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I was saddened to hear that Dr. Goddard has had to take his own medical leave. For those that can't fathom that, I would suggest you accept it rather than 'calling him down'. GP work is a very stressful environment and I would rather see him take the time to get better rather than completely implode. I agree there is a shortage of GP's in the area (area = BC!) and of course that is why is patient load is so high. I was fortunate enough to find another GP to take me on, but when Dr. Goddard returns to practicing medicine I will want to get back onto his list. To say he is not loyal and only about the money is unfair and incorrect, and no doubt an incredibly difficult decision to step back and get healthy.
Dr Goddard has no loyalty to his patients. It is all about himself. He has abandoned his patience right now and left us no place to go for care. He makes you feel like it is all about him getting paid.
Dr. Goddard is compassionate and knowledgeable however has poor "bedside manner". I always felt rushed and frightened to bring up more than one issue, regardless how small. He was frequently late, even for a first am appointment but has been improving. Does little in the way of a physical exam, I like him as a person, but have found another doctor now that I have a chronic illness and don't want to feel rushed.
Dr Goddard has been amazing. He is very empathetic and has thouroughly explained all my medications as well as making whole healthcare reccomendations including diet and vitamins, and lifestyle in a supportive understanding way.
After 4 or 5 appointments to see Dr. Goddard I was very dissatisfied. I found Dr. Goddard to be quite unapproachable, unprofessional and not thorough. Throughout numerous appointments Dr. Goddard was often on his phone, he did not conduct a health history or family history, nor did he ever conduct a full examination. In fact, the man has never taken my blood pressure or pulse, which a basic healthcare assessment. I always felt very rushed during all my appointments with Dr Goddard and i felt Dr. Goddard was not empathetic and lacked many crucial and basic assessment skills. With a large push towards preventative care and primary healthcare I feel Dr. Goddard lacks in this area. When i initially became a patient of Dr. Goddard's he was highly recommended, however even the person who recommended him no longer is a patient of his .
Lucked out getting a wise , compassionate doctor , my hubby , daughter , & grandsons are patients and today I am making an appt for my friend and hopefully he will take him as a new patient .The best Doctor I've had and have had for a few yrs now :)
Dr. Goddard is highly professional, VERY caring, and works amazingly hard, given his workload and widely varying clientele. My wife and I have been seeing him for a few years after very poor experiences with Dr. West. Due to no fault of his own, he has come under scrutiny by the College of Physicians and Surgeons because certain pharmacies don't know how to dispense narcotics properly. He always tells us what we need to do, and not just what we want to hear. I would highly recommend him, were it not for his already high case load. His staff are excellent, friendly, and very professional, especially Lucy.
Dr. Goddard is a very pleasant man who is sincere and concerned with his patients. He uses all the knowledge that he has and when needed makes a referral to a specialist. He is always very thourough. His office however is always very busy, it takes a long time to get an appointment....like every other doctor he is overworked. Overall he is an amazing doctor and a great person. Due to the fact that he is so busy, I had tried at one point to switch doctors. The grass is definately NOT greener on the other side! I will be going back to Dr. Goddard.
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