Ratings for Dr. Jewel Gold
I first met Dr. Gold in the hospital for an emergency angioplasty and stent placement. Her manner was cold and brusque and she seemed way more interested in her residents than in me, her patient. She didn't seem interested in hearing medical history that was highly pertinent to my condition. She told me I would leave the hospital on "an expensive cocktail of drugs." It turned out the drugs were not expensive, so I wonder why she said that, adding yet another worry to an already very worrying situation. When I got home I had a lot of side effects from the new drugs--some of which were identical to heart problems. When this happens, you are advised to "speak to your doctor" so I called her but did not get a call back. I also called the hospital pharmacy--they called her and she finally did return my call. Here is exactly what she said to me, without even asking me about the side effects I was experiencing: "OK listen I have two minutes. I'm not your go-to person. Suck up the side effects." Her tone was cold, impatient and dictatorial, and left me feeling completely ignored and isolated with the very serious question of whether I was experiencing side effects, or heart problems. I had a follow-up appointment a few months later. Again, she was uninterested in hearing medical history which pertained directly to a condition that may or may not have called for further medication. I was supposed to do another test, but her receptionist did not follow through on booking it, so I took that as an opportunity to stop going to her. A cold and dictatorial manner is already bad enough; Dr. Gold doesn't even seem interested in pertinent medical details. Doctors like this discredit the profession. Abysmal!
Dr Gold cares more about her social life and booking her next holiday then her patient sitting in front of her...She is rude abrupt and always in a hurry to move on to the next patient..For years she kept telling me there is nothing wrong with me...Every time I showed up at her office with worse symptoms she would say...Why are you here...I told you there is nothing wrong with you. Only after I had thorough lung investigations at another hospital the lung specialist said there is nothing wrong with my lungs it is my heart and to go back to the cardiologist for an angiogram...When I returned to Dr Gold agains she says...Why are you here there is nothing wrong with her. When I tell her the lung specialist said i have a heart problem and need an angiogram...She takes a big sigh as if it is too much trouble for her to do the paperwork...She reluctantly sends me for an angiogram which she said she knows will not show anything...The angiogram showed I had 98 percent blockages in three cardiac arteries and required immergency triple by pass...After the surgery she lectured me about the cost of the surgery! would NOT recommend this doctor
Dr Gold has the knowledge to act as an excellent cardiologist but unfortunately she lacks the overall interest in her patients that is required. She is super moody and abrupt depending on how well her social schedule is going. If she is having a good day then you are in luck, but if not your out of luck in terms of having any of your questions answered or concerns addressed. She is very dismissive of her patients and also seems to have a habit of prescribing and/or changing medications without wanting any follow-up visit. This is not the norm and not a good idea either. During a routine check-up she will list all of your problems as if she is reading off a grocery list. To me this is a waste of time during a routine check-up because most people know what is wrong with them. Think twice about choosing her as your cardiologist. Being knowledgeable one aspect but if the doctor doesn't care she is of no value.
Dr Gold won't sugar coat details and hold your hand treating you like a delicate and special snow flake. She will tell you what you need to know to make an informed decision, and ensure that you get the best treatment possible. To me that makes sense, as every extra minute she spends with you that you do not NEED is a minute that she is not saving someone else's life. Best cardiologist I've had - and I've spoken with quit a few.
The most uncaring, rude bully, who makes up her mind about a diagnosis without really knowing the patient. She has nearly caused my husband to pass away. Gave him medications he was not supposed to get, wanted to force procedures we did not consent to (luckily) and got really angry at us for resisting her advice. Dr. Gold has the worst bedside manner of anybody we have ever encountered. All her comments were extremely negative and discouraging to the patient and family. Since my husband is not under her care, he made a great recovery. I would never recommend her to anyone.
She may be highly regarded in her profession. She may have been considerate and thoughtful with all her patients. I understand that specialists are busy and don't necessarily have a gentle bedside manner but this doctor is over the top. She didn't bother to introduce herself to my husband and I, just said, get up on the table and then proceeded to examine him punctuated by exclamations of alarm. We were then directed to her office. Sitting at her desk, overlooking two very worried people, she began "You have lots of problems!" and then named them off as if we were her students. She was rude, almost to the point of being vindictive. I felt like crying for my husband after leaving her office. To fill out this for I was required to rate her knowledge -- I have no experience of her knowledge because we never went back.
DR. JEWEL GOLD is AMAZING ----- IGNORE NEGATIVE COMMENTS - SHE IS HIGHLY REGARDED IN HER PROFESSION AND CAME HIGLY REFERRED TO ME. SHE IS FUN. SERIOUS, CARING. ELIMINATED NON REQUIRED Rx MEDICATIONS. TOOK ME OFF SOME SERIOUS MEDICATION AND IMPLICATIONS OF TAKING THEM. MONITORS ME AND WENT BEYOND THE ORIGINAL CARDIOLOGISTS TREATING ME. I AM READY TO RUN LET ALONE BIKE OR WALK 10KM A DAY. TWO YEARS AFTER SURGERY I AM FIT AS A FIDDLE. I CANNOT PAY HER ENOUGH TO REWARD HER FOR ANALYZING AND TREATING ME JEFF - WATER POLO FANATIC
Dr Jewel Gold gave me the freedom to enjoy all running, swimming and biking that is part of my life. I have a slight thickness in my upper septum 1mm(HCM) and had other issues. With Dr. Gold's diagnosis and careful prescription of a beta blocker. I have now completed 16 half marathons, 2 full marathons and 1 half iron-man...SAFELY. She gave me my max allowed heart rate which I stick to religiously. I cannot thank her enough. Forget the rest, she is truly the best!
Terrible doctor. She finds her patients in baycrest and asks for them to see her. Then talks to her family members about dinner while you sit in front of her with no regard. Once she changes some meds absolutly no follow up or taperdown of 20 year meds. This woman should be disbarred or sued unfortunatly she prays on the elderly and allows them to die without even calling or paying any respect.. If shes your doctor RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN AND FIND A CARDIOLOGIST THAT CARES.. SHE DOES NOT!!!!!!!
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