Ratings for Dr. Lianne Belland
I waited over 9 months for my referral to go through to see Dr. Belland in hopes of getting help with my endometriosis. When talking on the phone and in person with her receptionist I found the receptionist to be quite rude. When I finally got my appt booked to see Dr. Belland I arrived at her clinic to find a small office that looked like it hadn't been renovated in years. After having to wait quite a bit past my appt time I was moved into a room with missing baseboards and dirt all over the floors and walls. I then found out that this other doctor at the clinic would be doing my assessment before Dr. Belland would come in and see me which I was fine with. After talking to this doctor and explaining my health issues to her she went and grabbed Dr. Belland to come take a look at me. The first thing out of her mouth after introducing herself was "I highly doubt you have endo as you had surgery 8 years ago, your MRI doesn't show any signs of the disease (endo does not show up on scans) and you are young so there really shouldn't be anything wrong with you." She summed up all my pain to just chronic pain and nothing else. She basically implied that because I am young I don't know anything about chronic pain and how it works and that I should just suck it up and get used to a life full of pain. Then after mentioning how I wanted to consider surgery to see if there was a possibility my endo had come back (I heard she is great at excision surgery) she said she would not do surgery unless I went on a medication that cost $1500 a month, a med that I have research and have decided that I never want to take. She then told me that I should just go and see the doctor at the chronic pain clinic and see what they have to say because there was no way my pain could be related or caused by anything else other then just chronic pelvic pain and maybe the idea that its all in my head. I was so hoping that Dr. Belland was going to be the one doctor to help get my life back but I guess I was wrong. I will never go back to her office again, she seems to only care about patients that she thinks is worth her time. If you are younger and have a past history of chronic pain on top of an endo or other diagnosis I would consider seeking a second opinion.
The receptionist Alana is very disrespectful and rude. I’m not sure why you would want someone with that kind of customer service representing your business. I always wait 40-50 mins from the time I get there to see Dr. Belland even though I’m always on time. Dr. Belland genuinely cares and is knowledgeable.
Dr. Belland is good doctor but its very long waiting time for appointments even we have referral from our family doctor. Even no one from Dr office call back to patient about the priority and possible guidance about their issues. It would be great if Dr.Belland focus on this and try to understand patient issues and worry..
I must not have seen the same Dr. Belland as many of the other reviewers. I found her personable, warm, and the surgery went exactly as she advised it would. Her staff were not great but okay. Dr. Belland was terrific and I have no complaints. She has made my daily life so much better and I am grateful.
Boggles my mind how a specialist can't help with pain management when she is the one who had booked a hysterectomyand atarted helping with pain management to boot when they know a family dr won't help with pain management because you have been seeing a specialist... apparently nowadays you are supposed to suffer in excruciating pain for 8 months until your hysterectomy with 2 kids as a single mother...
The people in Dr. Belland's inner circle are fully aware of her complete disdain for underpiveleged (lower-class) people. If you are getting mediocre care and attention from her it could be because of your socio-economic status. She just needs to read the Medical Code of Ethics again and she'll know she's too hoity, toity for this field of work. Visible minorities need not apply!
Dr Belland is very educated and is the best gynecologist in Calgary for women with pelvic pain, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, PCOS etc. Dr Belland and her whole team have helped me and other women I know and she is a very skilled surgeon. As with all good doctors with good reputations there are alot of people who want to see her - so yes she can have long wait times. From the day I first saw her to the surgery was 4 months and then I saw her for follow ups. After surgery my symptoms were like night and day and most of my symptoms have gone. I always take a book with me to my appointments because I had read that the wait time can be long and I make sure I leave plenty of time for the appointment. Her receptionist is not that bad, she does her job and she gets things done and I think she is fine - she may not be jolly and bubbly but I care more about my specialist being skilled and helping me than the anything else.
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