Ratings for Dr. John Gillis
Crippled, and broken I was taken to Dr Gillis Clinic morning n 2009 and have been returning since. Able to walk some distance without aid, can get dressed and do personal care, medications reviewed and cut. Encouraged, pushed, resources suggested, this Man is a Godsend. Sharon the receptionist is and angel followed by the rest of the staff. Sure sometimes he gets delayed. I believe only once In 9 years I waited 35 minutes, I could only wish all my Doctors appointments had such a wait time.
Referred to this ER doctor for pain mgmt. Does not have extensive knowledge of pain mgmt. beyond the basics. Became very ill with gastroparesis following opioid therapy and he refused to even acknowledge it despite marked weight loss, dehydration, and slmost-constant vomiting. Told this disgnosis of gastroparesis "was a stretch" despite medical proof. Very reluctant to believe a patient's pain ratings, and poo-poos complaints of pain. Nit dependable with medical/insurance/CPP or disability paperwork. Late for almost every appointment, sometimes walking in the door if the clinic up to 35 minutes after my appt. time. Very condescending and belittling to patients when source of pain is beyond his scope. Not overly qualified fir complicated medical pain syndromes. I do wonder if the CPM Pain Management chain of clinics is even aware of how shoddily he runs his practice and treats patients. Am debating whether to file a complaint with the NS College of Physicians. This MD really shook my confidence in the ability to treat pain adequately. Luckily, I fiund a GP who understands pain syndroms, and left Dr. Gillis' clinic.
I travel from Cape Breton monthly to see Dr Gillis and he's totally worth the trip! No matter how much pain I am in he can always make me laugh! Not too many Drs could stick a needle in my head & neck and make me laugh! But he sure does! And his staff is one of a kind!!
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Blue Cross Of California
- Blue Shield California