Ratings for Dr. Gregory Monkewich
Our 20 year old daughter has been dealing with severe GI symptoms for over 3 years now. We saw Dr Monkewich with her when she first became ill and he basically told us her illness was all in her head and I was an overbearing mother. Now 3 years and many tests and procedures later for treatment of pyloric stenosis, malabsorption and gastroparesis our daughter is still horribly unwell and has lost over 30 lbs. Dr. Monkewich was the most disrespectul, aloof and condascending specialist I have ever met. I would not recommend him EVER! If you have been referred to him, get your name on the list for a different specialist ASAP!
This was the worst treatment I have ever received from a doctor. I was highly recommended to see him for some very serious chronic abdominal discomfort inculding many other horrible symptoms. He touched my stomach for about 10 seconds, refused to send me for an ultrasound, xray, blood test, MRI, scope etc. He made me feel like a complete idiot. Took 2 hours off work and drove to Burnaby to be condescended by this joke of a doctor. So unprofessional, uncaring, unkind and condescending.. I would not recommend ANYONE to this doctor. His receptionist was very nice, my appointment was only 15 minuets later than booked which was great, but honestly learn to respect your patients. Horrible.
I met Dr.Monkewich on March/18/2016 because of my brother-in-law who came here as emergency and more session after that. I am eager to express how grateful we are to have a doctor with the kind manor, patience, sense of humour, professionalism and gifted and artistic skill that he has been blessed with. His dedication to his career and his patients is evident. I'm sure he has heard it all many times, but it warrants repeating that his talents are a gift to all like my brother-in-law to have been fortunate enough to have him as his doctor. Absolutely, there is no word that we can thank him enough for all he did for him. His wonderful job along with his being are priceless because what he did was a miracle to have my brother-in-law back. God Bless Him
I met Dr. Monkewich for the first time at Lion's Gate Hospital today. He was covering for a North Vancouver doctor who was off this week. He looked after my Mom today on an urgent basis, and I thought he was excellent. I haven't yet had to call his office for a follow-up appointment for my Mom - but will need to do so in the next day or so. The thing I wanted to mention is that in my experience, the better the doctor - the harder it is to get in touch with them. You will have to put up with leaving a message and wait for a phone call back from a receptionist, nurse or assistant. You will also have to wait at your appointments or even surgeries - especially if you are being squeezed in on an urgent basis. I take this as a sign that you're in good hands. It's true! In my experience, Dr. Monkewich has a lot of skill, is good at explaining things and gets things done. He is knowledgeable, skilled and experienced. He will also also ask you if you have any questions after explaining what his treatment plan is for you. The procedure he did for my Mom today was complicated - and Dr. Monkewich is good at it. Dr. Monkewich is also very responsive. When it's truly urgent, he's there. I am so glad he was there for my Mom today. Yes, the surgery was late - but the thing is? It gone done, and it got done well. I think he's a very good doctor.
Doesn't explain anything. Sent me for tests but the office ran out of paper and couldn't find where they store the stock so I couldn't even get the test requisition! Said they would mail it but never did. Doesn't take the time to explain anything unless you get pushy and demand answers, then suddenly his attitude changes.
Dr. Monkewich does not appear to be a caring doctor, his staff in his office also not so helpful. He changed the instruction last minute and the written instructions arrived the day of the procedure. It's a 15 minute procedure and he was over half an hour ate. No explanations nor apology.
Very good co-ordination with my GP . I had a colonoscopy which determined that I have IBS consultation went well.He made suggestion on medications and lifestyle changes,Very knowledgeable.He is very busy and I felt he gave me adequate time and compassion with regards to my condition.The hospital visit was like any hospital lots of people .The nurse informed me before the procedure that he would see me after if there were polyps.There were none rather glad I didn't see him right after.Completed follow up at his office no complaints one time and listened
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