Ratings for Dr. Simon Warner
I am adding this comment as a health professional to advise other patients that if you feel that this doctor talks down to you. It is not your imagination. The comment about passive aggressiveness I would agree with. I felt that this doctor was arrogant and dismissive. I wondered if he was burned out or if I as a patient triggered some hostility towards older women. My GP referred me to this doctor and I trust my GP, personally, I would not send patients to him unless it was an absolute emergency. Was it a bad day for this doctor, I do not know but my experience as a health professional concerned me. Trust your gut and if he is talking down to you, speak up politely but assertively. I will discuss this with my GP as a heads up.
I went to Dr. Warner to find out what was causing the pain and burning in my eye but apparently, my symptoms are not serious enough for him. He made me feel like an idiot for even coming to see him and said demeaning comments to me throughout the appointment like "only 1 minute of pain? I thought we were talking about hours here." Apparently, my very real symptoms and feelings of pain are not severe enough to be taken seriously. Unless you are dying of pain, don't bother coming to see him.
Had 'floaters' and flashes of light. Called the office and was squeezed in that same day. Dr. Warner examined me and diagnosed retinal tears. He immediately booked me in to a retinal specialist and I was there 10 mins later! Excellent service as always with Dr. Warner!
When he's in a happy mood he's a great doctor and is able to explain the diagnosis quite clearly. When he's rushed or in a bad mood I find it difficult to talk to him about the ongoing problems I have with my eye. He could do with a bit more sensitivity training.
After reading the comments I felt confident seeing Dr. Warner. When I went to my appointment Dr. Warner was over an hour late for my appointment. Once he met with me he initially appeared superficially kind but somewhat passive aggressive. He told me that I was worrying about "nothing" and that the growth on my eye was "just a sac of fluid". He followed that by saying that if I was noticing the growth then I was obviously "not working hard enough". He then tried to convince me to get laser eye surgery. When I told him that I have chronic dry eyes (had even gone to a consult for laser in the past) he continued to try to convince me. He spent more time trying to convince me to do laser eye surgery than address my actual problem. In the end he defensively stated "I don't run a laser eye practice so I'm not trying to make money off of you". He did not provide me with any relief for my eye. I've since learned that the growth on my eye will likely need to be surgically removed.
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