Ratings for Dr. Margaret Swift
She was my doctor from my teen years up to closing her practice. I still have not found a doctor who is as good as she was. Yes she could be sharp. But she didn't take any crap or whine. She delivered my eldest child and recommended someone else for the other two. I could talk to her and she listened. Always helpful, always available. Great Great Doctor, who is very much missed!!
I will never forget her her saying she "cured my mother" after my mom nearly died in the hospital!! She didn't listen to my concerns as I watched my mother become worse rapidly. Only when my mother was near death did she finally do what I had asked....She also gave me a pap smear and the attending Nurse told her that if I coughed that would help to get the equipment in!!!! How come the Nurse had to tell her this trick? Needless to say I found another DR.
the only thing i can say about this dr. is STAY away,she jumps to conclusions,falsifies information, doesnt not listen to her patients and backstabs to get her way.. Go to ANYONEelse but not her.. She may have good intentions but if you dont know whats wrong with your patient perhaps telling them that is the first step and not labelling them first, not everyone is a textbook patient, that would be wonderful if we could all be diagnosised in 5 minutes.
Dr. Swift was our family physician for 18 years. She correctly diagnosed my husband with Guillian-Barre Syndrome the day after he was sent home from ER with a "we don't know what's wrong but you'll be ok". Obviously not the case. It was an emotional & difficult time for us where Dr. Swift was supportive and caring. Almost always a wait to get to see her but if you had to ask questions, she was there to answer. She also encouraged us to 'take charge', be informed and to be responsible about our health. Sometimes brusque, or a bit impatient but given the amount of people she saw and the variety of complaints :-) no doubt a symptom of the job and the times with respect to BC Health system. She was great and prompt about referring to specialists and took the time to become informed about what was going on - she also assisted during surgery for my hysterectomy. I respect her and as a family we do miss her being involved in the health part of our lives.
I find it astounding that this woman rates higher than 1 or 2!!! Back in 1988, when I was showing symptoms of a hormonal disorder she was filling in for my normal family physician. Part of the symptoms was a rapid weight gain...in that single visit, she asked me 3 different times if I thought I could be pregnant! This insensitivity and ignorance infuriated me. At that time, I was very deferential to authority figures, but I was SO indignant that my 3rd and final response was "Not unless it's the second coming of the Lord." I have since heard similar stories from other people who have been unfortunate enough to endure her brand of medical "assistance".
Dr. Swift was our family physician for 18 years, she delivered my eldest daughter and always fit the kids into her schedule no matter how minor the complaint turned out to be.."better safe than sorry". I went to her office one day, very ill, she sent me immediatly to emergency, cancelled her day and ended up assisting for emergency surgery on me. Though I doubt I was ever seen on time in her office I knew it was because she was taking time to talk with each of her patients, to get to the bottom of each case...just as she did with me and my family. I was very dissappointed when she closed her practise but I would return as her patient in a flash if she ever returns to private practise.
This lady was my GP for myself and children for about 15 years. Always very caring, thorough and supportive. Sent us to specialists when needed. Almost always a little late, but that was because she never rushed through her patients. I think she was the best GP I have ever had. Sorry to see her go to be a hospitalist.
Several years ago this doctor was my family doctor and attended during the delivery my baby. She was scary in the room. She didn't know alot and didn't ask the other doctor in the room any questions. She was very short with me and not helpful, she did not keep me informed of what was going on. I especially disliked her statement (while looking at my plasenta) "now I will see what you have been doing during your pregnancy" (ie smoking, drinking). Oviously she didn't believe me. I would not trust this lady with my flu.
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