Ratings for Dr. Jean Deschenes
I get more information from searching the internet than I do visiting Dr. Deschenes. I had to do research and ask him if that was what I had. He does not share any information, what to expect, or even ask questions about how I am managing. I'm trying to get second opinions.
Unfortunately Dr. Deschaines is not very helpful at giving details, or information. He is a kind man, but rushed, and I have been very much kept in the dark (no pun intended) about my condition, which can make everything a bit scary. I've heard he is the best, so I hope he's worth it.
I was referred to this doctor after two specific specialists saw what my problem was. The waiting room experience is rather particular , using an expert doctor like him to distribute the patients into the exam room seems awaste of precious time. But, once you understand the system, you arrive early then your appointment and you usually are out before the time of your appointment. This doctor took the time to bring me to see the films of the various exams he had me pass, explained the results to me and elaborated on the treatment required. Oneof the medications he prescribed diminuishes my immunity, so he took the time to explain what he had to do before I could have the bone grafts needed for my dental implants. If I ask a question he does not hesitate to answer. The only disappointing part is the first doctor who comes in to examin you before Dr Deschenes sees you. Instead of reading your file, he asks all the questions over and over. Yes, I recommend Dr Deschesne.
I was also very scared of the comments found in here. In my case he was a very good doctor and I got examined by two doctors, so it made me feel confident. Yes there is a lot of people, and the waiting may be long but as someone pointed out, it is the system, not the Doctor. Yes he is always in a rush, but I didn't feel he missed anything on my checkup.
I was mortified reading some comments posted, and if you are in trouble with a vision problem, see this Dr. I met him over 12 years ago as a blind woman with a white cane and a slew of problems. Today I have excellent vision (20/20) and am healthy and independent. His knowledge of immunology, pharmacology and many other areas of medicine literally and figuratively saved my life. I met him after seeing another doctor from another hospital going nowhere. I also tried seeing a doctor in Boston (disaster). Dr Deschenes is a brillant, kind physician who was always available (3 times a week when necessary).NO, he is not on time (we wait), but that is the medical system, not him. I was a very complicated case, and he ALWAYS did his best to find a solution to my myriad of problems. Go see him if you are in trouble.
The main issue that I encountered was a poor patient-physician relationship. He did not listen to my concerns and the symptoms of my eye problem. He did not seem to have time to answer any of my questions. Any answers he gave me were only a few words. He also misdiagnosed my condition which led to blindness in my one eye. I saw another ophthalmologist who detected the disease soon thereafter. After his misdiagnosis, he continued to offer treatments that were advised against by other ophthalmologists. I would never want anyone else to experience what I went through with Dr. Deschenes. You deserve a doctor that communicates with you about your condition and whom you trust.
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