Ratings for Dr. Yamona Kalyanpur
I had an emergency life threatening ectopic 17 yrs ago ... she was very quick in decision making otherwise I would have gone then ... I owe her my life and all the nurses in Richmond hospital ... she took care of me like a mom for my next child birth which i had difficulty and had miscarriages before having my second one ... I still remember when she would hold my hand and assure me that everything would be okay ....
She was great! I've never felt so well-taken care of by a doctor. She was so sincere and genuine with me. Also very patient. I asked her so many questions and she happily answered them. She was not once rude, or dismissive. I left the office feeling so happy knowing that I was in good hands.
Dr kalyanpur delievered 2 out of 3 of my kids. My first was a scheduled c section. She was great. My second 17 months later was natural. She was awful. I lost my mucus plug in the hospital, the next day she broke my waters,which were brown,on the second day. Not a good sign. She walked out and told my husband another doctor would be in to deliver the baby. I was now on day 2 of being in labor and almost 3 weeks overdue. My sons heart rate dropped considerably low after 2 days of labor and the doctor told me I had to get the baby out now!!! Or he would have to do it. Thankfully only pushing for 20 mins he was born. Grey in colour but he pulled thru. Thankfully the doctor that came in was wonderful. But she was awful and I refused to go back to her for my third
I'm sure Dr K has a lot of experience behind her, but I didn't feel like I was taken care of very well. She was my OB for our first baby in 2009. Wait time was at least an hour (is that typical and if so, why the wait, why not just bump everyone back an hour?). Over an hour long sit in the waiting room for prenant women is especially frustrating. The appointments would be very standard, and not much conversation. Everything I told her I was feeling I was told was just normal for any pregnancy. She doesn't like generic brand drugs. She said taking a generic brand prenatal pill is not the time to be cheap. I compared the ingredients and they were the same. She still insisted I should go for the brand name. I feel like she is too busy. I hear she has since closed the practice at one of the locations, hopefully this will help her workload.
Dr. K delivered my first a couple of years ago...I think she did a great job and you can tell she has a heart..but does come off as rude. And after you have had a c-section and you have 'made it out' to your first doctors apt with new child in tow, you only want to see smily faces.
I cant say one positive word about this Doctor. She was rude and dismissive to my questions telling me I need a prenatal class to answer them as my Ob it was not her job. I actually thought she was joking until she mentioned to my husband we are not making enough effort as parents by not attending a pre natal regardless of the fact we had 12weeks to go at the time and had booked the class she just assumed otherwise. My husband was disgusted. She done an internal exam without gloves and when the results came back failed to tell me the important results that could have affected my baby’s health detrimentally. I told this doctor I was bleeding and lost my mucus plug at 30 weeks she dismissed my claim and at 33I found I was going into preterm labor after having an ultrasound if it was not stopped my baby could have been born quite ill with lung problems. The nurses at my hospital were more than happy to share their experiences they had with Dr. Kalyanpur I found not one positive comment.
Dr. Kalyanpur delivered both of my children-both High risk. My son was born 20 years ago at BC Womens Hospital. Things seemed risky so she put me in the pregnancy ward for 5 days- a couple weeks before my due date. She was being safe, caring and fabulous. My daughter was born 12 years ago at Richmond Hospital. She made everything go great in a high risk pregnancy.She is an angel! Warm and loving. (Vera Smart)
I have been going to Dr. K for over 25 years and she has always been 100%. My daughters now go to her and she is taking excellant care of them. I had originally been sent to a Dr. who was more interested in developing equipment. Basically told me my problem was in my head - I almost bled out in a washroom. I am pleased she is delivering my first grandchild.
Dr. Kalyanpur helped me with the birth of both my children. I have mixed feeling about Dr. Kalyanpur. I do believe she means well and is extremely knowledgeable and caring. She just works too much (on call and has a lot of patients), and sadly may be too old. she came late when my first was born because "she didn't think my first would arrive after only 9hrs of labour" but she stitched me up well and the follow up was good. With my second child she was there the whole time and was very good with prenatal care and delivery. However, I did end up with a uterus infection. I think because I had a latex sensitivity the staff took too long looking for the proper material for when I asked for pain gas during stitch up. Anyways when I called her with my symptoms of high fever etc. She was excellent with directing me and meeting me right away at the hospital. Where there was a need for another specialist more experienced with infections she was on top of it and thorough.
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