Ratings for Dr. Bernard Farber
I wont write very much, he was my family doctor for a few years in highschool, when I was 15 he prescribed me precocets and oxycontin for my IBS, instead of sending me to go get any tests done. Now that I think back on him he was really a lazy doctor, never referred me for my sleep, stomach or depression, just always trew a pill at me.He did the same to my mother as well. really dissapointed in him.
Dr Farber is a great doctor, professional and caring. Sometimes keeps you waiting but not as bad as other doctors. Staff on the other hand .. Lisa is a bit loud but nice. Michelle is extremely rude and by all the bad ratings regarding her, I am surprised this hasn't been addressed. The other one, don't know her name, is becoming like Michelle. I don't get it .. if you can't be kind when people are sick .. get out!! I hate calling for an appointment because of them.
Doctor Farber is our family doctor (Me, my wife, and our baby). We've recently moved away and are reluctant to change doctors as he has been so great to deal with over the years. He really cares about his patients and has even called my wife with updates on a Sunday!! I don't think many people can say their Doctors would do something like that for them.
Dr. Farber has been my family doctor my whole life, but I stopped seeing him several years ago. I went to him because I was feeling depressed and he was of no help at all. He just handed me a prescription for some antidepressants and told me to be strong and never followed up. Also, I was also not aware that when you go for a physical check up, that your doctor is supposed to actually 'feel around'. This was a surprise to me, because Farber had only ever done a 'visual' at my yearly checkups. He'd check my height and weight, look in my throat and ears and say " you're healthy right?" Useless! Regarding his staff, I agree with the other posts. Michelle was almost always miserable and talked to you like your stupid. Lisa was okay, but she's really loud and unprofessional, which is hard to be around when you're not feeling well.
I like his staff. They are always nice to me and my husband. The girls have to put up with sick people. Who feels like making nice when they feel like heck . They are not there to take abuse and be your best friend and hold your sick hand. Give them a break! Have your card ready say thank you sit down and shut your sick mouth.
I have been going to Dr. Farber for 27 years. He has been my families doctor and mine since I was a baby and before that. He is amazing at his job and knows what he is doing. If he can't help you he refers you to the best of the best to make sure you are comfortable. I couldn't be happier to have him as my doctor even though I live 1 hour and 1/2 away (used to live in Pickering). On the other hand his staff is annoying and careless. Michelle is rude and think she knows everything. She believes she is better then everyone and probably thinks shes a doctor. Don't get me wrong when she wants to be nice she is but I wish Farber would just get rid of her and Lisa is very nice but talks so loud and talks about crap that no one needs to hear like "omg you should buy this instead of a pool" like hello do your fricken job!!!!!! If he got rid of his staff and hired more professional people he would have a full 5 STARS from everyone :)
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