Ratings for Dr. Ralph Profetto
Good doctors are hard to come by. I have been a patient of Doctor Ralph Profetto for around 20 years. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything so you can understand it. He is a polite and caring doctor. I moved from Hamilton to Guelph in January 2008 and never once considered looking for a physician in Guelph. I have so much confidence in Doctor Profetto that I travel in 4 times a year. I would not consider changing family physician at all not even for the convenience. He has added student doctors to deal with issues of diabetes and cholesterol etc. He runs a very functional practice. He is a real professional.
This has been my family doctor for too many years to count. I recently fled and severely abusive relation with a family member and could not get into my house to grab my medication safely. I explained this, they called my abusing letting him know what was going on. My medication was in the house, the locks had been changed. They called my abuser asking if I could pick it up. I had to leave the area immediately to avoid more physical abuse. So much for doctor patient confidentiality expecialy in the position that I am in. This is the second time he has repeated what I said and informed my abuser of the fact that I was in the area. The bruises that still fresh are his to blame. They are letting me withdraw from an anxiety medication that can cause suicide. Ethically he is useless and should be suspended. Not only have a had to escape my house, I know I have to leave his office too. Thanks for the confidentiality, real professional.
We recently had a situation where my daughter was discharged from hospital and Dr. Ralph Profetto was great. He called to follow up and ensured that everything was okay. She was treated for a UTI. He had all results and even made sure the medication was the right medication for her with her age. Thank you Dr. Ralph!
My mom was a patient of his over 8 years ago, she passed away 7 years ago. When she was his patient, he disregarded anything she had to tell him. If she was coughing a lot he wouldn't send her for xrays, just gave her cough medicine. She died of lung cancer... she never smoked a day in her life. So many times she went to him with chest issues, always wrote her off. Man if he sent her for xrays she could be alive today. Never gave her a physical pap. Because she was a widow and not sexually active, he told her there was no need for one. His secretary Pina, worst customer service ever.
I have been with this practise my whole like which is 26 years my moms side of the family is also with this practise for a very long time and i had my hisband switch and my children have been with this practise. I very recommend them to everyone. They are just a wonderful out gping family to be with you the make you feel like your apart of their family as well
I left his office for good two years ago and I do not regret it. My family have had issues in the past. My mother has to take a pharmacy worth of meds at his request, and he is not open to other types of medicine. I would wait hours to see him (he was my doc since birth) AND I was told my child's soiled diaper could not be disposed on their property. Way to treat families! Thank you for my nasty bus rides with a soiled diaper because the DOCTOR wouldn't let Mom's dispose of diapers.. He WAS a great doctor YEARS ago, but it's time to retire, Ralph! Your kids got this!
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