Ratings for Dr. Errol Van der Merwe
He saved my mothers life and checks in on her constantly. HE CHECKS IN on her. Hey will sit and listen to you and not push you out which explains the long wait times but he is totally worth it. Don't understand all these complaints about him he is a true FAMILY doctor and will treat you as if you are family. Best doctor to have in my books. He truly saves lives and listens.
Just an update on my "care" from this Doctor.Life long complications and prescription pills.Ongoing physical repercussions and constant aggravation.Just wish I could have been diagnosed properly and given some good advice.If you don't know , don't assume.If you want to be paid like a professional ... then perform like one.
Very thorough and takes his time allowing for you to ask questions. I have never felt rushed, which may be why he sometimes runs late. If he is uncertain, he is quick to send a referral to a specialist. Our family of 4 all go to see him, and we've always been happy with his care.
I have been seeing this Doctor for a year. He saved me from another doctor who didn't know what he was doing.. he takes his time and goes through everything with you. He's awesome. Yes, sometimes he's running late, but he's a great Doctor he has lots of patients & he's always on call at the ER, must tell you something. I personally would recommend him to anybody.. he's great with my daughter too.
This doctor due to his miss diagnosis has cost me ongoing suffering,future complications and life long treatment.Simple recommendations to people who know what they are doing would have resolved my injury and I would not be suffering the onset of complications that have long term effects.I feel like I was treated like a number,pushed through the system with no attention paid to my injury and just ring another one into the till.I should report this to the proper authorities as I am sure this will happen to other patients.I know we are not perfect... but after months of problems... be sure or refer to someone else who can answer the question.Another doctor in this town did ... only after looking at my case for 10 minutes he recommended me to another Doctor.After seeing a specialist... the damage was done.If you are not a mechanic ... do not tell me you know how to fix my car.It's simple .. if you know it ... great... if you don't ... why pretend.This was an easy fix ... not any more !!!
I have had two incidences with this doctor.First I fell and hurt my arm badly.Isaw him in emergency, where he ordered xrays, Iwas in excrusiating pain,was not asked if I wantedanythibg for pain for at least an hour. He sent me home saying that my arm was not broken and he had no idea why it hurt.I had surgery for a massive rotator cuff tear 2 months later,almost too late.Now, I went to have my bandage changed,guess who was on call..he took one look at the crowded er waiting room, and promptly left.Iwent home and had a neighbor change my bandage.I wonder where ths doctor got his credentials.
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