I am currentlyl iving in Ecuador and flying back to Calgary for many reasons --one of which is checking in with Dr. Lafreniere. This exceptional human being and doctor is without a doubt --beyond mere words--the best! I echo everything that has been said and written about Dr. Lafreniere--especially--take good care of yourself good doctor--there are so many of us who need you, your expertise, your kindness and calm manner! I feel so blessed to have landed with this angel.
I can't say how grateful I am for having Dr Lafreniere as a part of my team. He is calm, caring, positive and has taken over the duties of my medical oncologist while I wait for further surgeries. Every time I meet someone who has had him, they swoon, and every time I meet someone who has been recently diagnosed and find out they have him, I excitedly tell them how lucky they are, too. I never mind the waiting to see him, although it's not long, as he always takes the time to answer any questions I have. Mandy, his assistant, has even fit me in the same afternoon I happened to be in ER, just to make sure he could follow what was going on. I wish more doctors were like him. I wish more PEOPLE were like him! Thank you, Dr Lafreniere! If there's anyone's hands I'd want to put my life in, it's his.
I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and was a mess when my family doctor gave me the news, that is until I met with Dr. Lafreniere. His calm, cheerful demeanor had an immediate sedating effect on me. His kindness and positive outlook was clearly genuine and at the end of my meeting with him, I felt like hugging him. I didn't, purely because, if I had, I'd have burst into tears of relief. Mandy, his assistant is also wonderful, she has answered every one of my questions promptly and is an excellent help. I can also not forget to mention the young doctor assisting Dr. Lafreniere who cleared up many of my early questions and who's name I've completely forgetten (apolgies!).
Dr Lafreniere is obviously a highly-skilled and very knowledgable surgeon. I trusted him and his advice immensely, and because of him I wasn't as afraid of surgery- I knew I was in the best hands and that he genuinely cares for his patients. Beyond being an excellent surgeon, he was the first and only specialist I met along my cancer journey to take the time to sit and explain things to me - to show me scan results and explain what they mean. He also understood the value of giving your patient some positive and optimistic words, which other doctors avoided doing due to the aggressiveness of my cancer. I'm truly grateful to Dr lafreniere and to my family doctor for insisting that I see him and no one else!
Dr. Lafreniere has provided me with the best of care over the past nine years since my breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent surgery and other treatment. His bedside manner is exemplary and the surgery was very well done. His followup care is very thorough. I know some of his other patients and they also have expressed great satisfaction.
If I could have a Doctor for everything--that Doctor would be Dr. LaFreniere. If I lived someplace else--I would fly back for appointments with Dr. LaFreniere. If I had pain from disease--I would want the person taking care of me in my dying days to be Dr. LaFreniere. Please take care of yourself, Dr. LaFreniere--you are needed by so many!! We all love you!!
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A new 4.8-star rating has been posted. "Dr Lafrenie is the best knowledgeable gentle understanding. Always willing to answer your questions. He truly is exceptional and one of the best doctors I have..."November 2, 2015
A new 1-star rating has been posted. "I am currentlyl iving in Ecuador and flying back to Calgary for many reasons --one of which is checking in with Dr. Lafreniere. This exceptional human being and..."September 17, 2015
A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I can't say how grateful I am for having Dr Lafreniere as a part of my team. He is calm, caring, positive and has taken over the duties of my medical oncologist..."February 11, 2015
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