Ratings for Dr. Vincent Woo
I was sent to my family doctor to see Dr Vincent Woo. He is very busy but the good Drs are always Busy. He tries to meet with all his patients and does most of the exam himself. Yes he comes in and out of the room quickly but let me tell you that there is no one else I would go to. I trust him with my life. He cares about me and will take extra time if he see something wrong or if I ask questions
Dr. Woo rushes through your appointment with him in a matter of minutes. He races from one patient to another making it clear he doesn't intend to spend much time with you and making you feel like you are on an assembly line. Cold personality. He doesn't create an atmosphere of wanting to discuss amything with you - just re wrties a prescription and rushes out; almost no discussion at all. After outting up with this for several years I finally changed doctors.
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.
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