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I found Dr. Engfield about 3 years ago, when I was desperate for a doctor who would understand my illness despite standard medical tests showing "normal" results. I also came with paperwork from my disability insurance company that intimidated other doctors. As a result, I was without an income, physically and emotionally very ill. Dr. Engfield welcomed me; he was empathetic rather than critical and patronizing; he was compassionate and patient; he completed my paperwork with ease and reframed my experience, deflating "the monster that was chasing me." That was the beginning of the process of getting my life back, and of winning my case for disability benefits. I understand why patients call Dr. Engfield an angel. I owe my income, and perhaps my life, to him. He is a model for other doctors. -Judy
Dr. Engfield exemplifies professionalism in medical care, treatment and follow up. In my case, he allowed time for a very thorough discussion of my health concerns. He provided a thorough assessment and logical evaluation of my signs and symptoms, and carefully considered laboratory test results to provide me with an appropriate treatment approach. Notably, he listened to my experience and accepted what I had to say. Not only is this very refreshing, it is also highly effective in setting us on the right track for evaluation, correct diagnosis of hormonal conditions and thus an effective personal treatment approach. He also demonstrates skill and thoughtful reflection in combining traditional medicine with natural and alternative approaches. Unlike much of the medical community, he does not prescribe to the one minute diagnosis-treatment approach; nor is he governed by conventional, outdated thinking or ruled by rigid numbers.
Specifically, he has successfully treated my severe menstrual disorder and a highly disruptive level of abnormal fatigue for which other MDs were unable to fix or uninterested in finding the route cause. My life balance is back: my energy is back, my personality is back, my health is back, my joy, my spunk, my interpersonal relations, my athleticism and my motivation. Pretty fundamental but so easy to loose! thank you to Dr. Engfield for working it out and ensuring I was having success with my natural treatment plan. (P.S. all bookings have been easy, appointments have been on time, without a single hitch, and they are even pleasant!)
As a result of Dr. Engfeild's hormone therapy, I am not aging in the typical manner. At fifty eight years old, I am stronger and healthier now than I ever have been. I have been in stable remission from my Rheumatoid arthritis for the last couple of years under his care. My stamina, my endurance and my resistance have all improved. I run my own martial art's school, teaching the internal arts from mid morning well onto the late evening without difficulty keeping up, and my own skills in the art are improving. Many martial artists are forced to stop, because the joints can't keep up, but in my case, inspite of my history with R.A. I'm still trucking on. I have many creative projects underway, and many fields of interests I'm avidly pursuing, because good health can lead to renewed passion for life.
Dr. Engfield changed my life! I had been diagnosed with everything from menopause, to anxiety, to depression, to osteoarthritis, to carpal tunnel. After my first appointment with Dr. Engfield, he listened and put all the pieces together to give me a reasonable diagnosis and the tools to start my recovery. He is amazing and so very kind. I really cannot say enough good about him.
My son was left by our family Dr, suffering from exhaustion, insomnia, depression, anxiety, mental disfunction; memory loss, lack of concentration. He was unable to attend school, unable to function more than an hour a day. He was in bed the majority of the day. When our Dr. could not figure out what was wrong, she told me to leave him alone, as if it was my fault for his symptoms.
Dr. Engfield, listened compassionately. He understood that it is important to hear the symptoms. My son, after 4 years of incapacity, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. He was treated with thyroid meds, and is now able to function much better after a short time. We continue to see Dr. Enfield to try to optimize his health, but the improvement we have seen in such a short time is miraculous. In June my son will graduate high school, we truly did not think he would be able to get through a single course, let alone graduate an honours student.
We are very grateful for his thoughtful and openminded care.
I gave a 4 star for punctuality, as he is often a bit late, but I attribute this to old fashioned medical care, where the Dr. actually listens and gives you the time you need. I do NOT mind waiting, as I know we will be treated with the same consideration when we meet with him.
I have no hesitation to say that His care saved my son.
Dr. Marc Engfield is my hero. I had been living in QC for years and unable to get a family physician though I had recurring pancreatitis 3x. Three major hospitalizations and lack of medical follow up on my condition, had influenced me negatively on the subject of doctors until I met Dr Engfield. We met while I was hospitalized for acute pancreatitis in October 2011 and he was the first doctor I ever spoke to who seemed to actually listen. I begged him to take me as a patient once I left the hospital fearing that again I would be left unmonitored and risk another pancreatitis. He has seen me since then and has helped diagnose me with hormonal imbalance resulting in hypothyroidism, diabetes, chronic inflammation and estrogen dominance. I have been struggling for years exercising and eating right and nothing seemed to make any difference. I felt very alone, scared and helpless before meeting Dr. Engfield. He is very kind, attentive and truly caring and has never given up on helping me. What I also really like about his practice is that he has an integrative approach to medicine and he explains things in a way that people can understand. He demystifies hormones! I jokingly refer to him as the "Hormone Whisperer"! For the first time in more than 10 years, I feel good. I am losing weight and all my hypothyroidism symptoms are diminishing. I am very happy to recommend Dr. Marc Engfield to anyone dealing with chronic pain, metabolism and hormone issues.
I would NOT recommend Dr. Marc Engfield. My experience under his care was terrible. His knowledge and understanding of bio identical hormones was incredibly lacking and his recommended treatment caused me and my body great distress. He has also moved his practice to many different clinics in Ottawa , Vancouver and now Wakefield Quebec. Money seems to be a great motivator. Large initial fee, monthly payments, and he will suggest that you see his colleagues for additional support but fails to advise you that he receives referral compensation each visit. I was fortunate enough to leave his care and find a true hormone expert and have never felt better.
I started working with Dr. Engfield exactly when my body needed the support. My hormone levels were out of balance, adrenal fatigue approaching burn out and under functioning thyroid. Dr. Engfield put symptoms together that other doctor's missed to offer what my body needed to find its own balance. He listened with presence and compassion, offering thoughtful insights. I found his energy treatments and supplement suggestions to be precisely what I needed. I will be forever grateful for the support Dr. Engfield offered to me, just when I needed it most.
Dr. Engfield is the only doctor who took my hypothyroidism seriously when I explained all my symptoms. Two other doctors didn't even discuss my results with me. I am in my mid 40s and unbeknownst to me, another of my complaints was hormone related, which I had suspected but was told that if my cycle was regular, there was nothing wrong with me. Dr. Engfield is everything everyone has already written here; personable, knowledgeable, both empathetic and sympathetic, kind, and above all, trustworthy. I am so thankful to have found him and will continue in his care as long as I am able.
When I first came to see Dr. Engfield I had been to a slew of specialists who were only looking at my symptoms but had no interest in their root. My Endo was also keeping me on a thyroid hormone dose that was way too low. Dr. Engfield listened with compassion to all my concerns and trusted that I knew about myself/my symptoms. I really feel we are a team; where every avenue towards my recovery is explored together. He also sees my son, and they have a wonderful connection. He explains everything to him in a language that he can understand. I now want my whole family to meet and work with this wonderful, empathic Doctor who is a true healer. (Ani)
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