Ratings for Dr. Darren Van Dam
I have to agree with most of what was written by the person on Oct. 17,2013 and also by the person on Jan. 15 2013. Dr Van Dam is pleasant enough but if you want to feel like a pupil sent to the principals office than he is the Dr for you. I found him to be very condescending and he loves to talk down to you. I would never consider going back to him again. I think my cats Vet would be a better choice. Submitted April 29, 2017
Dr. Van Dam is a very good family Dr. His clinic is a teaching center for UWO and often times you will see Dr.s in training. My experience has been positive and if you need him he is accessible. In a recent situation he called my home even before I was out of hospital. Follow up was awesome and he has given me the confidence to get past a very negative situation. His nurse and staff are always helpful in looking after our family. If he doesn't have the answer he gets you to a specialist. I have no hesitation recommending him highly. Just remember it is a teaching facility.
Would not recommend. Rarely meets with patients. Scheduled an operation with Dr. Van Dam, following a consultation appointment with him. On examination day, Dr. Van Dam decided he would no longer be comfortable preforming the operation. Not, in my opinion, professional.
Excellent experience meeting with Van Dam. He listened to me. He explained what he thought was the problem then explained in detail the steps needed to diagnose and then the possible outcomes/treatment options based on the results. I felt that he was careful not to over simplify my concerns. The part that influenced my rating the most was that he treated me as an individual... I wish I could say the same about my regular doctor (he was filling-in for my regular doctor).
I agree completely with the poster above (1/15/13). Nice guy, easy to talk to. Decent doc, but quite condescending, makes up his mind about you, or the issue right away, and no discussing it after that. NOT breastfeeding friendly. His clinic is great though, can always get an appointment quickly, and the nurses and reception are great. I'm looking for another doctor...
I found Dr Van Dam to be personable but quite closed minded. Only allopathic medicine will do. I am looking for a doctor who thinks outside the box along with typical medicine. Dr Van Dam is not one who does. I felt talked down to, after telling him I went to see a naturopath.
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