Ratings for Dr. Allan Garbutt
Terrible! Saw him because I was having an allergic reaction to medication and developed a rash he said "no' definitely chicken pox, I said but I had chicken pox when I was 5 and I have no fever or anything I feel otherwise fine, he said that is a mystery and gave me a Rx for Valtrex. My gut told me to get a second opinion and she confirmed what I already knew allergic rash reaction to meds. This guy needs to retire bc he just isn't interested in doctoring.
I like him. Not the greatest bedside manner, but I don't go to the doctor for hand holding. If I felt his diagnosis was incorrect, I would get a second opinion. That's one of the great things about having many doctors. I'd still retain his services as my general practitioner.
Worst Dr I have ever been to. First time pregnancy with pain and he decided to use his sarcasm and zero cooth demeanour. Walked out and ended up finding out from another Dr that it was a kidney infection. Awesome way to treat a young women going through her first pregnancy and in pain. Awesome.
My mother came in to the ER very ill. Dehydrated and in pain, later to find out that she had an abscess the size of a pear in her abdomen. Left her there, no IV no pain medication and decided to go for dinner. My Mom had to ask the nurse for the IV bc she knew that she needed something now. Finally he ordered the ultrasound and instead of transporting her they told her she had to find her own transportation. So no IV and sick as can be she had to travel with no assistance.. I am so disappointed in the level of care. Provided. We put our trust in Drs bc they are trained and have the knowledge base to save lives.. This is unacceptable!! Thankfully she finally healed after 3 months of treatment.
Horrible Doctor. I was in emergency with a life threatening situation and he did not come in until morning. If he is on call at the hospital I would advise driving a half hour to pincher creek for care. Nothing but bad experiences even in the walk in with Dr. Garbutt.
Went to this clown for diziness, depression and tried to look into Adult ADHD because I have been feeling like ending my life and he kept joking and telling me its because I am getting old. Never even took my blood pressure. Told me he would need a few weeks to get me a referral for ADHD but never got back to me.
My dad had fell at home ,he was taken to the hospital about 2 am doctor on call was dr garbutt as soon as he found out it was my dad he never show up until 7 in the morning my be 730 am .On that day he try to keep me out of the room as he finally check my dad out my ,dad was sick with cancer he had a tumor in his head and never left the hospital he pass away a month later .but that was not the first time we had to take me dad to the ER the time before he fell he was taken for cause he had open hole on his head the was infect and granddaughter took him dr garbutt look at my dad and told him to get a plastic surgery my niece was so upset ,so she came out the room and told me ,I went back in with her and here said it again ,I was upset he is a dr and tells them to go to plastic surgery, well 1 my dad just can't walk in a plastic surgery and asked him about the infection and bugs be in the hole of his head ,I had taken my dad to everyone in calgary even plastic surgery no one can do anything for him ,had to fight with Dr garbutt to finally get my dad amit so they could clean it a keep an eye on it ,only words Dr Garbutt had to say go to a plastic s2 and put the bandit on his head I am sure everyone had a shock look on their face even the dr he was training . Hospital with huge problems and egos my heart was broken cause they way he was treat by this dr never leave you love one in this man hands ever !
Dr. Garbutt was our family doctor for several years. He was kind, caring, respectful and very knowledgeable. When you get him talking you find out just how well educated this man really is. He is brilliant and really knows his stuff but is not arrogant. Some find his bedside manner somewhat abrasive but I think they just don't get his humour. He is a funny guy and jokes often, though his humour is dry and his jokes may, at first, sound a tad serious. We love that about him, makes appointments more fun. He listens but will not sugar coat and he doesn't pamper patients. This seems to put some off but it works very well for us. My son still considers Dr. Garbutt his doctor and his favourite doctor, even though he is now five hours away.
Dr. Garbutt is a wonderful doctor. He was our family doctor when we lived in the area and I wish we could go back! He was great with my son and very straight and to the point. He has always been very helpful to my family and he was the doctor to deliver my first child. He didn't push anything unnecessarily and he always explained things to us in detail. He gave us very useful advice which when followed was always successful.
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