Ratings for Dr. Gerd Schneider
Dr. Schneider has been my doctor since I first arrived in Ottawa in 1976 (41years). We've aged together. A great guy! I hope he doesn't retire too soon as he is an "old school" doctor. Liz, his staff member, has a rough exterior and needs to learn how to smile. She's not my cup of tea as we Brits say.
Dr. Schneider is knowledgable and empathetic. I like that he is supportive of a more "natural" route, as another commenter said. He is supportive of midwifery. He doesn't over-prescribe. I have had nothing but great experiences with him. The receptionist is unfriendly and makes me uncomfortable with calling to make an appointment with Dr. Schneider, so that is why I give one star.
Not particularly impressed. He's very nonchalant in general and I feel as though hes very dismissive of my problems. In terms of getting a reffered to a specialist goodluck! He's almost never willing to make the referral. Liz can be a nightmare but if you suck up to her she will treat you great.
Most of his recommendations involve doing nothing, with little apparent deliberation going into them. I can understand taking a non-interventionist approach, but this is extreme. Maybe it's that he doesn't seem to seriously consider what you have to say. Plus, like lots of others have said, his secretary is absolutely horrid.
The secretary "LIZ" is the meanest and rudest person I have ever encountered. I'm left shocked every time. So loud and obnoxious too. It takes her a while to understand anything anyone says, and she yells at you like you are in the wrong, when in fact, she just never gets it. Seems to always blame everyone for everything. She is in the wrong line of work and I think that Dr. Shnieder should fire her. He is a good doctor, especially for young people, but because of "LIZ", I would recommend staying away. Her tone, attitude, demeanour is akin to "Rozz" in Monsters Inc, but worse. Zero people skills. Zero.
Dr. Gerd Schneider's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- U of Toronto (Grad. 1970)
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