Dr. Smiley Tsao


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Specialty:Family / G.P.
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Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 14 reviews. Dr. Smiley Tsao has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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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: 5309874
26/03/14 4 2 3 4 Dr Tsao is a good family doctor with good knowledge, but his schedule is often overbooked. Wait times can often be 30 minutes to an hour after your scheduled time. His staff does a fairly good job, but don't follow up with appointment calls so it's important for patients to keep track of schedule. He often recommends patients to take additional vaccination which aren't always covered by insurance, so I question whether there's any incentive on his part.  Respond
RID: 1715857
17/02/12 1 1 1 2 He cares about money too much. The patient wait for him more than 2 hours, but he only spend less 5 minutes to talk to his paitent. He didn't treat his patient nicely. After visit him, I feel like he say: "swipe your health card and go". I was pregant and he promise me he will go to Grace hospital to deliely the baby, but he never show up. Later, I broke my leg and I can't walk. I need sick note from him. His staff forget to ask me to sign one paper. He asked me to go back to sign and pay the fee for sick note. I said I can't walk, can I ask my husband to pay the fee and pick up the paper to home to sign and return back to his office. Then he can give sick note to my husband. He just simply doesn't agree. He said I have to go back to his office to pick up by myself with the broken leg. For the broken leg, he only gave me 2 weeks sick note. Every body knows that is not enough for the broken leg. He wants me to come back to see him for more sick notes. He wants more money.  Respond
RID: 1467875
19/06/11 3 3 5 5 he has just helped me with a problem that many other doctors and specialists failed to do, he's always been patient and I find him very knowledgeable, I just hope his office was closer, like it used to be.  Respond
RID: 1412571
11/04/11 1 1 1 2 He does not care patient at all. it takes more than 1 hour before see him, and 5 mins out. he always askes me to research myself, and delay the referal.  Respond
RID: 1274699
19/10/10 5 5 5 5 Cured my sliver infection from rubbing my wood . lololol60char  Respond
RID: 1211496
20/07/10 4 3 5 5 Dr. Tsao might not always be on time but that is understandable. Most people take up a lot of time. He has always been helpful and is very knowledgeable.  Respond
RID: 1208921
15/07/10 4 4 3 5 He's a very knowledgeable doctor, but VERY busy. Always in a hurry. Sometimes it feels like he doesn't take your symptoms seriously and just gives you a generic diagnosis. Or he downplays the seriousness of your problems.  Respond
RID: 1151643
17/04/10 1 1 1 1 He is doing something he is not capable to do and that wastes patients large amount money for earning his money from OHIP.  Respond
RID: 1095803
02/02/10 3 2 3 4 A very busy family doctor and average waiting time in the past 5 years for me was about 1 -1.5 hours. Usually spent only 2-3 min with me and seems impatient a bit. Had him referred me to specialists (allergy and muscle pain) twice both disappointed me very much. Recently I was shocked by the fact he refused to see my daughter who had H1N1-like symptoms. I will give him a LOW on morality and am looking for a better family doctor.  Respond
RID: 1023700
02/11/09 1 1 1 3 He was good when he was just starting out many years ago - over 15+ but now he's all about #'s. He consistently overbooks patients, doesn't listen when you're in consultation with him and pushes medications right off the bat or sends you off to a specialist. Always seems distracted and in a rush to someone more important then you. Lacks bedside manner & courtesy. He was great back in the day but now he's all about the quick buck. Also, he can never seem to hire a capable receptionist or keep them if he does find one.  Respond
RID: 806531
03/03/09 4 4 5 5 He is busy but he won't rush. Understanding and do not force me to take medicine I don't like because of side effect. Some specialist referal may have to be requested  Respond
RID: 672980
25/08/08 4 3 3 3 missed significant info from the Ultrasound report  Respond
RID: 558710
05/04/08 4 4 5 5 he is my family physician and the OB for both of my kids. He is very helpful and professional.  Respond
RID: 396853
03/09/07 5 3 5 5 Dr. Tsao is a very nice and knowledgable doctor.  Respond