Ratings for Dr. Mary Michaiel
I have been a patient of Dr. Michaiel's for 6-7 years. While there is a small kernel of truth to some of these comments, my experiences have been more positive. It's true that there is often a long wait - even when I have the very first appointment of the day I often wait 10+ min. I have found Dr. Michaiel to be friendly and kind. Sometimes she employs more of a 'tough love' attitude, but sometimes I need that. It's true that she doesn't seem to remember my issues from visit to visit - but I guess I give a pass to that, as I am one of dozens if not hundreds she probably sees. At times, I have had to advocate for myself, or felt like she doesn't truly listen or possibly believe me - for example, when I say I exercise regularly (I may not look like it, but it's true!) but she is overall encouraging and kind. I don't have any complicated medical issues, and I keep track of my own health (i.e. when to get my annual and my mammogram, etc.) but I have not had any complaints about her competency or her bedside manner. Additionally, she has referred me to specialists whenever I have asked or when she has thought it necessary. I think it's difficult for Dr.'s in walk in clinics to get the same level of service that was perhaps once offered but I have been very satisfied with Dr. Michaiel as my physician.
After a car accident Dr. Michaiel did not refer me to any diagnostic imaging to see my injuries. After telling her that I was in pain nearly a year later in the same spot the injury occurred, she rolled her eyes at me and told me that whiplash injuries only last 6-8 weeks and that I had injured myself instead. This was in complete disagreement with the physiotherapist I was working with. She told me I was fine when I went to see her a few months earlier which I vehemently denied especially since I was in the midst of my physiotherapists treatments. Extraordinarily dismissive. Seek elsewhere. Shes really bad.
Dr. Michaiel needs to upgrade and educate herself in new treatments and medical technology and testings. She has been proven wrong with her diagnostic by other specialists. If you have severe injuries or medical issues, go see a different doctor.
Dr. Michaiel is hands down the worst doctor I've ever had. In addition to rude reception staff, Dr. Michaiel is incredibly dismissive, slow, and treats you like you're just a number. Of all the visits I've made to her office, with an appointment, I've never waited less than 40 minutes to be seen. Furthermore, Dr. Michaiel seems to have little regard for the opinions or concerns of her patients. In response to my request for a refill on anti-depressants (which had originally been filled by another doctor), she told me to get more exercise and eat better; as nearly anyone can tell you, diet and exercise are not a cure-all for severe depression. Most recently, I waited over an hour to see her to discuss a skin condition, but was turned away after 5 minutes of talking to her. I don't usually write reviews like this, but Dr. Michaiel is a terrible physician and I strongly discourage anyone from seeing her or visiting her clinic unless it is an absolute emergency. Even then, you'd likely be seen faster at another clinic as a walk-in.
Worst Doctor I've ever seen. Quite quick to give out prescriptions with little to no rapport. You feel very much like a patient on a conveyor belt, in and out with little care or empathy. She made me feel like my knowledge of my own body was irrelevant to her diagnosis. She misdiagnosed my mother (dismissed her when claiming she had a bad bladder infection, went to another clinic the next day and was confirmed she had a very severe infection). I'd say the chances of her misdiagnosing serious ailments are very high simply due to her very poor listening skills, and plain and simple lackadaisical attitude, she has little interest in patient care or well-being. Time to retire.
I love this doctor so much. She has been my family doctore ever since I moved to Canada. She is so sweet and so caring, and always gives me the health care that I need. I would definatly reccomend her for anyone living in the country hills area !
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