Ratings for Dr. Samuel D. Hartford
He took over from Dr.Spencer and then he became my GP. A couple months after being rear ended by another vehicle, I explained my back no longer had pain or tightness. I did tell him that my knee was still hurting. He sarcastically exclaimed “Oh, so now it’s your knee that’s hurting”!!! I told him I mentioned my knee pain when I first saw him. He flipped through his coloured pages of notes and said non-sarcastically “oh, yea, here it is.” I was sent for ultra sound by ICBC and they found Bakers Cysts in the synovial space that is due to trauma. I was disgusted with his unprofessional behaviour, his judging and his lack of respect for patients. It was the last time I went to his office, which was in 2008, I believe. So, when I read other people’s complaints about his rudeness and incompetence, I believe them. Oh, and the old secretary that worked for him and previously Dr Spencer was a miserable old hag.
Dr. Hartford has missed diagnosing some serious medical conditions, ignored obvious ongoing health issues and most often has not spend the time to answer my questions. Only after repeated visits with the same problem did her refer me on. The two specialists I saw were shocked at the lack of care and delay in being referred. Dr. Hartford does not discuss options for care nor is he pro-active care in dealing with health issues. He does have a pleasant personality but I would not recommend going to him if you have a choice. Cindy the receptionist is terrific!
Dr Hartford took over my previous Dr's practice. It took a bit for me to warm up to him, but he has been an excellent GP. He solved a problem my previous Dr was ignoring, and has been good at referring me to specialists when needed. I consider him to be a very sensible and sensitive man, and I'm pleased he became my GP.
I read those previous comments how Dr Hartford never rushes appointment and how he always follows up.Not my experience.He barely wants to talk to me and most of my appointments with him last about five minutes or less. He does not give me advice does not ask any question beyond what I tell him. Feel stuck with him since no doctors in Victoria take new patiens
I have had Dr Hartford as my doctor since he took over for my previous doctor and have found him to be very good, a good listener, and open to suggestions if I would like more on my annual medical. The only part I didn't like was his previous recptionist, Peggy, who need work on her people skills, but his new one, Cindy, is great and like a friend. I would reccommend him with no hesitation.
I had too wait for 1 and half hours after my booked appointment time. He is never in the office and always ask questions already in my file. He is neither confident nor knowledgeable . I only visit him because he took over my previous doctor's patients DO NOT VISIT HIM
Every time I visit Dr. Hartford's office, I leave a better person for it. I like him because he is more likely to suggest diet and lifestyle changes than to make a fast grab for his prescription pad. He has referred me to a couple of absolutely stellar specialists, too. Dr. Hartford is our family doctor, and he and his MOA Cindy feel like members of our family.
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