Ratings for Dr. Gerald Vaz
Dr Vaz is by far the best childrens doctor in Medicine Hat. He is very caring and kind to the children. When my child is sick I say we have to go to the doctors & he gets excited becuase Dr Vaz never lets a child leave without a sticker. Dr Vaz is an extremely smart doctor & very knowledgable. The staff are very friendly as well.
WORST DOC EVER!! I've had to take my son to him 3 times and all 3 times he was rude, wouldn't listen to what I had to say about what was going on, and misdiagnosed my son everytime we went in. My son had a skin condition, he told me there was nothing wrong and refused to referral me to a specialist, turns out he has PSORIASIS! My son as a baby had a puking issue, and not the normal baby stuff either, told me it was reflux even though I repeatedly told him he did not have the symptoms, turns out it was a VALVE. I don't know if he just doesn't have time for new patients or what but I refuse to go back to him ever again!
I am so happy with Dr. Vaz being a first time mom no question is silly to him. He always has time to answer my questions, has a walk-in clinic and is respectful and kind. He makes me feel like I am a good mother and has a great bed side mannor. My 16 month old has been seeing him since he was a month old and loves him, not afraid at all. I am so happy to have him as my sons doctor I would not trust him with anyone else!
My two boys see Dr. Vaz. He is an outstanding doctor! We have lived in Calgary and Edmonton and Dr. Vaz is just as good (if not better) than the best pediatricians in Calgary and Edmonton. For those of you complaining: waiting to get in to see him is not his fault-- there is a shortage of doctors which means he has to take on a lot of patients (which is part of the reason he doesn't remember every parent's name). I have never had to wait longer than about 30 minutes and the times my boys have been potentially contagious we have waited in the car watching DVDs (this would never be allowed in Calgary or Edmonton). The wait is much longer in other cities. New flash: Doctors are not Gods! There is no way that they can accurately diagnose every condition 100% of the time. The good ones care a lot about their patients and do the best with what they have, which is exactly what Dr. Vaz does.
Dr.Vaz is an amazing doctor, I went to him as a child and now I bring my children to him. I wouldn't take my kids to anyone else. He is very friendly, personable, and take the fo ryou and makes sure all tests are done that need to be done, he is awsome!
Dr. Vaz is a very knowledgeable doctor. What I like about him is that he is very thorough. He puts you through the necessary tests and doesn't just send you home on medication and ask you to come back. He accepts calls throughout his day, has his home phone number listed in the phone book and I know he does many, many favours for several people. He'll go out of his way and do a favour for you. He is a very friendly man. He will always take the time you stop and talk to you even if you meet in a grocery store and will always ask how your family is doing. I can't say it enough - if your child is ill, Dr. Vaz is the doctor. He will get to the bottom of the problem. He is awesome. Way to go Dr. Vaz!!!
Dr. - +happy to ear from U. We live in Qc prov. now (Sherbrooke). We lived in Ralston for about 2 yrs (78-80) and I had my 1st son in Medecin Hat on dec. 18, 1978.(Dr. VanBelkum) the baby was due on dec. 6/. U were his pediatricien then. He'll be 29 yrs old in next dec. I think U were beginning your practice then. When U saw my baby (Pierre-Luc Lavoie), you asked me permission to take a photo of his skin bcause it was peeling off. Anyway,My son had a belly button's infection in first weeks, and U waited after e was o.k. to told us that it was +dangerous. I found that it was +delicate of U. (1st baby = ++ nervous).I red all those commentaries on U and I'm sad bcause what I remembered of U is that you were very nice + very professionnal. My son is now a father of a 3 yrs old son and we're +happy to be grandparents now. So, Take care and Thank U for helping my son at that time. Many Thanks because we have the chance to have him and his son with us now and because of you. Take care !
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