Dr. Jeffrey Somerville


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Specialty:Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 29 reviews. Dr. Jeffrey Somerville has a good 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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RID: 5578341
25/06/14 5 5 5 5 Doctor Somerville is AMAZING! Hands down the best Doctor I've ever had! Dr. Somerville delivered my 2nd and 3rd babies, the 1st was delivered by a doctor in Calgary and looked like they had done my C-section with a dull butter knife, I had no idea how badly I was put back together after my 1st baby until after doctor Somerville delivered my 2nd baby and took the time to repair as much damage as possible. I felt like a million dollars hours after the C-section! compared to a more then 3 month recovery from the 1st. After Dr Somerville delivered my 3rd I look and feel better then ever!! My stomach looks like a stomach again and not a bulky sweater, THANK YOU DOCTOR SOMERVILLE! <3 :D Your the bestest!  Respond
RID: 5434368
30/04/14 5 4 5 5 I am also a nurse, and when I asked around to my nursing colleagues and physician colleagues as to who was the most respected and best OBGYN in Nanaimo, I received an overwhelming recommendation for Dr. Somerville. My experience with him has been fantastic. He takes his time in office, and never rushes through appointments regardless as to how busy he is. He's thorough, smart and has a great bed side manner. He always starts out every appointment with "do you have any questions" and genuinely wants to take the time to answer any and all. Sometimes he runs behind in appointments, but I attribute this to the individualized, non rushed care that he provides. I'll take a 30 minute wait with a thorough appointment over a rushed and uninterested doctor any day. Now, I like my colleagues would highly recommend Dr. Somerville.  Respond
RID: 2223281
09/06/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Sommerville is the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of using!! He helped me through 3 pregnancies and 3 deliveries, all had different challenges and I always felt like I was in good hands. I appreciated his mellow manner, it kept the tough situations calm and secure. Highly recommend!!!! If baby #4 comes along he will be my 1st choice, hands down!!  Respond
RID: 1710759
10/02/12 5 4 5 5 Dr. Somerville Is the only doctor i trust! I truely owe him my life as well as my daughters life. He is wonderful, straight forward and genuinely cares about his patients. I have had to wait a few occasions, but i do believe that him assisting with a birth or calming a terrified first time mom down is worth the wait and takes his time with each patient... which is better than any other doctor i have ever found. I dont feel doctors should push you through your appointment and not listen, Dr. Somerville listens and is truely helpful. My entire family (including the supporting males) stand by Dr. Somerville... he is the best and has delievered all the children in the family over the last decade and have dealt with my high risk pregnancy/delivery. I rate him a million out of 10 and hope that he is still around when my daughter is older and needing him. Only OBGYN that i recommend to anyone! I love him :)  Respond
RID: 1705760
06/02/12 3 1 3 3 He was the covering doctor when mine was out of town at the time of my son's birth, he knew how fast the first delivery I had was yet didn't show up until it was time to catch him, in his sweaty work out clothes no less! I ended up job shadowing at his office a couple of years later and he was very rude and pompous, he is a very superficial man which I was also told by his staff, he has no respect for a bigger woman.  See Responses
RID: 1676786
04/01/12 4 1 2 2 I have seen Dr. Sommerville 2 times and each time I have waited for an hour or more to get in. It's hard to sit in the waiting room listening to him chat about non-work related stuff while you wait. I also found his bedside manners very unprofessional. I don't easily get embarrassed, so that means something. I have been trying to get a procedure done with him for 7 months now. It took three months to get in the first time only to find out he preferred to see me during a different part of my 'cycle', so when I went back the 2nd time, I thought we'd be good to go. Unfortunately (not due to his error) it couldn't be done in his office, so I have now been waiting for day surgery for upwards of 8 weeks when I was originally informed it would be within 2 'or so'. Very disappointed to say the least. I've since found a Dr that will do it for me around my schedule, so will not be going back to Dr. Sommerville.  See Responses
RID: 1641490
22/11/11 5 5 5 5 I was so happy with Dr. Somerville. He was very quick to put me at ease. His staff was just as wonderfull! I have told all my friends this is the Doctor you want to see.  Respond
RID: 1432491
04/05/11 5 1 1 1 The receptionists are very nice and helpful, but Dr. Sommerville is the most unprofessional doctor I've ever had. He is rude, and actually had the nerve to make a joke about my grandmother who is deceased. I've never had a problem with other gynecologists, so this was a first for me. Its also taken 4 months to get my prescription filled. All he had to do was call my insurance company and get it approved, and I would call the office twice a week to remind them, but he still did not get it done until this month. I asked CVS to give him a call but he faxed them the wrong paperwork TWICE, even after the pharmacist told him the first time he sent the wrong paperwork. The pharmacist tech as well as the pharmacist actually asked me if I was sure I wanted to continue seeing this doctor. Also, in order to get a hold of anyone you have to leave a message which is VERY inconvenient. If you have the choice to see him or another doctor, please go with the other doctor.  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1397841
26/03/11 5 4 5 5 Dr Somerville was the only doctor willing to take on my high risk pregnancy with my son, after having had 6 misscarriages by the age of 22 he helped me believe I would have a healthy baby.... And I did, although I had a c-section and he was early this man saved both our lives. When it came to my second she was delivered via c-section as well by him, he is the most wonderful doctor I have travelled from the mainland to see him and now he is my ob for my third baby expected this summer... Yes you usually have to wait to see him.......but it is worth it!!!! You will never find a better doctor.  Respond
27/09/10 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1191796
17/06/10 5 5 5 5 I recently had a hysterectomy by Dr. Somerville and he is one of the best doctors I've been in the company with in ages. He was warm and caring which mattered the most. At the last minute before wheeling me into the O.R. I had a concern which he addressed even though they had a OR schedule to stick to. I am very thankful to Dr. Somerville and I would recommend him to everyone.  Respond
RID: 1107168
16/02/10 5 5 5 5 absolutely wonderful - i'd get pregnant agai just to see him! i'd definitely send anyone else to see him!  Respond
RID: 912976
14/06/09 5 4 5 5 Dr. Somerville is a great doctor. He always has lots of time to listen and answer all my questions. Even though there are times when you have to wait to see him, I never feel rushed once I'm talking to him and that is very important. I would much rather wait for a quality appointment than to get in right away and be rushed. I have been seeing him for over a year for infertility and now pregnancy and he has been great. I highly recommend Dr.Somerville!  Respond
RID: 893702
21/05/09 5 5 5 5 Kind caring and kept me at ease. Helped me not completly lose it after I couldn't get an epidural. Will travel to him for future children  Respond
RID: 763211
13/01/09 5 3 5 5 Amazing Doctor! I was referred to Dr. Somerville when I miscarried and needed to have a D & C. I I was devastated at my news, but felt immediately better after speaking with him. He was very respectful and sincere. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone. I was very pleased with his service.  Respond
RID: 564210
12/04/08 5 4 5 5 I was transferred to him from another ( opinionated Dr) . he made me feel at ease with my first pregnancy. I loved his humor , plus the answers to my first time mom stupid questions. Ie how do I know im in labour , His reply , " you'll know" . trust me I knew , and he was there al the way through it . Thanks for your patients and great helpful attitude . Hope fully if I have another He'll be there again for me .  Respond
RID: 505167
05/02/08 5 4 5 5 Dr. Somerville is by far the best doctor I have been to see. He has always been there for any questions I had, always made me feel safe and confident that everything was going to be fine even when there we slight complications. In the end he delivered my beautiful baby girl, even staying after his long shift was over at the hosptial to see me through it. (I had a very rough, long labour). I am just thrilled that I know that I get to go back to him for the rest of my babies. Would reccomend him in a heartbeat!!  Respond
RID: 504994
05/02/08 5 5 5 5 In all my life i have never met such an exceptional Doctor He is a gift to the medical profession. This doctor is Truly an angel in disguise.  Respond
RID: 500965
31/01/08 5 5 5 5 Hands down the best doctor I have ever been to! Very knowledgeable, and the kindest doc I have ever met!He has been helping my husband and I for recurrent miscarriage issues, and this doctor leaves no stone unturned, in regards to the wait time in his office, I know what kind of service he gives, and he will not rush, so I do not mind that the patient before me is getting the same treatment that I expect for myself!He and his nurse have been nothing but fantastic, I would recommend him to anyone!  Respond
RID: 498326
29/01/08 5 5 5 5 I love Dr. Somerville! He was my ob with my 3rd perfect, healthy child. He was very thorough, compassionate, concerned, supportive, caring and knowledgeable. I really felt he listened to me and never felt rushed, if anything he encouraged me to search for any extra questions I may want answered. He even opened his closed office so I could go talk with him when I had missed an appointment. Even though there were serious concerns about the baby, he encouraged my hopeful attitude while ensuring we got all of the necessary tests done plus a late amnio (because I wanted one). In the end complications happened during labour, the baby's heart rate stopped, and the room turned to panic. Dr. S's calm, quiet, knowledgable response calmed me, my husband and all of the nurses down. He tried his best to allow me a natural birth but when it was dangerous for the baby, he explained his concerns and talked me through an emergency c section. I wasn't even scared, I knew we were in the best hands. 100%  Respond
RID: 354745
27/06/07 5 5 5 I can't say enough good things about Dr. Somerville. He delivered my 2nd child. He had the best bedside mannor I've ever experience and so knowledgeable. For those who had a bad experience all I can say is sorry you didn't click - but at least you had a Dr who knew what he's doing and your baby delivery was in safe hands! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 352816
24/06/07 5 5 5 Dr. Somerville helped me through two pregnancies and the last I was extremly sick, I cannot THANK him enough for his wonderful care. Dr. Somerville is the most thorough, helpful, and knowledgeable doctor, he truly takes his job to heart. I can't beleive anyone would have a bad thing to say about him, I would highly recommend Dr. Somerville to anyone.  Respond
RID: 349228
19/06/07 5 5 5 I truly believe that the people who wrote the negative comments about Dr. Somerville have entered this information under the WRONG doctor. Dr. Somerville is the kindest and most thorough doctor I've ever had and I wish I could have him as my family doctor, as do most people who have gone to him. I have never heard a single negative thing about him, just the opposite.  Respond
RID: 312022
07/05/07 4 5 5 I truly believe that Dr. Somerville is an amazing doctor. As a first time expecting parent of course you are a little nervous, and he made the whole experience wonderful. There were times that I had to wait in the office but I believe that good things come to those who wait and he was well worth it. When your a baby doctor do you ever run on time? I am looking forward to using his care again in the future and highly recommend him to anyone needing a caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable human being. And his receptionist was extremely helpful as well.  Respond
RID: 274046
11/04/07 1 1 1 Went to see him and he was terrible. He panicked about my pregnancy and was completely inaccurate about my condition ie blood pressure. He did not listen and was very arrogant. If I was a bit more naive and was did not know my own health, he would have scared the living daylights out of me. I had high blood pressure whilst waiting over an hour to see him. My regular Dr was away. Although I have heard many good stories about him, unfortunately I did not have a good one to tell.  Respond
RID: 272641
11/04/07 1 1 1 Doesn't give enough information, not a good listener, had no time to talk. Did not get the corect problem diagnosed. i never have enough time to talk about what I need. I feel rushed and i hate that. Plus the time I sit in the office is stupid sometimes and hour, even if I am right on time. Has the worst bedside manner I have ever seen. I do not recommend this doctor.  Respond
RID: 227896
24/03/07 5 5 5 I went to Dr. Sommerville not too sure of what to do...I had a terrible time with fibroides in my uterus. He first asked me if I was finished having children, and at 45 I was...So he said what are you saving that soggy old thing for. He recommeded a hysterectomy, not that it is everyones quick fix, but let me tell you it was the best thing I ever did...I am leading a very comfortable healthy life now. I can continue with my very active lifestyle without weeks of down time...He is a saint...would recommend him to anyone who isnt sure of what to do....very experienced as well....thanks to him...  Respond
RID: 191295
13/03/07 5 5 5 Wonderful doctor, great person! He was there for me through two terrible pregnancies, an emergency C-section, and a scheduled C-section, and now will be taking care of me through another C-section. I never felt that he was uninterested or lacked knowledge. His bedside manner is great, he erally stops and listens to your concerns and explains everything clearly without being at all condescending. I would highly recommend him to everyone.  Respond
RID: 154644
23/02/07 4 5 5 Very personable, down to earth and makes you feel like he truly cares about you. Very good experience having him to care for me while pregnant, and unbelievable support while giving birth. I would highly reccomend him to anyone and have.  Respond
RID: 149893
20/02/07 5 5 5 I really highly recommend summerville, he has done 2c-sections on me, hes caring understanding, and also tells you how it is, doesn't beat around the bush, He had helped me, mentally and physically, I have lost 60lbs to this date due to what he told me and explained to me, hes the best in town  Respond
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