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I want to share my experience with Dr Asher so that potential patients understand their role in a mutually benefiting relationship between themselves and Dr Asher. My first few visits with Dr Asher were ones in which I was requesting a specific blood test or medicine. Dr Asher fulfilled my requests and I was satisfied. I think that it is unfair to say that Dr Asher doesn't have a bedside manner in these types of exchanges. Rather she is efficient and polite. Recently though, I experienced a major mental and physical health problem. I didn't know what was going on or how I would ever get better. I went to Dr Asher to begin care. Dr Asher immediately noticed my incapacitation regardless of my disbelief or denial. Dr Asher recommended a second opinion over a recent specialists opinion and that second opinion was paramount to my successful recovery because it was correct, and in line with her opinion that the first specialists opinion was an incorrect diagnosis. I soon found my voice and how to describe what I was experiencing and Dr Asher listened to me and worked with me and my specialists to encourage my health recovery. Whenever I had a question, Dr Asher would address it, and our relationship grew out of this experience. I think it's more realistic and helpful to people to withhold judgement on Dr Asher until you actually meet her and work with her. Today so many people are pseudo doctors for themselves by reading medical information on line and or by thinking they know exactly what's wrong with them, what they want and need, and are not really interested in working with doctors in tandem. Dr Asher is well educated, knowledgable, helpful, trusting, friendly and skilled. I would highly recommend her. Keep an open mind when meeting every health care professional.
She has been our family Dr. since July 2012 when our old Dr. moved and I was pregnant back then. My husband has been very uncomfortable with her since day 1 Everytime he go see her for his chronic pain she would only say take tylenol. Every time we go for a refill prescription she changed the dosage. When she checked my son she barely ckecked his ear and said yes he have an infection and just prescribed an antibiotic that gave him an allergy. And knew as well about my son's chronic constipation since new born but never referred him to a pediatrician or specialist. She just said that my son doesn't need it. She knew as well that my husband has a history of cancer. Until it was time again for my husband's annual MRI. We reminded her about that so they can make a requisition but she said that she wouldn't send him for more radiation. Around november 2014 when his leg swelled and went to see dr. Asher she only sent him for an ultrasound and didn't do or recommend anything when the result came normal. I dont feel and think it was normal when a skinny person has swollen leg. So I sent my husband to the urgent care instead to get a thorough check but it was too late, my husband's cancer came back. it could have been caught earlier should he was sent for a test earlier of last year. I came back one more time to see her because my son was sick but she said it was just a virus and she she saw her copy from the hospital about my husband. I never saw an empathy on her face but blamed my husband instead for seeing a chinese doctor earlier of last year. My husband only had to go see other doctor because she only keeps prescribing tylenol we have a record of it. We requested a copy of our medical history because we were so pissed and disappointed at Dr. Asher so we had to changed and look for a new family doctor. And we found an awesome doctor who is even willing to visit us at home to check my husband. I do not recommend Dr. Asher at all.
I'm shocked by some of the reviews here. My appointments are always fast because we don't shoot the breeze or linger when nothing's wrong. I don't find her cold, just efficient. And she's a great doctor. She was completely nonjudgmental about my mental health and bisexuality-related issues, but I'm most pleased by her handling of my chronic pain. She asked good questions, was thorough with labs and testing, and is working with me on a fibromyalgia diagnosis and treatment, which isn't taken seriously by many doctors. I feel very lucky to have her as my doctor.
If you are looking for a new physician or are new to Calgary, don't even bother. Dr Asher is the worst physician. When I went in for my first appointment, which was described as a meet and greet, she simply sat behind a laptop, asked two or three questions and dismissed me. She gives the impression that you are wasting her time and cares very little about your health. You basically have to go in there knowing exactly what you want. She will give you little to no advice or information, so if you are looking for help, you are out of luck. After having a physical/pap with her, I left the office feeling horrified and ashamed. She refused to help me with early breast cancer screening and scolded me when I wanted to switch my birth control from the shot to the pill.
I am posting this because I want to save women from wasting their time. It is alarming to see a female physician which such disregard for women. Wait for something better.
Had only gone a few times. Her bedside manner is terrible but I figured if she was a good doctor I could overlook it. Now I know why it's empty in this clinic. Went in for test results regarding my RA. She didn't even read the report from my specialist or have my past results to compare. Then had the nerve to give me heck for taking herbs my acupuncturist recommended saying I didn't know what I was taking. Had she read the report she would know what I was taking. All she cared about was pushing narcotic pain meds that would cause me to lose the position I have at work. I will now be driving an hour away to go to my sisters doctor. Do not bother with this doctor. Better to wait and be without.
Dr. Asher has been attending our family for 4 years and we feel very lucky to have found her. She is kind, patient, knowledgeable, and very sensitive to individual needs. I find her to be well informed of the latest research in both pharmacology and mental health (my area of expertise), and is especially skilled in working with babies and toddlers. She has been taking care of our little one for two years now and has done better than the ER docs that saw him previously.
Dr. Asher is very accessible and her staff is prompt in following direction from her and providing letters or returning phone calls. Dr. Asher instills confidence with her patients by demonstrating both medical knowledge as well as an understanding of the human conditions. I recommend her to any family that is looking for a respectful, knowledgeable and caring doctor.
My family and I have been seeing Dr. Asher for 3-4 years now and we have nothing but great things to say about her. Kind, thorough, intelligent, well spoken. She doesn't take chances and referred us to more then one specialist when needed. Completely satisfied with care received by this family doctor. Planning to go to her long term! I find some of these negative reviews really hard to believe based on the care that my family has received.
Dr. Asyer is the WORST doctor I have ever had. Sorry but it is true. She has no bed side manners, has no enthusiasm, nor does it seem like she is very happy to be doing what she does. It seems as though being in her presence as a patient is a disservice to her. She is very cold, and as mentioned by another person below you have to be your own advocate for your health. Before getting pregnant I asked if having an imbalanced thyroid could cause issues in getting pregnant. She said there is a possibility, so I pushed for blood work to be done she declined because I would have to go in AGAIN for a physical first then a requisition would follow. (she was also annoyed by my questions and my wanting to know about my health) After that meeting I got pregnant shortly after and went to her to FINALLY obtain a requisition for blood work. A week later got a call back from an unprofessional nervous young lady who told me to come in for my blood work results. I asked her if it is an emergency if not I will come in as a walk in because they are not open on weekends and I am a full time employee with no holiday time left and my sick days are being filled up with my new baby doctor. The girl said that is fine and I could go in as a walk in because it’s not an emergency. Today (one week later from that last call) I get another call back from the same young lady regarding my blood work and said I have to redo my blood work! I got confused with the second phone call and asked to speak to doctor Asyer. I asked how my blood work was and she said fine, but because I know her to be in another world and seems to be an unhappy person I asked individual question, “so, my iron levels are fine?” “so, my thyroid is fine?” Her response is “oooh actually let me bring up my laptop… your thyroid is off and I need to subscribe you medication! This is just the tip of the ice burg of her whole attitude towards her clients and being a doctor. Sorry Dr. Asyer but you lack integrity and passion for your work and we, your clients, pay for that. FYI all the good comments seem to be defending all the negitvie ones about her which I find fishy. And if thoes positive comments are true then Dr Asher is very selective on who she is going to have patience for and respect!
I had to take my mom to a walk in this nov. 2014 as she is visiting us from India and she was having a lot of problems because of cold temperature. Before going for walk I did read about all teh doctors in Wellness poin chaparral valley and I was surprised that there too many bad reviews about Dr. Asher, but still I still didn;t mind to take my mo to her as she was the only doctor taking walk in that day. I would liek to clarify that she was extremely nice and patient. She explained the cause and effects of mom's situation and just because it was Friday she also told us to take precautionary medicines if things get really bad over the weekend.
I'm still a bit unsure about Dr. Asher. She is extremely punctual and I have never had to wait more than 15 minutes which is AWESOME, but she does seem a bit rushed and you may need to really stand up for yourself and be an advocate for your own health. For example, I had to almost beg her to do a physical for me (my last one had been over a year prior) she agreed but seemed annoyed and said that it was only needed every 2 years. After that appointment I let 2 years pass as I had no concerns, she then told me it is called an "annual" for a reason, and annual means yearly! I was a bit taken back, but let it slide.
A year or so later I did have some concerns, she told me to book another appointment for a physical. When that appointment came she said it did not need to be done as it was only needed every 2 years! I thought I was going crazy. I was a bit overwhelmed at the time and just left, but I should have confronted her for clarification. It was frustrating to say the least! She obviously had not read her notes from the prior appointment.
That experience aside she has been pleasant enough.
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