Dr. Gary Morris

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Location:
Calgary, Alberta Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Rheumatologist
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Practice: Morris Gary L Dr Professional Corporation
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Phone:403-221-4465
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Profile updated 29/08/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 3.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. Gary Morris has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Rheumatologist-related: rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal problems, scleroderma, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, Raynaud's phenomenon, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, rheumatic fever
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5219500
03/03/14 3 4 1 3 Glad to hear that some folks have been helped by this Dr. but I have to agree with much of the negative feedback: he isn't interested in 'discussing' your situation/care and is very abrupt. No sense of passion of his profession and bedside manner is simply lacking. Put me on some meds and proclaimed us 'finished'...regardless of the long term issues. Getting a referal elsewhere... 
Insurance: Medicare
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RID: 2522062
04/01/13 4 5 1 1 I was a patient of Dr. Morris for about 4 years. In each visit he was consistently condescending, he would rush me through, never inquired or seemed to listen to my concerns or problems. I would see him for problems and he would not do a proper evaluation, giving me advice and drugs that turned out to be unnecessary. I would have to find solutions on my own. I always left his office feeling depressed and I would avoid seeing him if at all possible which wasn't always possible.  Respond
 
31/08/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1524663
29/08/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Morris has been my Rheumatologist for a few years now and was kind enough to take me on right away when my Rheumy at the time left her practice unexpectedly. He is extremely punctual which I appreciate, and yet he is always willing to talk as long as needed, never makes me feel rushed if I have questions. He is personable, I don't know what the complaints are about. He is friendly and kind and you know he cares but he's not the type to be overtly nurturing or hand-holding but I like that about him. I'm not there to be coddled and babied and soothed, I'm there to manage my illness and hear the facts and do what is expected of me to manage my health. He has even called me personally (not had his receptionist do it when that would have been completely acceptable to do so) to let me know poor test results and changes I should make because of the results, or even just to inquire as to how I was managing/feeling. I haven't heard of many docs that do that. I am grateful for his care.  Respond
RID: 1516895
19/08/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Morris has been my doctor for many years. He is attentive, thorough, accommodating and professional. His staff have always been friendly and professional. I am a firm believer in doing one's own research and taking a proactive approach to one's health. No doctor knows my body like I do. Doctors are human and do not know absolutely everything, nor can you expect them to and they cannot read minds. It is up to you to be "in the know" as best you can so that you can make informed decisions with your doctor. I have nothing but positive comments about Dr. Morris and the care he has provided to me.  Respond
 
27/09/10 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1202665
06/07/10 5 5 5 5 As a receptionist I think we need a site to rate the patients. They might be surprised at how we see some of them.  Respond
RID: 1103478
11/02/10 5 5 5 5 I've seen Dr. Morris 3 times now in the past 9 months. Everytime I leave feeling so well taken care of. He is very compassionate and listens intently - even if I'm not symptomatic at the time of my appointment he doesn't rush. He's open to every question, takes the time to explain anything I don't understand and wants detailed information about any symptoms since the last appt. He doesn't run unnecessary tests or push drugs that aren't needed simply to appease a patient, which I appreciate -he is very thorough and provides excellent care. He has a frank way of speaking and doesn't sugar coat anything, which I appreciate because it makes things very clear. I'm grateful to have Dr. Morris as my rheumatologist - I wouldn't trade his care for anything. (Just don't wear pointy heels to your appt...:)  Respond
RID: 1076608
13/01/10 3 5 2 3 Rapid questions were more like facing a firing squad than consulting a medical specialist. Did not appear genuinely interested. Instead, seemed to be "going through the motions" (perhaps confirming a preconception rather than making a thoughtful diagnosis). Diagnosis seemed inconsistent with my symptoms. One set of particularly concerning and potentially serious complications I described were completely ignored. If his diagnosis turns out to be correct, then no harm has been done. But, if incorrect, this appointment will have delayed my starting appropriate treatment. The treatment prescribed was no more detailed than I could have read on bottles of nutritional supplements and painkillers. Other therapies recommended did not address my biggest concerns, and further, were incompatible with an underlying health condition that he was aware of. Doctor did allow questions. However, I was so taken aback by doctor's manner, most did not come to mind until after my appointment.  Respond
RID: 1070812
06/01/10 1 5 1 1 Re last comment, speak as you find. Luckily, I have enough medical knowledge to be my own advocate and pursue my health issues, which were not addressed properly by him. Turned out to be life threatening, no thanks to Dr. Morris.  Respond
RID: 1059395
17/12/09 1 5 1 1 after waiting 6 months to get in to see him, it was a complete waste of time. He was very rude, didn't listen to a word I said, He sat there and shot questions at me like he was reciting a book, no emotion in his voice whatsoever. His bedside manner is terribe and to think, he's a specialist? what a joke! I am back in the waiting line again to see another rehumatologist. I don't know if he picks an chooses who he likes as I have a hard time understanding that people actually think he's a wonderful specialist.  Respond
RID: 1057059
14/12/09 2 3 1 4 I saw him for a few months but I had to change doctor due to his lack of supportiveness and sympathy. He was very cold, to the point I felt that he did not have respect towards his patients. He did not seem to welcome questions. He did not give me choices or alternatives when it comes to medication. When I asked for a referral to occupational therapy, he told me to ask my family doctor. I am sure that he is knowledgeable, but it did not work for me because I felt so stressed after I saw him every time. I am way happier with the new doctor. She is very supportive and she sent me to occupational and physiotherapy without me asking. She always explains what are my choices about the medication, and really respect me as a person.  Respond
RID: 967583
20/08/09 5 5 2 2 This fellow is very abrupt and seems to lack a caring bone in his body. His basic philosphy is "go home and exercise 5 times/day". Easier said then done Dr Morris. Especially when getting from the bed to the bathroom means excruciating pain. Sure I'll just hop on a bike and ride for 1/2 hour. And as someone else said, how dare you go to his office with a bit of knowledge. Taboo. His patients are apparently all braindead and just sit there and nod. Yes Dr Morris...Whatever you say Dr Morris. Don't bother with this clown.  Respond
RID: 960138
11/08/09 5 5 1 3 Doctor Morris is very brusque and judging. I saw him because I had a positive Anti-CCP test of hi-positive for rheumatoid arthritis. He dismissed me and told me not to come back that I needed to exercise more and that I had fibromyalgia. I have suffered terribly since and am now back in the que to see another specialist.  Respond
RID: 933630
10/07/09 5 5 3 3 Dr. Morris needs a refresher course re his approach to patients. No doubt, he is very thorough. However, I will not choose to visit him longterm for a chronic illness. He might be suitable for a one time diagnosis.I found him to be negative, non supportive and God forbid you should have a little information. Typical of the old time doctors. You should be seen and not heard. Knowledge alone, does not a good physician make.  Respond
RID: 919752
22/06/09 5 5 5 5 I used to work for Dr. Morris, so admittedly I cannot rate him as a patient. But based on my own experience and observations of physician-patient interaction, I must say he is an excellent physician. Not only is he remarkably punctual (an unusual trait in a specialist), but he is very thorough with his patients, first conducting a very lengthy interview and afterward a full physical assessment, with time to answer questions and address concerns. I personally never came across anyone who complained about the service he provided. Being his receptionist (and being the curious person I am), I always asked questions about the diseases he diagnosed, and about the treatments, options and exercises he prescribed to his patients. He always took the time to answer all my questions, showing me diagrams and models to help explain. In my two years of working for him, I never noted him to be anything but totally professional and caring with his patients. He is truly an extraordinary physician.  Respond
RID: 913139
14/06/09 1 3 1 1 Dr Morris was my rheumatologist for 3 years.I was having multiple problems with my lupus at that time.Every time I went to him because I was getting to the point that I was unable to care for myself due to the pain I was experiencing,I couldn't breathe and he kept telling me to go home and exercise and I would feel better because he felt I had fibro myalgia.It got to the point that I could not care for myself I was so sick.My parents came and got me and took me home to Saskatchewan to RUH in Saskatoon and ended up in the hospital there for 2 1/2 wks.When I arrived at emerg the staff was asking why I hadn't seeked medical attention earlier.I ended up going into pulmonary,renal and liver failure because he didn't care to do his job.The pain that he had diagnosed as fibro myalgia was also investigated.They found it wasn't fibro myalgia but stiffman syndrome.This disorder is a condition where all your muscles go into spasm constantly.I would not recommend him to anyone who asked.  Respond
RID: 710105
26/10/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Morris is the most helpful doctor I have ever seen. Unlike the family doctors I saw, he actually examined me, taught me about my condition, and explained the plan. I have been back many times for rheumatoid and am always seen on time or early. I am doing much better now, and he has never charged me for any of the insurance paperwork he has filled in for me.  Respond
RID: 576453
27/04/08 5 5 5 5 This man is a life saver. He knows his stuff and is not afraid to change medications to see which works best. He takes time to help with government paperwork that must be done twice a year. Dr. Morris has always been able to see his patient when we make a last minute call. He has been my husbands RA Specialist for almost 6 years and he is the BEST!!  Respond
RID: 533956
09/03/08 5 5 5 5 I was able to get into Dr. Morris within one month of a severe decline in my ability to walk. He performed several test and has been treating me for both RA and osteoarthritis. He was very knowledgeable and thorough. I am now without the aid of a cane. He has been a very considerate doctor and appreciate his continued dedication.  Respond
RID: 481343
11/01/08 5 5 5 5 Dr Morris is a very competent and knowledgeable professional. He is always very punctual however he still takes the time to answer your questions and concerns. His intial examination and the test and xrays he orders are very thorough and complete. Once diagnosed he monitors all your tests and notifies you personally if he feels the need is warranted. He is very staight forward in his bed side manner and perhaps some people would prefer a Dr who fusses over them. Personally I would rather have one who just gives me the facts and then is willing to discuss what we can do or try to do about them.  Respond
RID: 433919
24/10/07 2 3 1 1 This doctor was very kind at the hospital but when I went to his office, he was aloof and dismissive. He told me that i was having a fibromyalgia atack and and that he couldn't help me. My GP sent me to another doctor who is treating me for RA.  See Responses
RID: 246239
30/03/07 5 5 5 Very effecient in checking on overall health. Helped immediately in dealing with chronic pain.Would recommend for anyone with arthritis.  Respond
RID: 221759
21/03/07 5 5 5 Truly the best Doctor I have seen about my arthritis, listened to me and truly cared. Spent phenomenal amount of time asking questions and running tests. I now feel like a different person. I went down hill skiing, something I could not do in a long time. Don’t change a thing Doctor Morris good doctors are hard to find. You are truly a rarity.  Respond
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