Dr. Robert Hemmings

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Gender:M
Specialty:Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Phone:514-343-0636
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Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 30 reviews. Dr. Robert Hemmings 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: 2302077
29/06/12 3 4 4 5 The problem I have with this doctor is that it is very difficult to speak with someone in the office, even to make a simple appointement. There is always a recorded message that greets you each time you call the office.  Respond
RID: 1478714
04/07/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Hemmings est toujours très professionnel à l'humeur exemplaire, court continuellement afin de faire attendre le moins possible sa clientèle. Très préventif nous nous sentons entre d'excellentes mains. Après mes 20 années avec Dr. Hemmings, c'est le meilleur médecin que j'ai eu la chance de côtoyer. C'est sans hésitation que je le recommande à tous.  Respond
RID: 1402750
31/03/11 5 3 5 5 Amazing bed-side manner. Makes you feel very comfortable about all subjects.  Respond
RID: 1305785
02/12/10 2 1 5 5 We have gone to Dr. Hemmings for over 25 years. The waiting room is a zoo & it's never on time. So accept it & go have a coffee. Marina is great & knowledgeable. Dr. Hemmings is one of the most caring knowledgeable physicians I know. With 2 pregnancies that went into high risk, an emergency c-section, etc., he was there every step of the way with my husband & myself. The first, due to the medication I was on while travelling, could have had severe birth defects. He carefully explained all the risks to us so that we could make an informed decision. Since it was difficult for me to carry a baby to term, we decided to go for it. He stayed at the hospital with us for 19 hours after my water broke & was the only one to do exams. When we lost the baby's heart beat, she was delivered. He examined her & looked at us with tears in his eyes & said "she is perfect". Hopitalized for weeks during both preganacies, he saw me every morning including weekends. Now that's a doctor.  Respond
RID: 1155068
22/04/10 2 1 2 4 I wish I had never been referred to this doctor for fertility treatments. The wait whether in his office on Leo Parizeau or at OVO shows he has no respect for his patient’s time. I once waited an hour and a half at OVO, a private clinic, and 3 hours at his office on Leo Parizeau. When I finally did see him, the meeting lasted 5 minutes each time. All he ever said was “don’t worry, everything will be fine.” He offered no additional information that would help us understand our test results, gave no advice on what we should do to increase our chances of success in conceiving. Basically, he gave us our prescription and required tests and sent us on our merry way. As well, although he had performed surgery on me, I always had to remind him who I was and my medical history. Definitely the last doctor I would recommend for someone struggling with infertility.  Respond
RID: 904689
04/06/09 2 1 1 1 Dr. Hemmings has been my doctor for many years. I would have to say waiting room time is very bad. It is incredibly difficult also, to call the clinic for an apointment. Line is always busy or recorded message over and over. An entire day has to be taken off work to visit his clinic on Leo Parizeau and he only spends 5 minutes with a patient when it is your turn. He has way too many patients on any given day and, spends only a few minutes with each one. I always feel rushed. There is almost no time for questions and when he does answer them, he is vague and impersonnal. When I began developping ovarian cysts it took him quite some time to detect them mainly because he does NOT spend enough time with his patients at his private clinic. No breast exams if you don't request it and all he does it take samples for pap tests. Going to see him once a year is almost painful, after being his patient for 20 years, I am just a ''number'' to him.  Respond
RID: 835618
19/03/09 1 5 1 3 I went to see him for the 2nd opinion at Ovo. Very sad experience. Ovo staff is disorganised. Speaking of Dr Hemmings he is a business man!You feel like ONE OF THOSE ANNOYING WOMAN. If you go to OVO it is up to chance for you to concieve, not to doctors skills and knowledge.No follow up at all.Very chaotic. I paid for test and still was scheduled IUI even though by the test results it was clear it will not work for me. Nobody called to tell me the results and nobody suggested to cancel IUI cycle. It is extra $400 for the clinic. After all Dr Hemming appt took about 3 minites to tell me that my tests were so bad nothing would work for me and basically pushed me out of the office. Funny thing -the stuff called my husband to charge him for the visit! They made it sound like they forgot to pass his card when he came with me for an appt! Trerrible terrible inpersonal service. They make you feel like a looser.  Respond
RID: 830084
15/03/09 3 1 2 3 Referred to Dr Hemmings by oby/gyn that left province. While he may be very knowledgeable he does not do follow up nor spend time with patient explaining things. He performed laproscopic surgery to assist with fertility. Unfortunately there was problem with healing at surgery site which resulted in very bad skin infection occurring several years later. All he said was to keep cleaning scar site. After consulting other doctors and surgeons scar site (belly button) was removed. In the meantime for fertility his comment was everything is fine should be no problem getting pregnant but it did not happen. Seemed as if he couldn't be bothered.  Respond
RID: 766835
17/01/09 4 3 3 5 Referred to by a friend who had a great experience with Dr. Hemmings & the Ovo Clinic. I on the other hand was dissatisfied. Appointments were continuously canceled & pushed to later dates (which is very frustrating when you're trying to conceive and your biological clock is ticking). He never bothered to explain what the results of the tests meant. Seems to be more business oriented then people oriented (ie: asking us to do the same tests more than once & insisting we do them at the Ovo Clinic rather than at the hospital, where it would be free). The Clinic was not very attentive & helpful. You come out feeling that if you're not financially well off, you can't conceive. I am going to be seeing another fertility Doctor. His name is Dr. Togas Tulandi at the Royal Vic & he was referred to us by a couple with a similar experience at the Ovo clinic who successfully conceived with Dr.Tulandi. Please see his review for ratings.  Respond
RID: 718964
10/11/08 5 3 5 5 I am a delivery room nurse. Dr H. followed me during my 4th pregnancy. He is very knowledgeable, very kind and patient. Great bedside manners. You won't go wrong if you choose him. Best at St-Mary's! Office wait time is often 2+ hours. Bring a book...all obgyn offices are the same.  Respond
RID: 714188
02/11/08 3 1 3 5 While he always remain very polite, you feel you are rushed and must depart rapidly. Further, there is always additional tests to be done, that you are charged with. He never does recalls and folow-up. 
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RID: 645518
23/07/08 1 2 5 5 Excellent doctor, knowledgeable, caring and competent. Excellent assistant, the lovely Marina. Terrible receptionists and ultra sound technician: rude, incompetent, unprofessional. Waiting room times are outrageous: bring 2 meals and reading material and take the day off!  Respond
RID: 601963
29/05/08 2 2 3 3 I have been going to see Dr. Hemmings for a few years now and I find him to be a gentleman and very professional.My only problem is with the staff, Mairna I find very helpful and knows her work well, the many receptionists that answer the phone need to learn proper telephone skills. I find it very hard to have an appointment because it is very difficult to get someone on the phone. There was a time when I called the office for two weeks everyday up to six times a day and it was always the same recorded message: the office is closed or we are on lunch, or go to St. Mary's Hospital. When I did get someone on the phone I felt rushed or they were mildly rude.Even so, I find the doctor and his maisn assistance very good. The waiting room gets a little crowded but that tells he is a good doctor.  Respond
RID: 539706
16/03/08 3 1 5 5 Amazing doctor, very sincere and smart! Takes alot of time to explain and has compassion  Respond
RID: 536550
12/03/08 2 1 1 2 Very unhelpful doctor. He is Business only. He doesn't spend time with his patients. He seems he is always in a rush.  Respond
RID: 528398
03/03/08 3 1 3 3 Pas en faveur de l'AVAC (accouchement vaginal après césarienne)  Respond
RID: 519553
20/02/08 3 3 2 2 SERVICE WAS OKAY BUT NOT FROM HIM,HE KNEW I HAD ENDOMETRIOSIS AND I WANTED TO GET PREGNANT INSTEAD HE DECIDED TO GIVE ME HORMONAL SHOTS TO STOP MY PERIOD IN ORDER TO CONTROL MY PAIN.BUT DONT FORGET I WANTED A CHILD.I REFUSED GOT OUT OF HIS OFFICE WENT TO MY GYNO AND HE GAVE ME SOME HORMONES TO HELP ME GET PREGNANT BECAUSE I WAS NOT OVULATING THE WHOLE TIME.DR HEMMINGS SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TOWARDS HIS PATIENTS  Respond
RID: 494092
25/01/08 4 1 5 3 Le Dr Hemmings est mon gynécologue depuis plus de 15 ans et il est un très bon gynécologue. Malheureusement, le temps que l'on passe dans la salle d'attente est vraiment trop long.  Respond
RID: 462184
11/12/07 5 2 5 5 Dr Hemmings est le meilleur gynécologue!!!Il m'a suivi pour des problemes de fibromes et me suit encore pour l'infertité chez ovo.Il est calme, posé, attentifs a mes questions.Il prend le temps de me telephoner peut-etre que c'est p.c.q j'étais vraiment malade.(pas juste un simple pap test)His assistant Marina is great help too.C'est sur que l'attente est longue a son bureau sur leo parizeau.Que voulez vous c'est le reseau medical qui est comme ca.Ca fait 15 ans que je le connais doux comme ca.  Respond
RID: 427877
12/10/07 4 1 3 4 unfortunately very shy guy . he does not seem to enjoy patient doctor contact. Very long wait very little talking to him.. His assistant Marina is a GEM  Respond
RID: 420337
28/09/07 4 2 5 5 I had twins in 2006 and Dr Hemmings made my pegnancy very easy and stress free. He's extremely busy but always took the time to answer my questions. He's a great doctor.  Respond
RID: 318318
14/05/07 1 5 5 Un excellent médecin, compétent, efficace et très gentil. On attend malheureusement très longtemps pour le voir lors des rendez-vous (jusqu'à 3 heures).  Respond
RID: 312126
07/05/07 5 5 5 Dr.Hemmings est le meilleur spécialiste en fertilité que je connaisse.Il m'a aider à tomber enceinte de ma première et je le voyais au niveau du système public et j'ai eu un service exemplaire.Toujours à l'heure,à l'écoute,il prenait le temps de nous écouter et nous expliquais qu'est-ce qu'on allait essayer comme traitement moi qui souffre d'un syndrome d'ovaires polykystiques (3 ans d'essais infructueux).Après 1 mois d'essai j'étais enceinte et elle a aujourd'hui 3 ans.Pour ma deuxième grossesse (j'en suis présentement à 3 mois) je suis retournée le voir,mais en clinique privé chez OVO et encore là un service exemplaire.Je n'ai rien à dire contre Dr.Hemmings,car c'est grâce à lui si j'ai la chance de vivre 2 grossesses,d'avoir 2 enfants quand tous les autres médecins rencontrés me disaitent que j'aurais jamais d'enfants. Merci beaucoup Dr.Hemmings.Vous êtes quelqu'un d'exceptionnel à mes yeux.  Respond
RID: 303565
30/04/07 1 1 3 spent 2 minutes for each visit during and after pregnancy.Only interested in Business  Respond
RID: 284899
17/04/07 1 5 5 J'aime beaucoup M. Hemmings. Il est assez facile d'obtenir un rendez-vous rapidement. Par contre il faut s'armer de patience dans sa salle d'attente. Je vous suggère d'apporter un peu de lecture si les magazines médicals ne vous intéresse pas. Lorsque vous êtes avec lui, il vous donne l'attention nécessaire et vous pose des questions pour savoir si tout est correct. Je l'apprécie beaucoup et je n'ai pas l'intention de changer malgré les longues attentes.  Respond
RID: 274645
12/04/07 3 5 5 I LOVE THIS MAN. IN HIS DEFENCE HE IS A FERTILITY SPECIALIST SO IF YOU WNAT TO GET PREGNANT HE IS YOUR GUY!!! MY HUSBAND AND I HAD TRIED TO HAVE A BABY FOR 2 YEARS BEFORE SEEING HIM. FROM THE MOMENT I MET HIM I FOUND THAT HE WAS VERY CARING AND CONCERED ABOUT OUR SITUATION. HE STARTED BY DOING MANY SMALL EXAMS AND TESTS AND WHEN NO PROBLMES WERE EVIDENT WE BEGAN WITH MORE INTENSIVE EXAMS. HE DID NOT JUST SUGGEST DRUGS RIGHT AWAY, HE TRIED TO GET THE THE BOTTOM OF THE PROBLEM FIRST. I WAS BECOMING VERY DEPRESSED AT THE PROSPECT THAT I WOULD NEVER BE A MOTHER BUT HE MADE ME FEEL CONFIDENT. I FELT AS THOUGH HE REALLY CARED ABOUT MY HUSBAND AND I; AS IF WE WERE FAMILY. THERE SEEMED TO BE NOTHING WRONG WITH EITHER OF US BUT STILL NO BABY!! UNFORTUNATLY THAT IS SOMETHING THE DIAGNOSIS. INCONCLUSIVE. BUT I AM GLAD TO SAY THAT I AM THE MOMMY OF A 7 MONTH OLD BOY, WHO WAS CONCEIVED BY AN INSEMENATION TECHIQUE. I AM EVEN HAPPIER TO ANNOUNCE THAT I AM PREGNANT AGAIN AND DUE IN NOVEMBER 2007!!!  Respond
RID: 268716
09/04/07 2 2 3 J'ai été suivi pour des ovaires polykystique par ce medecin. Tout d'abord il était tres long à avoir un rv avec lui, il n'est pas ponctuel. Je trouve qu'il ne m'a pas fait passé assez d'examen diagnostique pour connaitre à fond l'état de mon inferlité  Respond
RID: 262925
05/04/07 2 3 2 i agree that more Quality time with the Dr would be nice, the waiting room is much to crowded, good luck if you are trying to conceive, Dr Hemmings tried his best for me, things just did not work out ............  Respond
RID: 256596
 
03/04/07 1 1 2 He was my gynecologist for 15 years and delivered one of my children. He was never on time for his appointments and his office is like a zoo. Once I passed my child bearing years, I only went to him on a yearly basis and every time he would ask me if I was a new patient. He didnot seem to be familiar with my file. Last year, he failed to diagnose my breastcancer after repeated visits to him complaining of sore breasts, bad menstrual pains and a change of the shape of my breast. He is too busy to give the required attention to his patients. In April,I was rush out of his office with birth control pills for my menstrual pains and was told that everything was fine. In August, I was diagnosed with breast cancer,after my request for a mammogram from my GP. It is acceptable that doctors make mistakes but the reason Dr. Hemmings is prone to make more mistakes as he does not take the required time with all his patients. Maybe he should have less patients but have better quality service.  Respond
RID: 214175
19/03/07 2 5 5 Dr.Hemmings est un excellent médecin spécialisé en fertilité et grâce à ses compétences et son expérience, mon conjoint et moi avons réalisé notre rêve de concevoir un bébé. Pour tout problème de fertilité, il est le meilleur médecin à voir. Il est calme,toujours disponible pour répondre à toutes les questions et de rassurer ses patientes. Nous l'avons rencontré à la clinique de fertilité ovo dont nous avons reçus les meilleurs soins et l'attente était toujours respectée. Le seul inconvénient est l'attente à son bureau situé au 300 leo pariseau. On pouvait attendre 3 heures à presque chaque consultation et surtout enceinte c'est très épuisant. Il a beaucoup trop de patientes. En général, il est super! Continuez votre beau travail Dr. Hemmings!  Respond
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