Ratings for Dr. Sonya Doherty
Dr. Sonya is the only one who helped our son. He has tics and autism and we were desperate for help. We have been told many many times there is nothing to be done but now my son's tics are gone and he is speaking for the first time at age 7. Thank-you Dr. Doherty. You and your staff have changed our families life for the better.
I was referred to Dr. Sonya Doherty at a time when I had given up all hope for my child to have a "normal" life. My family doctor had told me not to expect any improvements in behaviour, or diet, and told me that if I did not agree to put my child on heavy sedatives and anti-depressants, my life would never improve either. After being a patient with Dr. Sonya for just over a year, my child is more responsive than I have ever seen. The dietary restrictions were difficult to begin with, but I soon realized that this was something that we could do as a whole family, and we have all benefitted. Dr. Sonya is a very intelligent and compassionate person. She has changed our lives for the better, and I can never thank her enough.
Our son has been seeing Dr. Sonya for over 8 months and I cannot tell you how happy we are to be working with her and her amazing staff. Biomedical treatment is hard! But the staff is so well trained and supportive, and Dr. Sonya knows what she is talking about because she practices what she preaches! Our son is progressing so well and that is what keeps us focused and following the treatment protocol. We have had a few challenges along the way and the clinic staff and Dr Sonya have been great in helping us through. Biomedical treatment is definitely not for everyone but it is working well for our son.
We have seen Dr. Sonya a number of times over the past two years for my son who is 2.5 with a diagnosis of ASD. Although she is knowledgeable, she is not very personable and is quick to cut us off if we ask too many questions. The last time we were there I asked about the dosage for a particular supplement which had 4x the RDA of vitamin A. Knowing that Vitamin A can cause bleeding problems a high dosages, I wanted to clarify that this was safe. Instead of explaining the dosage she told me the clinic was now taking a "new approach" and did not find it a good use of appointment time to explain such things to parents and that there was a reason she was prescribing it. If we didn't agree, then maybe biomedical wasn't for us. This was extremely off putting. She also makes sure you do not get an extra minute of appointment time, checking her watch and cutting you off. I have now come to realize that her primary motivations are to line her pocket book not help children when I recently called and learned that they charge $385 for a 90 minute appointment. This is not a reasonable fee for the average family to be able to pay, thereby putting a price on the right to help our children that many simply can't afford. I'm very disappointed with her services and question her ethics.
I WENT TO THIS DOCTOR TWICE AND THE ONLY THING I FELT THAT THEY TRIED TO SELL AS MUCH AS THEY CAN AND NO PROPER EXPLANATION FOR THE ISSUES FOR MY AUTISTIC SON. SHE IS AFRAID EVEN TO TOUCH OR EXAMINE MY SON AND ALL WHAT SHE SAYS IS TALKING ABOUT WHAT SHE LEARNT FROM INTERNET AND NO ANY PERSONAL OR PROFFESIONAL APPROACH AS A DOCTOR. SHE COULDNT EVEN READ OR PROPERLY EXPLAINED THE OAT TEST THAT WE MADE FOR MY SON. IT'S JUST SO BAD THAT I WASTED MY MONEY AND TIME AT HER CLINIC...
We have been seeing Dr. Sonya Doherty for 6 months and she has changes our lives. Our son, age 6 is Autistic and non verbal. Before seeing the doctor, he would cry and scream for no apparent reason, have diarrhea constantly and never be able to sleep. We were willing to do anything for a better life for our son. Dr. Sonya has a very strict protocol with diet and supplements that was very difficult at first to understand and follow. With the help our her food coaches and staff, we were able to push through and are so thankful. Our son is starting to speak, has normal digestion and sleeps! Thank-you Dr. Sonya !!!! We appreciate all your hard work in explaining why we had to work to hard and guiding us through this process. We understand more now about how and why our son has certain issues.
My daughter has been seeing Dr. Sonya for 2 years now (years 4-6) -- when we were unable to be helped by our MD and another naturopath. Her knowledge was overwhelming at the beginning but wow did she ever know alot about what we where facing. We kept coming back with our questions and she was happy to change up the protocol to most effectively treat our daughter has time progressed. We are doing the grain-free, dairy-free diet with the help of her food coaches and are so happy with the results - we literally have a different daughter and all without drugs!
Used her for a year to treat 5 year old son diagnosed with PDD-NOS. She is knowledgable but very unorganized. Talks a lot, repeats herself and does not LISTEN. She did help our son, to an extent. However, I had to second guess everything that she recommended and / or prescribed. My son is a very allergic child and she kept recommending things that contained ingredients derived from his allergens! Constantly. Had to google ingredients in the supplements to ensure they were not derived from his allergens. Very disappointing. She never seemed prepared for our visits. Read the file! She is more interested in marketing her services than helping the children. Switched my son's care to a US DAN doctor. Ecstatic with him. He has never met my son, but has helped him more. I get more detailed reports and don't feel like he is an exploiter milking me for money.
I had phone consult as I live outside the country. The consult went well and I had hoped she would provide me detailed report on the treatment option for my son as during the consult she indicated a report would be provided based the information I provided plus test results which I needed to to send her. I waited over a week and did not receive information though my credit card was already charge. It was only after my prompting the office for information is received a quite reply from her which did not have sufficient information specifically relating to dose and duration. I follow up with email asking for additional information but yet have received anything. I strongly advise people to consult with her especially from abroad, she is not healer. This was bitter disappointment as I hope She would provide necessary adivse to help my sons condition.
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