Ratings for Dr. Lauren Woods
Literally the worst Doctor. Yes she is SOMETIMES correct on disagnoses, she doesn't care about you. It's walk in 2 minutes, walk out. And don't even try to get an appointment. Either she's on vacation 360 days a year or you can even get through the phone line. Overall I just say go to a different Doctor. Since I was a kid she has never improved.
I absolutely LOVE Dr Woods! I have been going to her since the late 80s...in fact, she delivered both my, now adult children! My entire family go to her...she is very knowledgeable and very quick to refer to, or at very least confer with, another Dr/Specialist if she is unsure what the issue may be. She has saved my mother's life, literally, on 2 separate occasions. I would agree that past staff have been questionable, however, current staffing seems to be quite adequate, efficient and friendly when you reach them. I also agree that you may have to wait to see her when in office, however, I find that refreshing as it means that she is listening to her patients & will also do the same when she gets to me!! We had moved away for several years & I was missing her the entire time...so happy to be back & feeling very fortunate to have her as our family Dr once again!!!
The staff are absolutely terrible. Well the one women is at least. Dr woods is amazing tho so it's hard for me to switch doctors, shed delivered me. Very very very hard to get a hold of tho iv been calling everyday for about a week now. Keeps going to voicemail. They need another phone line or be able to take voicemails.
I am currently seeking a new GP. I have simply had enough of this doctor's lack of ability or genuine concern. On numerous occasions over the years I have had to insist on seeing a specialist even though Dr. Woods couldn't acknowledge a good enough reason... the specialists then asked why it took so long for me to have this situation addressed, because the issues were very real indeed. In two instances, Dr. Woods prescribed medications that the pharmacist later questioned because it was so evident that the medication would have been extremely detrimental in combination with my other health issues. I ripped those scripts up and went to a walk-in. Twice, the doctor has alarmed me with a lot of talk of very serious conditions she felt I could potentially have, she even treated me repeatedly for a condition - but as I learned from a specialist later - I DIDN'T HAVE THAT CONDITION AT ALL! The specialist even rolled her eyes when I told her what Dr. Woods had said and done. I am deeply concerned for the patients who may still have that all-trusting faith in anyone with an M.D. after their name... because I truly believe Dr. Lauren Woods may actually be dangerous in her shoulder-shrugging ineptitude. While she is generally smiling and perky in her demeanor, I'm sure she would be too arrogant to be concerned or to take an honest look at herself upon reading this negative revue, which like so many on this site, seek to throw some illumination on her questionable practices. On a separate note, I also find it inappropriate that her office walls are covered with pictures of her husband and children, large family portraits staring down at you while you are being examined. It's awful. Shudder.
Dr. Woods' days as a good caring family physician are long gone. I had a physical every year and she failed to diagnose type II for four years straight. I found that out when I finally got to the Diabetes Clinic at McMaster and they reviewed my history. An extremely rude and unhelpful staff which she obviously couldn't care less about since her patients don't mean anything to her either. Honestly, the average pharmacist is likely to be more helpful, more knowledgable more professional and certainly more polite
Dr. Woods is just OK if you have a fever and a cough. I have been with her for 10 years now and she just realized that I have varicose veins and my feet turn bluish/purple. I have had numerous physicals and she is not really interested in your health. I mentioned that my feet are blue and there is no interest in this whatsoever. I work for physicians that tell me that I should see a vascular dr. and get into compression stockings asap. Dr.Woods on my last visit, asked it anyone has talked to me about compression stockings. She is my doctor. why hasn't she spoken to me about this or send me to a vascular specialist. She said that as long as my feet do not turn white then they are OK. I also feel that I need to know my diagnosis before I see her and she will most likely agree with what I tell her. she may even question "what do you think"? strange for a Dr. to respond this way. I have to tell her what I think should be done and then it gets done. Yes, her staff is weird. Not at all sociable, no personality, and I dread having to talk with any of them. Everything feels like a burden when I finally get through to the staff on the phone. It is like I am destroying their day and pissing them off. The nurse, is another strange person who won't weigh me unless I want to be weighed. Shouldn't we all be weighed at our physical. She instead will ask what "was your weight last time". dahhhh... She doesn't read the appointment schedule because my cyst was on my back and she was looking at my legs..... dah!!!! also the office is piled high with patient's charts. get in the zone people, too much time is wasted and lost with looking for a chart that may be on the floor, behind t he desk, who knows... no one knows where it is at the moment.. Go there for only colds and ear aches unless you absolutely know how to diagnose yourself ...
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