Ratings for Dr. Andrew Scarfe
I felt so sorry my mom had to deal with Dr. Scarfe and his terrible bed side manner. He is very matter of fact and clinical without empathy. He may be a knowledgeable Dr. but this is overshadowed by his nonchalant manner in which he dismisses personal feelings and emotions. He also always needs to be right in a discussion and didn't provide a safe environment for questions. He ignored another specialist's opinion which I believe changed the outcome of my moms treatment. He also thought it was ok to tell her he was stopping her treatment (day before chemo appointment) when she was alone (no support for this news), because he thought she should have had an inclination she was going to get this news anyway. Unexceptable
Dr Scarfe is a great oncologist who is always on time and never rushed me out the door. He tries his best to answer my questions and I have emailed him asking him I call me, he called me first thing the next morning. He always discusses treatment options with me and I feel like in in good hands
The worst experience I had ever encountered with this doctor. His focus is not helping the patient instead it is sending them home to die without making any efforts to look into different treatment options. I feel that he is very insensitive, carless and not making any efforts to prolong the patient's life where he is focusing in convincing everyone else to cut the patient's life short. If I would get cancer, I would choose to die instead of accepting his treatment, that would be the best choice. Everything I am saying is true and very sad that a close family member had to suffer under his care. Just be careful with who you get if you need cancer treatment. He smiles and try to be nice but all is fake. You can tell from the way his poor involvement with the patient. Never available and hard to get a hold of. Even if you do find him, he will try to convince you to take the life away sooner. Unfortunately, this is a true experience.
This is an amazing man. You could not ask for a better Dr. He tells it like it is, with compassion and understanding. It takes a special person to be in this line of work, and he is very much at the top of the list. I have never felt so supported, and understood. He NEVER forgets that you are a person first, and no matter what his workload is he alway manages to make you feel like you are the most important person he has to see that day. The most important though is how he can take difficult to understand medical processes and decisions and break them down for the average person to understand. Thank you Dr Scarfe!
Here we were: my wife had colon cancer, and Dr Scarfe had to tell us that her cancer was at Stage 4 and not curable. He did so clearly, yet compassionately. He explained the possible treatment options and helped us through this very difficult time. Over the course of the treatment he, and the whole team at the WW Cross Cancer Institute were over the top in being so kind and yet so very professional.
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A new 1.5-star rating has been posted. "I felt so sorry my mom had to deal with Dr. Scarfe and his terrible bed side manner. He is very matter of fact and clinical without empathy. He may be a knowl..."February 2, 2016
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