Ratings for Dr. Paul Fournier
The only problem I found is with his receptionist she is not polite, the one that is short and not very in good shape, the way she looks at you is like she is feeling more than you, I just aske a question where is the toilet and she was mad because of it, my husband told me that she looked at me like if I was caca, she is prejudiced and more with the ppl that is not french canadian.
People will always complain. Has been my doctor for the last 15 years. I never had a problem. He is polite, friendly and always makes me feel at ease even though I am nervous going into these appointments. He is patient and always takes time to answer my thousand questions thoroughly. I would refer him to a friend any time. Staff is great and wait time is never long.
I was referred to this doctor by my own family doctor for non-pregnancy related medical reason like ovarian cyst. He performed pelvic exam on me, telling me to relax, commenting on the coldness of the tools, and how July would be the best temperature to do this. It was uncomfortable. After that, we had too personal for comfort type of conversations based on the new patient questionnaire. He is racist, sexist, and judgmental. He also revealed himself to be a pervert by seeking my vocal confirmation about "not all men" and current sexual harassment topics in the media. I am very disturbed by this creep after the first consultation, so I googled and found this page and all these comments about him being a total pervert. I definite won't go back, and you should avoid him and be sure to look up your future doctors.
Total pervert. Made multiple very aggressive, sexual and inappropriate comments during my pelvic examination. It is unthinkable that this creep is allowed to keep working despite what is obviously an extensive list of complaints against him. Truly sickening.
Avoid this "doctor" at all costs, especially if you are a young woman (18-50 yrs). Even if your consultation goes well (ie respectfully), by your next appointment he will reveal himself to be a creep and a pervert. During my cervical exams he always had a strange half-smile, as if he was enjoying what should be a clinical act. Sadly, I submitted to his abuse twice before finding another doctor because OBGYNs are scarce in Montreal. Unfortunately, none of his colleagues are aware of his despicable behaviour, so vulnerable patients are left open to potential abuse. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
I've been trying to get an IUD for ages, but when my GP referred me to Dr. Fournier, I read these ratings and was really scared. I tried unsuccessfully for months to find a female gynecologist to see instead (nobody ever called back), but eventually I decided it was more important to me to get the IUD and risk some creepy encounters. I even brought a friend along in case anything happened. After having met Dr. Fournier, I'm wondering if there are maybe two gynecologists in Montreal with the same name? The one I saw (downtown, near du Parc/des Pins) was amazing, calm, patient, funny, kind, and knowledgeable. He put me at ease right away and had fantastic bedside manner. The consultation left me so calm that I came back alone for the IUD insertion, and that went well too! My IUD has been in for a day now, and here's the amazing thing - it doesn't hurt! This is my second IUD, my first was done at a university clinic and I had pain and cramping for a week. This time, the insertion hurt, but I've had zero pain, discomfort, or cramping since I left his office! If you're scared off by the reviews here, bring a friend with you to the appointment and see for yourself!
I have been thinking about writing this for a long time. I have conflicted feelings about this person. He has a rotative clinic because he is the only dr at the royal vic that does termination of pregnancies till 17 weeks. In my case it was the most painful decision I had to make in my life when I knew that my baby had several complications. The first time I meet him he was very kind and open. I return the day after to prepare for the procedure and this second time my husband was with me. I came in and said f&$@ and then continued saying that he was pissed off because at the hospital my procedure was booked for a time slot that it wasn't convenient for him because he had other things to do. While he was touching me he used this creepy analogy of how I needed to relax ... just like women when are being raped. Both my husband and I were shocked but trapped with him because we knew he was the only one doing the procedure at that advanced point of pregnancy. After the termination I had complications, namely a PERFuRATION of the UTERUS and a big blood clot. I couldn't walk for almost two weeks and was hospitalized one week for intravenous antibiotics because there was the possibility of having a septicemia. I never heard back from him. I've been thinking how this could have happen in a developed country like Canada and plus, how come this man is still practising. Unfortunately I didn't want to dig further about my situation because it was too painful. Two years after I feel more at ease and I'm considering pursuing him. For the sake of other women it would be important that everyone with a similar experience of abuse and neglect could come forward to denounce it. He has to be held accountable for his bad practice and inappropriate comments.
Expérience HORRIBLE : - AUCUN suivi : 1 seconde chrono pour écouter le cœur du bébé, à peine le temps de poser l'appareil qu'il le retire déjà, une autre seconde pour palper le ventre. - AUCUNE mesure utérine n'a été faite tout au long de ma grossesse. - Ecoute du patient INEXISTANTE : 4 demandes pour une 3 eme échographie à chaque rdv, 4 refus catégoriques (pourtant diagnostiquée grossesse à risque aux urgences du Glen au 1er trimestre). Au cours d'un rdv hebdomadaire (à 35 semaines 1/2) je lui fais part une énième fois de mes maux nocturnes, de mes inquiétudes et lui demande une nouvelle fois une échographie. Nouveau refus, il reste impassible, même amusé de la situation vu ses sourires. Je suis dépitée, je retiens mes larmes, mon cœur s'emballe, ma tension monte en flèche (elle était déjà anormalement élevée quand l’infirmière me la prend à mon arrivée) et là, constatant ma tension très élevée, Monsieur Fournier (que je ne qualifierais pas de ''docteur'') change de ton, prend le contre pied de son discours des debuts , passant de ''je ne vois aucune raison de vous prescrire une 3 eme échographie, cela n'est pas possible, tout est normal pour moi'' à ''allez directement au Glen, on ne prend pas de risque blablabla''... Risque pour qui ? La patiente ou sa responsabilité engagée en cas de dégradation de mon état ???? Arrivée au Glen hospital Constat 1 : pré-éclampsie, je suis hospitalisée directement. Constat 2 après échographie : le placenta est mauvais, décrochage de croissance du bébé, très petit 1,6 kg, il faut sortir bébé d'urgence. 8 jours d'hospitalisation pour la maman, quasi 1 mois au soin intensif pour bébé. Ma fille est en bonne santé aujourd'hui (5 mois), merci au personnel du Glen, par contre je déplore l’incompétence de ce monsieur et du système qui le protège.
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