Ratings for Dr. Stefan Van Niekerk
Worst doctor I've had the misfortune of seeing. I actually have it in my file not to see him as a walk-in patient but unfortunately he was the only doctor available on Monday. His bedside manner is awful and arrogant. If you're a woman, stay away from this condescending sad excuse of a doctor who loves to yell at and intimidate female patients. Also, don't go in with any abdominal pain, he will dismiss you as being pregnant even if you aren't, and won't believe you. In his words "If I believed every woman who told me [she wasn't pregnant]..." I was able to see my family doctor later in the day who listened to me and provided compassionate care.
Saw this Dr in the walk in clinic at Kenderdine . He was abrput, condescending and down right rude. I don’t give a dam if you are a sports medicine Dr. if you are attending in the walk in clinic have some respect for your patients. What a embarrassment to the medical profession!!!
I was very pleased with him, I saw him at the Rosthern Hospital. I have had severe nausea with my pregnancy, so this was my second time coming in for iv fluids. He is not my family doctor but was more helpful than any doctor I have seen. He would come in and even check on me to see how I was doing while I was waiting on my iv to finish. Usually in my experience, Drs see you, asses you and on to the next. Not him I was very pleased with his care. I even heard the patient in the next room say "now that's a Dr" after he assed that patient. Highly recommended.
I have had no problems with Dr. Van Niekerk. I have seen him several times for numerous issues. The only negative thing that can even remotely be said is that sometimes he gets behind his appt times and I am SURE that it is because he is talking with the patients about their issues. This to me is not to be construed as a negative because some docs simply view you as a number and do not talk/explain anything to you. He is relatively new to the Medi Clinic but it is good to see a new younger face in there. So far, no problems and I have an appt later this week for an injection for possible relief to an issue that has been plaguing me for a while now. Here's HOPING!
Dr. Van Niekerk is now practicing out of the Kenderdine Medical Clinic in Saskatoon and we've been seeing him since early 2017. He is fantastic, very thorough and knowledgeable and takes the time to give you many options for your care. He's great with kids (we have a four year old and one year old). Great bedside manner. Sometimes runs behind but that is likely because he takes the time with his patients. Overall, fantastic clinic (although I have had a bad experience with one physician who has since left the clinic). So far, we have no complaints and just hope he sticks around and doesn't go out of province. Great walk in clinic as well for minor emergencies.
We have found Dr. Stephan to be a great doctor for ouselves, our daughter and our grandchildren. He is very personable, and listens to all of our concerns. He has referred us to specialists when he was in doublt and seeks to find information on issues he is uncertain about. He has b een our doctor for 5 years and we are very satisfied with the care he has given us.
I don't understand all the negative comments. Dr. Stefan has been my doctor for years and I have nothing but good things to say about him. He is extremely caring and always manages to get to the bottom of whatever my problem is, big or small. He's extremely punctual, I rarely have to wait long. Always friendly, has never been rude. He explains things thoroughly and never gives me the feeling that I'm wasting his time. He is especially knowledgable on sports injuries. He has reffered me and my family to specialists when our issues exceeded his expertise. He is a little quick to perscribe medication, but what doctor isn't? A couple times I've gone to the walk-in clinic (to see another doctor) and since Dr. Stefan was free, he told me to come right in to his office. Even though, I have never witnessed him in a "bad mood", I think poeple need to understand that everyone has bad days and can't be super-friendly 100% of the time. Dr's have very stressful jobs, especially in the ER.
Dr. Van Niekerk is a great Dr. He has always been attentive and if I have the slightest concern he looks into it right away. I trust him with out a doubt! He always remembers my name and my husband and asks about issues he has seen him about months ago!!!
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