Ratings for Dr. Malcolm Rondeau
He is wonderful when you start seeing him. He acts so caring and attentive, giving you way more time than any walk in clinic doctors ever would, that you don't mind the 2-3-4 hours wait time - he is a god sent. Then you ask for a referral to a specialist, and suddenly you are booted from heaven: He turns cold and disappointed in you. I was seeing him for a few years because I thought he was finally giving me the real medical attention I needed. I had a few unsettling experiences, whenever I had any disagreement with him or when I asked for a referral for a specialist - the warm attitude was gone instantly. In summary: The dynamics of my doctor-patient relationship with him were identical to what one experiences in an abusive relationship: He charms you, sweeps you off your feet with showering you with his intense attention and funny wit, then when you disagree withanything or want a specialist to look at something, you are dropped cold. The last time I saw him he used very disrespectful language in dictating to his assistant, documenting my refusal to be treated with a medication I know for certain that doesn't help me and only specialists have any business prescribing.
Dr. Rondeau is the best doctor I have ever seen. He always takes the time to listen to patients, is willing to address multiple concerns in one appointment, and makes you feel at ease. He goes out of his way to accommodate patients. It is clear that he's not in this for the money, he works way longer days than any other GP I've heard of in addition to working at a clinic and boxing ring. Yes, his humour can be somewhat inappropriate but it is harmless and he knows when to be serious. Because he takes his time with patients the waits are very long, but it is definitely worth it and you can just arrive later if you don't want to spend the time in the waiting room.
Rondeau is an excellent Doctor. Very compassionate and very professional. He takes all the time to listen to you and answers all your questions. He is never in a rush. That's why the wait time to see him is long but totally worth it. Please don't believe in all the bad reviews here. Is BS. Dr. Rondeau is very kind. I don't understand why some haters give a bad opinion of him. Is hard to find a good Doctor this days.
Dr. Rondeau is a decent doctor. However I have never waited less than 2 hours for him no matter when I arrive. More worryingly is that he has repeatedly acted in a sexually inappropriate manner. Asking intimate (and odd) sexual questions and making odd sexual comments. He also is constantly commenting on the attractiveness of females around him. He often makes me feel uncomfortable around him and I won't be seeing him anymore. The receptionist is rude. Not giving him one star across the board because he's better than most walk-in clinics.
I strongly urge people to not listen to the negativity on here. I have known Dr. Rondeau for some years now and I have to say he is one of the most compassionate, helpful, smart and all around great Doctors around. Frankly, an unfortunate fact is that most people are ignorant to the way the medical system works here in Canada. This creates barriers between the patient and the Doctors. Patients go to Doctor Google before they actually trust a real human who has extensive training and experience, not to mention years of studying... ofcourse patients are always going to feel they know what is "best". Anyone can diagnose with the internet! So when a real physician discredits their worrisome thoughts about this that and the other thing... patients get infuriated... and for some reason insulted that the doctor isn't going to give them what THEY think THEY need... because it's not in the Doctors medical opinion! Which is what you are going to the Doctors for to begin with! Then people go online and write untrue things about people because they're upset about something in their own lives. I guess the only recommendation now is for Doctors to always be extremely cautious about interacting with any and all patients nowadays.
Dr. Rondeau is the most amazing doctor I have ever seen in my life before. He attentively listens to your concerns and acts upon them. He certainly makes the wait worth it once you are subjected to his humour and great personality. Most definitely a great catch.
Rude staff and extremely long wait times. He thinks he is cute with his jokes, and fails to recognize serious illness. He does not like sending patients to see specialists, because he thinks he knows it all. All is good with him as long as you are not seriously ill. Then go to ER and find another physician. Or go to a walk in clinic. Trusting Malcolm can cost you life.
This person should not be allowed to treat a plant, let alone people. He does not recognize cancer. He will not send you to a specialist. He will not examine you. If you value your or the lives of familt members, DO NOT see him for anything.
Clearly people don't have a sense of humor, this guy makes me feel comfortable and is entertaining. Yes, he makes sometimes inappropriate jokes, but I find them pretty funny. Receptionist Maria is great too. The only knock is having to wait over an hour most days.
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