Ratings for Dr. Dawn Papo
Dr. Papo is such great person and doctor. I feel lucky to have such an amazing doctor like her, she has helped me to so much throughout the years! Although she is so kind and caring she also isn't afraid to advocate strongly for her patients when needed.
When I had my annual PAP smear Dr. Papo conducted the entire examination without uttering a word. Very cold. Dr. Papo is unwilling to explain why she will not prescribe alternatives to pain killers. Meds containing opiods are freely prescribed but she will not discuss her objection to other alternatives like medical marijuana. Shouted at me for asking and said I wouldn't understand anyway. Responded that I had a month to find another doctor. When I asked if she was 'firing' me she repeated I had a month to find another doctor. I would NEVER recommend this doc to anyone!
Probably the worst Doctor I've ever had. I was concerned about tests and didn't appreciate being told since she would be away I'd have to wait over 2 weeks for results she had in hand. Because I expressed concern she forwarded negative feedback to my specialist and put horrible things in my file to which He was astonished by and considered me to be a delight of a patient and didn't understand what her issue was. It took months for her to even refer me to him when I had specifically asked to be to the point I was admitted to the hospital upon meeting my specialist. She conducts herself much like a high school girl.
Dr Dawn Papo is very unprofessional poor doctor at best will not listen to patients refuses to help and even goes out of her way to set up road blocks the staff is very pushy non professional and out right rude Only get ten minutes Dr Papo cancels appointments as she sees fit and if you disagree or question she will spend the 10 min on how she is insulted and won't even take the time to look at the patent. She is more like a cash cow getting people through like cattle she should be embarrassed to call herself a professional would not recommend her to anyone and when you mention her name in town you get a ohh her ya she is terable. So shame on you Dr Papo you need to treat people better or get out of the profession you are suppost to be the person people can trust count on and help out but you have got to be the worst Dr I have ever seen. Shame on you.
Dawn has been my doctor for 8 years. I am not easily impressed by doctors, and have found her to be knowledgeable, kind, intelligent, and regards me as a partner in my health care, not as a "patient". I have leukemia (chronic) and need frequent bloodwork. Since her former miserable receptionist retired, I am much happier and get in to see her quite quickly. I am a well-informed patient (which most doctors prefer) and know how to read my bloodwork results, as well as note any changes which may be relevant to my health. I choose to not be a victim, but to be a strong self-advocate, and I believe she appreciates that as much as I appreciate that she does not speak condescendingly to me (ever!). I, too, followed her when she left Port Alberni, and I'm glad I did.
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