Ratings for Dr. Cathy Vernooy
She has been our family doctor for about 10 y ears. She is very knowledgeable, takes the time to take care of your needs, doesn't give medication without careful consideration. She is very kind, and concerned about the patient's needs. We were very blessed to find her.
I don't know if I can say enough positive things about my experience with Dr. Vernooy so far. I have been a patient of hers since October 2015 and have repeatedly been impressed by her level of compassion and efficiency. Dr. Vernooy listens carefully to concerns and has always been incredibly thorough - picking up on things that my previous physicians might have missed. On top of this, she is incredibly kind and knowledgeable - I feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful family doctor!
Dr. Vernooy is hands down the BEST doctor I have ever had and I'm so grateful that I found her for myself and my three children almost 7 years ago. I share the same sentiments as the others here; she is kind, compassionate, extremely competent and knowledgeable, always patient and very thorough. She has a fantastic memory, follows up when appropriate, has never once dismissed my concerns or questions, and has no problem referring to specialists when necessary. Plus she is just a lovely, caring person who treats all of her patients with respect and is a mom herself. All three of my kids have been under her care since their birth and they all adore her! I am saddened that she is not at the top of this list for Ottawa doctors (yet) and hope my referral helps get her there! (I do secretly wish she would open her own practice as I too have experienced some challenges with the front reception staff...but given she works in a clinic setting and does not hire the staff herself, I don't think it's fair to judge her on that.) Love her!
Family doctor for approx 5 years. Very pleasant, never feel too terribly rushed although obviously a busy office. Dr. Vernooy is extremely caring, willing to make necessary referrals and friendly to deal with. Only complaint would be the unfriendlyfront line reception staff. It seems somewhat confused and overwhelmed. Not at all friendly even after many years as a patient.
Dr. Vernooy is first rate! She has been my family doctor for about 7 years now, and I couldn't be happier. Where another doctor would have prescribed something or waved it off, she has consistently sought immediate and further diagnosis and attention for issues that I and my daughter have had in order to get the issue taken care of sooner rather than later. I am thankful that she is the attentive and knowledgeable doctor that she is! As a previous rater mentioned, the staff is NOT the best, and making appointments by phone is an exercise in futility. They can be ok at times, but often ignore the phone and are impatient with patients.
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