Ratings for Dr. Stuart Murdoch
Dr. Murdoch has been my doctor for over 25 years. He is warm, kind and calm and not TOO chatty about unimportant things (something I appreciate). He always takes the time to explain side effects and risk probability of prescriptions and procedures to me. He always treats me like the intelligent and curious person that I am and is never patronizing. He firmly believes in evidence based medicinal practice. I also like that his practice actively educates medical students from U of T. The admin staff are a bit abrupt and sometimes dismissive.
He is wonderful! I have gone to him since i was 8 and he is always spot on. My daughter now sees him and he never tries to push meds, and always natural remedies for her since she is 2. While pregnant with her, i was deemed high risk and he sent me straight to OB at 12weeks. Before that i had a blood test, he called me on a weekend to see if i was ok! I was and still am pleased with him and his staff, they are all so nice :)
What can I say. I was happy to move to another city and no longer have him as my Md. I asked him many times for a referral to a specialist and he said 'No'. He treated me like a hypochondriac. Finally I had my husband come with me and ask so he said 'Yes'. Specialist said I had a birth defect and gave me surgery. So many unnecessary years of discomfort before the surgery. I wish he had taken a moment to some how recognize what I went through before the diagnosis. Mistakes happen. I get it. But I should not have had to have my husband come in to get a referral. It was embarrassing. I wish I could give a higher rating because of all the good he does but I think he is spread to thin and this is why my problem occurred. As for the staff, rudeness can be a problem with some of the front desk ppl. If they like you then you get a quick apt. If they don't... not so much.
Dr. Stuart Murdoch has been our family Dr. since 1990 when we moved to Barrie, He has been and only will be our family Dr. One of his staff has been with him since he first opened his practice in Barrie and she is still with him. I highly recommend him and any of his partners for excellent care and understanding, I wish everyone had a Dr. like him.
2 decades of unhappiness with his services. Dr Murdoch has misdiagnosed and prescribed medication numerous times that was not needed for my family. One time the two medications prescribed to be taken by my son would have led to disastrous and life threatening side effects. He has stated he doesn't believe in vitamins and probiotics and he is always pushing drugs (aka medicine) He has also tried to push drugs on us adults that were not needed and were issues that were completely treatable without harmful drugs with bad side effects much worse than the issues going on. We are not happy with his services and have not been for over 10 years. There needs to be more choice in Canada for doctors, as being stuck with one you do not like nor agree with is very disappointing for the amount we pay in taxes for health care.
Dr. Murdoch has been my family doctor for over 25 years. He is a brilliant doctor and I'm so thankful we didn't lose him to surgery or another specialty; and he chose to stay in family practice. Yes, he's very busy, but he has a great team working with him, and nothing falls through the cracks. Over the years my family has had routine illnesses and some serious illnesses and I have always been able to get an appointment. When I see these comments below about rudeness, I feel like they must be talking about another Dr. I feel he's one of the best Dr.'s in Ontario.
I find him and his staff very rude and arrogant. He refused to prescribe my refill, which was not a narocotic. I will nerve see him again an never would suggest his name to anyone. It may not make any difference because of Ontario health care always short of doctors and patient do not have much of a choice and all the doctors laugh to the bank.
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