Ratings for Dr. Dubravka Rakic
My Father saw her after experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. She diagnosed him with the stomach flu. Two years later we have discovered he actually did have a heart attack, and there is extensive damage to his heart. She continues to treat him, even though she is a Pediatrician with no expertise with geriatric patients. Ahe treated his symptoms of worsening Edema for 2 years with diuretics without ever investigating the root cause. It wasn't untiI attended an appointment with my Father and insisted on further tests that she ordered an ECG. That was qhen we discovered that my Father had had a heart attack while under her care, and she had no idea. At least now he will see a Cardiologist and get proper care. See more about her here https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.thestar.com/amp/life/health_wellness/2013/10/19/calgary_teen_was_slowly_dying_and_didnt_know_it.html#ampshare=https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2013/10/19/calgary_teen_was_slowly_dying_and_didnt_know_it.html
I jumped from one doctor to the other until I found Dr. Rakic. She is very knowledgeable and best of all she gives you the time you need, answers all your questions and is honest. I always refer people to see her and they are as satisfied as I am. Great Doctor and a great person.
I find Dr. Rakic to be thorough, practical and a good listener. When I ask questions (which is my job as a person responsible for myself and children) , she gives me options, scenarios and a straight answer. If she doesn't know or is guessing, she says that instead of pretending to be all-knowing. She seems to have no problem referring to a specialist if she sees a need. Punctuality is not her strong point but I guess she takes more time with the patients that need it, like us. I had Dr. Rakic in Cochrane until the practice group moved/merged/changed and she left. We LOVED her. I have found her in Calgary and am thrilled and hoping she will take us on again. I cannot comment on her current staff as my appointment isn't until Friday.
I visisted this doctor from the very first appointment. She rushes through every appointment and is not thorough. She has given me 3 requisition forms to have an ultrasound performed. After each ultrasound when I visit Dr. Rakic, she asks me if I've had an ultrasound done yet. I asked her to look up my file and see if the results look alright but she says they aren't in her system so that means she has literally not looked up a single one of my results. I told her last time at the beginning of the appt that I was told by the ultrasound technician that my placenta was close to my cervix... at the end of the appt, she pretends that she's seen my ultrasound and repeats to me what I had told her at the start (nice try). I provide a urine sample at every appt, she has never checked the results (for preeclampsia)until I told her that I'd wait for my results (she started rambling and blamed her staff for not having results). Literally, laziest and worst dr I have ever visited.
I had two very bad experiences with Dr. Rakic. At first I saw her for some pelvic floor pain that was very distressing. She told me there was nothing anybody could do for me and that I just needed to accept that. I cannot begin to describe how soul destroying that appointment was. I saw several Doctors who then went on to correctly diagnose me with vulvodynia and then treated me for it. I vowed never to see Dr. Rakic again until last week when she substituted for my family doctor. She was supposed to remove stitches from 5 incisions. She used completely unsuitable instruments and only when I pointed that out to her (she was using forceps meant for holding skin when suturing and really big scissors) she went to try and find more suitable instruments. By that point she had already opened up one wound and two more opened up a later that day. When I mentioned that she was incorrect in her previous assessment of my chronic pain she was ignorant and seemed unreceptive.
Dr.Rakic is only in it for the money. I truly believe that she does not care about her patients. I am done with her. She rushes you in and out. Gives you prescriptions and does not explain side effects or length of time to take them. She has never taken my blood pressure when I had a physical. She did not get back to me with test results that were necessary for medication I had to make an appointment to ask for my results. I truly believe that if you had a serious illness this is not the doctor to have
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