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A man with a huge inferiority complex. Quick to insult other medical doctors. According to him they are all wrongare but he's always right. Very rude, no manners, no "savoir vivre". Needs a major attitude adjustment. One visit, my first and last.
I thought Dr.Gauvreau was the first Dr.who seemed to know what was going on with me.I had two problems and after taking a history he was quick to diagnose both conditions.He was extremely helpful with suggestions for a referral as well.I found him matter of fact,to the point and intelligent and will certainly not hesitate to go to him again if need be.
I cannot recommend Robert Gauvreau. He spent very little time talking to me--asked very few questions, even though the diagnosis was unclear. I saw him three times and each time he hardly seemed to want to take the time to sit down. His main interest seemed to be in recommnending a treatment uncovered by OHIP but would put $500 in his pocket. Once that treatment was unsuccessful, he showed little interest in doing anything else. He struck me as a very sloppy diagnostician--it didn't seem that he read the results of tests he himself had ordered very carefully--I had to remind him of what they said, and at one point after treating me, he appeared to suggest that the test results contradicted the treatment he had done.
The desk staff is horrible and make you feel like a patient checking in is an inconvenience. Dr. Gauvreau is so quick to make a judgement that he was looking at a positive scan from 5 years ago, gave advice that didn't make sense and tried to push me out of his office. It was only when I questioned that he looked at my recent positive bone scan did I realize that by recent he thought 5 years ago and not the one month old one. Course of action . . . stuff happens, it sucks that it's happened twice. No follow up . . . nothing. Physio therapist is just scratching her head.
Dr. Gauvreau was very professional and met all my expectations. I am not medically qualified but I know that dr? Gauvreau helped me enormously. He got the right diagnostic procedure, an, ultrasound, that indicated exactly what the problem was, specifically calcification tendinitis of the shoulder. I am a sixty-year old woman who has led an active life, and my shoulder problem was making it difficult to pursue my usual activities. dr. gauvreau suggested exercises and patience, and now my problem is gone.
I would add my own comments, but others have said everything there is to say. I've only experienced the ugly, bad and the worst. I would never recommend this guy. Rude, unhelpful and unknowledgeable. What a joke.
Dr. Gauvreau is always in a hurry. He walks in holding his clipboard and won't sit down. He always seems in a rush to move on to the next patient. He blamed the problem with my ankle on age (I was 40) and told me to take Aleve. After another visit and being told the same thing (this time he did prescribe an NSAID) I went to see another doctor for a second opinion, and this doctor sent me to get an MRI. When I went back to Dr. Gauvreau to renew my NSAID prescription he freaked out when I told him I was going for an MRI soon. He said that the MRI would cost OHIP $1000 and I didn't even need one. He was wrong. The MRI showed exactly what the problem was, and the only thing that would fix it was surgery. Good thing I got that MRI. Dr. Gauvreau then referred me to an orthopedic surgeon, and I have since had surgery and am recovering well.
Dr Gauvreau was the first of many doctors to properly explain my knee problems and to give me advice on how to handle it. He is very understanding and took the time to go over my options. Result is my knee is better now than for years and I no longer take ibuprofen after every workout.
Worst doctor I have seen. After dealing with back pain for 17 months, seeing four general doctors, two physio therapists, exercising, I asked for a specialist. 20 min wait and he comes, looks at the submitted info and starts yelling at me. I asked to let me explain, but he would not let me talk, there was no time. He quickly concluded that I had recurring back pain, looked at my back, asked me to bend. Well, I have been in severe pain for monts. I tried telling what exercises I have been doing, but he already knew was all wrong. He suggested to see some former weight lifter for proper exercise. Maybe he does get it, but he did not take time to discuss nor show any sympathy. He did not arrange the physio and did not ask for a follow up appointment. Did not even ask my age. I am 47, well fit, used to play sports, try to go to gym. And all that "people are not meant to sit". Should I fly? Less then 10 min and he kicked me out of the office. All for seeing a specialist.
Client service was none existent at the Barrhaven location, the staff were completely unhelpful, and unwelcoming. Upon arrival for my appointment I was told by the staff "no ...no ...he is not here, he was here for 2 hrs this morning- all of his appointments were cancelled, did no one call you?" No one in the office asked for my name to verify my appointment time nor offer an ounze of sympathy that an error was made. I lost a 1/2 day of work to get to this appointment and felt my presence in the office was an inconvenience to the staff. I am neutral on all other ratings for the dr as this site does not allow null values.
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