Ratings for Dr. Clinic Lions Gate Maternity
I called to book an apt only to have it cancelled on me because my "hcg was low". The receptionist made it sound like I was having another miscarriage (it would be my 2nd mc in a row) so I went to a walk in clinic because I don't have a family dr yet here in North Vancouver and asked her whether my hcg was low for 4.5 weeks. Dr said no and it's well in the range for 5 weeks! So I asked her to write me a blood test requisition form for 2 days to see my hcg level and I got my first result! Happy to report it went up and it's in the range for 6weeks! Seriously not impressed at how they treated me and made me feel like I was loosing another baby. I don't know whether to go back here and book another apt or not.
I was born there, my son was born there and now my baby girl will be born there. The doctors are great, responding to every question I have had. They don't Rush appointments and If you have concerns they will get you in to see a doc right away. All in all I'd recommend if for sure
The care provided by all of the doctors I saw during my pregnancy and in the six weeks following my daughter's birth was fantastic. I never felt rushed, all of my concerns were listened to and I always felt that the doctors were very thorough and provided the best care possible. The doctors were always happy to speak to me on the phone or fit me in at short notice if there was something that couldn't wait until my next scheduled appointment. I would definitely recommend this clinic and would go back there if we were to have another baby.
I am registered with this clinic for baby #2 and am 2/3 of the way through my pregnancy. I used them for baby #1 in 2011/2012 and had a great experience then and now so far with this pregnancy. The doctors are very knowledgeable and because of this are often helping to train new doctors in pre and postnatal care, which I think is wonderful. People are right that you sometimes receive conflicting advice depending on who you see, but given there are seven or eight doctors on the team, this seems normal to me and I value different opinions. They are also quick to refer to other specialists and make sure people are using the public health nurses post delivery, who are amazing. They referred me to the loveliest breast feeding specialist, Janice Sampson, when my first baby was a month old and she helped a lot. Dr. Lawson delivered my first baby and was amazing. Both she and Dr. Galt have amazing bedside manner and take the time to listen. Sometimes the appointments start late, but at the same time I have been late on a few occasions and they have been understanding, especially when it is hard to get a newborn out of the house on time for postnatal appointments.
One really has to wonder why so many people are posting misleading posts to this rating service. Our experience so far has been excellent. The team approach to maternity care makes a great deal of sense. The staff with whom we've been in contact so far seem to be very, very good. We're glad that this clinic is available.
I have returned a second time to the mat clinic after hearing horror stories at my reg docs office. First time round I was confused having so many different docs, however when my labour did not go as planned I was happy with the doc that attended although I ended up having a c section. I love sue the receptionist. Always a pleasure to speak with her either on the phone or in person. Loved the fact the mat clinic is right in Lions Gate so I felt more at ease when the baby came. I highly recommend the mat clinic although yes the appts are not timely. However please understand the docs don't rush you or make you feel like a number. Very happy with doc Galt, although I've had every doc first time round. Looking forward to the next baby under the care or the mat clinic. Also if you have a question one of the docs will personally call you back and they will refill your prescription over the phone for you which is handy if you are a forgetful mom. Very happy!
I had a great experience with the Lions Gate maternity clinic. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and high blood pressure and the doctors took great care of me and my baby. It's also nice having the clinic on the maternity floor in the hospital. When the time came to deliver, I felt comfortable and familiar with my surroundings easing my anxiety. Highly recommend.
Worst prenatal clinic on the North Shore, and in addition to being treated rudely they charge a 50$ "registration fee"!!! Like pregnant women don't have enough expenses and they need to pay extra for prenatal care. The admin staff was extremely rude and made me feel uncomfortable and unwelcome at each visit. Would NEVER go back. Having a baby is a wonderful time and this clinic made it unpleasant to say the least. Thank goodness it was not my first pregnancy or I would have been traumatized by how I was treated.
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