Dr. Anthony Otto


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Specialty:Family / G.P.
Practice: Otto Anthony Dr
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Profile updated 26/09/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 2.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 16 reviews. Dr. Anthony Otto has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Family / G.P.-related: general practice, general care, family medicine, family practice, primary care
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2809068
23/08/13 5 5 5 5 first doctor that has ever listened and taken true time to find a result  Respond
RID: 2715454
22/07/13 5 4 5 5 Dr. Otto is a no nonsense kind of guy who says it as he see's it. If your looking for political correctness you won't find it with him but if your looking for the best he can offer he delivers. He's not infallible but I feel confident in his services and would recommend him to any hard working guy who just wants an answer without holding hands. lol 
Insurance: BC Med
RID: 2567964
22/02/13 5 1 1 1  
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 2271437
18/06/12 3 1 1 2   Respond
RID: 2198916
04/06/12 2 1 1 1 We were looking for PADI dive clearance for my partner who had childhood asthma and after reading quite extensively what we would need to be looking for we looked for diving doctors in the Vancouver area.Dr. Otto's name on the BMS Worksafe Diving Physician's list for commercial divers so we decided to make an appointment as he was the closest to us.Firstly, he was 30 min late and when admitted, we found him to be quite arrogrant and unprofessional.He swore during the session (I told him what the GP had said to us about the issue and he told us that they no f** nothing) and spoke in absolutes without once asking to check my partner's chest.We mentioned that we had read about tests online and he responded with "there is nothing but crap on line." I didn't bother to tell him that I was reading academic articles from medical journals as he seemed incapable of hearing another's opinion. We decided to get a second opinion at VGH's hyperbaric unit and it was the opposite of Dr. Otto's.  Respond
RID: 1653156
05/12/11 2 2 1 1 I became his patient after my doctor sold his practice to zdr.Otto.I was in hospital for 4.5 months after a very bad car accident.He came to checkon me in my third month.hs excuse was that he was busy.My doctor from a walkin clinic attended weekly.Dr.Otto nce told me i ned a fku shot due to my spinalcord problem.I dont have a spinal cord oroblem.He meant my brain injury.I was forced to wait 15 minutes past my scheduled time. so i left  Respond
RID: 1627329
08/11/11 5 1 1 1 I have been a long standing patient of Dr Otto, since he started practicing at his current location. I visited him last for my chronic severe depression. His focus was that I had not seen him for a year, and filled out my medical report to say my condition was to last 6 months, despite my having dealt with this all my life. ( Uhh.. Dr, I don't think it's going to get better in 6months.) He filled out my form incorrectly, his reasoning that I will go see him again in 6months, but that's not what the report was FOR. Essentially I was denied my short term disability benefits because he didn't fill it out truthfully. In that visit, he looked at me accusingly and said "do you even want to work?" to which I replied "yes, I just got out of college.. but.. I don't think I CAN.." . Upon asking him to fill out the forms, he even accused me of trying to take advantage of "the system". ME, taking advantage, when he is the one using the medical report to keep me seeing him again in 6months. Hmm.  Respond
RID: 1578021
03/11/11 4 3 1 2 I have been a patient of Dr Otto for over 10 years. I went to him in the summer cause I was going through a lot of pain. I couldn't walk on my right foot and he wouldn't even look at it. He said it is just a cramp and it will go away. I went to see him 2 weeks ago he was on holidays so another doctor was covering him. I told the doctor what I was experiencing and that arthritis runs in my family so he sent me for blood tests and called me back within a week, he told me I had arthritis. I went to see Dr. Otto today and asked him for a refill on my prescription and he gave it to me. However I was telling him about how much pain I have been in and he said just deal with it. I told him that I can't even function properly due to the arthitis,I asked him to send me to a specialist in the summer and he wouldn't even think of it. Just said it will go away. He wouldn't even prescribe anything for the pain, said I would become addicted. I am trying to find a new dr now.  Respond
RID: 1555182
06/10/11 2 5 2 5 I only saw him twice as I was transfered to him from another polish doctor. My previous Polish doctor retired...... I went in to talk to him regaridng a few issues I had with weight gain, dizziness and lack of energy. I had been trying to lose weight for 3 years and nothing seem to be working. So I wanted to know if their was something wrong with me. Needless to say he called me "fat" and said I needed to lose 80-90 lbs. I felt completly embarrased, Im not obesse my any means but I could lose the 30 pounds I had gained over the last few years. Which I already knew and have been trying to do - Thus the reason I was in for a visit ..... Needless to say I have not been back, their is a more professional way of handling patients ... FYI his solution eat less and work out 5 days a week - these were things I had already been doing, but he didnt seem to want to listen ... This was last year and I have since found another doctors who seems to listen and care.  Respond
RID: 1318044
20/12/10 5 1 1 3 I agree with all of the negative comments I have read here, and have had the same experience. I have noticed this for a while and have been keeping an eye on the situation. Dr Otto appears worried these days, as if he is in some sort of trouble. He rushes thru each appointment, and insists on seeing me anytime I need a refill on a lifetime perscription, so that he can Invoice the govt for every dr's visit. He has'nt checked my BP in almost a year. I am leaving DR Otto, for a Dr who cares about me. I'm extremely mad at him! Avoid Dr Otto! If you also have had a negative experience with Dr Otto, please take the time to express it. He might be very knowledgable, and he may have been a great Dr in the past, but he should not be allowed to practice as he is now.  Respond
RID: 1287278
05/11/10 1 1 1 1 Only a misquided gp would draw womens breasts in the marginal notes of one's file. Creepy!  Respond
RID: 1232717
19/08/10 1 1 1 1 Dr.Otto acted very unprofessional and unethical when I asked him for help in the very difficult situation related to cognative decline of my father. He was not helpful but he also told my father that I called him "crazy" that made a huge damage and lots of problems in our relationship.Would never go to him and would never recomend him! Shame on you Dr.Otto!  Respond
RID: 1220062
02/08/10 5 2 5 5 Dr. Otto is usually a little late, but otherwise a solid doctor and a decent dude.  Respond
RID: 1164440
06/05/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Otto listens well and takes his time with you.  Respond
RID: 1050597
05/12/09 5 3 2 3 Always feel rushed when you see him. He is an older doctor. Older doctors tend to jump to conclusions too quick and do not really give you the time and care that you need. He is busy, you will usually have to wait for him for a while.  Respond
RID: 940243
19/07/09 3 4 5 5 Seems to genuinly care about peoples wellbeing  Respond
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