Ratings for Dr. Andries N. Botha
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
My husband fell and had to see Dr. Botha in emergency. They took x-rays and he told him after looking at it that there was nothing wrong with him. During the what should have been examination and question asking about how he fell..how far he fell..did he fall on anything..did he loose consciousness. He never asked him anything? not one question??Never once did he care that my husband was finding it very hard to breathe! We left there and he was told to take it easy? After 2 more horrible days at home we decided to send the SAME xrays to a different doctor..well not to our surprise he was told he had 4 fractured ribs and a punctured lung!! Do not go to this doctor if you can help it!! Your life may depend on it...
I give Dr. Botha a big 5/5! I have seen him on and off since he came to Canada around '94?. I have been put under the knife twice by him, once for tonsils. He is a great Surgeon. I could never find a permanent Dr. after moving from Grimshaw. And now, I travel an hour to see him. My son thinks he's great. He is BLUNT. I love that. I hate Dr.'s that dont give their honest medical/personal opinion. I don't know what I will do if he retires :( And if you are fat, yes he will tell you. You should be happy he tells you, because other dr.'s won't even address the issue unless you bring it up. He cares about the health of his patients. I AM VERY GRATEFUL TO HAVE DR.A.BOTHA AS MY FAMILY DOCTOR!!!!!!!I rate Dr. Botha's Staff 5/5. Soooo Nice :) Punctuality 5/5. When he is not on time-off he is always easy to catch at the hospital/clinic. 5/5 Helpful. 5/5 Knowledge.
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