Ratings for Dr. Bonnie Law
Dr. Law’s sudden disappearance from the office is probably the best thing she could give to the patients. May be my story tells why: My wife was 37 and decided to get pregnant. She saw Dr. Law and asked her for any medical advice regarding her plan for pregnancy. Dr. Law offered nothing. My wife got pregnant with a Down Syndrome child. Doctors, subsequently, told us that we had to have genetic consulting at this age. We never knew and trusted our family doctor. Dr. Law did not care the obvious. Our life has changed because of Dr. Law negligent. I hope Dr. Law read this and at least think about it, "at least" think!!
Low maintenance patient here. Will stick to facts. Consulted with College of Physicians and Surgeons (www.cpsbc.ca) and Doctors of BC (www.doctors of bc.ca). In BC, medical records storage companies can ONLY chard $33.20. It is ILLEGAL to charge tax on that. This is provincial law. Also, they cannot withhold transferring records to a new physician pending PRE-payment; also illegal. You can fill out the tansfer request form, and not send money until after your records are transferred. This law does not apply if you choose to transfer your records to yourself. This company's attempt to get money from Dr. Law's former patients is not Dr. Law's fault. She is not responsible for a third party's actions. Also, while I believed we had a good working doctor-patient rel'p, she was under no obligation to inform me of her career decision. That said, I'm also frustrated, and must begin the search for a new female doctor in Vancouver. A treasure hunt, indeed.
Yes, like everyone else I was not told about her leaving until I called for an appointment in November and was told she was fully booked up till Dec. 18th when she was leaving. Nice! Not very professional or considerate on her part for sure. A letter in the mail to inform her patients would have been appreciated so that we could at least have had some lead time to find a new doctor. I was a patient for many years starting in her Richmond office and she wasn't really much of a doctor to start with. The only thing she was good for was writing prescriptions and referrals. I resent having to pay over $100. to get records from her that are not very informative to start with. I would not have recommended this Dr. to anyone I cared for.
Dr. Law did not adhere to the professional standards and guidelines of the College with respect to leaving practice. She should be sanctioned by the college for her failure to provide proper notice to her patients and to assist her patients in finding a new physician.
I too was very unset about Dr. Law closing her practice. When she spoke to me I was under the impression she was just closing for the month of December and then would return. I have now received a letter stating I can get my medical record at the cost of $80.00 to $107.60 + tax of course. I just don't understand how a person could be so inconsiderate. There must be something we don't know about. A Doctor should by law have to first care for their patient's well being before being allowed to close their practise. Finding a GP in Vancouver is indeed a treasure hunt.
I was also very surprised to find out Dr Law closed her practice but unlike most here I did receive a call. I was due for my pap so the office gave me a heads up that they wouldn't be able to do it as the office would be closed before results came in. So like everyone else I'm trying to find a new female doctor which had taken me years the first time around after my family doctor had passed away. I wish Dr Law all the best in her new endeavours and expect our files will be made available to us if we need them. Back to hour long waits at the clinics...
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