Ratings for Dr. Gilda Frent
Wait times way to long she has too many students and when you say you don't want to see a student you are penalised by being made to wait even longer to see YOUR doctor. Can never get thtough to office by phone its constantly ringing busy. Often seems rushed and reluctant to work as a partner in her patients health care. If there was another doctor anywhere taking new patients I'd be gone.
Dr Frent was my family doctor for many years. Not the best family doctor (too rushed, wait time too long, too many med students, etc) but I could live with it. However, she was also my pre-natal and delivery doctor. I had only 2 things on my birth plan - no episiotomy and delayed cord clamping. We discussed both of these during my pre-natal appointments. In the end, she gave me an episiotomy without even telling me. The baby was not in distress, labour was progressing as it should - she just cut me without saying a word. And when my babt was put on my chest right after being born, the cord was already clamped. If you want your birth plan wishes actually treated with some semblance of respect, find another doctor. She is no longer my family doctor.
My biggest complaint would be the wait times for appointments, I know this is normal in our province but if I am booked in at 4, I want to be seen at 4. Gilda is a great woman, she delivered my son and will soon deliver my daughter, she is a straight shooter and tells it how it is (this could offend some people, as I can tell from other reviews I have read, it clearly has) She is a teaching doctor so if you aren't wanting to deal with med students than switch now!! You will have to see a new med student each visit unless she for some reason does not have one, I think its great that she is teaching these students however be prepared to repeat your life story each visit, but hey- they have to start somewhere. She was excellent with my sons delivery and I am sure she will be excellent with my daughter, she knows what she is doing, blunt or not!
Dr. Gilda handled my pre natal and birthing for my second son. So my first appointment was around 1 year ago. My son was born and had some medical issues and was sent to NICU. Gilda was a SUPERSTAR she was in control and made sure we got the best treatment ... Seriously- this woman is no joke. She proved to me that she fights for her patients. She got to the bottom of it- and everything was fine. I feel safe and trust Gilda with my family's health. So if I need to see a student first, or wait a bit longer than other doctors I'm fine with that. If she isn't quite as sweet as my granny... I don't care. I have wonder woman as my doc. And Nancy is fabulous. Efficient, Kind, and a great team with dr Gilda.
Rude and doesn't seem to be enjoying family medicine any more. I go in with a problem and was very rushed and then was to I should have googled my symptoms and then in the next breath told never to do that. Messed up my prescriptions twice and then made me wait to have it corrected (she wrote the wrong name on them and even called on into the pharmacy like that). She yells at her med students and belittles them. I am happy I have moved.
I have had Dr. Frent as a family doctor literally my entire life. She is always extremely rushed and very bossy with her assistants. It makes me uncomfortable having an appointment with her because I feel like she would rather get me in and out as quickly as possible instead of taking the time to listen to my concerns and slow down for a second. If finding a new family doctor wasn't so hard in this city, I would have a new one long ago. Sorry but I never have a fulfilling experience at this doctor's office.
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