Ratings for Dr. Pierre Lanoix
Dr Lanoix saved the life of me and my son 28 years ago. I was pregnant and got some serious complication, ended up at the hospital for an ultrasound, even if a problem was showing on it, the expert doctor sent me home. On the same day doctor Lanoix saw me, he made some phone calls and told my now ex-husband to drive safely to the hospital that they wanted to keep me overnight for observation, little white lie. When we got to the hospital, a team was getting me ready for an emergency c-section, I was 35 weeks pregnant. Dr Lanoix was in the operation room also. My son was born that day. If it wasn't for Dr Lanoix, my son and I would have died that night, it was that serious. That was 28 years ago, he was a young doctor. Doctors carry a lot on their shoulders, you do not know what they went through with their previous patients, so if they are not always cheerful try walking in their shoes for a day. Remember they are just humans.
He is not a very nice doctor. I told him I have a lump in my breast. He asked me if it hurt. I said no. He said then its not cancer. Who says that??? So I knew he was not really a doctor for me. He is also very rude. I would not put one star but I have no choice.
I'll start with this, Dr. Lanoix will not hold your hand and baby you. He is very straight forward and gets to the point. He has been my doctor for 15 years and I wouldn't go elsewhere. He provides me with great advice, will diagnose me properly, and provide m with the right treatment. As someone said below, no BS and gets sh*t done and for that I like him. Great Doctor (and the clinic is also very nice so that helps too)!
If you want to be an active participant in your health care, if you believe that your primary doctor should be your partner not your hand holder, and you are willing to be accountable for your own health and progress ie a reasonable human being who believes that your are responsible for yourself, then Dr Lanoix is amazing! I have been with him through 10 of my 11 years with a chronic incurable disease, and Dr Lanoix is the only thing that has kept me sane and positive all these years. He has helped me when Ottawa specialists failed to provide adequate care, and fully supported me in my own independent research to find a new specialist who was better qualified and more understanding of my symptoms and limitations. Even though I have traveled to Toronto from Rockland now for the past 4 years to see these other specialists, Dr Lanoix has been 100% supportive of me taking control of my own health care. and coordinating with my medical team in Toronto. He encourages me to understand my illness and medications and gives me straight facts. If you want a doctor to baby you and relieve you of your responsibility of taking care of yourself, then yes seek someone else, but if you truly believe health care involves an active partnership between doctor and patient then, he is the genuine articular.
I don't know anybody who actually thinks Dr. Lanoix is a good physician. My personal experience with him made me request a different doctor. He is arrogant and has no bedside manner. I started seeing Dr. Lanoix in high school and have never been made to feel more uncomfortable or stupid when I have needed care or asked questions. To the commenters saying not to waste his time - who am I supposed to go to for more information on a health problem then my doctor? I had an experience when I saw Dr. Lanoix once where I was asking him for information about dealing with hypothyroidism and being an active teenager and he literally turned to his computer and showed me how to Google it. I told him that I had searched every possible site he could find. So he basically looked at my questions as though I was stupid and instead of answering them, or directing me to a specialist who could answer them he wrote down the URL of a website and told me to go look it up on my own. This is only one example of his low level of respect for his clients. I'm glad I don't have to see him anymore.
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