Ratings for Dr. Paul Winston
I just read the Globe and Mail Series on Insurance doctors. I had a very different experience, I saw Dr. Winston for an insurance assessment. He was awesome. I had been complaining of severe difficulty with my right arm and hand. I had "normal" nerve tests with a neurologist that barely spoke to me or looked at me and said there was nothing wrong with his technician's testing. I pushed my union for another opinion and they asked Dr. Winston. He examined me a lot, and was really worried and demanded I get an MRI of my elbow immediately. He even called my doctor to make sure the insurance company followed his suggestions. I had a strangled and swollen nerve from an extra ligament. I had surgery really quickly after that and am doing so much better. My job is everything to me so now I do not need to quit, but more importantly I am starting to play my guitar again.
Dr. Winston is truly amazing. He is thorough but efficient. HIs willingness to explain the various and numerous tests was so helpful. His follow-up and booking appointments for x-rays, an MRI and to a neurosurgeon were so quick it was unbelievable. We feel so fortunate that our family doctor referred us to him. We were unfamiliar with the medical specialty of physiatrist.
I found this Dr to be erratic and somewhat over the top. We began with him being completely dismissive of previous expert diagnosis. I'm not sure where he was or who he was thinking of because his report to my GP bore no resemblance to my examination nor his discussion with me. Had one appointment then I got a referral to another physician...this Dr was too capricious for my liking.
I saw Dr. Winston January 17, 2017 at Victoria General in Victoria BC for a nerve muscle diagnostics test with Dr. Krauss. Both of these Doctors are fantastic both have super good "bedside" manners and both are very clear about what is needed and being done. Great
I had a visit with Dr.Winston with regards to my employment and the issues that I was having trying gain more employment with my employer. his insight did just that for me . I appreciate the fact that he listened to my grievances and agreed with me and agreed that my issues were reasonable . I have resolution finally thanks to his report .
Dr.Winston saw me today and I was so impressed with his his approach to the treatment of my rare disease. I was diagnosed five years ago and this is the first time that a medical practioner has given me some hope for a disease that is incurable. Also present were another medical professional and student. All were so caring. I am grateful for having been referred to Dr. Winston. What made me further optimistic was Dr. winston's offer for further follow-up visits, if required.
Everyone notices the diametrical divergence into two camps here. I am in the "He's wonderful" one. He doesn’t have any time for a particular type of person, I don’t know much about the type except they’re the ones giving him zeros, and yet this doesn’t bring his rating below 4. Makes me smile. Prospective patients must be intrigued and just so. He saw I was referred to a neurosurgeon, and I said “are you sure it’s me and not my MRI that’s referred?” He looked at me, got up from his desk, walked into the hallway of his multi-disciplinary office, and grabbed a neurosurgeon. If I hadn’t been so astonished, I would have laughed. What a totally productive whirlwind he is. And the consult btwn the 2 of them laid fears in that area to rest and closed the surgery subject. If his whole day is comprised of rushing out those he can’t help and squeezing in those of us he can, well, that seems to be working for the 80% of us who are getting kind and tangible care from this quirky, delightful man. As usual, didn’t take him much faster than lightning to see and get moving on my problem. It’s fun to watch a force of nature at work, especially with the intent of getting me moving as well as I used to. I laughed to figure out later that he was talking about the B vitamin biotin and I heard “D”. I said I thought there was only one form of D. He heard “B” and gave me a look. Which I now interpret as “I thought you were knowledgeable and you don’t know there are several B vitamins?” While I’m walking out the door thinking “Biotin, a D vitamin. Hmmm. Why have I never run across this over several years of research into Vitamin D?” (I have MS.) Too funny. That, along with shaking hands with the neurosurgeon (yes, a firm, steady grip), makes too much amusement for just one visit.
Dr. Winston has been our Dr. For years. One of my children has a disability, I have very bad arthritis, my husband a bad back, and another daughter who dances. He is down to earth, fun, panics when needed, but mostly reassures. He constantly plays down bad news or xrays with bad news. He is such an optimist. I have sat with literally a hundred people in the waiting room at the hospital and his office over the years. I have no idea how he could be called arrogant. I can only guess that he tells people that they should be okay and be able to do everything, as boy does he keep us all as fit as we can be. I feel sorry for the parent of the teenager below. Perhaps you should simply go for a follow up and say you are unhappy. I always call for one when we need it and he is always welcoming. In our health care system I have learned you must be your own best advocate.
A physio who was treating our teenager for debilitating pain had recommended Dr. Winston and so when our GP and orthopedic specialist suggested seeing a physiatrist, we pushed to get him. Big mistake! He was dismissive, rude, and arrogant. Our tough-as-nails athletic kid left in tears because of his attitude.... and, even worse, came away feeling at fault for being in pain. Dr. Winston referred us to another specialist, said he'd keep in touch on the findings and followup... and that was it. He's never been heard from again. So very disappointed!
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- BCBS Illinois
- Coventry Health Care