I first saw Dr. Lockner at Oshawa clinic's urgent care. She spent more time talking with another doctor than listening to me, the patient. Two weeks later I had not received test results and her office had not returned my two follow up telephone calls. I went to Dr. Lockner's office in person for these test results. The receptionist was rude and ineffectual. I have lived in the U.S. for the past 27 years and have friends and family who work in both the Canadian health care systems. Unfortunately, Dr. Lockner and staff validate the negative stereotypes about the Canadian health care system I would argue against while living in the U.S.
Dr. Lockner has been able to assess anything given to her. I have had some different issues and with time we came to conclusions. If she was unable to fully assess, she was able to research it. In my case, she wanted to be able to future diagnose issues and uses me as a precedent. Dr. Lockner is a great, compassionate doctor-- she listens to her patients, which many don't do. I am lucky to have her as a family doctor.
Great doctor. Unfortunately not taking new patients. Is teaching family doctors in training, which is great for the training doctors, but sad for those of us who don't always get to see her. The person who doesn't like her can leave - make room for the many who are trying to get into her practice!
My family has gone to Dr.Lockner for many years. She doesnt prescribe needlessly, and never gives me the easy way out. No `cure` pills given. She believes in healthy living, good diet`and exercise to keep your body in fine form. When she has recommended me or my children to a specialist - if I come back with negitive feedback, she empathizes and recommends someone else. I know 2 people who stopped using her as a doctor becuase she will NOT prescribe addictive drugs (therefore, she will not supply your habit!). Makes me wonder if those who said she doles out the drugs had a bone to pick when she wouldn`t feed thier addiction. hmmmm. Great doctor - upfront, will investigate if she doesn`t know, and will check in with you for follow up. Her office is busy, so you`ll wait at least 30 minutes, but I don`t mind becuase she doesn`t rush me when I`m sitting with her. That`s the trade off for doctors who stay on time. You`ll wait with Lockner, but you`ll get your questions answered.
She was my family doctor as a child and is still my parents, sister's doctor. My chief complaint is that she seems to get in "over her head" which she herself has admitted. When faced with a complex health issue, she seems reluctant to refer to specialists but rather bumbles along on her own far too long. In my humble opinion, she shouldn't be permitted to prescribe medication - way too comfortable to put patients on dangerously habit forming drugs with little regard as to addictions. She is probably the worst GP I've ever had experience with and I am routinely concerned about my extended family's health in that the continue to see her.
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A new 5-star rating has been posted. "She delivered my brother and I, and has constant rock in my family's lives for as long as I can remember. A brilliant doctor and genuinely good human being. ..."September 3, 2015
A new 4.8-star rating has been posted. "Best doctor ever. Listens, shows concern, approachable."October 8, 2014
A new 2.8-star rating has been posted. "More concerned about billing then the actual care. Does not listen to patient."October 5, 2014
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