Ratings for Dr. Vincent Woo
I was really dissapointed in my experience with this doctor, going in there not knowing anything about diabetes I was hoping for more information on my diagnosis, left with a prescription after a 2 minute appointment. It was short, I didn't feel my questions were answered, had no interest in what I had to say...just rushed out the door. Agree with many on here needs to work on his people skills, not very receptive to questions on information and on elaboration of diagnosis...
I have been a patient of Dr. Woo's for just over 2 years now. I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario, but see Dr. Woo because my endocrinologist in Thunder Bay had been refusing to give me an insulin pump. Rather than mess with my health by staying on injections longer (I've had diabetes for 13 years this month), I decided to see what my options were out-of-province and Dr. Woo was the chosen one. I love going to see him. I only see him, at the most, 2 times a year, but those visits are always the best of my whole year. He always has lots of advice to give me and tips on how to make managing this fickle disease better. He is a gem and I would never give him up!
Woo prescribes medicines rather than informing us what's happening in the body. Eg, Doc what are you prescribing this medicine? Doc says because your body needs this. Any side effects? That we need to wait and find out. Am I a specimen to test the medicine? I don't know. I changing my Endocrinilogist.
After having him as my doctor for over 7 years I finally decided to change doctors. Basically, I dreaded going for my appointment. He seems to be a good researcher but not so good with people, rushing in and out. One of my pet peeves was that he just kept on adding medications to the list. When I asked him if I could stop one type of medication after beginning another he said, no, I would never remove medications, just add on. I can't accept this. I was on 4 medications and I was under 45 years old.
I do believe that Doctor Woo is a brilliant medical researcher. He is, I understand, well-informed about Diabetes and Thyroid issues. Sadly, none of this important knowledge is shared with his patients. The other rates are right; no time to talk, no eye contact, bristles at any qualifying question (seems to assault his enormous ego), only interested in unusual cases and/ pregnancies and/or patients who will go on a research study. He zips in and out, very ADHD'ish. Think he should stick with research and stop seeing human being. But then I guess his $$ count too much for him to do that. It is a great pity that one so blessed by intellect and learning does little to help those who would benefit from his wisdom and encouragement.
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