Ratings for Dr. Donald Duerksen
This amazing human did two emergency scopes on me when another doctor was dismissing my symptoms. He was an absolute genius, and compassionate human. He knew About my dysautonomia being a rare cause for my GI issues which another doctor was dismissing. This man saved me. Amazing doctor, amazing human. Thank you for believing your patients.
This monster performed a endo scope and colonoscopy on my wife last month. During the procedure my wife was screaming in pain so loud it was echoing, from her not being sedated enough. He did not stop and kept going despite her begging him too. When I saw her in the recovery room she burst into tears and was hysterical. Stay away from him at all costs. He should not be allowed to practice.
I was referred to Dr. D after seeing another most excellent GI in Calgary, so he had big shoes to follow, and he has not disappointed. He is as punctual as any Dr. can be, listens to concerns, and individualizes his patients. He does careful investigation and follow through, and I trust him with my gutt. As a nurse, this says a lot! The only reason I marked his staff lower was that I wasn't given my next appt. time, and bloodwork requisition when I left the office, being told it would be mailed out. It wasn't, and when I called in, I was already overdue, and couldn't get in for another 5 months. Also, with the building renovations in limbo, the house staff frequently appear stressed, and disjointed. Understandable, with the renovations, and medical culture in Winnipeg at this time, but I couldn't give full points in this area.
Dr. Duerksen is a wonderful man and a superb physician. He has a kind, gentle, respectful bedside manner. If you find yourself waiting, it's because he is the best of the best in this city. He takes on those who need them and if the clinic wait is a bit long, so be it. He takes the time you need with him once you are in and that is the key. If you want the most punctual experience, go to a doctor nobody wants to see because they lack his skillset. Anyone who gets to see him should consider themselves lucky. Excellent, excellent doctor, technically, medically, and on a human level.
Dr. Duerksen is the best doctor I have ever had! I can't believe how lucky I am to have found a specialist who is so patient and compassionate. He is open-minded when I talk about trying "non-traditional" therapies, and he is always willing answer questions and discuss any research that I have done about my condition on my own. Sometimes you have to wait for him for quite a while, but that is only because he gives each patient his undivided attention and the time they need. I don't even know what else to say. . .he is an incredible doctor.
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