Ratings for Dr. Nadine Chatel
I think Dr. Chatel is absolutely wonderful! The kindest and most caring doctor I have ever met! There is always a wait to see her, which is annoying, BUT it's because I've seen her first hand squeeze in extra patients and she actually takes time to LISTEN to her patients, unlike 85% of doctors. She actually looks into the problems you and have, trying to find solutions. I wish so badly she could be our family physician but unfortunately she isn't able to take new patients. Great experience with her though in the time we got.
It's rare to find a doctor today that listens to all my concerns and not limit the patient to the "major" concerns. Sometimes things that I believe are unrelated are and Dr. Chatel takes the time to get the whole picture of why I have come into her office. She has treated me with more respect and concern than any other doctor has in years. Although my concerns may not be many I am sure that some of her elderly patients have a great deal to relay. So it makes sense that sometimes there is a trade off between thoroughness and punctuality. This doctor never makes me feel like a "number" or that a prescription will fix everything. When needed, I've been referred to specialists. She and her staff even recognized that I was due for an annual check-up when I came in for an injury. I was able to get my results from tests when there was information that I needed to know. Dr. Chatel and her staff work hard at treating the whole person and I find this a rare as a diamond among a pile of stones.
The staff at Dr. Chatel's Lacombe clinic do not answer their phones, follow up on important testing or send off referrals. At this clinic I ALWAYS wait 20-60 minutes to get into my appointment- and between my family and I we have appointments 1-2 times a month. Dr. Chatel is decent enough but she doesn't offer up many ideas regarding diagnosis (she just passes onto specialists almost immediately) and definitely is not apologetic about her lateness.
Dr. Chatel was an amazing help through my last medical crisis. She pushed for me to have a neurological consult at a larger center where I was diagnosed. She is very through, listens to patients concerns, and when needed humorous. She is a great addition to the Lacombe community.
Dr. Chatel became my doctor when she moved to Lacombe ,AB and I am so thankful that she did. She listens to your concerns and answers your questions. Her sense of humor is greatly appreciated as is her punctuality for appointments. She is an excellent addition to the staff at Lacombe Hospital.
Dr Chatel has been my Dr for 14 years,she is very thorough,and caring and she takes the time to listen to your concerns,she doesnt rush you out,she is an awesome Dr and I am glad to be her patient,I feel very confident having her as my Dr ,that I AM RECIEVING THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE.
Thanks so much Dr. Chatel, I believe due to your dedication my husband is going to be just fine after his 100% blockage in his heart Sat Nov. 12/11 at Emerg. St. Anne Hosp. We believe you saved his life. How can we ever thank you enough!??? Roxanne & Gordon McMaster
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