Ratings for Dr. Michael Matthews
At Sunnybrook Veterans Center he is the absolute worst! His treatment, or rather non-treatment, of these elderly Vets borders on malpractice. His folksy "how ya doin" manner may cut it for someone who has a minor complaint or needs prescription renewals, but certainly NOT for anyone who has legitimate concerns with the complex health issues of their elderly loved ones!
Michael Matthews is a great GP. - Fantastic really!! - He has a good demeanour and is gifted in his knowledge and extremely helpful with advice. I would rate him a 5 for 5... I understand that when he was a student at the University of Toronto's Medical School that he graduated first in his class!! I am not sure where any downside is - and - btw... I have been his patient for over 30 years.
Great doctor! Listens, and gives you the time; you never feel rushed. (I used to see a young doctor, and I could barely get a word in, before he was directing me to the door.) Be prepared to wait, however, for up to an hour--I don't mind, given that at the end of it I will have a productive visit. Receptionist doesn't have a warm-and-fuzzy manner, but ultimately does her job. That is good enough.
Not a fan at all. The wait times are horrific at best and he has contradicted himself on several occasions. I basically have had to diagnose myself and convince him to follow through with tests to prove it to him. So far I've been right each and every time. Due to the poor advice I've moved on to a natural path who has actually fix all issues I've had AND diagnosed a few things that had be lowing my quality of life. Now I'm in a better state than ever.
He has been my doctor for many years. Be prepared to wait but also to have him listen to your concerns. His staff are helpful, especially Laura who has been there forever. Good luck finding another MD in the area. I've had several urgent problems and have been referred on to a specialist in a timely manner.
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