Ratings for Dr. Jamie Appleby
Brutal surgeon.. waited year before anybody got back to me aboutmt surgery to say he was on vacation. He did not want to repair my umbilical hernia.. told me to wait it out.. even tho it hurt me on a daily basis! I told him flat out I needed it corrected and I would not take no for an answer.. what did he do? He did an open procedure with no MESH. What happened? Hernia re-opened this time quite a bit bigger than before not even 5 months post op. Terrible and disgusting doctor.. I had to wait two years to get my now huge ventral hernia repaired! I looked pregnant for two years! That brutal surgeon should retire already, he is of no use to the medical field anymore, will never go bacm to him if my life depended on it.
Our family will never be the same as we lost our mother under his care due to lack of medical urgency for a personal medical choice my mother requested. He was not capable of the surgery so out of concern for a human life should have refered her to a capable doctor. We trusted his vow as a doctor to respect a patients wishes while working to save a life. Our life will never be the same.
My Doctor sent a letter asking Dr. Appleby office for an office appointment in June 2016. My problems are potentially life altering but are currently none urgent. I waited 6 months for a response and finally phoned Dr. Appleby's office. I was informed that Dr. Appleby has been sick and off work since August. I am disgusted with Dr. Appleby's office for not communicating that he was sick and may not be available until January 2017 and only for urgent emergency surgeries such as cancer or other immediate operations. This lack of communication between health care providers and their patients is simply not acceptable and border line abusive. I should have been looking for assistance in some other Doctors office.
The most heartless dr I've ever encountered and to this day his mark on me still affects my life. When I was 7 I had appendicitis when I arrived to the pg hospital they literally left me for the very last surgery of the day it is disgusting on how they (staff of pg hospital and Dr appleby ) didn't see a sick child as an emergency my appendix could not wait any longer and it had burst almost dying that's when they decided to finally give me my surgery. He literally slaughtered me and left me with the most brutal hidieous scar on my abdomen he didn't give a flying sh*t about my life it was pretty clear on the mark he left on me. I am now 22 yrs old and still dealing with the this problem I am currently seeking a plastic surgeon to do a scar revision from the work he did on me 15 yrs ago I suffer alot from this not only as a child but as an adult it has not left me something as simple as a appendectomy usually leave very little scaring he left half my entire right side cut up. Stay away his work as a surgeon is rubbish
He is a great surgeon. I seen him in hospital as well as in his office. I ended up having to have an emergency appendectomy and he helped to set me at ease as I was anxious about having the surgery. He answered all my questions and made me feel alot better once I knew what was going to be happening. I had follow up at his office about a 2 weeks after surgery and again he was very knowledgeable and helpful in the questions and concerns I had at the time. His receptionist however needs to be a little less harsh and more understanding of the patients that come into the office or even just call into book a follow up appointment. She is the first impression to the office and it leaves you with a very unsettling feeling, however Dr Appleby makes up for what she lacks.
My brother got ctically ill in Prince George, I know he would not have survived had he been in the care of nay other team of Doctors. The many surgeries done by Dr Appleby were nothing less than a miracle. He, Dr Bashir, the nurses and floor staff were unbelievable, during our long stay.. There are really no words, The Doctor he went to for follow up in Vancouver said he would not have survived had he ended up in any other hospital, that the Prince George hospital which has the best of Dr.'s and nurses . Thanks... You are truly the best
I felt he didn't seem to know what he was telling me as he didn't seem to know himself? If my tumor is cancerous I'll be not very happy as I was put on a death sentence waiting almost 2 years for what? For my life to end how terrible, knowing I have the tumor inside and because he is the great surgeon, he left it at that that he would wait a year I've had this going on since may 2011 we are at Aug 2012 in may 2013 if I live that long it will be 2 years. He should get his facts straight Now i have pain all over my stomach. You should go back and try to reach out to your patients and explain to them that you don't know how to properly explain yourself. I really don't even want you to touch me now you must slip the knight or the tumor could be cancerous and that could kill me either way I'm out of luck and eh you got away with it. And you are supposed to save lives well you have taken mine away from me. I can't believe you. Maybe you should retire before you will someone else.
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