Ratings for Dr. Lori Miller
Lori practices mostly within the medical model with not enough attention to the midwifery model which includes respect for womens autonomy and informed consent. She is irritated when you question her preferences. I feel she was patronizing to me when I was experiencing normal anxiety in labour. From my friends experiences, I would say she is better than the average doctor in Richmond but if you want real midwifery care you should go to South Delta Midwives.
Lori and Sarah are both amazing midwives. Lori was on call for my delivery. I had 20 hours of labour with 10 at the hospital and Lori was with me at the hospital for almost all of it. She was strong and supportive and just the right motivation to keep me going. When my labour required an emergency c-section Lori was right there with me offering us comfort and support. She made extra trips to visit me in the hospital when I was struggling with recovery. Lori and Sarah were great at communicating and tag teaming how they could help me. I highly recommend her.
I found Lori to be absolutely amazing. She is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. For me, it was her god awful partner Sara Povey who was the problem. I found her to be patently wrong in some of her suggestions to me and uncommunicative and unprofessional at times. I, unfortunately, learned from other medical professionals who have worked with her, that my doubts about her knowledge and professionalism are justified. But Lori is great and she made dealing with the joke of a midwife Sara, worth it.
I had an amazing experience with both Lori and Sara Povey. Lori is a very knowledgeable, professional and personable midwife. She was a great fit for our family and supported and cared for us for both our children. She was always available to answer our questions and concerns. She has a great medical background which was comforting for my husband as he was initially a bit reluctant to go the midwife route. But now he is so vocal about his support for midwives. She has so much knowledge and gave us great advice and suggestions. She took great care of all of us! I wish I could continue to see her and Sara for non-pregnancy and birth related matters. We are all so incredibly grateful and thankful to have gone through this with both Sara and Lori.
If you are looking for a midwife then that is not the right person. Lori likes to act as a doctor, she will show up in the last minute for your delivery, not spend much time in the room, she does not know or respect any alternative health products or means despite the amazing results they have and she will try to push drugs on you. She is extremely opinionated and she will make you feel uncomfortable if you have different opinion than her. You might as well got a doctor, you would have the same impersonal care and may be even better since not all doctors are like that; she did nothing really for me. I would never go back in that office. Love Anita, the receptionist, she is great. She tried her best to help us with referrals for a question we had two weeks after we were dismissed from the midwife care even though Lori said that they can't help us anymore since they are not responsible for us (it was just a breastfeeding question!). Overall not happy at all.
Lori is an extremely caring and dedicated midwife. She seems a little more medically minded than some other lower mainland midwives, so could be a good choice if you're trying to decide between a midwife or a doctor like I was. Gets along well with OB's and staff at hospital from my experience so that is helpful to keep things calm. Open minded and doesn't pretend to know everything. And never makes you feel rushed.
Adore Lori! She and her co-workers are the best midwives ive seen! She is very attentive, down to business, friendly and totally helpful! I recommend her to anybody I know who is pregnant, and my sister is now under her care. She makes the trip two cities over to come see Lori.
Lori is a fantastic Midwife! She is reliable, I can contact her day or night with questions and I can always count on getting the most up to date care. She takes the time to get to know you, so when your "big day" comes, you'll have a friend guiding you through your labour. She is always on time for her appointments and your monthly appointment is on average an hour long. She makes sure your pregnancy is "on track" and if it falls of the track she has many collegues who are obstetricians. She is in it for the good of her patients both mother and child. I would recommend her to any woman who is expecting a normal pregnancy and birth. Having a midwife doesn't mean you have to have a home birth. She has hospital privlidges at Richmond General. She takes on 40-60 patients a year compaired with your average obstetrician who takes on 300+ per year! To her, you are not just a number, you're an important person who deserves just as much care and respect as the next person. Lovely midwife!
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