Ratings for Dr. Margaret Ochonska
I have been seeing Dr. Ochonska for over 5 years now and while I agree she is a caring doctor, everything else about her and her office is terrible. The staff is unpleasant and in no way friendly or display any sort of professionalism. Her office is unorganized and on more than one occassion, she lost my test results. Also, even if you do have an appointment, she will take other people in before you even if their appointment is after yours. The office opens at 9 but sometimes she doesn't get there until 11. Expect to waiting at least 2 hours. Overall, I think it's time to find a new doctor. I've been let down numerous times by her and her staff.
When I was younger, I had an alright doctor and heard all these wonderful stories about a female doctor in the transcona area. I learned her name was Dr. Margaret Ochonska. I aspired to be her patient in the last decade but she wasn't taking any new patients. In 2013 I moved down the street from her practice, unknown to me at that time and thought it was a walk in. I was really sick. The waiting room was full but I got in after twenty minutes of wait (and I was a walk in). There in the flesh was Dr.O. She was so nice and knowledgable. I learned that i had bronchitis, and also my eyes and ear were bothering me. She took the time to examine them as well. Most and I mean the majority of doctors, only address one concern at a time but she was concerned about my overall health and wanted me to heal. She told me to come back for a follow up. A week later I was better and she became my family doctor. I was so grateful and happy that I got my wish for her as my doctor. It has been three years later and I still get the attention and helpfulness from her and I am still very very grateful she's my doctor. She's a doctor everyone wants. She listens to you and provides support and empathy. Shows great discernment and knowledge. Has wonderful connections for specialists. Yes the wait sometimes can be longer than expected but that's you get with a quality doctor. She's personable and doesn't rush patients out her door. She takes the time for you! She's about the patient and their health. Not only does she care about physical health. She sees mental health just as important. My mom now sees her and feels the same. My mother is beyond her 60th year and has different issues. Therefore, Dr. O has the ability to work with different ages and gender and still does amazing work. From my observation she has great boundaries and relationships with her colleagues and patients. Lucky to have a great doctor for myself and mother. Franka D.
Yesterday I left in tears at Dr. O. There was a time I felt like she truly cared but I've been in terribe pain . She has given me test to prove that I am in fact in alot of pain but she must deal with a lot of drug addicts. She doesn't want to give me my prescriptions property. Let me add I've been her clients for 6 years and get the same presciption each month!! It's not even strong medication ..I feel it matters what kind of a mood she is in and if shes fighting with her new man. She's always on her cell phone talking about personal things . Waiting to see a doctor for 4 hours and her simply not caring when your crying every night going to sleep is NOT okay on my books. I'm going to find another doctor. I hope you all do too . She's changed and loses file . She simply doesn't give a sh*t about her patients. I'm just sorry I wasted so much time on a doctor like herself.
As a patient of Dr. O's since 1990, I can truly say that she has given me great care and support over the years. I don't disagree that her wait times are poor, and there is lots of room for improvement. I also do not disagree that her previous assistant was less that organized, but it seems that her current staffer Robin seems to be much more on top of things. What I think is needed in Dr. O's office is another doctor or nurse practitioner to share the load of patients, because lets face it she has a massive patient load and only so much time in the day. The only reason why I would consider moving to another doctor is solely because of her lengthy wait times. I truly appreciate all the wonderful care she has given me over the years. Glad to hear that she has moved her office to a larger space on Rougeau by Winners.
Dr ochonska has always been a good doctor for me with good advice and help . people are on a wild goose hunt trying to find malpractice why even goto her if your going to complain.yes i wait sometimes but its well worth the wait . full support dr ochonska:))
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