Ratings for Dr. Margaret MacPherson
Very professional, caring and helpful doctor. She answered all my questions with patience and ensured I understood. When I was diagnosed with melanoma she personally called a surgeon and to help me get an immediate appointment. I am thankful to have her as part of my health care team.
I went to Dr MacPherson after being with another specialist that just prescribed cream after cream after ointment with no results. I went to Dr MacPherson and within 3months she cleared up my skin issues. She may not be the most likeable when you meet her, but if you are committed - she is too, and once you get to know her she is quite nice! Her job is to heal/help not be your friend. I would much rather that than the other Dr who was all nice and did nothing to help. Long wait time sometimes but isn't it like that everywhere you go for the most part?
Her attitude needs major adjustment! She triple books so expect to wait 1 hour minimum every time. Once you do finally see her, she's rude and refuses to listen to any of my other concerns because "this is just a follow up appointment." AVOID!
I'm sorry. If you are looking for a "Doctor Buddy", one that will use up endless amounts of OHIP funds just so you can be "Friends", do not go to Dr. MacPherson. If, on the other hand, you want somebody who will listen to you and once you are in her Office micro-manage your time, allowing whatever time it takes for legitimate issues to come out and be dealt with, perhaps you have found the right Doctor. YES, she has issues with being on time for her scheduled appointments. NO, she has ZERO issues with her skills once she sees you. Go find a GP who will pander to your desire for Friendship vs. accurate assessment if that's what you desire out of our health care system.
Dr. MacPherson is extremely well versed in her field and performs her job with brisk efficiency. She does care about her patients from what I've seen (both I and my spouse have visited her and have received exceptional care), but does not communicate the warmth of care that most people expect from a doctor. Her brisk manner arises from her ability to quickly and adequately assess an issue, examine the possible approaches to treatment, and make her recommendations without a lot of excess conversation or distraction. Her appointments tend to run around 30 to 45 minutes late in the afternoons, but I feel that her expert care is worth the wait.
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