Ratings for Dr. Barbara Fehlau
This so called "doctor" has mental issues perhaps she is bipoler. She was rude, condescending, yelled at me bring me to tears. She claims to specialize in pain expert. She screamed at me that i should just suck it up & deal with my severe chronic pain. Than she recomend herself paying for injections & than recomend her partner. She is rude, mean, unprofessional & should NOT be practicing. She has no empathy & i don't think she even likes deal with ppl. She's only in it to get money for injections that don't work. I felt worse after than before. She loves to hear herself talk & claims she has pain. After waiting 8 months to see her, you could not pay me to go back. She doesn't prescribe any medication that's approved for musculoskeletal & osteoarthritis & other debilitating chronic pain that interferes with daily life. Which is weird to me because i know many other ppl with less painful conditions were she gave them strong narcotics. Maybe the other poster right & she's under investigation with the medical board. I hope they take her licence away. Seeing her was like walking a tightrope over a pit of ravenous alligators. She was moody & incompetent & there's just something "off" about her. I agree with the last few posters she's NOT FIT to Work on CADAVERS let alone Human Beings. And she fabricates her reports about you & basically slanders u to make u look like a "drug seek junkie" if u stand up to her. I think she should be examined in a psych ward. Worst doctor ive ever seen! Don't even waste ur time with her!
After see this so called pain specialist thru the Walmart walk in clinic. She suggested I'd benefit from HER prolotherapy which is $180 per pop. While she performed her prolotherapy... She ended up hitting a NERVE... I was in MORE pain than bf i saw this "pain specialist". I had seen her several times bf & she was OVER prescribing me Tramadol & NUCYENTA (you can google them) This was ONLY last JUNE 2016.... SO I CONCURR with last POSTER that Fehlau "FABRICATED & LIED IN HER REPORTS".... She also became HOSTILE when i told her i was in MORE pain AFTER she hit a NERVE. On a prior visit I had asked for a medical note to substantiate my pain. And Fehlau became extremely ANGRY & YELLED at me that "IF I WAS WELL ENOUGH TO REMEMBER MY APPOINTMENT WITH HER & MAKE IT TO THE CLINIC THAN I WAS NOT IN PAIN!" She than refused to continue prescribing 1 of the many narcotics she'd been giving me. She displays erratic behaviour, loose cannon & becomes a RAGE CASE if you bring up any of your medical concerns. I've NOT seen her since!
After wait 1 yr to see this "pain specialist" BTW is a GP but self proclaimed "expert in Chronic Pain" i had the DISpleasure of meet her thru the CHRONIC PAIN NURSE CENTRE which I've been go to for almost 2 yrs. Have heard of Fehlaus reputation for bringing her female patients to tears... I insisted that the Nurse sat in on our "meeting" as i will NOT be brought to tears & Screamed at by any "doctor". My appointment was Jan 24 ... Notice HOW "ironically someone GAVE HERSELF 5 STARS out of 5. BACK in 2007 (9 yrs ago) i Slipped on blk ice walk down hill carrying heavy bags in each hand. I FRACTURED my Tailbone & DISlocated my Coccyx. A CPL yrs after that i had CT SCAN done & saw 1 of TOP NEUROSURGEONS while live in Vancouver... He diagnosed me with ARTHRITIS. In 2012 i had another accident result in SEVERE Whiplash. I'd like to PREFACE my TRUE STORY with the FACTS that Dr. FEHLAU...alters her med reports to suit her own AGENDA & LIES. BUT I'll get to that part later. The INTEROGATION BEGAN with Fehlau ask me "WHAT IS MY FORMAL EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL?".... I don't see HOW this is RELEVANT...but answered her Q. I have. JOURNALISM DEGREE & BUSINESS DIPLOMA. FEHLAU proceeded to ask me "where my worst pain is?" I REPLIED BOTH HIPS esp. R Hip, NECK & my tailbone (she didn't get that right in her REPORT of fabrications) That day my Tailbone was severely imflamed. She yelled at me "YOU DON'T HAVE IMFLAMMATION ANYMORE!"...the most MORONIC THING I'D EXPECT TO HEAR FROM A 5 YR OLD LET ALONE A "DOC". And SHE NEVER EXAMINED ME! I know ppl with 30 yr old injuries who still get imflammation. THAN "DOC" FEHLAU proceeded to tell me "I DON'T HAVE ANY ARTHRITIS"... OK... WELL MAYBE AFTER ME PRAY TO GOD THE LAST 9 YRS... HE cured my arthritis. Ironically i got PWD on arthritis & FIBRO... WITH the Latter be as DEBILITATING & PAINFUL with COLD DAMP WEATHER, STRESS, INCREASED PHYSICAL LABOUR, LACK OF SLEEP etc. SHE WAS COMDESCENDING held my newest XRAYS up to my face asking "IS THIS UR NAME? 3x... I REFUSED TO ANSWER. MY nurse who has known me for almost 2 yrs stated she "was proud of me & COULD NOT TELL i was in FULL PANIC ATTACK due to FEHLAU "bedside manner". I was actually VERY SOFT SPOKEN & I SMILED the entire 45 min apt that my cheeks hurt from smiling like the JOKER from Batman. Fehalau STARTED talk MORE about herself & FACT she lived in Vancouver. As i stated that i lived there BUT i had to move BECAUSE I WAS IN SO MUCH PHYSICAL PAIN I COULD NO LONGER WORK! Of course NOT what Fehlau wrote in her FICTITIOUS REPORT! SHE also LIED IN HER REPORT RE: Me. "THAT I BECAME QUITE RESISTANT TO TALK WITH HER & I'M VERY ANXIOUS & AT THE END I BECAME ANGRY".... IN REALITY FEHALAU BECAME ANGRY BECAUSE I CHALLENGED HER IN A CALM VOICE WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE. SHE TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD JUST "MEDITATE MY PAIN AWAY"... BUT WHEN I TOLD HER I WAS SET TO GO ON A VACAY INCL. GRAND CANYON....FEHLAU YELL AT ME "IF UR IN SO MUCH PAIN HOW CAN U GO ON VACAY"... WELL STARE AT 1 OF 7 WONDERS OF WORLD SURELY WOULD HAVE TAKEN MY 8 LEVEL PAIN TO 0...accord to HER! THAN MY MEDS CAME UP & FEHLAU STATES I SHOULD NOT BE ON TRAMADOL (NOT A NARCOTIC!) NOR EMTEC. THAN I TOLD HER 8 MONTHS AGO (& I'VE GOT PIC TO PROVE IT) SHE PRESCRIBED MY EX 360 ULTRAM FOR 1 MONTH! Incl. REAL NARC NUCYENTA (BTW ur NOT supposed take 2 together could result in death) SHE DIDN'T LIKE TRUTH... A PICS WORTH 1000 WORDS. SO IN HER REPORT FEHLAU LIED STATE "SHE has NOT PRESCRIBED ULTRAM NOR NUCYENTA FOR LAST 2-3 YRS" WHEN IN REALITY SHE OVER PRESCRIBED THEM BOTH TO MY EX 8 MONTHS AGO! I DID REFRAIN FROM SHARE WITH HER THAT WHEN SHE GAVE MY EX HER "PROLOTHERAPY SHE HIT A NERVE"...& HE HAD TO PAY ANOTHER DR. TO FIX HIM... SO SHE DID MORE DAMAGE TO HIM THAN B4 HE SAW HER. AT END OF OUR APT. I ASKED FEHLAU "BTW DO U READ UR ONLINE REVIEWS? Cause LAST 2 R HILARIOUS!" I MEAN ACCOLADES TO "SHE'S NOT FIT TO WORK ON CADAVERS LET ALONE HUMAN BEINGS"... I COULD SEE SMOKE COME FROM HER EARS. U CAN'T PAY ME ENOUGH TO SEE THIS IMHO MENTALLY ILL SADISTIC LIAR. ACCEPT FOR WHEN I NEED A HYSTERECTOMY... THAN I'LL GO HAVE A PAP DONE BY HER AS I HEAR THAT'S WHAT SHE'S GOOD AT. I PLAN ON FILE A MEDICAL REPORT. GOD I PRAY THIS "DR's LICENSE IS REVOKED. I'D SEE A VET B4 EVER SEE THIS WITCH AGAIN. CRYING SHAME WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY TODAY WHERE "DOCTORS" HAVE ALL THE POWER... INCL TO SLANDER YOU...IN THEIR MED REPORT CAUSE YOU HAD THE BACKBONE TO STAND UP TO HER. SO LAST POSTER (NOT FEHLAU WHO POSTED AFTEE I TOLD HER TO READ HER ONLINE REVIEWS) THIS IS MY TRUE EXPERIENCE AS A CHRONIC PAIN PATIENT AT THE PAIN CENTRE. FYI... FACT I'VE GOT A PIC OF MY EXES PILL BOTTLE WITH FEHLAUS NAME ON IT... GIVE HIM 360 TRAMADOL PER MONTH (BTW MORE THAN RECOMENDED DOSE) & FEHLAU PRESCRIBE NUCYENTA AS WELL & KNOW HE WAS ON VALIUM... I'M SURPRISED SHE HASN'T KILLED SOMEONE YET. PLS LET ME KNOW HOW & WHERE I CAN FILE A MEDICAL REPORT AGAINST THIS "DR".
Fehlau is the worst dr.I have ever been to.After putting up with her garbage for 2 years I'd had enough and dropped her.Also found out she's under investigation.hope her license to practice is revoked.In my opinion she should be institutionalized as she has obvious mental issues
From what I've heard, this doctor should not even be allowed to practice medicine on cadavers, let alone living people. She is rude, condescending, thoughtless and hurtful. Absolutely no bedside manner or people skills, and becomes confrontational if a patient questions or disagrees with her opinions (which seem to be made flippantly). One of the kindest, warm hearted women I have ever known saw her for chronic back pain, hoping to have her pain medication increased. Instead, she was yelled at, treated like a junkie and basically told to suck it up. Rather than receiving the care that she both needed and deserved, she was brought her to tears and left with no other option (apparently, Fehlau is the only pain specialist in the valley). Since Fehlau claims to have pain herself that she can manage without medication, she seems to think everyone else can as well. I find this troubling since she is also involved with the Comox Valley pain centre. I wonder how many other victims of severe chronic pain are being told to grin and bear it. I also find it questionable that she dabbles in alternative medicine. Apparently her partner is a naturalpath and she seems to be influenced with these sorts of ideas. I suppose this is not necessarily a bad thing, though I do question the validity and lack of scientific evidence attributed to these practises. All in all, I believe she is something of a loose cannon, rude and hurtful. Perhaps she could find a more suited career in research- far away from people...
Dr Felau has been my doctor since she took over for Dr Fockler many years ago. At first I was happy with her. She is very quick to refer to specialists but I believe that is correct practice for a GP. Over time she became more rushed, less caring and rude. The last time I visited her I booked a long appointment in advance for a pelvic exam and pap smear. Before the exam I was asked by a clinic staff member if it would be alright for an intern to come into the room with the Dr during the exam. I decided I was fine with that. I've always been quite comfortable with pelvic exams and I was happy to allow a student into the exam room. When the Felau arrived into the examination room she expressed that she was rushed and if I could get on the table right away then she could get me done right then. I replied that I had booked extra time and would be needing it. She was irritated and left the room stating that she would be back in 15 min then. When she arrived back she was very angry that I had not already undressed and gotten on the table. I had no idea that she had wanted me to prepare for her return as we had not even had a sit down discussion yet. She demanded that I undress right then with her still in the room. It was very uncomfortable undressing in a room with an irritated Dr who was outwardly angry towards me. I considered walking out and letting her know that I thought she was not in any condition to receive patients. However, the appointment had taken some time to get and I myself have a very busy work schedule so I decided to just get it over with. I got on the table and then received a very rough and angry pelvic exam and smear. It was painful and I felt horribly violated with all that anger directed into my body like that. A little in shock, I stopped at reception and asked for Felau's email address with the intention of giving her some feedback. I was told that the only way I could contact her was by posting a letter to the office in her name which would then be attached to my file. The letter would then only be read when Felau saw me for the next appointment. I knew I would NEVER be coming back and let the reception know that wouldn't work. After leaving the clinic I found myself sobbing in the parking lot. Later I saw that I was bleeding from the vagina after the rough exam. The intern that the staff had mentioned never entered the room but I badly wished that he had as I am certain I would not have been treated so unprofessionaly if he had! This incident was traumatic. It happened 3 years ago and I have since had a very difficult time with anxiety around pelvic exams. There is something wrong with Dr Felau. She did not even follow correct procedures and her aggression towards me was unlike anything I had ever experienced from any Dr.
my kind of doctor - absolutely no b/s - she calls it the way it is. No time for whiners and cry babies - perhaps her critics would like to take a look at themselves in a mirror which would adequately explain their relationship or lack of. She has helped my back pain more than I could imagine .
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