Ratings for Dr. Gary Morris
To whom read this review Dr. Morris has been my Rheumatologist for about 3 years. I truly believe he takes his job very serious and is very direct about the cold hard fact, no hidden truths. Unfortunately that might portray arrogant, zero bedside manner qualities however his actions as a specialist over exceeds those qualities and I'll tell you a condensed version of the situation I am currently recovering from. Diagnosed with AS for about twenty years with complete spinal fusion & neck. Over the past month I've been struggling with both knees, turns out at some point of over the couple month’s bacterial infection collide with AS flare-up causing massive inflammation swelling. I truly believed I was about to be sized for a wheel chair for I could barely walk, crawling wasn't even an option. My GP prescribe antibiotics (blood work suggested infection), ultra sound on both knees and blood work on several occasions. Antibiotics did not help, swelling was getting worse - no word of a lie I could see the swelling grow increase is size. I called Dr. Morris office, talked to receptionist who relayed all information onto Dr. Morris. Receptionist call back minutes later asked if I can come in next day (I live in Medicine Hat - 3hr drive). I hadn't expect that, getting into a specialist last-minute just doesn't happen. To summarize my visit Dr. Morris explained that basically my AS inflammation was preventing blood vessel from doing their jobs. At the same appointment which I did not expect (I thought I would be heading to emergency) drained both knees of excess fluid and injected steroids to manage the inflammation. For anyone that has meet Dr. Morris address’s you as Mr. Smith or Mrs. Smith, very professional or formal say’s to me Mr. M you’re going to feel whole lot better and you will be able to walk out of this office semi-normal (steroids will need several days to do their thing) and he was right. Dr. Morris sent extracted fluid away for testing to make sure nothing is being overlooked. To wrap up this review my GP calls next day after I've seen Dr. Morris basically freaking out about my test results over the past few days. GP believes I have Septic Arthritis and wants me emitted into hospital for IV bacterial treatment. Emergency doctor on call believes I do not have Septic Arthritis and makes his case. Anyone with AS, test results can be misleading and require further interpretation. I requested Emergency Doctor to confirm with Dr. Morris for conformation. Unfortunately Dr. Morris was unavailable that day to take his call for he was indisposed with teaching classes all day till 8:00 @ night. That night Dr. Morris returns message to my GP, Emergency Doctor and calls me after reviewing results from fluid extraction that everything was fine. Dr. Morris did NOT need to call that evening, that call could/should have happened next day he was back in the office. My point is he truly cares about his patients and that call is why Dr. Morris is my Rheumatologist relieved a ton of stress and anxiety.
Based on the language in the last 3 reviews it is obvious that Mr. Morris has had family or friends write. Anyway, he is just all around terrible - Arrogant, zero bedside manner, over medicates, will be selective in what he tells you cause he doesn't want you to dislike him (advice, get your results and a second opinion), and because of these items is unethical. I AB health services sends you to him, you can always request someone else. They know that not all people practicing are competent - I have been told this many times from the central dispatch. Anyway, just go elsewhere if you want someone who will abide by their professional code of ethics.
Dr. Morris has been my Rheumathologist for many years. I have psoriatic arthritis which has caused me a lot of pain. Only because of Dr's Morris excellent knowledge and didication i was able to continue working which included lots of travel. Thank you for your excellent work and taking good care of me.
Dr Morris has been my rheumatologist for many years. I find him very good, a good listener, and very caring. He checks all my joints on my yearly visits. He has always been there for me. Sees me immediately if I am having a flair up. As another post indicates he does not baby you. He is straight to the point. Thank you Dr. Morris for all you have done for me. I would also like to thank the Receptionist who is always pleasant and helpful.
Dr Morris has been my Rheumatologist for years. He saw me during a very muddled time in my health management where other specialists were playing "it could be" "it should be" he got down and dirty with a full body scan that indicated inflammatory arthritis. Once diagnosis was made treatment was initiated immediately including the completion of the yucky insurance paperwork necessary for me to start and maintain treatments. He follows up with me regularly. He calls me when necessary to discuss things. He has never left me waiting for our scheduled appointments. I am a nurse. I work with physicians, specialists and surgeons. Dr. Morris does his job. If you're looking for a fluffy Dr that dotes and sympathizes with you he might not be your first choice. But you can be confident that he will do a more than adequate assessment, treatment plan and follow up.
I feel bad about for the receptionist as she appears to be hard working but will likely get bad ratings because of a bad "doctor". Dr. Morris was not helpful at all and actually did more harm to me than good as I found out from my fabulous new rheumatologist. He did not even try to get dosages right and actually just said everyone is the same and it doesn't matter. Oh well, his punctuality is outstanding - I guess when business is slow and you are not in demand it's easy to keep to a schedule. I won't be going back.
Dr. Morris has been my specialist for a while now and came highly recommended by my old specialist before I moved to Calgary. He is always on time and very helpful. He answers all of my questions and makes sure that I am comfortable with information and treatment plans. I would recommend him to anyone in need of Rheumatologist.
Can't say I agree with 'seems uncaring until you get to know him;; saw him for a few years and once I got a lab report stating his medication was potentially harming me, he discharged me back to my family doctors care. Callous is as callous does...
He looked my hands & said 'osteoarthritis' & wrote a letter to my doctor, which mentioned 'no need to see her again'. I remember my hands looked fine (43 yo) & had no evidence of osteoarthritis. Does he have bionic eyes? I didn't know where my pain comes from, feeling like I'm burning alive, but he didn't help me at all. He prescribed me Tylenol for arthritis & glucosamine. My pain was so huge, even Morphine won't help? I don't know bce he never gave me pain killer. Now, 12 years later, I can see evidence of arthritis (nodules on my fingers), and got treatment for trigger finger (2 majors), but still not sure if I have rheumatoid arthritis. Anyway, no evidence I have osteoarthritis on Xrays. So, I'm still suffering like terribly 2-3 times per year during drastic temp changes. When you see a rhumato. see the best, bce you'll never get good care after, bce they protect each others in Canada. If we were in USA, it will be another story. They will probably be obliged to retire earlier. :-)
Uninterested in the patient is an understatement....his arrogance takes over and he doesn't listen to what he is told....have to say he has broken every standard of the medical code of ethics for patient care...I think it is time for him to retire or move on to a non patient interfacing role as he provides awful care. He needs to realize when he has mentally checked out and do patients a favor by not practicing.
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