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I broke my wrist a few months ago and waited 6 hours in the emergency department and was casted by the ER doctor. The next week I came to see dr Woolfrey and waited 3 hours to be seen by his assistant who told me that the cast has to be changed. The next week I saw the assistant again and changed my cast again, which went on for 5 weeks. I have Waited in the fracture room for 5 visits at 3 hours a visit, for a total of 15 hours. My treatments consisted of changing a cast. Does this make sense to anyone? I have yet to see dr Woolfrey. I was told that the case was reviewed with dr Woolfrey, but I have no idea. Wrist is dong fine,
I saw Dr. Woolfrey on Boxing Day 2006 at the age of 16-17. I was taken into the hospital by ambulance after a serious car accident. The first surgeon I saw (16 hours later) said I was going to be airlifted to London to have my hip pinned back together. They were just getting everything in order. Shift change happened which is when I saw Dr. Woolfrey (at hour 17.) He told me I'd be fine on crutches and sent me home with non weight baring instructions for a few weeks. My family and I thought this was good news, thinking the injury wasn't really that severe. As I was released first thing in the morning, my parents made an appointment to get me in with my family doctor that afternoon just as a formality. I had deep wounds on both knees that were never treated at the hospital and I had no pain prescription. My doctor took care of these issues. She was not impressed with the care I received. I was screaming in pain trying to sit, stand, use the washroom etc. The pain was so severe I couldn't wish it on anyone.
Due to a high pain tolorance and thinking my injury wasn't severe, I kept overdoing it. I reopened my break three times. By April 25 2007 my hip was still fully broken and unstable.
The following year I settled my claim with the lawyer. As we went over facts my lawyer wanted me to confirm that Dr. Woolfrey admitted me for one week for pain management and bed rest/absolutely no getting up. EXCUSE ME!!? He did no such thing! To find out he lied on my chart right after sending me home was and still is infuriating! I'm now 26 and on disability because I can't work. I can't complete daily tasks, I can't do much of anything. I am bed bound and in chronic pain for going on NINE years now despite being on Fentanyl and Percocets! Because of my age no surgeon will do a full hip replacement! I have no cartilage left, the labrum is torn, I have a bone cyst where the break was and I have bone chips. My hip joint is bone on bone rubbing together. It catches, it pops, it cracks! I used to be very fit and athletic and a serious horseback rider! I've lost all of that! I've lost all of who I was! I will have to wait for decades before I can get my hip replaced because of my age. It should be MY choice to have it done now. I know they only last an average of 10 years and you can only have two in your lifetime but it should be my choice if I want it done now instead of when I'm older. I'm missing out on my life because of this! I don't even think I'll make it to 30 let alone 40, 45, 50 when they'll MAYBE do a replacement. This doctor ruined my life. Maybe if he had actually admitted me like he said he did I wouldn't be in this position. Dr. Woolfrey should make this right by doing a hip replacement on me. Give me back my life!
i cant rate this doctor i haven't seen him yet ,,,,but i can say everyone has their own opinion , not everyone is gonna like him and the fact hes gonna help you with pain management (given out meds) if thats not how you deal with your pain ,or if it is thats up to you no one has the right to say anything in that fact ,,say no if you choose not to have them ,,i have herd nothing but good from my friends and family who have had him as a doctor so i will see for my own in the next couple weeks but i can comment that the wait time and staff and everything has been very quick and i mean with in a month till i had my appointment from my referral ,,i can post my thing but just remember whats good for me isnt or may not be good for others come check him out for your own opinion ,, have a great day !!
I have been a patient of Dr. Woolfreys for a few years now. I have treated with the highest respect and he has worked so hard on fixing a knee that another surgeon wrecked. For those of you who say he is pushing drugs at you,,,,,say no...he doesn't know if you need them or not...you are the one complaining of pain. Maybe you have to get your big girl or boy pants on and deal with some pain instead of taking the drugs...you only get addicted if you let yourself get there,..Stop blaming this great doctor for your weakness...try some Tylenol...may just work. Get off his case.
I am a health care professional with lots of experience in pain management
I am totaly believing the comments about Dr. Woolfrey involvements in drug addiction is not realustic
Unfortunatly we have limited options in chronic pain management which are narcoticts and one if its adverse reactions are addiction which with chronuc pain we ysualy do nothing about it unless uf the patient would like to afford pain and limit his daily activity and quit narcotics
I am always hearing excellent feedback about Dr. Woolfrey and as a colleague l know he is doing great job honestly he is the best that i came cross
I've never been a person to complain about our great Canadian health care system, but my interaction with Dr Woolfrey has ruined it for me. I had my hip replaced by Dr Woolfrey 6 years ago and since then I have had 3 revisions and numerous infections. He was great in the beginning but after 6 years of pain and disability, I am still suffering and worst yet, addicted to narcotics that he got me started on. I was always impressed at how kind and gentle he was, but the addiction has ruined my life. I can't do anything without taking these drugs everyday, I have to worry about how often I take them and when I can get a refill, my family doctor does not believe I take so many, and he refuses to refill them, so I am only left with Dr Woolfrey to do so. I can not get rid of them, and it makes me feel horrible. I wish there was a way I can get help, and I wish someone would have monitored him and me in the beginning so this terrible addiction would have not occurred. I am very disappointed at the health care system at turning a blind eye on Dr Woolfrey.
Just terrible. Had the worst experience at his clinic about 2 months ago. Waited for hours to be seen for 5 minutes, then he gave me pain medications and injected my knees. He told me to return every 3 months for more injections and more drugs. I want my pain to go away, I don't want to come to his clinic every 3 months and wait for 3 hours for injections and medications. Why can't he just fix my knee with surgery. I also don't want to be addicted to drugs, which I think he prescribes way to much, from what I can see and hear in the clinic. I won't go to him anymore, will try London or Hamilton.
The best knee surgeon in town. It feels great after 2 knee scopes and 2 knee replacements. I got an infection, but he did a great job fixin it. The only negative is the waiting !!!! 2-3 hours on average. I go to him regularly for check ups and refills, he is always nice to me.
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