Dr. Lois Donovan


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Practice: Donovan Lois Dr
Hospital: Foothills Medical Centre
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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 15 reviews. Dr. Lois Donovan has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Endocrinologist-related: Cushing's syndrome, hyperthyroidism, hypogonadism, metabolic bone disease, diabetes mellitus, pituitary dysfunction, neuroendocrinology, diabetes, pancreas, pituitary gland, ovaries, testes, thyroid, adrenal glands
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2617829
15/04/13 5 5 5 5 Very caring and supportive doctor. Thankyou for taking all the time we need to better understand our condition and how to care for ourselves.  Respond
RID: 2573561
28/02/13 5 5 5 5 Absolutely amazing doctor. She has followed me with my diabetes since 2004, she helped through two miscarriages and the birth of my amazing son (which I owe a lot to her). She helped me get the OB/GYN to understand that there was something seriously wrong when I was 36 weeks and sped up the delivery of my son. She was the doctor on call the whole time I was on the maternity ward and provided the best care I have ever had. Very blunt but she gets results.  Respond
RID: 2466589
05/11/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Donovan is an extremely knowledgeable, caring, thorough, and dedicated Endocrinologist who has treated me for type 1 diabetes since 1993. She provides patient centered care that enables her patients to become experts in managing their own diabetes day-to-day which results in excellent health outcomes.  Respond
22/05/11 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1434663
06/05/11 5 4 5 5 I can't say enough good things about Dr Donovan either. She's an excellent Dr, to the point, and made sure I had all the info and instructions on how to take care of myself. I was diagnosed with Addison's Fall 2010 and I feel so blessed that she is my Dr :)  Respond
RID: 1226784
11/08/10 5 5 5 5 Have seen this doctor for years through the diabetes and pregnancy clinic at the Foothills. Can't say enough good things about her and the amazing staff. I really feel the birth of my healthy and beautiful son (as a type 1 diabetic of 15 years) is in big part due to the excellent care I recieved.  Respond
RID: 1154656
22/04/10 5 5 5 5 10 months after first seeing her for hyperthyroidism and eventually treatment with radioactive iodine, I am completely cured of my condition (Graves Disease) and have a normal healthy lifestyle again. Thruout the entire time I was treated by her she always contacted me personally within 48 hours after each follow up blood test, and either her or her staff were always available if I had to contact their office to discuss something. Her direct and informative manner is what I want in a physician, I am not looking for someone to hold my hand and tell me everything will be allright, but to plainly explain the cause and effect of the condition and treatments, in a manner that is easily understood and straight forward. Lois delivers on all counts. She is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.  Respond
RID: 1153428
20/04/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Donavon is very blunt which I find refreshing in a doctor. She explains things exceptionally well.  Respond
RID: 1051830
07/12/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Donovan and her interns have all been great to work with. Very thorough and professional throughout my visits over the last 4 years. Highly recommend her.  Respond
RID: 937390
15/07/09 5 5 5 5 Very impressed with my first visit for treatment for hyperthyroidism. She is logical, factual and clear in her explanations and is happy to field questions without problems, unlike many specialized doctors.  Respond
RID: 907673
08/06/09 5 5 5 5 Had my first visit with her today (hyperthyroidism) and I am very impressed. She seems very knowledgeable, has excellent interpersonal skills, along with an ability to give understandable explanations for causes and treatment options. Not adverse to questions either. Going forward from here I am going to have her treat me.  Respond
RID: 347539
17/06/07 5 5 5 I was referred to her about five yrs ago for a thyroid condition. She was very professional, kind and compassionate;even stopped in to say hi when I was hospitalized.I highly recommend her to anyone needing her specialty.  Respond
RID: 207051
16/03/07 5 5 5 Dr Donovan is an excellent endocrinologist. I have been seeing her since she was an intern and I am very impressed with her knowledge, compassion, and manner. I have seen other endocrinologists and she is so much better than others in the field. She really listens to your concerns and even if you have your own half baked theories about what ails you, she will order the tests to put your mind at ease. She is soft spoken and a delightful contrast to many of the pompous docs I have seen. A smart lady and class act.  Respond
RID: 200775
15/03/07 3 2 2 I didn't like my first appointment with this doctor. I don't feel that the precautions needed with CAH was taken when I visited her last year.  Respond
RID: 182527
11/03/07 5 5 5 Dr. Donovan is knowlegeable and not at all rushed, she explains well, does follow up tests. Her examinations are thorough.  Respond
RID: 174199
06/03/07 5 3 5 Dr. Donovan is really nice and knows alot about the most current medications available but if possible, she's too nice. Kind of lets you coast a little and I need a take charge kinda doc. Never have to wait long to see her though which is really nice.  Respond
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