Ratings for Dr. Tom Maguire
I have had Dr. Maguire as a Dr. since 1982. You might have to wait sometime but he always had time to listen to me whenever I was going through bad times or even even I just wanted to talk. Unfortunately Dr.Maguire retired last year and I am lost. The Dr. I have now has no time to listen and you have to wait over a week to get an appointment that is scheduled for 10 mins which of course he cannot stick to so you end up waiting over an hour for your appointment . I certainly MISS Dr.Tom. Enjoy your retirement .
Unfortunately retired. best doctor. Had him for nearly 20 years. I heard through the grapevine he took on the most vulnerable sorts of patients in the community without judgement. I noticed poor numbers for punctuality, and it is true that sometimes you had to wait. But when it was your turn, he gave as much time as needed. No one is ever rushed out.
He listens to you carefully and compassionately. He has a wonderful mix of wisdom through experience combined with an unusual humility for a doctor. He came highly rated from a friend and me and everyone I've met in his waiting room found him to be a truly remarkable doctor--a doctor's doctor. In my case--just using knowledge of me and my life, with no tests required, he was able to make a very clever, astute and correct diagnosis. He's definitely not in it for the money. And he was trained in Ireland, where they stress ethics far more than in North America. I could not give him a higher recommendation. I know too many people who love and trust him. If anyone has an issue with Dr. Maguire it would have be the sort of person who has issues with a lot of people. This is the compassionate old world doctor we all dream of.
Dr Maquire takes time to talk with his patients unlike the new era of doctors that handle patients on a volume basis. I liken it to someone who make an effort to write and mail you a card on a special occasion versus someone who sends and email. It about the personal aspect of patient contact and care.
I visited Dr. Maguire after a miscarriage I had overseas a couple of days prior. He was unaware of my condition even though I'd booked an appointment and told his staff, and seemed unclear as to why I might want to get checked out. He didn't offer any medical advice unless pressed and didn't volunteer a single bit of information without me prying it out of him. I was concerned about infection and whether the miscarriage was proceeding properly, and said I thought I'd need an internal exam. He said, "I can do that, if you want." If I want??! I told him I obviously didn't WANT it, but had come to him to see if it was needed. Anyway, he did the internal, very roughly, and I cried throughout. Finally, he asked, 'Does this hurt?' And even when I told him yes, he offered nothing in the way of sympathy. He also gave me no information on what I should do to care for myself after all of the bleeding. All in all, he was callous, hard to understand, and offered me no additional info. Horrible.
Tom Maguire has been my family doctor for 35 years. He was my doctor when I was 15 and now he is my children's doctor. My son is very ill and a challenging case. He has been dealing with the GI specialists since the age of 15. The folks at the Stollery were great but when you transition to the adult world things change dramatically. Help from them is hard to get. If it wasn't for Dr. Maguire I really think my son would have committed suicide by now. Dr. Maguire's caring way gives my son the knowledge that at least one doctor cares about him. Dr. Maguire is not giving up on him so that keeps him going. I can call him anytime at the office or at home without feelling like a nuerotic mother. I don't think I could ever thank him enough for his care. He is also down to earth with a great sense of humour. Thanks so much Tom - don't you dare retire or we are hooped!!!
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