Ratings for Dr. Meera Chopra
I'm writing because I'm pretty fed up of the experience I've been having with Dr. Chopra. Full disclosure here: I have severe pain and was going through some financial and family issues so I missed three appointments without calling in. I have been seeing Dr. Chopra for about four years, with severe pain in my lower abdomen. I went to the emergency room countless times and was referred to specialists. In October of 2016, I was referred to a gynecologist who has diagnosed me with endometriosis and has placed me on continuous birth control that has helped me significantly in the last few months. I just can't believe that she has not recommended continuous birth control after four years of seeing her and complaining about pain, severe mood swings and general difficulties with my period. Additionally, she has doubted me with my use of dilaudid and requested that no one else prescribe the drug to me. I realize that this is a controlled substance, but I have admitted myself that I felt a little dependent to it and requested to wean off before I even knew she had made this request. She has made no effort to retract it. She also has mentioned that she felt the pain may be related to anxiety or "felt in my brain." If this was the case, she should have referred me to get counselling or something. I even started to doubt myself, but I know this is not psychosomatic. I do have periods of anxiety and am very good at detecting when I am feeling anxious and depressed and feel these are well controlled. I do self-care and meditation in times of difficulty and seek out help when needed. The last straw came when she outright refused to give me a doctor's note so that I could obtain Employment Insurance. She didn't say that she would prefer to speak to me in person and then decide; she said that she did not want to give me one at all. This is a doctor that has decided that I do not deserve care or assistance in getting me back on my feet.
I have had nothing but positive experiences with Dr Chopra and her replacements during her maternity leaves. I had sudden hearing loss more than once and the staff got me in to see the doctors the very day I called. and they called the very next day and had me into a specialist the next day. Anytime I've needed to get in to see the doctor I've gotten an appointment in a very timely manner. If I am sent for tests they are quick to call me to advise of results. The staff I wouldn't say are super friendly, but definitely not rude. I would call it fast and efficient and I appreciate that. I've been a patient for 4 years and I'm very happy with Dr Chopra and her office. I'm quite surprised by all the negative comments!
I have been seeing Dr. Chopra since my last doctor retired and I have never had an issue with her. I suffer with mental health issues and a variety of other issues and she has been on top of all it. She has sent me to specialists to find out what exactly is going on with me , she has taken the time to listen to my concerns and worries. I have been off work now for almost 4 years due to my illnesses and she has been nothing but helpful and very caring with me. I am very grateful that she is my family dr without her I honestly do not know where I would be today and if I would even be getting the help that I am now. Would recommend her to anyone. She is a fantastic doctor.
Every time I see her I feel like it was a waste of time. She doesn't listen, she doesn't do much to help. All she knows how to do is prescribe pills. If I talk about homeopathic options she doesn't acknowledge any of it and just says she know nothing about that stuff. She prescribed antidepressants for me one day ( which I never took) and asked me if I had suicidal thoughts. She asked because 'sometimes when depressed people take antidepressants it just gives them that extra boost to actual carry out those thoughts.' Um......what??? You would think she would follow up with me then after that but nope. I got a call a year and a half later from the 'shrink' she referred me too. She also said she booked something for me with another office but she never did. She wrote it in her computer but never actually made the referral. She acts like she is still at school and she is trying to write a test but she doesn't know the answer and she doesn't use the millions of resources available these days to help her. She also keeps pushing birth control on me and giving me lectures on it.
I was referred to Dr Chopra when my doctor retired. Dr Chopra is not a good doctor for mental health challenges. I've been going to her for the same complaint (extreme fatigue) for about a year now and she's really not doing anything other than telling me I should take pills. I feel like I have to suggest referrals, which she does when I bring it to her, but I was recently frustrated with her when she said she hasn't referred me to what's available to her because she thinks her resources are more geared to low income. She told me she thinks I'm doing well for myself finding my own resources. It has taken me six months to convince her that going off of an antidepressant was right for me. But she's not listening because her only idea to help me with residual fatigue is to take a different antidepressant. While I'm not a doctor, it seems elementary to me that if fatigue was an issue while on an antidepressant and still is now that I'm off, then there must be something to explore. When I've talked about natural remedies she seems to zone out.
Dr, Chopra is a godsend. She may be relatively new, but she knows when she doesn't know, and does whatever is necessary to get the help needed. She puts her patients first. I love her. She is 1,000% better than the family doctor we had before her (who retired), and I am thankful everyday for her. As well, her staff are always polite and on top of things. They follow up with you on test results, make sure to call back with concerns and answers to questions, etc. I have not had one bad experience. I am surprised at the less positive comments here. I can't understand how anyone could be anything but thrilled to have Dr. Chopra as their doctor. She's the best.
im very frustrated with the service here as you make an appt and an hour later, you still havent been seen. i understand she is still young and new but she seems to always have to research everything and I havent felt like she was very helpful. not all staff has poor attitude but the majority is unpleasent to deal with.
My experience with Dr. Chopra was horrible. She replaced my previous physician who had retired. I would advise anyone seeking a new doctor to avoid her. I too have mental health issues (documented) and it was obvious to me that she wasn't taking me seriously. I can't go into detail here at the moment, suffice it to say (charitably), she "misled" me for almost 2 years about a very important mental health related issue. I felt completely violated. One thousand characters does not provide nearly enough space to enumerate ALL that went on during my two years with her. Luckily I had a good support group around me to counteract what she put me through. Otherwise I don't think I would've made it through. She just didn't care. Plain and simple. Also, for anyone requiring continuity of care- stay away. She's continually away from office for long periods. Suffered through two of her replacements. Like having incompetent substitute teachers. All I can say is thank god I have a new doctor now!
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