Ratings for Dr. Philippa Brain
Went to see this Dr with concerns of a “mass” on my ovaries. My mom had previously passed from ovarian cancer. I had never met Dr Brain and she entered the room with a male student (?) colleague, not sure which, took a look at my chart and told me she was going to prescribe birth control pills to see if it would make this go away. I said but I am concerned that we don’t know what this is as of yet as I have only had an ultra sound and not heard anything back? Her comment to me is well then you and I both know that if this is ovarian cancer, you only have a 10% survival rate. (This was several years back) she excused herself and the two of them said they would be right back. I phoned a friend sobbing at what was said to me and told me to get out of there now! I got dressed and left! Never looked back. Told my GP was referred to another Dr who did a full hystectomy on me within three weeks and I have never looked back! I just can’t believe she is still practicing!
She is very smug and condescending. I was at her office and later that night was at the hospital needing a circlage surgery. 1 day post op she comes into my room and asks why I didn't tell her I had bleeding, as if to shrug off any fault her lack of follow through caused the situation. I did in fact inform her and the nurses I had bleeding.
I liked her when a patient but have since learned Dr. Brain is irresponsible. I know her practise is very busy but she couldn't be bothered to dictate an operation report after my surgery. FMC has no medical details of the extent of the surgery she did, which included both ovaries and Fallopian tubes removal, a D&C, and hysteroscopy, because there is nothing in my hospital chart or on Netcare. If another gyne consult is needed, another doctor won't know what was done as everything is in her handwriting in her private office chart. I thought is was illegal not to file a formal medical report. It shows a lack of care on her part. Her staff would not even help to tell her there was no report filed. I'm very disappointed she can get away with that and would not recommend her for that reason.
very smart when you don't ask specific question, she do not answer you but ask you for suggestion. For her any symptoms, tension, stress, anxiety or pain doesn't matter cause you will be fine. Then right after leave you in the room in a unprofessional manner. In a way slapping the door in your face
Dr Brain performed my first c-section which was the first time I met her. She did a wonderful job on the surgery and my healing time was super short. The scar is barely noticeable. I have been seeing her since week 20 now for my second pregnancy and she will be performing my second c section as well! She is very friendly and down to earth and I really like her demeanour and bedside manner. I highly recommend her!!
Love her. She's a smart diagnostician, a caring professional and an overall lovely lady. I went to see her about surgery for suspected ovarian cancer. She talks to you plainly and listens to your concerns and symptoms. She's careful in reviewing medical history and old charts before proceeding with the right kind of surgery for your diagnosis. If you're lucky to get to see her, as she does have a long waitlist, be patient and grateful you did. She goes the extra mile to make sure you are well taken care of, if not by her, someone as equally talented as her. Do not be in a rush in the gyne clinic. It's the patients, not her, that take more time than some. Her clinical staff are hard to get ahold of. The office is a maze of small rooms with clerks, sometimes difficult to communicate and navigate. If I could only rate Dr. Brain, she would get 10++\10.
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