Dr. J.R. Turnbull


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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
Hospital: Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. J.R. Turnbull has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 3608003
17/11/13 5 5 2 4 Had knee arthroscopy on both knees in September. It's now the end of November and both knees are now worse than pre op. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2650557
16/05/13 5 5 5 5 i had ACL and miniscal repair. ACL reconstructed from my hamstring. Miniscal both horizontal and lateral tears. EXCELLENT DOCTOR!!i had some complications post op and he seen me right away. I needed "debreeing" that he performed within 1 month. Just some floating debree removed. My wait for London surgeons was 4 years! Toronto was 5-7 years!! Dr. Turnbull did it in 5 months and I was back to work within the year!!Now i am needing arthroscopic hip surgery and have my HIP set on him!! Bedside manners are excellent both before and after surgery. Compassionate, understanding, COMMITTED TO HIS PATIENTS! Can't say enough good things about this AWESOME DOCTOR!  Respond
RID: 2573721
01/03/13 5 5 5 5 I had a complete hip replacement and experienced great care from the first visit to post surgery. Dr. Turnbull was very professional and helpful. He provided me with specific things I could do to heal properly and gain my strength back. I would recommend him to anyone who desires the best of care. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2528242
11/01/13 5 5 5 5 Had a hip replacement done. Care before and after above reproach. Booklet given out to explain all steps of the procedure and future appointments. Hip replacement total success. Since then, have been to him for knee and shoulder advice. He injected my shoulder and the relief is total. Recommend this doctor with the highest rating possible. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2418272
06/09/12 5 5 5 5 Dr Turnbull was very helpful and made me feel that he had time for me. I really appreciate his bed side manner and he did a wonderful job on my knee surgery. He explained everything that was going to happen and addressed all my concerns. I would recommend him to anyone.  Respond
RID: 2140725
14/05/12 4 4 5 5 super surgeon & the follow-up care in the Chatham Hospital was terrific  Respond
RID: 2125943
10/05/12 5 4 5 5 Replaced my hip in feb 2011. Excellent job. The physio is up to you. If you are fat and lazy it is not his fault. He is not there to listen to your whining. A no- nonsence Doctor who does the job!  Respond
RID: 1733981
11/03/12 5 3 1 1 went to him x-rays showed something in foot. Hospital must have sent wrong x rays..when I got there nothing was showing on what the hospital sent. (this seemed to be my fault) He was rude asking me what I was doing there? Quite a nasty man..  Respond
22/05/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1358215
08/02/11 5 5 5 5 well i had the total knee joint replacent from dr. turnbull and i have to say it was the best thing i could have done. my knee is excellent and everything went well. my therapist is pleased with the outcome and i am glad that i decided to have this surgery at a young age of 52. dr. turnbull has a excellent bedside manner and is very knowledgeable. the hospital stay was perfect and they didn't rush you out in the time frame, i had to stay few days longer, but they took the time and said your not up to be discharged so i stayed til they said i was ready. some places your out in the time alloted and if you weren't feeling well , your still discharged but not me. . so thank you dr. turnbull for your care and come highly recommended from this patient.  Respond
RID: 1283253
RID: 1259963
27/09/10 5 4 5 5 I saw Dr. Turnbull for a 2nd opinion and I was impressed from the start. I am scheduled for a total knee joint replacement surgery. I am only 52 but my doctor in Windsor said I was to young. But Dr. Turnbull informe me if I didn't go throu with this surgery I wouldn't be walking within 9 months. The surgery is set for October 12, 2010, I saw him in June and I am in so much pain and have nothing but ache and pain so we will see how the replacement surgery goes and I will post my results after. Thanks for seeing that I have pain and can't bear weight on the leg and surgery is the only option.  Respond
RID: 960338
11/08/09 5 5 5 5 Dr Turnbull just did a full hip replacement on my 80 years old husband. This surgeon is the very BEST and we are so lucky to have him in Chatham-Kent. The Greatest in every aspect of the medical profession. Highly recommended, he is Number ONE.  See Responses
RID: 888512
15/05/09 3 4 1 1 I had 2 different appointments with this Doctor and in both cases he was very unprofessional and rude. He told me to go to my family Dr to get pain medication.When I finally got to see a real Doctor at the Fowler Clinic in London, x-rays show Meniscus Tear - Torn Cartilage which has to have surgery. Dr Turnbull never even suggested another x-ray. I don't feel he is a good Doctor and would not recommend him for anything he just wants to rush everyone through so he can bill more to OHIP and does not really care about the patients  Respond
RID: 861641
15/04/09 5 5 5 5 Excellent doctor, friendly and caring. He explained everything in layman terms before and after surgery. Would recommend him to anyone and would see him again if needed. Outstanding!  Respond
RID: 711790
28/10/08 5 5 5 5 He replaced both my knees in the last year and a half and was an excellent Doctor.He explains things to you so that you can understand what is going to happen after the operation.Great results from operations and able to be active once again.A great person and easy to talk too and his staff is great too.You are not kept waiting forever in his office when you have an appointment and that is important.We are very lucky to have such a fine Doctor to help us.  Respond
RID: 551235
28/03/08 5 4 5 5 Knowledgeable and very pleasant. My problem stymied him somewhat, so he contacted his colleagues elsewhere for advice. Since my surgery he has also attended seminars on my problem and passed the information along to me. I would recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic surgery.  Respond
RID: 455338
03/12/07 5 5 5 5 Very good DR. he takes the time to talk to you my son had both knees done and he was 17. I recomed this DR. to anyone!  Respond
RID: 324555
21/05/07 5 5 5 Had a complete shoulder replacement in 2004 and I am very pleased with the way things turned out. Dr. Turnbull - you are GREAT as I now have use of the arm once more. Thanks a MILLION.  Respond
RID: 280106
15/04/07 4 5 5 Dr. Turnbull replaced both of my knees three months apart. He is an excellent surgeon and explains everything very clearly. Not only that, he has a very pleasant bedside manner and he sure is easy on the eyes!  Respond
RID: 244331
29/03/07 4 5 5 Dr.Turnbull saw me for orhoscopic knee surgery. He has excellent bedside manners and explains the proceedure and all the stuff about the surgery in an easy to understand way. I would highly recommend him to anyone.  Respond
RID: 219013
21/03/07 4 5 5 This surgeon is one of the best for hips,kneesand most all other ortho prblems .Have never in 5 yrs heard a negetive word about his surgery. This man is God sent and we are blessed to have him here.  See Responses
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