Ratings for Dr. Sebouh Matossian
Condescending and unprofessional. After agreeing to look over my records through out a very serious diagnosis of enchaphalopathy, but dragged his heels to refer me , which if he had been correct would have caused me brain damage and death. When I managed to get a referral at UBC and the needed testing to test his diagnosis he re-diagnosed me with a mood disorder and chastized me for filing a complaint to the College against my former negligent GP, who was , in fact censured by the Board. His ego is enormous, and he had no concern for my well being.
I was referred to Dr. Matossian to discuss fatty liver. I am an overweight woman but am educated and like to think I am friendly and pleasant. I walked out of my first appointment with this doctor and sat in my car and bawled. He made numerous comments about my weight, such as "the thing about overweight people is that you just don't know when to stop eating. It's that simple." I felt like a disgusting object rather than a person, and I'm usually someone with healthy body image and confidence. He told me that a lot of his clients are Asian and they "just have no idea how to be healthy." He also told me that I had "done so much damage" to my body that there was no point re-checking in a year because it would probably not show any improvement. When embarking on a journey to health, the last thing a patient needs to hear is discouragement. This man has obviously never bothered to find out what overeating/obesity is all about, and hasn't even mastered bedside manners. He foisted a water pill prescription upon me even though I explained to him that I have whitecoat hypertension. He said, "you don't seem like an anxious person." (In fact I've been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder that I have kept very well controlled with medication and lifestyle changes). My GP referred me to a 24hr blood pressure test which came out perfectly fine so we sent the results to him and when I followed-up with him he said, "did the cuff even stay on you? I can't imagine that was easy for them to do." Talk about mortifying. I will not be returning, and have advised my GP about how I was treated (she shared that this is not the first time she's heard something like this about Dr. Matossian so I suspect he has an issue with weight rather than just me!)
So HAPPY with my referral to Dr M. After 6 years of debilitating pain, multitudes of "opinions" and absolutely no answers, after one visit I got my diagnosis of Lupus, put on a medication to try, pain free now for 2 1/2 months. The very quick time to get in for an appointment as well as his knowledge and caring bedside manner is almost as great as being pain free! If I could give 6 stars I would!
Very efficient and prompt receptionist. Very good doctor, much better than my GP. Dr. Matossian actually phoned in and confirmed the results of labtests that my referring GP had 'forgotten' to forward. He is a good listener, and reasoned with me about optional treatments. I am very impressed by his manners. This doctor finally got me on the road to recovery.
I had uncontrolled high blood pressure for almost a year. After 3 times going to emergency, I was sent to Dr. Matossian. In the first visit he suspected on my adrenal glands by reviewing my blood works done and after doing more blood tests and MRI he diagnosed adrenoma and that my high blood pressure was not related to cardiovascular system but my adrenal gland. Then he treated that with only one pill a day . Now my blood pressure is well controlled or better to say I don't have high blood pressure any more.
I really liked him. He listened exceptionally well, took detailed notes, and answered my questions thoroughly. He was instrumental in getting me diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease (dermatomyositis with anti-jo1 antibodies) after my family doctor had tried to explain away my symptoms as "allergies" and "anxiety" or just plain tried to tell me I wasn't experiencing them. At the first appointment Dr. Matossian really listened and ordered many tests, one of which came back positive for this condition. I had 2 more appointments with him but then was passed on to a rheumatologist. I was sad to have to go. Dr. M seems ethical and altruistic, not in it for the money/status. Seems like a good person.
Dr. Matassian has been patient, helpful and very courteous throughout a challenging time for me, his progressive outlook has helped me move forward with my life and his staff has always been respectful and very helpful, I would strongly recommend him when you need blood/heart internal health issues!
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