Ratings for Dr. James Gill
I'm totally satisfied with Dr. Gill and his staff's service. They are all very professional, kind, and understanding. I've been seeing Dr. Gill for about 10 years. Since our twin daughters were born, they've been seeing Dr. Gill for more than 5 years. His staff and him have never turned us down. They are very efficient. All I want to say is they are the best!
Dr. Gill is honest, up front and wants you to get well. From the few negative reviews on here I speculate those who are unhappy or find him arrogant are people not willing to listen to the harsh reality it sometimes takes to get well. He's on time. Every time. He knows what he's talking about. To some, he may come across as gruff but I'd rather have gruff and talented then nice and incompetent.
I have been seeing him as a GP for several years now and usually he has been very good with me, however my last couple of visits he has been rude and and condescending. One time he berated me for going to a walking in clinic downtown for an urgent care matter saying I should have driven all the way to see him in Barhaven because OHIP bills him for my visits to walkins. On another visit he became very agitated while I was trying to explain something to him and basically sent me out of the office to write it down, like a child, and then did not even bother to see me again afterwards. I would change doctors in a heartbeat but there are few to choose from. Shouldn't have to put up with his moodiness, impulsiveness and personal financial complaints when trying to access medical care. I mean this guy makes about 10x the money I do and he wants me to drive across town to save him a few bucks and then when I do see him he treats me like some kind of insolent child -I'm over 40 years old!
This wonderful man has been my husband's Doctor and my Doctor for over 20 years. He literally saved my husbands life. Finally my husband went to him with jaw pain and to make a long story short he ended up 98% blocked in two artieries - he had 2 stents inserted all thanks to Dr. Gill. We will be his patients forever - we trust him 100%. His staff is delightful and so on the ball - totally wonderful all around. We love them all - they have certainly earned our trust and respect.
I can understand if some people find him abrasive but I like the fact that Dr. Gill tells you how it is. He is more than happy to refer you to a specialist if he has any concerns and doesn't sugar coat it if the problem is serious. When you leave the surgery you know what he thinks the problem is, and you feel better for knowing. Also if he doesn't know, he'll tell you that as well.
Dr. Gill is the BEST! Period! I've lived all over Canada, and thus have seen many doctors. Dr. Gill is simply wonderful. He cares about the patient, and is incredibly knowledgeable. He's a five-star doctor, and you should count your lucky stars if he accepts you as a new patient. Bonus: his staff is very friendly too.
Dr. Gill has been my doctor for 16 years now and has seen me grow from a boy to a man. Throughout this entire time he has never had an "arrogant" attitude towards me. He does correct you if you are making a medical error, or trying to self diagnose. I believe he has the right as he is the doctor. He has always listened to what I have had to say. His manner is straight and to the point. This is rather refreshing, however I can see how some misunderstand this for arrogance, as far as I can tell he is always trying to get to the main issue and not bandy words. All in all I will miss him and his practice once he retires, and hope to find a doctor willing to be so straight with a patient.
Without a doubt, the most arrogant human being I have ever encountered. I have no doubt he knows his stuff, but spending any more than a minute in his presence is most annoying. He doesn't listen to patients, but rather uses his eternal knowledge to diagnose. Have had to use his services a few times in the past (walk-in clinic) and, thankfully, my own doctor now has her own after-hours clinic nearby, so I no longer have to suffer the enormous ego that is Dr. James Gill.
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