Ratings for Dr. Jane Ballantine
She has been my family doctor for over 20 years, and I am very happy with her, I was pretty sick and she made several appointments for me when she was fully booked, even saw me on a day she was not in, only for a meeting, I am very satified with her professionalism.
I have mixed opinions of dr. Ballantine. Some appointments tend to be brisk and abrupt, while other times she seems more attentive. I'm fine with quick appointments but am sometimes put off by the lack of interpersonal relation and sometimes my concerns may be brushed off.
Best Doctor I have ever seen. Takes time to learn about her patients. Always willing to find different approaches to take care of he patients needs. I am not always the model patient but she sees through that and makes sure I am OK. Willing to discuss any uneasiness I may have. Truely one of the good ones
She is simply an amazing physician. I'd highly suggest if you can get her as your family physician then do it. She's comprehensive in her approach, explains things in a simple way so I can understand, and engages me as a full participant in my care. I would highly recommend her to anyone. The system needs more physicians like her!
Dr. Ballantine is abrupt and to the point which is I personally find great. I come in for an appointment and its done in 15 minutes and I leave feeling comforted. However her nurse is rather rude and can be snarky. Overall experience was decent.
I have been a patient of Dr. Ballantine's for about 5 years, and she is one of the most dedicated and knowledgable doctors I have ever encountered. Yes, she can be abrupt, and is often rushed, but I don't go to the doctor to chat, I go for good treatment, and I always receive that from Dr. Ballantine. I have Type 2 diabetes, and Dr. Ballantine is a specialist in that disease, as I understand. She is always on top of the cutting edge treatments, and really seems to care, despite her occasionally brisk demeanour. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her, though with her busy schedule and the demand for her expertise, I doubt she is taking on new patients.
By far the worst doctor I have ever seen. By far the worst experience I have ever had in an office. When I mentioned I found internal exams uncomfortable she commented "how do you think I feel doing them". She is rude and abrupt. I had to call her office numerous times to get a referral completed to a specialist and then found out the reason it took so long was because she had written down the wrong information. When I found out I was pregnant I immediately went looking for a new doctor as I would not want her for a "family" doctor. I know she is busy with all her various jobs but that does not excuse her rudeness and lack of any people skills.
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