Ratings for Dr. Laura-Lea McKay
As a nurse for 40 years I am familiar with many physical styles. I had my last doctor for 35 years when he passed. It took me 4 years to find a Dr. I felt was competent and friendly. Dr. McKay met all of my expectations. I would didn't go to her expecting her to agree with me on everything or even meet all of my needs. I expect a Dr. To challenge my beliefs and help me put things in perspective. It is team work. People need to be their own gatekeeper , track their own health issues, become knowledgeable. I have a chronic condition that I have managed for 55 yrs. I have found that she respects this and gives me some latitude in the decisions made. I have found her receptive to my recommendations and respect for the other 3 specialists I see. Drs. are human, have lives, family and issues of their own to deal with. It is really easy to attack people online rather than speak up personally when you feel slighted. . Marg Johnson
She is awful!!! My 8 year old son smacked his head on the edge of a swimming pool this morning (splitting it open) and I took him to the clinic where my family doctor is. My family doctor is wonderful so I thought other doctors in the clinic would be good too. Wow was I wrong!!! My son has anxiety and it rears it's ugly head when he experiences sudden pain or is bleeding. The staff at the pool and I managed to calm him and put a bandaid on his forehead. McKay came into the room and I made sure to inform her of his anxiety hoping to get some understanding and a bit of bedside manor. She was rude and harsh with him! I raised my voice and indicated that this was the anxiety I was referring to. She ignored me. He tried to tell her his fears about the band aid hurting when it comes off but she interrupted him and barked that it had to come off. He started to do it himself and she got fed up and left saying to leave the door open when we were done. My son got the bandaid off about 30 seconds later, we opened the door and she came back. She was annoyed at every sound of pain he made. I then asked her about a concussion to which she replied, "nah he's fine". She knew I meant business because she started asking him all the concussion questions at that point (not before though). I asked about his pupils and if that method of assessment was still relevant because she did not check for that. She said no! She continued to clean him up and put some steri strips on. That was it! I will be taking this lack of treatment and complete disregard for patients further in the morning but will be monitoring him overnight for concussion (opposite of her advice). If you see her coming into your exam room RUN!!! Calgary Imagine Health Center - Sundance
This "doctor" is dangerous. She prescribed my father opioids for shingles without monitoring him even though he had been addicted to alcohol all his life. Five years later we are still dealing with the consequences.. My mother was waiting for heart surgery and developed anemia. McKay was sent the information in February but didn't bother to see mother until September. By then the damage to her heart was too severe and she died on the operating table. She called me at work to tell me she thought I had MS and after waiting six months for an MRI and to see a neurologist her diagnosis was wrong. She acted disappointed I didn't have MS when I brought it up at my next appointment. Next she had her receptionist (the husband) call me again at work to tell me I had to see a doctor in St. John. I looked his name up and he turns out to be an oncologist. Another six month wait thinking I had cancer to see the oncologist only to be cleared. The pain and anxiety this so called doctor has caused my family has been devastating. I would give her zero stars if I could and probably should of sued her for malpractice for her part in my mothers death.
When I first met dr. McKay at Imagine Health in Calgary, I thought she was very knowledgeable and friendly. Each time I visited her, I noticed she would make snarky and rude remarks, to the point that I was nervous going to visit her. I continued to see her because of convenience until the remarks became more and more hurtful. Dr. McKay would also continuously push her diet plan and if I didn't show enough interest, she would become very cold and not listen to anything else I had to say. I have now switched doctors and couldn't be happier because my health concerns are actually being heard and taken care of.
I seen this doctor tonight and she treated me like I was second class. She talked down to me and was very rude. I don't understand why she would be in a profession if she doesn't like the public. Worst and most disrespectful doctor I have ever seen. I would rather wait at emerge 8 hours than ever see this doctor again. Rude.
I had Dr McKay at the regent street clinic before and she was terrible! She talked down to me and didn't act like she cared at all. I had to fight to be referred to a specialist for what turned out to be very serious. She needs to get off her high horse and get some bedside manners. I would never return to her again.
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- Coventry Health Care