Ratings for Dr. Leslie Katherine Mitchner
Dr Mitchner is a breath of fresh air compared to my last doctor! She's always on time which is so very much appreciated when you have a baby. She trusts what I have to say about my concerns about my child and takes it from there. Always first asking if I have any concerns before checking out babe's measurements. She has a realistic approach and friending manner with my baby
When I raised concerns about my infant daughter's head circumference (which had not been measured at any of her well baby visits with Leslie), Leslie suggested a wait and see approach, and dismissed my comment that her development had plateaued saying, "All babies develop in their own time." After waiting three months, my daughter's head was still growing rapidly. We were referred for a non-urgent ultrasound as Leslie still felt there was nothing wrong. We were fortunate to receive a cancellation appointment at BC Children's for the ultrasound. My daughter had such severely enlarged ventricles in her brain that the radiologist took us immediate to the ER to meet with a neurosurgeon. She had brain surgery five days later. Dr. Mitchner disregarded my concerns about my baby as the unfounded worries of an anxious new mom. Her wait and see approach essentially meant that she didn't see any obvious signs of brain damage in my child, but we could wait and see if any appeared rather than just ordering an ultrasound when I first raised concerns (that were supported by my baby's rapid head growth). We were very fortunate that in the time we waited for testing my daughter did not suffer more brain damage than she did. She does have some permanant damage and will never get those three months of her life back. I no longer see Dr. Mitchner.
Oddly for a doctors office, she is always on time! She listens, doesn't rush but is direct and to the point which I appreciate. Wish she had more days but we can always manage to get our child in for emergencies like pink eye, etc. Doesn't do children's vaccinations.
I went to a walk-in clinic where Dr. Mitchner was working. She has an amazing presence and the best bedside manner I've seen among all the doctors and specialists. She takes the time to listen and answer all the questions you have. It was a quick visit, but I left feeling that I was on the right track to getting back to good health and that I was fully aware of how my illness was going to progress/get better (strep throat, cold...etc.) I prefer her over my family doctor, so I always check the walk-in schedule clinic to see when she will be in (usually once a week). I wish I knew if she had her own practice open, I would switch in a heartbeat.
Dr. Leslie K. Mitchner is a breath of fresh air and I would highly recommend her!! She has always been caring, efficient and attentive to our needs. She asks the right questions and bases her treatment on knowledge of both medicine and the patient. I've had some doctor's recently who were arrogant, inattentive and downright rude! To ignore the symptoms because he has preconceived notions without looking or asking?! I realize that everyone can have an off day but doctors should make an effort to leave their attitude at home! Thank goodness for those who believe in the oath they took instead of the money they make!!! I just wish we could have as our family physician!
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