Ratings for Dr. Vera Wan
I cannot say enough good things about Dr Vera Wan! She is a fantastic listener and a highly skilled physician. She will order tests, prescribe medications, and refer to specialists when justified, but she is thoughtful about when these things are needed. She is always doing what is in the best interest of her patients, perhaps at the expense of being liked by everyone, which is a rare skill.
Dr. Wan is amazing. She is kind, caring, empathetic and knowledgeable. There is always uncertainty in medicine, and I really appreciate the fact that Dr. Wan does not pretend that everything is knowable. She is highly skilled at explaining the risks of benefits of tests/treatments and we make an informed decision together (which is exactly how modern medicine is supposed to be practiced). She is a truly an exceptional physician.
I really like Dr Wan. I have heen a patient for almost 2 years. I was really worried about test results, so she called me at home on the weekend. i like that if she doesn't know what something is, she has no problem saying so, and asking for another opinion. I feel like she actually respects my time because she never seems to be running late, I understand to some people that it could make their appointments seem short, but I would rather not wait for hours. I'm glad to find such a young female Doctor in the city who actually cares about people.
When I first started going to Dr. Wan with my mother, I thought she was great, so when I needed a doctor I asked if I could become a patient as well. I am so sorry I did, she rushes you out of the appointment, her most favourite answer is “ I don’t know” and then of course she won’t help you to find someone who will know. When I first went to her, she would call me back, even if it was late at night, if it was an urgent issue, now I can’t even get 15 minutes of her time. Right now I realize I have a very complicated problem, but I don’t have any confidence in her to recognize or detect a potential major health issue
I am very disappointed with Dr Vera Wan for my self and my family to the point where we will be changing family Doctors. I feel her knowledge is very limited she constantly dismisses things but is extremely reluctant to refer us to a specialist. A few times now that she has dismissed something we have gone to a walk in clinic and another doctor has immediately recognized the issue and sent us to a specialist. We now have no faith in her. It doesn't give you very much confidence in her when she looks at something, clearly doesn't have a clue what it is and looks to Google right in front of you. Once she gives you her diagnosis that's it. If you challenge her or request more information she get's arrogant with you. You really get the feeling she is there to earn her paycheck and does not care what happens to you or your children.
Having worked in Healthcare for several years, I may be a bit more realistic about the scope of family medicine than some of the opinions I've read below. My family all see Dr. Wan, and have shared appreciation for her knowledge, kindness and punctuality. I guess I don't expect to have an extensive workup for every concern, but find she does refer to specialties when it's appropriate. My previous MD would prescribe an antibiotic or refer me to a specialist for EVERY concern before working it up himself. It ended up wasting a lot of my time and tying up the healthcare system with unnecessary wait times. I definitely dont feel rushed or dismissed at all. Dr. Wan even offered to book an appointment for counselling with her when I was grieving a loss in the family. I find her extremely reasonable. I know that some people feel their doctor isn't doing anything if they leave without an antibiotic or prescription, when often they can cause more harm than good but I appreciate her extensive training, and feel we are lucky to have this team of young doctors that will hopefully stay in this area and keep providing quality healthcare.
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