Ratings for Dr. Juliet Lau
Was my family doctor for years. Blamed a case of hives on my weight (?!? first of all hives should have nothing to do with weight, second of all at the time i was 5'6 and 145 pounds). Refused to give me the HPV vaccine as it would 'encourage girls to be promiscuous'. i felt completely judged and she wouldn't listen to my concerns. An absolute joke of a doctor.
I saw Dr Lau when I was about 16 yrs old. That would have been about 22yrs ago. I told her about the abuse I had been under for several yrs (physical, emotional and mental) from my stepmother. I had finally gotten the courage to tell someone and as growing up I had been taught to tell someone you trust. Well she was the wrong person. Dr.Lau informed my stepmother the very next day what I had said. I'm sure you can imagine what happened when my stepmother got home that afternoon. This is no doctor. She's a hack who has had her (license) far to long!
This doctor should have had her license taken away long ago. I went to her 30 yrs ago, she was our reg family doctor. All our problems she blamed on weight and none of us were very overweight. She put me on speed when I was 15 for weight, put me on Prozac when I didn't need it and didn't monitor the dosage as it builds up in the system so you need less, I became very ill because of her. She gave me ponderal a dangerous drug recalled now, when I was 17 again for the extra 20lbs I had on me. She told me some of my brothers problems, he was furious about this. She shared my issues with my dad. Got to the point we just didn't trust her.None of us have been back in 20 years and comparing,to others, she isn't a good doctor.Cousin still goes to her. Has stage 4 breast cancer now because of a lump on a mammogram a year ago Lau said to keep an eye on. Oncologist said it should have been taken out right then a year ago when it was spotted. Cousin is 50 and dying now. Lau let it spread.
Cannot say enough about how extremely unprofessional this woman is. Misdiagnosed an extremely serious condition and blamed all the symptoms, as usual, on weight. She is literally obsessed with weight and it is the unfortunate patient who walks into her office weighing more than what this doctor considers normal. My advice to potential patients? Find another doctor!
my mother went in to see doctor Lau and wanted to find out her results from a test. the test had been sitting in my mothers file for 6 weeks and no one called her to tell her that her results were ready. it turns out that she had an hiv positive outcome. my mother was freaking out and wondering how and where she could have gotten it. the doctor said that you could even get aids from touching someones skin. Now come on even i know thats not true it has to be through blood or bodily fluids. my mother was so very upset and the doctor was being very unprofessional. so my mother called her specialist for her crohns disease and it turns out cause of crohns you can have a positive hiv test when its really negative. now that is ridiculous that a doctor who is suppose to help you doesn't even know her own job very well. so if it were up to me she would have to go back to school to get some more training before she even practices on anybody else. the woman is in her own world.
Thirty years ago, when I was widowed at the age of 29, Dr. Lau insisted on regular appointments with me. As my family were not supportive, this doctor helped me to work through a very difficult time. I found her to be thorough, to be willing to take the time, for many years, to explain what I needed to know. She did not hesitate to make a referral, if the problem reached beyond her expertise. I left when she misdiagnosed kidney failure. As a diabetic, I am, apparently, susceptible to this. The test done had everything wrong with it that could be wrong, and after the diabetic specialist allayed my fears and re-tested, it turned out my kidneys are just fine. I think the main thing that Dr. Lau suffers from is exhaustion - dealing with a lot of people who are not feeling well, and perhaps just too heavy a load. All of us make mistakes. This one simply pushed me over what I could handle emotionally, so I moved on to another doctor that a family member was seeing.
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