Ratings for Dr. Eunice Fast
Dr Fast is incredible. Anyone who says her bedside manner is "lacking" should get a doula if they're so worried about needing to form some spiritual connection. She is to the point I suppose, but EXTREMELY supportive, thorough, intelligent, and funny. I did not in any way find her uncaring. She answered all my questions and I never felt rushed out the door. Both myself and my husband walk out of her office feeling reassured and confident both in her and in ourselves! I feel lucky to have her as a maternity doctor!
We always tried to make appointments with Dr. Leggatt instead when we could. I found, like others have said, her bedside manner to be a bit lacking/robotic. But mostly I felt she always was thinking worst case scenario - and when I was pregnant I was worried enough as it was, so I appreciated Dr. Leggatt's more calming, pragmatic approach.
Dr. Eunice Fast has been my physician for some 20 years and Dr. Suzanne Leggatt joined her practice some years later. Their medical astuteness, willingness to listen and understanding of my perspective is very much appreciated. They have different personal styles and I am happy to see either one, when scheduling an appointment. I feel very fortunate to have these two physicians as my GP!
This doctor diagnosed me with a life-altering non-curable virus before even doing a blood test. She gave me prescriptions and told me to read a book about living with the virus. I told her i wanted to see test results first and that I appreciate her medical opinion but I will not take medicine until I have the blood results back. She told me to "face the facts" and to not live in denial. Then after 3 weeks of emotional distress and worry, I kept calling for results and were told that the lab had lost them. After doing a 2nd round of blood tests, I was not called with the results. They finally told me I would have to come in for an appointment to hear the results (I'm thinking bad news). On my appointment day, Dr. Fast was no where to be found. I met with Dr. Leggatt and she told me I was 100% clean and clear and that I had nothing to worry about and gave me a hug because I was crying. Obviously Dr. Fast couldn't face me. For that act of cowardice and for putting me through that unnecessary emotional trauma, I didn't want to go back to her. I saw Dr. Leggatt only for about a year after that and then one appointment I accidentally got Dr. Fast again, where she tried to diagnose me with the same virus!!! I did the blood tests again and all of that...negative again. It seems as though she wants me to have it.
Dr. Fast is an excellent Family Physician. She listens well and understands that I take responsibility for my health, with her advice and support. Her receptionists are friendly and helpful and I feel very fortunate to be a patient in this practice.
Dr Fast is very good at maternity care but otherwise average. I find her easy to talk to and take no issue with her bedside manner She is busy and therefore understandably to the point. She is not uncaring. However the lack of follow-up is apalling. Either the office needs to be structured differently or perhaps this zero follow-up, even in emergencies and accute situations, is a policy that reflects the serious flaws in our medical system in bc now.
Both Dr. Fast and Leggett are great Physicians. Most people talk about Dr.Fast's begside mannor. If your looking for sensitivity go to a counsellor. She tells you how it is. I am now 25 and planning my first pregnancy and couldn't be more happy that I have these two amazing doctors!
Drs. Fast and Legatt have always treated my health issues in a proactive and preventative style. Dr. Fast is clear about my own accountability, but also refers me quickly to a specialist whenever it is needed. She is thorough on my annual check-ups. I am very happy to be a patient of both of these fine doctors.
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