Dr. William H. Craig

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North Vancouver, British Columbia Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Pain Mgmt / Physical Rehab
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Phone:604-990-1122
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Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/09    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 13 reviews. Dr. William H. Craig has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Q: his profile on this site lacks info..grad school/year,website,etc.?Eas happy with initial appt. He requisitioned what I undetstand to be a dif?    Email me    Answer it

Pain Mgmt / Physical Rehab-related: pain relief, physical rehabilitation, stroke recovery, accident recovery
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
 
09/07/14 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 5572634
21/06/14 1 4 4 4 Dr. Craig listened to my issue and was really helpful in helping me with my pain management. My only complaint is to get rid of the receptionist. She has no personality. Also took me months to get the initial appointment, then when she called and left a msg for me to call back, which I did the next day, I had to wait another 2-3 weeks for a return call. Doesn't say hi when you arrive or by when you leave. Get rid of her.  Respond
RID: 5350113
16/04/14 1 1 1 1 Had an appointment and called to confirm, didn't hear back till the appointment was due, then I was asked to pay $75.Had to deal with a very rude secretary. Very very disappointed.  Respond
RID: 2895582
 
04/10/13 1 1 1 2 I rated this doctor so poorly for a number of reasons. I have chronic pain like many of his patients and have a pain management program to manage the pain ... otherwise I can't work and everyday life is a challenge. The receptionist is above answering calls from patients, pharmacies, other doctors. They may be punctual for appts but to return a 2 minute call to the pharmacy so you can get your medication takes a month. You have a small window when they say they will answer the phone, which they don't. The answering machine message says it all; they tell you to go to your family physician, most of which will not prescribe this type of medication and they are fulling aware of this problem. Then they say go to the emergency room to get your medication. How irresponsible to fill up emergency rooms with your patients that need medication monthly because it is below him to write their prescriptions. Both doctor and receptionist are arrogant and could care less about the patient.  Respond
RID: 2819195
28/08/13 1 5 3 5 Cannot reach receptionist to book appointment. Never returns calls. Never dealt with an office like this before. Most receptionists try there best to accommodate patients. I have not been able to make an appointment for months for one reason or another. Very, Very, odd practice.  Respond
RID: 2644449
09/05/13 3 2 2 3 Notes were faxed from another doctor.My exam was quick.He prescibed fentanyl patches;an addictive drug.I needed surgery.I had not slept for 3 years!Burning 10/10 nerve pain in my right buttock woke me every night.I could not sit or lie down.I stood all day.I was totally spent.We talked on the phone 4 months later.My surgery wasn't approved yet.Why?He suggested I inhale ketamine spray,an addictive drug,when I drove.It didn't help.I no longer trusted doctors.I hired a registered nurse.I paid her to be with me when he called next.She politely asked him if he had referred my papers to another specialist.He said he had 2 weeks ago.We said thanks.I went to bed.My nurse found out the referral had not been sent.Why? He wrote a letter to my G.P. stating that he had discharged me as a patient? He said my nurse and I were aggressive?That was not true.He was mad that we caught his misrepresentation. He let me down.I am sad.He has no compassion. I almost died.  Respond
RID: 2578747
07/03/13 4 4 5 5 He is very helpful with my pain issues, and he is definitely a thinker and problem solver. I found out he is an athlete as well as a doctor - rock climbing and mountain biking, and that makes me admire him even more. He has a website on his design for a prosthetic arm to help with biking which is very challenging in this province. Wow. What an amazing thing he has done.  Respond
RID: 2504840
18/12/12 4 4 4 4 Saw him a few months ago. I was referred to him through my GP. He seemed knowledgeable and gave me a few options in terms of treatment. He did not provide my GP with a report though. Now his office is closed for the "holidays" until February 5, 2013. Who closes their office for that long?  Respond
RID: 2329322
06/07/12 1 3 2 3 I saw Dr. Craig about pudendal nerve pain. He referred me to get a nerve block at UBC. His secretary failed to send through the requisition, even after numerous phones calls with her. I have now been waiting 4 months and it has still not been sent through. She is a blithering idiot who should be fired. He fails to return calls and getting an appt. from a referral is also a nightmare.  Respond
RID: 2317218
03/07/12 5 5 5 5 Saw him 4 yrs ago and found him very good,helpful and knowledgeable. After many years of trying to get a diagnosis with other doctors,pyhsiotherapists ect,I finally got a diagnosis from him.He is a bit serious,but I would see him again for sure.  Respond
RID: 1563771
18/10/11 5 1 1 2 After visiting Dr. Craig with my MRI showing 2 bulging discs he offered zero assistance on next steps other than saying "go see a physiotherapist". There was no education on back care or pain management. He didn't even look at my MRI and couldn't find the radioligist's report. I gave him my copy to read! Zero bedside manner! Don't waste your time!  Respond
RID: 1553150
04/10/11 5 5 5 4 I've just seen Dr. Craig twice. I had a flareup after my first treatment. My physio encouraged me to go back because a couple of patients he has have responded really well to the treatments (injections). Dr. Craig is very compassionate and listens to feedback. I was delighted to hear he could adjust/modify my treatments. I had success with second treatment and will continue. I feel very hopeful about this treatment. Def give it a try!  Respond
RID: 1223952
07/08/10 4 4 4 5 A very intelligent doctor who has given me new hope after I thought nothing could be done. He is quite serious and professional  Respond
RID: 1016089
22/10/09 5 5 5 5 He is a knowledgable dr.it seems that he will help me where others have had no clue, he has given me hope !!great Dr.  Respond
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