Ratings for Dr. Andries N. Botha
How do I rate it when there is no category for competence, bed side manner or knowing boundaries with women patents? My parents both have skin cancer and I've had to have skin on their bodies removed. It was recommended to them that their children should be checked periodically for skin cancer as well. As a 47 year old woman, I think this is a good suggestion for me to get checked . So I asked Dr. Botha if I could get checked for skin cancer. He leaned over, raised up my blouse exposing my chest took a quick glance and said, "you don't have skin cancer". I felt assaulted. That was the last time I went to him. Later I finally got to see a skin specialist and had a place removed. I would not recommend Dr. Botha.
Dr....Botha......hmmmmmmmmmmmmm interesting fella kinda old school no nonsense kinda can be a bit harsh or blunt......... called me fat and outta shape thanks !!!!!! for telling me what i know kinda needed that so.... if your used to being pampered he might be a rude awaking for u but i think he means well
This office is absolutely outrageous. I saw Dr Botha once and he was to refer me to another doctor elsewhere. This took over two weeks. I called his office once requesting that he got back to me with a referral the next day. He did, but then his receptionist proceeds to tell me that he will no longer accept me as a patient because I was "rude." How is trying to keep on top of my health because he wont, rude? Good riddance. I would never recommend this man or his RUDE staff!
Our first visit to Dr. Botha will be our last. He was very behind due to a large family appointment (not his fault and understandable) and sadly, you can hear every word said in his exam rooms with single beds as exam tables - ?!? He certainly made up time by going through FIVE patients in TEN minutes (I was watching). When my son was called into the room, he didn't even introduce himself to my son or me, just barked questions. Also refused to listen to my son's answers as he was already ranting that if he can workout 2.5 hours/day, my son can do 200 sit-ups. very disappointing as someone who is so interested in fitness could be an ally and inspiration to people, not a demeaning bully.
Dr Botha was my fathers doctor for the Better part of two decades and was always helpful and concerned on his well being. Very empathetic and to the point! As far as the "pill pushing" accusations, I disagree. You people do know that you have the option of declining the medication and inquiring about other coping methods right? Dr Botha has also been my family Dr since I was about 5 years old (I am now 26) and he has shown empathy, concern, patience and wonderful bed side manner! Residing in edmonton upsets me greatly because I no longer has access to such a wonderful practitioner. WONDERFUL doctor
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- South Africa (Grad. 1982)
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