Ratings for Dr. James McDonald
This doctor brushes off every problem. He’s my family physician. Several times iv gone to him and he tells me I’m fine when I’m in pain. One time i went to him with a sore throat. He told me I’m fine. I went to a different doctor and I ended up having a throat infection. I also had sinus issues for at least 4 months. Every time I go to him with my sinus pain he tells me I’m fine. I knew something is wrong because I wouldn’t have a sinus problem for this long if I was fine. I went to a different doctor and they referred me to an ENT. I ended up getting a sinus surgery because of my ongoing sinus issue. This doctor absolutely does not listen to what you have to say. He’s always in a rush. Probably the WORST doctor iv been to.
The reception staff were not friendly and the waiting room was cramped. I saw Dr.McDonald for just under a minute for a mastitis infection. I told him that's what I suspected it was, and he proceeded to jab me in the breast a few times before writing a prescription for antibiotics. Then he promptly sent me on my way. He didn't introduce himself or look me in the eye. He was dressed unprofessionally as well, with disheveled hair and a dirty lab coat that was too big for his frame. I don't usually see medical doctors, but under the advice of my Chiropractor, I went only to get antibiotics. The only positive side was that my wait was under an hour, but it is easy to see how he can keep wait times short because he barely sees his patients. This was probably the least pleasant interaction I have had at a medi-centre. I would recommend staying away from the Mill Creek medi-centre.
He has always done his job. I usually only see him with minor ailments that need a prescription. If I had anything a little more worrisome he has sent me to the experts in the field. Here is an example of his patient care that I personally came across with him. I always had a lower back problem and I was prescribed either Pain Killers or Anti Inflamatory medication. None ever worked and the last time I saw him on this Back issue, I told him nothing ever worked for my Back. He simply told me I should try a Rehabilitation place like a Chiropractor. I took his advice and now see a Chiropractor. I told my Chiropractor about my Medical Doctor recommending me to see someone else who may help, and the Chiropractor was really surprised to hear this. Yes, he can seem stern but not in a malicious way. I don't care how he is as a person, which by the way is very decent, but the direction he takes in helping me out. He has also told me that what works for one might not work for another. Lots of people to see in a day and I don't envy his job. My experience with Dr. McDonald has always been professional and positive but nobody deserves a five star rating!
I actually think his staff are nice. I just hope people are actually reading the reviews and not just looking at the star rating. It's falsely inflated because his staff are kind. And there is never a wait. But that is probably because he is the rudest, most uncaring, most unhelpful doctor in the city. Possibly the province. Maybe all of North America. Do not see him. Unless you like being treated like dirt. When you are already sick.
Ever watched House MD? Explains it all if ever watched it. For all you guys complaining about him, he is like Dr. House, but very knowledgeable, treated our family over 20 years and diagnose problems which hospital doctors could not diagnose.
Worst doctor in all Edmonton go to him if you want an argument he honestly should retire from medical practice, During the Fort McMurray wildfire he was the closest doctor to my hotel so I booked ahead, as I arrived to my appointment I realize how dirty of a clinic it was.. Well I'm not the health inspector so I went in my appointment to get a refill of my prescription I had printed out from the medicine shop across the street as he looked at it, questioning why I took what I did I had full reasons for everything but non the less I arguerrd with the guy for a good hour and got one refill and went to TLC Medical clinic which I found was decent and gave me a 2 week refill
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- BCBS Florida