Ratings for Dr. Benjamin Ho
i cant beleive the previous bad ratings! Dr.Ho is actually my life saver. I had a previous doctor who didnt care about my well being and sent me home with entocort. I went in and out of hospitals and his office complaining of pain and no one did anything. I eventually had 2 pelvic abcess burst causing septic poising. i had a drain in 2 weeks. I met dr.ho during all this. He argued i didnt need surgery. He was so kind .. i sometimes feel like he downplays symptoms but he is always open for my opinions and has helped me get into remission and gain weight. i was 92lbs when i met him. im now 145. and healthy !!oh and i like his receptionist shes a sweetheart.
I found his secretary very rude She went to do blood work on my daughter and didnt wash her hands. I am a nurse and so know better..She said she didnt need to wash them when she was putting gloves on. I dont know her training but she should know better..She always talks down to me and there is no patient confidentiality at all in their office..
I went to see Dr Ho last week for a routine colonoscopy. 4:00am the next morning Imwas in surgery. He had removed 2 polyps and punctured my bowel. I have never felt pain like that in my life. I was in the hospital 4 days. I had booked my follow up appointment but called today to cancel it. They didn't even ask if I wanted to rebook. I guess this isn't the first time that people have cancelled on him. The procedure was done at the Digestive Health Clinic. Not a very clean place. It felt like you were on an assembly line. Just wheeling people in and out continually. They don't keep you there very long after either. I will never ever go back to see Dr Ho. In fact I probably will never have another colonoscopy done again because I will be to afraid that it might happen again.
I will never go back to Dr. Ho. He called my husband into his office for his gastro results. He never asked if my husband had anyone with him or even to bring anyone with him. I was meeting him there, but I arrived about 10 min later. He opened up my husband's file and just read out "Oh, you've got and aggressive form of stomach cancer." If he had looked at the results beforehand, he could have prepared my husband for the devastating news or at least had the decency to give him the choice of having someone with him. When I arrived, my husband was standing in the parking lot crying. That was one of the worst days of my life. We wanted a referral to Princess Margaret, but he only knew how to connect to Oshawa Hospital. It took us alot of work, by ourselves, to finally get a referral from Dr. Ho to PMH. It took weeks. He seems too busy to care about how his actions effect ordinary people. My husband only lived for 3 months after that.
I like Dr.Ho. The only problem I had was lack of communication bewteen him and I. After my tests he told me my results but it was like pulling teeth out to get him to explain what it all meant. I had to ask numerous times what it meant... and he still would give me one word answers and I left STILL not understanding what is wrong with me. Maybe bad day? Not sure yet as my second appt is very soon. Will find out then I guess.
Had two problems with this doctor. First he knocked my intestines in several spots causing a blockage and resulted in another colonoscopy. Second my mom had him he perforated her bowel and he sent her home saying she was fine. The next day she was swollen and ended up in the hospital emergency room for surgery and had a heart attack on the emergency table and almost died. She then had to have a bag put On for 9 months waiting for her intestines to heal. Have heard many cases of him being known For doing this. Glad others have been lucky but for two of us in the same family to have issues be careful and do homework on who you use
I saw Dr. Ho in the er at lakeridge health Oshawa. This was 8 visit to the er in a month. Dr. Ho preformed an ercp which resultedf in a preferated bowel and punctured bile ducts. After being sent home with no expectations or explanations of possible side effects I was rushed back to er 5 hrs later in more severe pain than I have ever experienced in my life I was rushed in for emergency surgery and was basically dead due to his error. I spent a month in the hospital with a g-tube, t-tube and a drain. Dr ho came to my room 4 days later and apologized for his error. And causing the problems. I tell everyone I know to stay away from him and not to get an ercp. He is a horrible doctor and did not fully explain procedure to me or what could possibly happen.. He is a law suit waiting to happen
If this is the same Dr Benjamin Ho that's based out of the office on Brock Street in Whitby, I really don't understand the poor ratings by others. I was referred to Dr. Ho by my physician and I found him to be punctual, very polite, knowledgeable, and he listened to everything I had to say. As for his secretary, she was lovely to deal with. I just got back from a gastroscopy with him today and it went exceedingly smooth. A first rate experience as far as I'm concerned, and I have no qualms recommending him to others.
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