Dr. Barry Turchen


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Specialty:Family / G.P.
Practice: Turchen Barry Dr
Hospital: Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre
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Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 26 reviews. Dr. Barry Turchen has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Family / G.P.-related: general practice, general care, family medicine, family practice, primary care
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 1555580
06/10/11 5 5 5 5 excellent service, very knowledgable and experienced doctor; we need more doctors like him.  Respond
RID: 1406742
04/04/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Turchen has been our doctor for for 29 years. He is an excellent doctor and listen to you. He doesn't hesitate to send us to a specialist if one is needed. Great doctor wonderful person.  Respond
RID: 1365490
17/02/11 1 4 2 2 We found this doctor to be very complacent and not one to take the patients complaints as valid, this doctor allowed a patient to suffer with something for several years before actually allowing lab tests to be run and then the patient was put on an aggressive treatment to clear up the matter.  Respond
RID: 1211029
19/07/10 5 5 5 5 A gem of a Doctor and a wonderful person. I'm glad that our family has Dr. Turchen in our corner.  Respond
RID: 1063854
25/12/09 5 5 5 5 excellent in every way; we need more doctors like Dr. Turchen. Many doctors complain about the system of healthcare, he is interested in fixing what is wrong.  Respond
RID: 1058820
16/12/09 5 5 5 5 My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Turchen for about 25 years - he delivered both of our children. We feel very fortunate to have him as our family doctor. He listens, shows compassion and is very knowledgeable!  Respond
RID: 1055482
11/12/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Turchen is an amazing doctor and man. He has ALWAYS been friendly and helpful with our family.  Respond
RID: 966926
19/08/09 5 5 5 5 I never have to wait long at all. He is punctual, kind and professional. Has been our family doctor for 30 years. Great guy, and Doctor  Respond
RID: 826128
11/03/09 4 4 5 5 Fantastic doctor! He takes the time to get to know you, and is very helpful, and knowledgeable about whatever issues or concerns you may be having!  Respond
RID: 785965
10/02/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Turchen is the most amazing doctor EVER!!! I`m very thankful for having such a sincere and qualified family doctor! :D  Respond
RID: 772552
25/01/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Turchen has been our doctor for more than 20 years. His professionalism and patient care are second to none. I hope he continues his practice for many years to come. I have great confidence in his care and skills. The staff are wonderful and pleasant to deal with.  Respond
RID: 766388
16/01/09 4 5 5 5 All our family have been going to see Doctor T for almost 30 years now. My kids are now treated by him. If it was not for him my own mother would not as well as she is today. Being very sick my mom has many other doctors. He often phones and consults with these doctors on his own time in order to make sure she is getting the correct treatment. She has been seen by other physicians in the area in walk in clinics and/or emergency rooms and they basically throw their hands up about the disease she has. Not once has he "passed" my mom off onto another doctor. I wish he still had hospital privileges to fully be able to do what needs to be done. I never second question his diagnosis. He knows what he is talking about and if he doesn't he spends the time finding out instead of just sluffing it off. Very friendly ladies in the front as well. Be sad when he retires as i don't know if i will ever trust another doctor and feel completley at ease like i have with doctor Turchen.  Respond
RID: 532753
07/03/08 4 5 5 5 I have found Dr. Turchen very helpful, understanding, dedicated to patient care and intelligent. I only wish he were able to contiue hospital visitation and care in order to give continuity to care in acute episodes of health.  Respond
RID: 497857
28/01/08 4 5 5 5 This doctor is wonderful, compassionate and caring. He has diagnosed a problem on three occasions even before I was really aware there was an issue. He listens and cares. He sticks fairly tightly to time frames which means I sometimes feel I need to rush but I've never felt as if he didn't listen to me. AND I've never had to wait more than about five minutes which is also very important to me. I have often asked questions about new medications, herbal medicines and vitamin therapy and he's always been able to give me the information I wanted so I know he stays up to date on his information. I've been seeing Dr Turchen for about five years now and have always been very pleased. He's professional, thorough and gentle. Excellent doctor  Respond
RID: 481528
11/01/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Turchen has been our family Doctor for over 20 years. There was one occasion I was missed diagnosed by 4 different Doctors in the area (always on a weekend). I went to Dr. Turchen who took one look and diagnosed me with something completely different. There were tests to be done and I was finally treated and this illness was cleared. He is kind, compassionate, patient, caring and takes the time to listen. He is also very proactive and great patient advocate. My kids love Dr. T. I believe this is a true test of a great Dr. When my kids get sick (even for a sniffle) they WANT and request to go to see Dr. T. They still love the rubber chickens and the toys he hands out. I have worked beside many doctors in the area and Dr. T is the top. Keep up the good work and please don't retire!  Respond
RID: 358593
03/07/07 3 3 5 5 even though dr. turchen is not my doctor anymore, he delivered me and still has my grandfather as a patient. i still remember his rubber chickens and his calming manor..he takes wonderful care of my grandfather and is the reason he is still here today! keep up the good work!  Respond
RID: 344485
13/06/07 4 5 5 Dr. Turchen has been my doctor for 23 years. He has seen me through many illnesses and has always seemed very caring and competant. He is sometimes running a little late but I understand he has a huge practice. He never rushes you and always has a listening ear. Unfortunetly he does not deliver babies anymore. My kids love the toys he gives out and the balloon chickens he makes for them. Overall he is the best doctor I could ever hope for.  Respond
RID: 326525
23/05/07 4 5 5 Dr. Turchen is an amazing doctor. He is very knowledgeable and cares deeply about his patients. I am so greatful to have him as my doctor and my childrens doctor.  Respond
RID: 308872
04/05/07 5 5 5 I hated to leave my home town because I thought I would never ever get a doctor as good as the one I was leaving behind. I want to say that Dr. Turchen is the best doctor I could ask for. Not only does he treat us all with respect but he seems to truly care about each one in my family. When my 92 year old father became ill he didn't just write him off but with great respect he tracked down what was causing my father's illness and has even asked about him after he was no longer in his care. When our grandson passed away he was there for the parents and would make time for them when needed. Not only does he care but he is thorough and will get to the bottom of each and every illness. I would rate him a 6 if there was a 6 to rate!  Respond
RID: 297220
25/04/07 5 5 5 Best doctor ever to have look after a patient. My grandmother have gone to him along with all the rest of our family and now my kids are going to see him. When i moved out to chilliwack 13 years ago i decided not to switch docotrs and make the commute out to abbotsford cause he is totally worth the drive. I would drive two hours to see him. He is the best doctor anyone could ask for. It will be a great loss when he retires. He is compassionate about his patients and their well being. Words can never express what Dr. Turchen means to our family.  Respond
RID: 272825
11/04/07 5 5 5 Dr.Turchen has been my Dr. for over 20years. He is very good at diagnosing, always very caring and professional. Also, very approachable and on time. I hope he will be my Dr. as long as I live. I would rate him the absolute best ! Highest marks.  Respond
RID: 254689
02/04/07 5 5 5 Dr Turchen is a very competent and caring GP. Knowledgeable,thorough and compassionate. Would highly recommend him. He has been our family doctor for 25 years. His professionalism is exemplary.  Respond
RID: 233336
26/03/07 5 5 5 My husband and myself have been seeing Dr.Turchen for the past 20 or so years. He has always been, kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable and compassionate. He is empathetic to our needs. I would recommend him to anyone.  Respond
RID: 188054
12/03/07 5 5 5 Dr. Turchen is one of a kind. If there was an "incredibley helpful and knowledgeable" then that would be our pick. He is our family Dr. (3 generations) and has a great balance of being professional yet very easy to talk to (and actually listen). An amazing man and physician.  Respond
RID: 163464
28/02/07 5 5 5 Dr. Turchen has kept me waiting only once after being my doctor for over 20 years and when he did it was an emeregency he was attending. He apologied to me, telling me my time was as valuable as his. I couldn't believe it after the horror stories I have heard from family members who see other doctors and are kept waiting hours on a regular basis. He is understanding, up to date, knowledgeable, kind but firm when needed and doesn't hesitate to refer you to a specialist if he thinks your problem requires it. Dr. Turchen knows his patients and truly takes a genuine interest in their well being. He is very much a professional who earns your trust with your most valuable assests, your family and your life.  Respond
RID: 156897
24/02/07 4 5 5 He has always been straight forward and if he doesn't have a full picture of what is the problem with you he has no problem with sending you on to a specialist to get the full answer. Always returns calls with answers to your questions.  Respond
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