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We recently moved to North Vancouver and were warned not to go to Dr. Martin for the reasons below. However, for convenience and wanting to form my own opinion of her I took my family there. Both my husband and I agree that she is the WORST doctor we have ever had. She just doesn't make you feel that she cares about your wellbeing! She is rude, cold and does not make you feel comfortable to ask questions about her opinion. Most appointments I feel like she is only focused on writing me a prescription ($$$$$). She has poor listening skills and I always feel rushed and steered in the direction she wants. I typically leave her appointments feeling frustrated, angry and wanting to change doctors immediately (if I could only find a good one taking patients).
I was looking for a new doctor and came across dr. Martin. When I went to see her all she could talk about was my weight, which is fine! She sent me for blood work which came back good, kept telling me I needed professional help to lose weight and asked me if I new what a vegetable was. She didn't listen to my symptoms and I left crying from how horrible she is. I am so thankful I found a doctor who cares about me now! She is aweful.
I moved here from the United States. I am on medication that is taken daily. Dr Martin found equivalent medications here in Canada and has me feeling great. Her staff is very patient and helpful. Dr Martin is always on time. Friendly, and she really cares about my health. I have since brought my family to see her and they all like her.
I have been putting off a needed medical test until I can find a new doctor. Martin is the most unprofessional and inconsiderate doctor I've ever had the displeasure of seeing. She couldn't be bothered to acquaint herself with my chart and so asked me the same questions over and over, much of which had no bearing on the reason for my visit. She only cared about my weight, which is not an unhealthy one, so it got very tired, very fast. I was very tempted to comment on her weight, which is very obviously not a healthy one, but I restrained myself. The last straw was her prescription of a drug I am allergic to. Thank god for pharmacists! I can't believe this woman is still in practice. How I wish I knew about ratemds.com before I called her office. It is apparent that I am not alone in my issues with her.
Dr Martin is in a convenient location for me and is rarely late for appointments. However, she prescribes antibiotics for just about everything you come into her office for and never looks past the symptom to what might be going on otherwise. Her bedside manner is at times "okay" but most of the time I'm scared to ask her to explain why she is prescribing antibiotics or why my body might be doing whatever it's doing. I don't think her heart is in helping people anymore but more in the money.
Dr. Martin has been my family doctor for a few years. We have now moved our doctor as she is so rude and unhelpful. She is rude and dismissive to children - scarily so in fact. My children would cry at the thought of going to see her. She once made my little boy sit on the floor in the corner of the room while she examined me, which was humiliating and odd for him. She interrupts when you try to tell her things, has no bedside manner at all and just wants to get you out of there as quickly as possible. Her receptionist is also rude. I called to get a repeat prescription as I had nearly run out of my medication and she said 'Well it's not my fault that you have run out of medication.' ?! Really unhelpful and lacking in empathy. There are better doctors out there - I have now found one. I registered with doctor martin as she was the only female doctor on the northshore who was taking on new patients. I would rather go to a male doctor - in fact any other doctor than see her ever again.
Today was my first meeting with Dr. Martin. I found her staff friendly and efficient and they got me into a room right away. I waited maybe 2 minutes for Dr. Martin which was quite nice compared to other Doctors I have gone to. Dr. Martin was friendly, chatty (she took note of things I had mentioned and made conversation about it in a friendly way) and seemed very kind and helpful. I needed some blood work done which she got me to do right after the appointment which worked out very well for me. I was happy with my visit and have no hesitations with visiting her again in the future.
I have been seeing Dr Martin for over 10 Years and have never had a problem with her she is friendly and very knowledgable. I was sickened to read how many shallow people there are out there that judge people by there appearances.She is always on time which can be a huge issue for some Doctors like the ones she shares a practice with, there average wait time is one hour. She respects patients time. Her Secretary is fantastic and always accommodating.
A bone in my foot was broken and she refered me to a specialist who tried to scam me. The specialist told me to pay $20 IN CASH just for seeing him for 2 minutes and almost forced me to buy a cast for $200 and a pair of soccer socks for $20. When I tried to escape him by saying I had no money, he tried to make me call my parents and make them give my mom's credit card number over the phone. I said no and told him I'd contact him through my family doctor later. I never did, and dr.martin never called me either, and I've not called her or seen her ever since. I still have her as my family doctor because of lack of doctors in the north shore but jeez, she's horrendous.
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