Dr. Dorothy June Irwin

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So I saw Dr. Irwin 2 months ago. I waited a bit before writing a review so I could get a general idea of her.
I live on the South shore of Montreal so already going to Pointe-Claire was very far by transit. But desperate times call for desperate measures. She is the only non-cosmetic dermatologist that has walk-in's in the city (that I know of..).
I got to her office at 7PM after work. I got to see her at 12:30 AM. Now, this didn't bother me too much because I was expecting it. But the thing that ticked me off was that for all the time I waited to finally see her, I didn't feel like it was really worth it.
I went in for my recent surge of acne and was looking for insight and a diagnostic. Instead all she did was ask random questions like what toothpaste I use, without explaining anything to me.
I really wanted to understand what was going on with my body, I didn't just want a prescription.
She didn't give that to me. Instead, towards the end of our brief 10 minutes, I wanted to get her opinion on birth control pills for acne since I had heard that it helped greatly for hormonal imbalance which cause acne. But instead she got aggressively mad at me, accusing me of wasting her time if all I was really after were pills to cure the issue. I almost got teary-eyed from exhaustion of patiently doing nothing for the past 5 hours to get yelled at in a creepy office filled with junk and not to mention that I don't think she had bathed in a week. It was sad to see.

All in all she prescribed me two mild creams that have yet to really work. They do their job okay in terms of speeding up the life span of my zits, but my acne is still there because it's not getting at the root of the problem. I'm just hoping it goes away on its own...

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flag | Submitted Sept. 7, 2014

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the wait was 4.5 hours and I had an appointment!! She spends too much time talking about non-related issues just chit chat while her waiting room is bursting with people who cant find a seat! She forgot to give me back my card since she collect all cards at the same time from all patients... She wrote me an Rx but it turned out it was something I already tried and did not work! she did not tell me what she prescribed. I only realized it when she gave me the Rx. She asked me to stop eating sugar, soda, diet soda and aspartame and chocolate... she arrives to her first appointment 3 hours late!! she needs to respect people's time more. I had to catch 2 buses to get home at midnight!

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flag | Submitted March 21, 2014

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We took our 3-month old daughter to Dr.Irwin for the severe rash on her face. Dr.Irwin was the only hope we had after seeing 3 different doctors including her pediatrician. The rash lasted for 3 weeks, and it kept getting worse and worse. We were so desperate to find out what it really was and how to treat it. Dr. Irwin took her time to find the cause of her problem. The difference between the other 3 doctors and Dr.Irwin was that she actually cared about our daughter. 3 days after the treatment, I could finally see my daughter being happy again. Waking up peacefully in the morning and seeing her sleep with smile made me cry. My husband had to call Dr.Irwin simply to say "Thank you." Dr.Irwin definitely has a lot of experience and passion for what she does. Thank you so much, Dr.Irwin!

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flag | Submitted Jan. 17, 2014

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flag | Submitted Jan. 15, 2014

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Dr. Irwin is the best most caring doctor I have ever seen. Because she cares her patients so much, she gives about 20-25 minutes to each patient, which makes the appointments not able to be fulfilled as scheduled. That was why many people waited for hours before seeing her. I brought my daughter to her office because of some weird rash. We arrived at around 6:10pm and there were around 15 people waiting. At 7:30pm, she told the patients that she was gonna see the two children before seeing them. We felt sorry for the other patients who have been waiting for such a long time because we did not have an appointment and was treated earlier than the ones who have. But what a thoughtful and caring doctor she is! She is very experienced and tried her best to find out the possible reasons for the rash and gave my daughter a lot of helpful advice. She is definitely not like some other doctors who just give you 5 minutes and then let you go. They care more about money than the patients.

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flag | Submitted Oct. 17, 2013

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Dr. Irwin is a generous wonderful human being that has devoted herself to the wellbeing of other human beings. One cannot but feel her compassion and true caring nature for others. Although it was a long wait, I would have waited twice as long to have such a wonderful person help me as she did. Thank you a thousand times Dr. Irwin... you are truly amazing

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flag | Submitted Oct. 10, 2013

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I saw dr Irwin for a sever acne that I had on my face. She was the fourth dermatologist I’ve seen and the only one who tried to find the cause of my acne and not just to prescribe antibiotics! The cause was a medicament that I took for a long period of time (pantoloc). One month after I stopped the medication, my acne disappeared and never came back. And imagine that all the other 3 dermatologists prescribed me accutane that I refused to take. SHE IS THE BEST!

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flag | Submitted Feb. 19, 2013

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! What a wonderful human being..I come from the Czech republic and I'm on holiday. I was desperate to see a dermatologist and was SHOCKED to be seen on the same day that I called. I read the reviews so I knew I would have to wait-5 hours! I DON'T CARE. This 80 something woman saw me at 11 p.m. and did not charge me a penny (no medicard), expressed concerns about how I will get home that late at night. Amazing doctor - got what I needed. I have so much admiration and respect and I am so grateful to be seen by this lady. Where else would you be seen so soon? NOWHERE!! I wish some people here would stop disrespecting the incredible dedication and care this woman has for all her patients. She often works so late at night and that is after hour normal hours. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Thank you so much!!!!!

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flag | Submitted Nov. 21, 2012

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I have a condition which was diagnosed as being quite serious by another dermatologist, and so I decided to have a second opinion. Of course, unless you have 6 months to spare it's not easy to get an appointment with a dermatologist, so I was thrilled when I was able to schedule an appointment with this doctor for the following week. I went to her office at the scheduled time, which was locked, and there was a crowd of people waiting outside the door. One person told me that she was 'wonderful, but a little different', and another added that 'she marches to the beat of her own drum, she comes as she pleases, and sometimes doesn't even show up at all'. After waiting 2 1/2 hours outside a locked door, I decided that I'd rather die from a medical condition than succumb to some eclectic nut's whimsical idea of a schedule. The other people in line were even more desperate than me as they continued to wait; desperate, but not undeserving of respect.

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flag | Submitted Oct. 30, 2011

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She's very good but a little wonky. She has no staff, and does not know nor care about punctuality. Seriously, you may wait for 2+ hours. But like I said, she's very good, and in it to help people.

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flag | Submitted July 19, 2011



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