Ratings for Dr. Karen Visser
She is AWESOME! I had her for my last 2 children but wish she would of been on call to deliver them. She answered all my questions and was very supportive. I was a high risk patient so was seen by her and the high risk clinic at The Civic. Sadly due to health issues I'm not able to have more children but highly recommend her. E. Seguin
She was my doctor for both my pregnancies. She is not only knowledgeable but also so compassionate and caring. She makes sure you are comfortable with your situation and always makes you feel comfortable. Her assistant is also very nice and easy to deal with. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
I ended up transfiguring to a midwife at 35 weeks because Dr. Visser was so closed-minded. I asked some pretty basic questions and she provided the most unhelpful answer. Namely, I wanted recommendations on breastfeeding classes ("it's better to learn as you go", she said) and I wanted information on the different types of epidurals so I wasn't limited to giving birth on my back ("there's only one type, and you have to give birth on your back so I can see if something goes wrong"). I wanted as few interventions as possible, to avoid a c-section and to breastfeed, and she seemed completely uninterested in those concerns/birth goals. Anyway, her mindset around pregnancy/childbirth was not at all aligned with my own, so it was best to part ways. I also found her to be generally condescending and superior in attitude... which my husband and I didn't appreciate. Glad we moved on to a midwife!
I was refered to dr visser after a scare early on . After our first meet I knew I was in safe hands. If anything ever ends in a question or if she is concerned on her end she finds the answer, you get sent for the required test and you will have answers either that day or in two. I had so many random unknowns and through it all I had hugs, words of comfort and now a wonderful little lady. Im now pregnant again and going to call the office today !! Thanks Visser for your love and care, and Chantal for all the appointment scrambling to meet my husband's weird schedual!
Dr. Visser's has been my OB for 3 of my pregnancies and is the kindest, sweetest person! Always willing to take time to answer any questions or concerns and is willing to sit & hold your hand while you cry if feeling overwhelmed by anything. She's got a great bedside manner.
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