Ratings for Dr. Phinda Soko
Went into the ER because with my allergy my throat was closing up and severely dehydrated. After telling her my condition, it is rare but none the less real. She assumed it was throat infection disregarding what was said, and gave me two days off work. I stayed home for a few days and ended up passing out in public to be taken to the ER and put on IV fluids and my allergy was treated. The on call doctor was telling me I shouldn't stay home and I need treatment when this happens, when I told him what had happened he was unimpressed with the care I was given.
I had the worst experience I have ever had in my life from Dr. Soko. I went in to the clinic due to sever pain in my right shoulder and ribs. I had been admitted into the hospital for this pain twice during the week as I was having issues breathing from it. I went in hoping to get some new pain meds as the ones I was on were not doing anything other then making me sick, at the same time I was hoping to get a doctors note to take into work for excuse my absence for the last week. I proceed to tell the Dr about my week and she tells me my story makes no sense what so ever. She goes to check my should and starts pushing and pulling on it. I told her it really hurt, so she then lifts it up and I screamed from the pain. She tells me not to be such a baby and just deal with it. This Dr didn't listen to a thing I said and was so rude. In the end I got nothing out of the appointment other then anger and more pain. I absolutely will never go back to her again or recommend her.
I had been dealing with multiple health issues that were being explained away as "post partum" problems, that I knew darn well were not. Many appts later, I made an appointment with the Mayo clinic, my last resort. Just before going, I went into the clinic to get some basic work done and my medical history. I was seen by Dr. Soko. She didn't fix my problem, but she changed my life for the better. She LISTENED, she asked questions and she gave me help. She hugged me at the end of the appt...what doctor does that!!?? Sadly, she's difficult to see because she doctors out of town and the Regina clinic she sometimes works at is disorganized and always busy and behind. But she gave me some life back and for that I will be forever grateful.
Worst experience ever. I concur with most of the comments here more interested in her paycheque and getting forms filled out than understanding the problems. She is not willing to listen to the real issue and makes her own assumptions and is unfamiliar with human anatomy. Plus very rude, you could tell she was tired and very very poor bedside manner. DO NOT SEE HER. Will NEVER attend this clinic again.
worst experience EVER! didn't bother to ask me what is really wrong, was more worried about me paying for a form that I needed filled out. Told me everyone suffers from stress and to get on with life. Wasn't concerned about the real reason I was there. Didn't even look at me while in the examing room. Seemed very tired and uninterested, what a waste of my time.
NOT IMPRESSED! She didn't want to do pap because it wasn't booked (saw Soko because regular Dr wasn't in). When I was about to leave she was putting on gloves even thou "she wasn't prepared" and I had blood work done for a cholesterol problem. My husband had asked to se a male dr but Soko went into the wrong exam room, shocked to see a female dr, he asked her to check his cholesterol. The next week Soko wants to see HIM, no call regarding ME. So we drive 2 hours to see her, waited 1.5 hours with 1 patient ahead of us, only to be told Soko was going home sick. Would we see someone else? Only to be told his cholesterol doesn't require a prescription. But I wanted to see were my cholesterol level was at, so I was then told I had to go back on crestor. If I hadn't checked for myself -WOW- she hadn't done her job very well. Don't know were the confusion came in but we are assuming it is the fact that my husband has a typically female gender first namea!!! What a mix-up!!!
Dr. Soko was after different very uninterested doctors the first to listen to me, looking at me, carefully tying out different medication to help me. I couldn't get a help from other doctors. I am in good health now. She is knowledgeable and kind.
Dr.Soko has been my primary MD since June 2010. My first impression was one of "quiet reserve". As I came to know her,I realized that underlying this is a caring, knowledgable & professional lady. She always listens to my concerns & values my input. If she hasn't an immediate answer to a question/problem, she admits it. (which is more than many docs will do), & looks into it. I appreciate her patient, kind & respectful attitude regarding the many challenges she has helped me through. I am happy to have such a good doctor.
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