Ratings for Dr. Louis Fourie Smith
I have been seeing Dr. Smith since he came to the clinic. I find him to be very helpful, caring, understanding and thorough. In the days of technology, he needs to read the reports on the computer and he needs to type notes otherwise he does not have a record of your visit, I do not find that to be rude at all, it is part of what he has to do. I have never found him to be dismissive and he does not rush me out the door. Overall rating for Dr. Smith 10/10, staff rating would be 8/10.
Saw him for a walk-in. I was really surprised at this lack of bedside manners given he's the director of the clinic. Quite abrupt and rude, seemed to not believe what I was saying. He spent more time typing than speaking. I've been to this clinic in the past for quick walk-ins and have always had positive experiences, but unfortunately my visit with my makes me not want to return in the future.
AMAZING! I've been seeing Dr. Smith for years upon years and find him to be the best doctor I've had. He makes appointments light-hearted while still being very knowledgable and professional. 10/10. When it comes to treatment plans, I feel 100% assured that I am in great hands.
I have been a patient of Dr. Smith ever since he first came to the clinic and now he is the Director of the clinic. Initially he was very uprupt as I came in as a walk-in patient; however we have built up a very great doctor-patient relationship. I know that I can go to him with questions or concerns and he is not going to rush me through my appointment. He is not one to over-medicate or treat using medicine; very open to alternative therapies and options. He has built up the clinic and it now has an in-house psychiatrist which is a much needed benefit in that end of the city. I recommend this clinic to all my friends and although Dr. Smith doesn't generally take on new patients, I recommend him if they can get in.
Most of the time unaware as to why I was there, even though he told me to see him at that date. Too busy typing on his computor, not listening to me, seldom responding to questions. Good at saying, "Just listen to Dr. Smith"."Want to see you in three weeks". Followup, followup, followup, their favourite saying.
I have been seeing Dr. Smith for 6 or 7 years now. I find that he is not thorough with my concerns. He is too busy entering stuff in his computer rather than explaining to me what he is entering and what are his findings. When I ask what do you think is wrong or should do, he asks me to wait until he is finished typing and then just tells me to make a follow up appointment with the girls up front. I want a family doctor that will explain to me what he/she thinks is the problem and talk to me rather than type into a computer. Also, when I do go see him, he somehow brushes off my problem and makes me feel like I am looking for a medical issue. I feel belittled.
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