Ratings for Dr. Mathieu Belanger
I often read about doctors reviews online to get a referal with the best out-there but when I see mixed reviews, such is the case here, me thinks that's all about the interactions between doctor and patient . My own GP is praise by some and not by others. I often feel that my GP dislikes me just by the way she treats me and my condition but my Endoconologist is great so you never know from one doctor to the next...it's all about compatibility.
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.
I will admit, his bedside manner leaves a little to be desired but this man knows what he's doing. I've seen countless doctors and tried every drug therapy/treatment known to man. After suffering for many years with debilitating lower back pain, my pain has almost vanished in a matter of weeks.
Dr.Bélanger changed my life big time !!! After 2 cervical surgery's in 2007-08 ive lived a pure nightmare and was so depressed cause ive lost my busy life at 35 years old,now after 2 months of going to him for my pain,my life is coming back a little at a time !! Dr.b. is the best thing i could hope for and so greatfull for all the injections (( that hurt like hell )) but so pain relief after..tks son much for changing and continuing changing my life..from a happy wife and mother of 2
He is the leading doctor specializing in Pain Management. However, His treatment is extremely painful but effective after about a week of recovery time. Like most specialists, he doesn't have much of a bedside manner and seemed unsympathetic to my situation. I guess it's your call as to whether the pros outweigh the cons in making the decision on receiving his treatment or not.
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- u of Montreal (Grad. 2007)
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