Ratings for Dr. Mathieu Belanger
In January, I went to this clinic for regenerative medicine for my neck/disc pain. The pain in this area is gone! As a pharmacist, I found Dr Belanger to be very competent, precise and dedicated. The staff are very helpful, knowledgeable starting from the consult, up until the post-procedure followup. For regenerative medicine, this clinic is excellent.
I went to Dr. Belanger because I refused to believe surgery was my only option. I am so glad I held out long enough to find the medicine of the future. I have known of stem cell treatments for my dogs for at least 10 years and was wondering when it would become available for people. Well it's finally started and thank goodness it has. My knees were a constant source of pain. They would lock suddenly and takes weeks to let go all the while I was off work on pain medication and muscle relaxants. Yes it hurts but it has been the best move I have made for myself in a long time. I sleep better as my knees don't freeze up stiff as boards and I used to have to wake up completely to roll over because of pain and immobility. Dr. Belanger knows his material, answers questions and is methodical in his work and dedication to it. For me it's a start and I can hardly wait to see what the future brings instead of implants and major surgery at this point in my life.
Where should I start... Punstuality, a total zero on ten. He can basically show up at the clinic at 11ham when you are scheduled at 9ham. So patience is totally required. On top of that, he will be rude with you during the treatment ! Once I totally had enough, I have asked him to be transferred to either Dr. Constant or Dr. Howard and he told me my options were to stay with him or find another clinic. The staff is great but the turnover is really high. Probably is sign that no one can work with him. If he treats his staff as bad as his clients, no surprise why they don't stay around very long. I would recommend you find another clinic or you insist on being scheduled with one of the other 2 doctors.
Dr. Belanger has helped me with my back pain! He's very knowledgeable when it comes to pain management and regenerative medicine. I love the rehabilitation services that they have bcuz their team is really competent, they have me helpful advice that other doctors did not mention.
Dr.B is exceptionally skilled at what he does. Now that he is running his own clinic, problems such as punctuality have been all but eradicated. The previous group he worked under was incredibly disorganized, dishonest and only in practice for the money. His front line staff (Gina and Marc) are phenomenal. I can't say much about the others to be honest. In terms of communication, I genuinely believe there is sometimes a gap based on a language barrier and culture but if you spend enough time working with him he always does his best to ensure his patients leave with some optimism about their condition or disease and he has shared genuinely that it hurts him to know that many of his patients deal with so much pain. I know I have sometimes been frustrated with asking questions to which I don't necessarily get an immediate answer. I have always been impressed to return to my next appointment with a response to my question. I feel like he would rather process questions and answer with as much pertinent information as possible rather than give an "off the cuff" response. He is a kind and gentle man although it is true, in his examination and manipulation a to determine his best course of action it can cause significant pain. He can't treat you if he doesn't assess you! YES....his treatments can be very painful but at the end of the day they have helped me enormously. I went from using a walker at 42 yoa to walking and being completely independent because of those "rancid and painful" injections. I would rather have 30 minutes of pain than live with the pain I had previous to his treatment plan!! It hurts me to read such negative reviews about him.....people have to remember that not every doctor is going to be the doctor for you. Is that not true of any other condition?? Pain is a specialty and he is one of the best if not the best in Ottawa. To call him a "one trick pony" I would advise you to visit his state of the art new clinic. He has one of the best outfitted clinics I have ever seen with top of the line equipment and numerous Inovative treatment options available to patients in Canada!!! I am a health care professional myself and some of his equipment is better than what we have in our acute care centres in Ottawa so....bottom line....if you can get in, see this man. He is honest, devoted, compassionate and will find you what you need.
Dr. Mathieu Belanger's Credentials
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- u of Montreal (Grad. 2007)
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