled my husband to drastically lesson his hypoglycemic episodes and has given him a freedom he did not have prior to meeting her. She is awesome!!
I accompanied my father in to an appointment with her after she had seen him in hospital. She was so rude and arrogant! She told him that all he needed to do is to lose weight as that was causing all of his medical issues. She even went as far as to put him on a diet of V8 for two weeks. As a result of this, my father has developed gout as well as other medical issues. Instead of looking at the real problem, which is a hormonal issue, she just dismissed it because he is "overweight". Well doctor, that happens when your hormones are out of whack. Instead of trying to make the world skinny (which you are no one to talk), maybe you should look at people as human beings rather than just saying their problems revolve around "putting too much food in your mouth". Also trying to get a hold of them for anything is next to impossible. Most of the time, she does not send any consult letters back to the family doctors. I thought if you go to see a specialist that they are supposed to report back to the family doctor of their findings and not refuse to send information if requested. HOW RUDE!!! I would recommend you go seek out any other Endocrinologist if you need one, even if your doctor refers you to her!
Initally saw Dr. Caspar-Bell in September for hormones that were way out of control. She was on time, but that was about it. She never once asked me about my symptoms - just told me that she wanted to see me in 4-6 weeks and to have bloodwork and urine tests repeated in 4 weeks which she would review with me the next time she saw me. She called my home 3 days later and put me on a medication for my thyroid. When I tried to book another appointment (like I was instructed to), her secretary told me that they only see their patients once a year! I still have no answers and can't get in for another appointment. My family doctor isn't sure what she is supposed to do, as she thought the endocrinologist would be dealing with my imbalance. My medication, Synthroid, runs out in 2 weeks with no refills. As a nurse, I know that once you are put on Synthroid, you never get off it it because your body needs it. Very unimpressed with the lack of care that I am getting. Furthermore, her receptionist is very rude.
Dr. Caspar-Bell is a very intelligent physician. She is not afraid to tell you the truth about your health and will not sugar coat a single thing. In our Canadian culture, we are often timid telling people their overweight or unhealthy because it seen as rude. I would rather have a physician be real with me and tell me how to get better than anything else. She will give you her personal cellphone number out to patients, makes meal plans for her patients, and ensures that every patient she has is getting the best care. Her bedside manners are one thing, but she cares. That caring nature is difficult to find in a "nice and polite" physician now-a-day. It's painful to see such rude comments about her. Just think about it, would you rather be treated and be healthy, or have a pleasant conversation.
She's the House of Saskatoon. If you are able to see her, you're damn lucky.
Was referred to her for a follow up for a pituitary tumour. Her bedside manner was horrible, I went to her for a pituitary tumour and ended up getting a lecture about weightloss and diabetes. I get that she sees horrible effects of diabetes but what about my pituitary tumour? Interns were very thorough and had very good bedside manners, glad they didn't learn rudeness from her! Would hate to be under her care all the time. Would drive to Regina or out of province instead.
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