Ratings for Dr. Melanie Pratt
My first impression of Dr. Pratt was pretty good, she was personable and answered my questions. My second visit my impression of Dr. Pratt changed, I am slightly over weight which usually doesn't make me uncomfortable, she made comment when tearing the tape off my back that they usually don't put the patches in folds. My third visit which was this past Friday was terrible. I got my test results and I am allergic to a few certain things. Before she started to explain my results she said she hoped I was smart enough to understand what she was saying. She also suggested that I download the "Think Dirty" app I told her that I do not have a cell phone she looked at me like I was crazy, she asked why I didn't have a cell phone I told her I didn't one, then she said well that's no excuse. I thought I was going to able to ask questions about my test results every time I asked something she ignored my questions. She suggested a laundry detergent that I should use I asked if it was compatable with a high efficiency washing machine she respoded by raising her voice and saying she doesn't waste her time on those kinds of questions, she suggested that I should be the one who should know because I don't work I'm just a house wife. If I had of known that my experience with her was going to be so degrading I would have cancelled my appointment. The only bright side is I am allergic to certain enzymes and chemicals that are found in mostly everything and it those allergens that are causing my eczema.
horrible doctor, shes in her own chaotic world. She offered me a drug plan for my atopic eczema after my patch test came out negative. $30,000 a year. She asked which insurance im with and said yeah GreatWest sucks. First of what kind of person offers a drug plan that cost $30,000 a year? At the beginning of the consultation she was cool. But after I said No to the drug plan. Her attitude changed. She basically said thank god I don't have to waste my time with this patient no more. On the way drive home, was thinking and thinking. She most likely wanted to make commission off of me from that drug plan. Waste of time doing this patch test. Disgusted by this doctor.
Snowflakes...look for extreme competence in your specialists. look for friends elsewhere. Whole life of treating symptoms. Five minutes with Dr. Pratt we are now treating the disease. When Ottawa has only one dermo with her knowledge, don't cry about her abruptness, Call the MoH and ask for more specialists.
Dr Pratt has been following me for a complicated condition which I had seen 3 other dermatologists for before finally being diagnosed by her. She actually runs a clinic that treats some of the more complex cases in the city. She’s compassionate, efficient and competent; maybe not great at hand holding, but who cares really. Maybe if you saw 5,000 patients per year, you’d also be a little bitter at times. Seeing these nothing but mean and defaming comments on this garbage website is actually disheartening. I’m sure if everyone who actually appreciates her expertise and care wrote a review, she’d have a lot more positives than negatives.
Really unfortunate experience with Dr Pratt. I had seen her many years before, but went again in the hope she had changed. She was still arrogant and dismissive of my concerns about side effects of certain treatments, and was told to 'suck it up' - twice! She also commented on my weight, which was none of her business. I found her to be extremely unprofessional, and will never got to her again. She belongs in academia and not with patients.
I just saw the ratings of Dr. Pratt when looking for the address, and didn't open as I didn't want it to interfere with my perception of the visit. My appointment was at 10:30 and just got back at noon. The entire visit with Dr. Pratt was maybe 15 minutes. The resident was extremely helpful and listening to all y concerns and took down all my information and I was feeling really good that there was a plan to help my progressively worse eczema. Dr. Pratt came in barely listened to what her resident was saying. Took a 10 second look at my hand, asked me what products I have used, when I indicated that I use very clean and natural products she basically disputed that, I showed what products I used and said fair points about even these clean ingredients can be irritating which is more than fair. Indicated that she was running behind (clearly no need to go into anything further! Only waiting for this appointment for over a year!) said to do a patch test and gave me a list of garbage to use in the interim and said that where I work she knows I am "INDOCTRINATED"! If she had even asked I would have explained I have used several of products she has recommended that make my skin even worse! I spoke to her resident after as I was seeing red I was so annoyed with this disappointing and frankly insulting visit. Resident was very helpful to say to use unscented or no fragrance products at all for patch test, very reasonable and rational for my concerns! Obviously everyone else here as desperate as I am to continue seeing this MD and if it wasn't for her resident I would have been even more disappointment. The receptionist and resident were very helpful so this is not a reflection on them
Saw Dr Pratt today, and was totally scared off by all the bad reviews. I can say that I had a pretty good visit, but it was much different than I imagined. I was gearing up for an in-depth skin analysis/consultation, but I found that the appointment took only moments. The resident took my medical history and was asking me some excellent questions, but right as she was about to do the analysis of my skin, Dr Pratt entered, gave me a sheet with product suggestions (which are all quite good), complimented my knowledge of the treatment I was using, and was overall helpful, and very friendly, but really brisk , even though there was no one in her waiting room and her resident didn't seem done with the examination. She gave me a script and my requisition, but I can sympathize with others on this site who feel that their concerns were not taken seriously or adequately addressed. Overall it was a positive experience, but even if you are a busy physician, I cannot imagine what led her to hustle me out of her office so quickly!
Hardly listened to a word I said, offered no options after wanting to get off meds that I was originally told was temporary only to be told that my eczema looks good, that the meds were permanent and that the eczema would probably return if I stopped it and that I would have to live with the debilitating side effects If I loved having nice hands. Not that she let me finish telling her what my side effect were. (horrible joint pain after minimal physical activities, suicidal thoughts, horrible daily headaches) Offered no options to treat without meds. I will have to figure it out on my own I guess.
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