Ratings for Dr. Miranda Baxter
I had a terrible fall. I went to see her . She seemed nice but in a rush. Sent me for X-rays which showed old conditions which she used to blame my new injury pain on. She did not touch or check me for injuries . I left with a bunch of pills. I came back before my next appoint because I was having breathing trouble , she told me I shouldn't be there ,It's wasnt my appt day. She was rude and laughed at my accident . Argued with her to just look at the swelling I had. She became annoyed and accused me of not taking my meds. I told her I refused to take sedatives when I can't breathe well, didn't seem like a good idea. She just gave me more meds . Claimed she wouldn't be there for my next appt day . So I was left with the nurse who filled out my paperwork with mistakes . Absolutely disgusting , I'll never go back.
Can't rate her performance. Left after waiting for 45 minutes at a clinic she was supposed to be working at. Opened at 9 and by 9:45 she still hadn't even bothered to show up. Fifteen people had been booked in by the front desk staff with no doctor in sight. Extremely unprofessional
My wife has chronic migraines including throughout her pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Her obstetrician and family doc had her on codeine (benefits out way the costs). We went to the family walk-in clinic for a prescription refill (which we had done numerous times with other doctors in the same clinic). Dr Baxter listened for about 10 seconds, saw our baby and said if we're breastfeeding her my wife can't have codeine. We explained to her she's been taking it for years and it's the only thing that helps. We told her her other docs had her on it but she didn't care. She was covering her own butt. All she had to do was talk to us for 3 minutes and she would've realized codeine was the only option. She began telling us to use Tylenol and advil and use ice packs. We told her we've done that and seen a neurologist for the migraines. She said there was nothing she could do. I'm a nurse and in situations (like extreme pain) where there could only POSSIBLY be side effects, the cost/benefit ratio is considered. Clearly here, it was better for my wife to not be in extreme pain. Any doc who does a proper assessment would have realized it. Go to her if you want to waste your time and not be listened to.
Was referred to Dr. Baxter via a male GP at a different medi-centre as I wanted a female doctor. For my first visit or two, Dr. Baxter was a bit aloof, however I made the effort to establish a bond with her by asking about her and her family etc. We now have a wonderful relationship. She has been extremely supportive and has no hesitations in referring me to a specialist who has expert knowledge in their field. She is warm, proactive and down to earth. The clinic staff have changed somewhat over the years and I have found that they are getting better slowly. The wait times in the reception area can be excruciating. I try to take a few hrs off work early on a weekday to avoid the insane wait times.
Went to medicentre out of desperation, believing I had a UTI. I explained for about all of 10 seconds what was wrong when Dr. Baxter said "ok" and disappeared from the examination room?! She returned after visiting another patient (I could hear her) and said she was going to do a dip-stick urinalysis there in the clinic. The test was done and all she found was blood in my urine no sign of infection, so she said go home and drink water. She blamed me ingesting too much tea, wheat and dairy products (none of which I have that much of). A week later I'm in emergency with both kidney stones and a kidney infection and in extreme pain. It was a ridiculous examination considering she kept leaving to deal with other patients who had arrived after me instead of just giving me 5 minutes of her time to diagnose the problem I was having.
Dr Baxter was caring and helpful. She prescribed me pain medication without my asking and outlined my options for treatment of my condition and explained things clearly and even drew a picture to help me understand. She took her time and was kind even though I could hear other bothersome patients making unreasonable demands of her prior to my seeing her.
Waited 45 minutes, Receptionist dictated what the doctors does and how much birth control would be prescribed. Dr Baxter only gave me 3 months worth of birth control and told me I could come back Mon-Fri 8-12 for a PAP which is hard to do when you work 8-5 during the week. Her next suggestion was going to the downtown clinic where the "Career Girls" go. I was not dressed pervocatively so I have no idea where she came up with that, never mind they have worse hours then Dr Baxter. I can not in good conscience or faith recommend this doctor and her staff. 100% UNPROFESSIONAL.
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