Ratings for Dr. Margot Fluker
I had Dr. Fluker assess my pregnancy at the EPAC clinic which turned out to be my 5th miscarriage. She actually found a second embryo gestational sac that my fertility specialists missed. So she confirmed it was actually a twin pregnancy, but had lost both of them. She was the kindest, most thorough doctor I have had during an ultrasound. She spend time with me showing me my ovaries, confirming the sight of the corpus luteum on both sides (confirming two eggs were released - one from each side), she answered my questions thoughtfully and respectfully. We were confirming that this was in fact another miscarriage (3rd check by ultrasound) before proceeding with a d&c the next day. I had a great experience with Dr. Fluker despite the sad and heartbreaking circumstances. She was very caring, professional, compassionate and open to all my questions.
really can't believe the comments here! Dr Fluker has been the nicest Dr i've seen through my miscarriage. I met her at EPAC. She was so gentle, patient and caring and made me feel so relaxed through the procedure where she told me i had miscarried but when on to tell me my ovaries looked great and i won't have another problem the next time. she expained everything seen on ultrasound so nicely, which no one had ever done in my whole pregnancy.I think most people who see her are having miscarriages or infertility problems and can't handle what's being told to them hence associating everything to do with the experience as bad, including the Dr. I saw her again when i was at olive fertility for a hysteroscopy and once again she was a doll. I usually never leave comments but had to here!
I cannot believe the negative experiences that people have had. I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Fluker. She was kind, compassionate and made me feel valued and listened to. She took so much time with me to explain what was happening and went out of her way to ensure that I was educated in what was happening to my body. In follow up care, she was there to answer questions and listen to me. A truly caring doctor.
I am a physician, and I was appalled at how Dr. Fluker had the audacity to tell my wife in one breath that she had a photogenic image on vaginal ultrasound while confirming that we had miscarried our pregnancy. And, as my wife broke down crying she had the resident practice her ultrasound skills on her. You would think that as a fertility doctor and a female physician, she would have a shred of empathy and decency to have not made an already traumatic experience even worse. Awful, awful, awful experience that will probably never be forgotten. But, thank God for our brilliant nurse who helped us through our visit.
Sensitive, compassionate and thorough are words I would use to describe Dr. Fluker. She was extremely knowledgeable and supportive while explaining what was going on with my pregnancy. This is the first doctor that has ever taken the time to offer information in a metaphor to ensure I would leave empowered with knowledge about what I was experiencing. She managed to make me feel like I was more than just a person she had just met.... she cared about what I was going through. I cannot sing her praises enough and am surprised that she would have such negative comments following her on this forum.
Terrible experience with Margo Fluker. This Doctor spent ten minutes out of our 20 minute consult berating me about my weight. Suggesting that I'm too fat and that's why I haven't gotten pregnant. I'm size 10, not even a plus size. I understand that weight issues need to be addressed, but to go on and on in front of my husband about how fat I am was beyond humiliating. After 5 minutes I started crying and she continued to go on for another 5 minutes about how fat I am. Plus she made comments about how I'm still in diapers when she found out my age. I'm 27, here to talk about reproduction in my reproductive years. After being humiliated and berated I really don't even want to go back to see her or continue on our journey to fertility.
I have never been treated so poorly by any professional in my life. I was treated with complete disrespect, mocked when asked questions that I felt were valid and she was sarcastic when I pursued them. It kept me from fertility clinics in general for over 4 years. I was so upset when I left that I couldn't even respond, I was in shock and hurt. Perhaps she knows her stuff and perhaps she was having a good day but there is no excuse for being cruel and rude. Responses to questions I asked included, "if I knew that I'd be a millionaire wouldn't I?" to "I don't get paid to talk on the phone." She scribbled information for me on a piece of scrap paper and didn't look me in the eye once. If I could start the process over, I would go to the PCRM in Burnaby where I was respected, honoured and valued as a client. It's your choice but if you do go to Genesis stay far far away from Dr. Fluker.
Dr. Fluker is knowledgeable and can be charming sometimes, but when things go awry (as they often do with fertility treatment), she handles it really really poorly. For someone who's been doing this infertility stuff as long as she has, her bedside manner could really use some lessons.
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