Ratings for Dr. Sherylan Young
Dr. Young is knowledgeable but really does lack any sort of warmth or compassion. The last time I saw her it felt like I was in an episode of Seinfeld...she was just so odd.....I must say I felt as though I was bothering her and that intimidated me. She never did tell me what was wrong with me but went ahead to give me all kinds of referrals for things that I didn't ask for. very odd. I ended up going to a walk in clinic the next day and got the antibiotics I needed. Ps. I would rather see the residents; at least they acknowledge that they're listening.
have been seeing dr. young for several years and while I can appreciate that she is in a teaching situation, find it annoying to only see residents who have to check with her anyway before confirming a diagnosis or discussing treatment. The few times she has actually taken the time to see me she is nice enough. Knowledgeable as she has always been, but lacks compassion. Jane, the nurse is great. Friendly and thorough. Understanding of needing privacy or time with a dr. when needed and efficient and to the point in her comforting way as well. Secretary Verna is unpleasant and inefficient. She lost my test request, twice, and was annoyed when I asked her for it. Eventually (many weeks later) just took the copy myself to the appropriate place. She is rude and speaks disrespectfully to patients. I'm rarely there, maybe 1x a year if that, she has no reason to be rude.
The little I see of her after spending far too much time with residents is only partially satisfactory. She is forthcoming with appropriate referrals or ordering tests, but I do not always get called with results. It seems she wants to hear only about one issue per visit, but that is not good enough. On two recent occasions she has either ignored or misdiagnosed a condition with very unpleasant consequences. My confidence in her knowledge has suffered.
Dr. Young is thorough, kind and caring. She has been my doctor for 16 years and she always double checks my records and makes sure everything is up to date (vaccines etc). I find her very warm and friendly and never feel like a bother. I appreciate that she is training medical students because they would do well to follow in her example. I gave a 4 only on staff because I find the nurses excellent but the administrator is a bit abrupt on the phone, in person she is much more approachable.
I'm surprised to read some harsh comments here. I've had Dr Young as my doctor for several years. I usually see one of the interns, who gave all seemed very good, and consult with Dr Young when appropriate. I have also had time with Dr Young when I needed it, and gave found her to be patient, attentive and caring, while business-like. She doesn't ooze warmth, but that doesn't mean she's cold. And I think Verna is terrific, friendly and efficient.
I have worked in the health field for over 30 years, and Dr Young is exceptional. Dr Young is the reason I am alive today. Hands down best doctor I have been to in the past 10 years. Professional, caring, genuine and is there for you when needed. You do see Residents but Dr Young does come in when needed, or is the principal doctor on the visit. I would not see anybody else, she really is that good.
SELDOM SEE DR. YOUNG. WHEN I DO I MUST SAY SHE IS VERY THOROUGH AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. THE RECEPTIONIST IS VERY RUDE AND DISTANT. WHY DO THE YHAVE SOMEONE LIKE VERNA GREETING SICK PATIENTS. WE DON,T NEED IT. MAYBE IT,A SITUATION THAT STAFF CAN,T BE REPRIMANDED OR DISCIPLINED. NOT A FUN PLACE.
I have been a patient of Dr. Young's since August of 2011 and have met her once, for about two minutes on my initial visit. I understand that this is a teaching hospital, but it can be frustrating when a question is presented to a resident who then has to go to Dr. Young, come back to me, and then back to Dr. Young if clarification is needed. It seems an unecessary hassle and makes me feel unworthy of an audience with her. Also, I would have hoped that after starting a new medication, she would have spoken with me to confirm that there were no side effects, which there have been that noone there will acknowledge, and ensure that all was good. The receptionist is extremely rude and condescending on the phone. Her patronizing manner makes me feel uncomfortable and embarassed to call, as though I am bothering her by requesting an appointment. Overall, Sunnybrook has helped me greatly but at the same time, they do not make me feel welcome as a patient and certainly not a priority.
Dr. Young has been my doctor for over 10 years - since she was a resident herself! I've never met a more knowledgeable and competent doctor! She may not be the touchy-feely type, but she is definitely caring and compassionate. Most people mistake her efficiency and reserve for coolness - but I've only every experienced the best of care from her, her residents and the whole family health team!
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