Ratings for Dr. Michelle Withers
Wow. I wish I had checked this site before going to see Dr. Withers. She is the most arrogant and disdainful doctor I've ever seen. She did not even look closely at my face/scalp and suddenly started writing a prescription for accutane. I let her know I had done some of my own research and did not want to take accutane due to a history of depression in my family. I wanted to know some other options. She told me that I would pretty much have to live with my acne then, but I could try some cream if I wanted to. Made me feel small, stupid and completely hopeless. Doesn't she realize severe acne is hard on a person? It already strikes a blow to one's self esteem and then to have this "doctor" be so harsh, uncaring and in a rush. I was almost in tears when I left. She looks well "preserved" and elegantly put together, so I guess this is how she spends her time... try some empathy for your patients! Thankfully I have found a new dermatologist.. I don't expect miracles, but this new doctor helped me to find some options that are at least managing the worst outbreaks. Please do not see Dr. Withers it's like going through doctor's drive thru.. poor quality and a big rush! :(
First of all, let me begin by saying this the first time I have ever written a bad review about anyone. I waited over 2 months to see Dr. Withers. The day before the appointment I recieved a call to confirm my appointment for the next day. I came to the office on time to only be told that my appointment was at 10 and not at 3. I explained that I recieved a called from someone at the office yesterday wanting to confirm a 3 oclock appointment and even told me that i could park in the parkade underground if i'm driving. I even showed her my note that I wrote the appointment date n time down. They denied that they called me about the appointment. I dont know if Dr. Withers is any good because I didnt get a chance to even speak to her but the receptionist had a terrible attitude. She went to talk to the doc and came back and told me that if I wanted to rebook it will have to be for November and that Dr. Withers says that I still have to pay $75 for cancellation fee. I felt upset and left the office. Why should I pay for an appointment that I did not cancel. Someone at the office made a mistake with the appointment time and now I ended up wasting my time coming all the way here for nothing. I'm never coming back here again. I'm sure I will find another dermatologist. The receptionist there should be fired. Greedy doctor, dumb receptionist!! 👎👎
I came to her with my skin problem, she barely looked at it before describing me accutane . A few months later when I brought up the issue that accutane was making me feel upset and not myself and if she could look into other options, she basically said there is no other options after this. Didn't give me a right diagnosis or the right medicine, and was so unhelpful making me feel like there was a dead end for my skin (I have found other options since). Would not recommend, doesn't take the time to even look at skin or doing any research if her first option doesn't work.
I waited 3 months for my scalp problem. The receptionist was friendly I got there on time but had to wait like 10 minutes, and then it was her student Dr. Di** screen me first. She was so rude when asking my history, and when she was asking if I have other skin problem so I told her I do have one and then she just told me immediately that I would need to get another referral for that problem. What would she bother to ask that question if she didn't expect I do have other problems? She was very impatient also, she just want yes or no answer. After that she went outside and talked to Dr. Withers finally and they came to me and checked my scalp again and just told me I will have no cure and this problem will last forever in my life. She did not try to explain what I can do beside prescribed me a $40 dollars 60 ml lotion. I have never seen a doctor that rush an appointment. She was not helpful at all.
Would NOT recommend Dr. Michelle Withers. First of all, she rushed the appointment and tried not once but THREE times to get me to go on anti-depressants. For adult acne. She said the problem was that I pick at the acne. She did not want to discuss possible causes, environment, diet, lifestyle, nothing. She rushed me through the appointment and just seemed annoyed with me when I said I didn't want to go on anti-depressants. I will manage the "picking" on my own and find another derm. I will never go back to see her.
Went into See Dr. Withers with a concern regarding an irregular mole and eczema. Her resident did a wonderful job of screening me and doing a history focused around the mole and she also assessed my eczema which she assured me that Dr. Withers would have no problem looking at as the steroid cream I was using was apparently very mild and I just needed a stronger ointment. After assessing the mole Dr Withers took a brief look at my eczema knew it was very irritating as she stated "looks like you have really been going at it" I told her it had been very itchy and I have tried all types of remedies but unable to relieve it. She then told me to go make a subsequent appointment instead of sending me home with any kind of relief. My appointment would not be for another 3.5 months. The entire appointment was no longer than 5 minutes of which I waited 2 months to see her. Would never recommend her.
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