Dr. Bruce Pipher


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Rating: 3.2 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 20 reviews. Dr. Bruce Pipher has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Psychiatrist-related: mental illness, depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders, depression medication, pharmacological treatment, prescription drugs
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RID: 2771227
16/08/13 1 3 5 5 i have to agree with the comment regarding tammy gilmour.. she is extremely unprofessional and should not be aloud to work with children with special needs.. very very rude! rest of the staff seemed great and dr pipher was ver compassionate and helpful with my childs needs  Respond
16/02/13 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2546158
30/01/13 1 5 1 1 Although Dr. Pipher himself was kind and easy to talk to for our son's assessment, the results and the opportunity to ask questions in regards to these results has been delayed for over a year. I am not entirely sure if the delay is his error, or that of the staff at IHCAN, but unacceptable either way. It turns out our pediatrician never recevied the assessment back either. As such, I cannot rate how knowledgable he is as have not had the opportunity to find out. Ball is now rolling since involving Interior Health Patient Care Office. Hopefully this will be an opportunity to make things right and help our family and our son. I would suggest involving Interior Health Patient Care Office if results are delayed sooner than we did as I fear the answers will not help much now that so much time as passed. I will however mention a positive note: We had the opportunity to attend a parent information session in downtown Kelowna where Dr. Pipher was a speaker. It was a good conference.  Respond
RID: 2471530
11/11/12 4 4 5 4 We find Dr Pipher to be a responsible, kind, respectful and dedicated Dr. he takes time, has never rush to diagnose,he does consult with other proffessionals and is humble enough to accept the fact that he does not have answers for every complex cases.In 8 years he has proffed to be consistent and uses his knowledge to full potential, when you have a family member with very complex mental illness you can not expect any Dr to give you a miracle treatment or a pill to cure you. We also need to educate ourselves before expecting or jumping into conclucions about the capability of Drs. Family members and patients with mental illness need to realize how much simpler is to see and xray of a broken bone diagnose and treat it. Unfortunatetly you can x ray the broad spectrum of mental disorders, we trust that Dr Ppher will continue doing his best in behalf of our loving daughter. Our much appreciation  Respond
RID: 2290339
25/06/12 3 4 5 5 Very dedicated and genuine. Despite his heavy workload ( has very high number of patients to deal with ) he takes the time to make u feel heard and understands the stress of raising a child with a mental disability.  Respond
RID: 2098997
02/05/12 5 5 3 4 im also surprised by negative comments on here. Dr.Pipher tried extreemly hard to make sure i had the best care growing up. any hitches in treatment were because of my families inability to see things truthfuly and in perspective. the poor man had his work cut out with us!  Respond
RID: 1662111
15/12/11 3 4 5 5 I'm surprised by some of the negative comments about Dr Pipher. He has been very caring and informative in our child's case. I feel lucky that my child has a good psychiatrist locally.  Respond
RID: 1639651
20/11/11 1 1 1 1 Dr.Pipher a child and youth psychiatrist for reason, easy to quick childs diagnosis, doesnt look deep enough just another child to conceal his own psychological sickness and drug up..Anybody get either a choice between him taking you to Alaska? Well He cant send you to RiverView if you dont go. If your gonna start and try and solve a childs problem you better stick with them then pass the buck to another...Once a patient now writing a lawsuit against him but he wont be informed till its all ready to go....WORST DR. FOR ANY CHILD SO PLEASE PARENTS DO NOT ALLOW HIM TO HELP YOUR CHILD, HE ONLY MAKES MATTER WORSE...8yrs to finally do something about it  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1394737
23/03/11 3 4 5 5 Dr. Pipher is so kind, thorough and compassionate. Of the psychiatrists that I have seen he has taught me the most. He is undoubtably an expert in the many, many professionals that I can compare him to. It is obvious that he cares very deeply about the children he works for.  Respond
RID: 1274217
18/10/10 1 4 1 1 No help, just off label use drugs to try experimenting with if we wanted. Then SERIOUSLY and DANGEROUSLY mis-quoted our concerns about our child in several reports to other professionals to the point of us suggesting he must have mixed up clients. We never could get through his "guard/attack dog staff" after that and could never get the HUGE errors corrected or off our childs file at school or other doctors as far away as Vancouver. Never could get help for the ACTUAL issues in BC because of these HORRIBLE and violent errors in the file (child was never violent yet reports say WE told this Dr of child attempting to kill us and pets). We only went because child could not speak and had repetative limb/facial movements, he had never tried to hurt anyone!  Respond
RID: 1152553
19/04/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Pipher has always been very helpful with our daughter. He makes a point to come to all school based meetings. Although he is sometimes hard to get a hold of, he is still very concerned and caring. Have never had a problem with any staff members.  Respond
RID: 1053831
09/12/09 1 1 1 1 This guy is suposed to be an expert! At what? He was rude, his staff was rude and we waited a year for nothing!!! Tammy Gilomour is is eveil littel side kick! Hope others know he is Not worth the waist  Respond
RID: 901053
30/05/09 1 2 3 3 Provided a diagnosis and then offered no further assistance. Drug he prescribed induced horrific side effect that he took no accountability for, which left me seeking resources to correct his mistake. Diagnosis report was written in a laughably juvenile manner. Staff, as virtually everyone else commented, are rude, to put it mildly.  Respond
RID: 733299
30/11/08 1 3 1 1 Mis-diagnosed my daughter, did not fully tell us of the side effects of an anti-depressant she was put on (that had horrible withdrawal effects when she stopped taking it) and was a poor. We had to find a second opinion, and the new doctor gave us the help we needed.  Respond
RID: 637083
12/07/08 5 4 5 5 awsome dr. very kind and respectful. helpful advice. unfortunately due to demand on his time, it would be great to have child seen more frequently. Very compassionate. One of the best drs ever  Respond
RID: 510220
10/02/08 1 1 1 2 Very poor! He sat and did nothing while my daughter melted down in front of him. He had no advice, poor medication choices, and generally was completely useless. The office is tiny, stuffy, and uncomfortable. The staff borders on belligerent. Thankfully, my daughter became an adult and was able to find a helpful adult psychiatrist when she moved to Calgary.  Respond
RID: 430881
18/10/07 1 1 1 2 This doctor was not helpful with our daughter--diagnosis her with selective mutism when she has aspergers---very rude staff---small stuffy office  Respond
RID: 264296
06/04/07 2 5 5 I don't know why others rated him poorly. We have been seeing him for 6 years and have had no complaints. Calm, gentle demeanor, listens well, is interested in the family.  Respond
RID: 172712
05/03/07 2 2 2 Don't know if he could be helpful as he fell asleep during our appointment, and this was after waiting 9 months to see him. Very unimpressed. I don't know if he was even aware that he fell asleep. Front office staff was NASTY>>> won't go back...  Respond
RID: 172265
05/03/07 4 4 4 Dr Pipher tried to help our child, but couldn't. I have severe issues with his staff though. At one time I was going to report him to the college of physicians and surgeons because of unprofessional staff but didn't bother with the hassle in the end.  Respond
RID: 167945
03/03/07 2 2 4 Smart but did seem to be able to help my child. He fired us because he was unable to work with us... rude office staff. Difficult to see and office staff was very very rude  Respond