Ratings for Dr. Lachelle Noftall
I have been going to Dr. Noftall for many years now, in my opinion she is an excellent Dr. and has looked after me very well. she has always been courteous, helpful and above all looks after my eyes professionally. I really don't know where I would be without her, half blind I suspect. Kensyle Cogswell 1566 Post Road Rusagonis, NB E3B 7Y3 506 357 6824
I see a lot of negative opinions here!! Ive been seeing Dr Noftall for a year now and she always answers my questions! Also, gives me tons of information about my condition! Chalazions!! She has done 2 extractions and they have gone very well!! She even took the time to call ma at home on a friday evening to ask if i was in any discomfort!! Doesn't seem to be rude to me??
Have been going to Dr. Noftall approximately 10 years. I've got to say, the negative ratings that I've read describe her very well. She has 0 bedside manner. She can be extremely rude. She doesn't like to be asked any questions & becomes nasty & rude if questioned on anything. Once she had me in tears when I left her office. I have glaucoma & on several occasions, I have asked what my pressure is. Her only response is normal, ok or up. She'll never give me a number. She seems to really know her field very well, but has no empathy for her patients. Evertime I go to her, I continue to ask myself. ..WHY? On the positive side. ......her staff are the complete opposite. Outgoing, friendly, cheerful & very professional. Especially Jodi. Unfortunately, I would not recommend this Dr. to anyone. If at all possible, seek a different opptomologist. Had my 89 yr/old Aunt to Dr. Kenneth Roberts on many occasions. He was awesome with her.
Went to see her with my 5 year old to have his eye pressure checked, which is done once a year by his doctor in Halifax (who couldn't see him in time). Rudest and coldest doctor I have ever been to. No manners whatsoever, and I was almost afraid to ask her questions. Our appointment was at 1 o'clock, but we waited for 40 minutes. The nurse was extremely kind though, and great with children. But when the time came to see Dr Noftall we were in and out in a jiffy. Because my son was reluctant to put eyedrops in his eyes once again (he had some previously with the nurse) she said we will reschedule and see him in the hospital, where she didn't need to put eyedrops in his eyes. She didn't even try! She gave a sticker to my son, but he couldn't even touch the stickers to choose one! Very OCD and a sad excuse for a medical doctor indeed. Then, next thing we know, my son has an appointment in the hospital to get his eyepressure checked, but has to ANESTHETIZED. For 5 minutes! Her behaviour at that appointment was no different. Needless to say, I will not be seeing her again.
After my first visit to this pompous, unfriendly, and rude excuse for a medical doctor, I see that others experienced the same thing. While her staff were great, she was the polar opposite. In and out in 5 minutes, told me nothing about what was happening with my eyes, made several stupid comments, and otherwise could have cared less about what was going on with my medical situation from my perspective, as she was only interested in what my inept family physician wrote on the referral. She said I'll see you in 24 to 36 months, and I can say that will not happen. I wouldn't go back to her even if I go blind. I will have the work she did repeated soon, out-of-country, so I don't need to see her in the future. Unbelievable what we accept for doctors here in NB,. With zero competition within her profession due to the Medicare money stream, she doesn't have to care, or even pretend. She wouldn't last in a country where she had to compete for patients with other doctors. This lack of choice in Canada is one of the failures of our socialized medical system. This doctor is a loser.
Dr Noftall is the worst I ever had. She is rude and so cold. I have bin seeing her for quite soon time and that is it. I truly have enough of her. Every time I come out of her office I feel worst than when I went n. Most time crying myway out of there. I can't believe her rudeness. I would not recommend her to anybody. Not even a dog. She is not there to help anybody. I feel sorry for her staff to have to put up with her. Miserable person to say the least.
Dr. Noftall is by far the worst doctor I have been in contact with in my 15+ years in this city. She is immensely rude, punctuality means literally nothing to her, and I am convinced she is homophobic. She gave me a fluorescine dye scan which caused an allergic reaction, requiring me to go on a Benedryl drip, and refused to allow my then-partner to see me - wouldn't even tell her what room I went to! I ended up having to file with the CRH Patient Advocate. She snapped at me during the one laser surgery she did on me (my first ever) and made me cry to the point of quaking and made it seem like I was purposely making her job harder by being afraid. I told my GP to send me to someone else and I have never laid eyes on her since. STRONGLY RECOMMEND SOMEONE ELSE.
I received an excellent outcome and fully appreciated the efficient process by her and her staff.
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- Humana Medicare