Ratings for Dr. Anthony Russell
Not a good doctor at all. Misdiagnosed me with ankylosing spondylitis. He was very quick to ask me what kind of insurance I had. He got me on an expensive injection ($1500 per month) as fast as he could. After 2 months I insisted I didn’t feel much better. Even after an MRI that came back clean he wanted me to continue on the injection. I insisted that there was something physical going on because of how the injury happened and the injection not doing anything. He said that if I didn’t want to take the injection there was nothing else he could do for me. I later met a doctor that gave me a properly diagnosis and helped me to get better. Stay awake from this doctor at all costs.
I saw this specialist in Victoria BC as he covered my regular specialist . I was instantly offended by his condescending manner after I expressed that I hurt " everywhere" then when he asked " does your neck hurt "? I said no , and he instantly had me in tears when he said " I thought you said you hurt EVERYWHERE "? He was quick to diagnose me , chat for 1-2 minutes about his diagnose me , write a RX and send me out the door . Bedside manner and compassion is definitely lacking in this man . Glad he practices in Alberta not BC
My Mom has not been able to get out of chair or into chair for over a month. She is most active person her age I have ever seen. Glad she has to wait over two months for Dr Russell to take 5 minutes to look at tests she had done. Hope you are having good holiday Dr Russell while someone is in pain and helped multiple people with illnesses . Hope that 5 minutes to give your opinion on tests was worth my Mother's pain for 2 months was worth your valuable 5 minutes of your precious time!!!!
I recently was diagnosed with lupus, I was referred to Dr. Russel, I felt that he let his interim conduct the whole appointment and only came into the room to give me a prescription. When I asked him questions and advice he did not answer and pretty much told me I didn't need to worry about things. His interim was really friendly and very thorough in his note taking but I really don't think the doctor even listened or read the notes. I walked out of the appointment with no knowledg, no help, no understanding and even more questions Thani went in with but hey he gave me a prescription and told me I didn't need to worry or change my diet or life style, which is completely opposite of everything that I have read online.
I waited three months to see Dr. Russel. He just came into the waiting room, asked me a few questions ( took 5 minutes )and told me I had a sleeping disorder and left. He would not answer any of my questions, look at my doctors referral letter, or do any type of examination of my joints and muscles. I was so disappointed that I wasted 3 months waiting to see him. I had to start the process all over again to get another referral from my GP to another rheumatologist. Do not waste your time here.
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