Ratings for Dr. Luc Bessette
Able to accurately diagnose your issue when he takes the time to do so, when he feels like it, if he feels like it. But he does not give you as much information as he should however. And his prescribed medication - yet necessary - is incomplete. He is the manager and main shareholder of the clinic where he works, by the way (Crew-Med). Yes, he is judgemental. In the beginning I enjoyed his straightforwardness, straight-down-to business attitude because other GP's I had consulted prior to seeing him, had made me waste my time (and health). Now I realize that unfortunately he only cares about money and doesn't care about his job and people, and tends to dodge his responsibilities as a GP. I'm pretty sure that if he were asked about how he perceives his responsibilities, he'd answer: "responsibiliwhaaat?". Typical fee for a 15 minutes consultation is 130$. I won't get into the debate of the ridiculousness of such a fee even in a private clinic, but his case reminds me how much dedication decreases with salary, when the latter gets significantly too high. I'm not sure that he'd be able to keep his licence if he worked in another country/state of Canada, because of his negligence and tendency to be judgmental. Oh, and if you consult him, just to let you know: he'll indeed make you talk about your job and life and background until he knows your CV. This could sound like empathy and interest for people as human beings, but it also opens the door to discrimination and judgmentalism. Since he is so passionate about money, he should rather work in the financial sector. It'd teach him the meaning of the word "work".
Dr Luc Bessette should have his license taken away. I always visit Dr Robin who is another doctor at the clinic and he is very professional. Dr Luc Bessette was very racist, sexist, and inappropriate during the 15 minute- appointment. I have a severe depression. Upon my entering into his clinic, he diagnosed me that I was depressed because of my culture and my religion. He asked what my religion is to link it to my depression. He said that being a woman with my background is why I am depressed. He kept interrupting my speech to feed his prejudice and he misunderstood everything I said. It was a waste of 130 CAD. He is racist and unprofessional. He even asked me if I have an orgasm while sitting there across from him because I asked him to explain happy hormones. He gave me a referral to psychologist and wrote on it that I can't adapt to society because I'm an immigrant from a certain background. I have been in the country for 10 years. He diagnosed me without being a psychologist himself. I went into that clinic to be humiliated! I went into a down phase after meeting with him and I wanted to kill myself. I was lucky to have my support system around me to prevent me from hurting myself. Shame on Dr Luc Bessette for treating a young working professional like myself like a second and third class citizen. You should lose your doctor's license. Never enter his clinic. He will misdiagnose you and be prejudiced against you.
Ce md a été pour moi d'une aide importante. Il a fait vraiment une analyse globale de ma situation et il a su me référer à un spécialiste au public. Je n'ai pas senti qu'il désirait continuer à me suivre au privé puisqu'il m'a dit clairement que cela me coûterait trop cher vu ma condition et j'ai beaucoup apprécié cela. Je pense qu'il faut être prête à se faire confronter un peu en allant le consulter, mais je pense qu'il a un excellent sens de l'analyse, comme tout md de famille devrait avoir. Merci et bravo aussi pour votre grande ouverture pour la médecine holistique et non seulement conventionnelle.
I have been to this provider several times over the years. I have been very surprised by the level of competence and experience that this physicians has. Instead of focussing only on the diagnostic aspects of the care, he was able to consider the global situation I was enduring to provide the most appropriate medical advice. This is the best example of practising preventive and acute care at once. Kudos to Dr. Bessette for having insight beyond what I could fathom in my case. Maria Li, MD,CM
I don't know if it was a bad day for him, but I found the doctor harsh, judgemental and dismissive. It wouldn't bother me as much if the prices weren't so steep but upon my first visit I decided to consult elsewhere, as I didn't feel like I would go far unless I spent a lot of money to be taken seriously.
C'est un bon medecin. A diagnostique mon apne de sommeil a la premiere visite. Le medecin que je voyais en prive pendant 2 ans me traitait pour la haute pression mais il y avait jamais pense. Maintenant je dors bien, je suis plus fatigue et ma pression est correcte Je comprends pas les autres qui disent qu'il est interesse juste a facturer. Moi, il m' a meme pas facture tout le temps qu' il a pris avec moi. Je pense pas que c'est juste des patients qui ecrivent ici.
Être malade c'est être très vulnérable, il est donc difficile d'avoir la nette impression que l'on est pas pris au sérieux. J'ai été consulter pour plusieurs symptomes soudains et incapacitants. et j'ai trouvé que le Dr Bessete avait peu d'empathie, focussant constamment sur la diète et l'exercise, semblant ignorer mes propos indiquant que je suis une personne normalement active et avec des habitudes de vie saines. Ayant donc l'impression de n'aller nulle part avec comme seule conséquence une facture de plus en plus salée, j'ai été consulter ailleurs et ai été diagnostiquée avec un problème de thyroïde et une intolérance à l'histamine. Je suis maintenant de retour en pleine forme.
I was on the clock the minute I walked in the door. He seemed uninterested or unable to determine the root cause of my issues. Provided a very generic diagnosis (thanks Google) and sent me home with a prescription. Save your money. Going for a second opinion.
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