Ratings for Dr. Christopher Andrews
Staff were OK. Timeliness, about what you'd expect from a busy MD. Helpful, not even a little! After initial consult, without any testing, he said "what do you want me to do?" He told me to go home and deal. I was super sick, super skinny, barely eating and he wouldn't help me. When I started crying, he finally agreed to do some testing. When testing came back with a specific diagnosis, he dismissed it and accused me of being anorexic (having psychological problems). He didn't seem to care about me at all, and was even less interested in helping me. Since then, have had a couple phone consults, one where he again told me it was all in my head. Awful, awful!! I hope I never see him again!! He most certainly did not have my best interest at heart.
I waited over a year for my first consult appointment as he was on leave. My referral was lost and had to call several times to make sure an appointment was made. Having traveled a significant distance for the appointment I was very disappointed in the 10 minute consult and 45 minutes late. Prescribed a medication off label and sent me on my way. I've had 4 consult appointments, two were phone, and all of them were under 15 minutes. Totally dismissed me as a patient. The last consult I had was to be told I was not approved for funding a gastric electric stimulator and only after that told me it wasn't being done anymore anyway. He wrote up a care plan for hospital emergencies that included meds that I have had very bad reactions to. Almost as if he didn't even look at my records and prescribed meds and treatments that he though would shut me up. Well, it worked because I am never going back to this uncaring dismissive attitude that gave me no hope of ever getting any better.
Dismissive. If it isn't obvious, then you clearly must have a psychological problem. Couldn't care less. Unless you have IBD, don't expect to solve anything here. IBS doesn't exist, its just a cop our when they don't want to bother doing the testing you need.
Dr Andrews was useless. I waited many, many months to see him just to be let down once again. He wasn't helpful at all and seemed exhausted from what I could pick up. He didn't offer any tests and dismissed my health problems and said who knows what's wrong? What are you getting paid hundreds of thousands a year for again? The IBS group that was offered was also useless. They manipulated me into going as I wasn't given the IBS diagnoses in the first place. From my experience thus far they just try and brush you off and send you to any group to give faulty information just so you'll go away. I guess I'm just very unlucky as I have yet to find anyone with AB Heath that has ben helpful. There must be good doctors out there somewhere?
Hmmm interesting that he got 5/5? I saw him a couple weeks ago and he seemed spaced out or drugged up one of the two. Didn't take anything I said seriously and quickly jumped to conclusions without any testing. I waited for two years to see him which is scary because he refused to find out what's wrong with me. Looks like it's back to alternative treatment once again which is the only thing that has ever helped me. Naturopaths, Chiropractors and Acupuncturists. FYI Alberta health care, you suck and might as well save the taxpayers money by withdrawing all the funding on "Western medicine" or what I like to refer to it as "A waste of time and money>
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A new 1.8-star rating has been posted. "Staff were OK. Timeliness, about what you'd expect from a busy MD. Helpful, not even a little! After initial consult, without any testing, he said "what do y..."March 1, 2016
A new 1.8-star rating has been posted. "I waited over a year for my first consult appointment as he was on leave. My referral was lost and had to call several times to make sure an appointment was mad..."March 30, 2015
A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Best. Doctor. Ever. (My Dad) He actually won some award in 2014 for best GI doctor."February 10, 2015
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