Ratings for Dr. Armstrong Mettle
I recently stopped going to his clinic. After years of tolerating his poor attitude, long wait times, & him just trying to push some needless prescription so he can make a buck. Found someone else and it's like a night and day difference. Do not waste your time or energy with this doctor.
I normally see Dr. Ollegasagreme who I quite like. She is off on holidays so I booked in to see Dr. Mettle. He was abrupt and not helpful. I asked for a pregnancy test and he never actually said whether I was pregnant. He didn't take my blood pressure, or ask if I had any concerns. I basically walked out of there with ZERO prenatal care. No reminder to take prenatal vitamins, nothing. I've never left a review for a Doctor before, but he was just terrible.
Do not go to this clinic! Hands down worst experience I've ever had. New to saskatoon looking for a family doctor , called and booked with doctor Mettle my appt. was at 3pm and I ha to wait until 4:30 to see him, while 4 people went in before me and showed up long after me. Once I met the doctor he was SO RUDE! He told me he could only deal with one problem at a time and would have to book another appointment for any other clinical issues. Then treated me so poorly it was uncomfortable and I just wanted to run out of there. I will NEVER go back to this clinic. The clinic was also disgusting with dirty fingerprints all over the walls and kids play area the bathroom had crude writing all over it! Clearly no one there cares about the place. GROSS!
I had an appointment for 4:00 and I didn't get in to see him until 5:30. It would have been faster to show up as a walk in with another doctor in the same clinic. During my appointment we were interrupted 4 times by his staff, who needed him to sign something and print a new form. I will not be returning to him. It's no surprise that he's always accepting new patients....because nobody stays with him!
Patrician demeanor, crafty smile. Mettle talked expansively about how he is "not a scientist but a clinician" – an artisan who can "ignore lab results and make his own decisions." Examples: (1) My case: If a patient finds a way to live with symptoms, Mettle says "Why worry? Why dig deeper for a diagnosis?" I argued for half-hour for right to specialist. (2) General: Suppose a patient takes 2 Rx known to conflict with each other, and pharmacist warns they shouldn't be taken together. If no bad reaction occurred YET, Mettle "would just allow patient to continue. Why worry?" (3) General: FDA lists a maximum dose for each Rx marketed. Mettle said he "ignores that. The actual lethal dose of a Rx is six times the max dose, giving him a large buffer to prescribe above the official maximum." But lethal dose refers to mortality (death); maximum dose prevents morbidity (serious injury from side-effects). I wept after my appointment, and hours later deciphered why: Mettle has an undertone of ruthlessness.
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