Ratings for Dr. Monika Czarnecka
The wait times are always long, and I find the reception staff very unhelpful; it's also impossible to get through to the office on the phone most of the time. However, I have always found Dr. Czarnecka caring, patient and thorough. I trust her and although she can be a bit blunt, I like her direct attitude. When I need to talk longer, she listens attentively. I do not feel rushed, but maybe you need to assert that you need more time in order for her to allow for a longer visit. Her office environment is sloppy, but I believe the care she provides is very good.
First of all trying to get through by telephone to this office is impossible, faxes are not answered either. My Mom is 93 years old and for the most part is in good health and and of sound mind. My husband and I flew down from Calgary to meet with the Dr for the results of a CAT scan on the 17th of March. Mom was with us. The Dr had ordered a Cat scan of the spine instead of the neck which Mom had fractured in October. I asked for a copy which she just handed to me and not discussed. My Mom proceeded to tell the Dr that she had pain down her left arm and chest. The Dr. told her that she looked too good to be in pain,never touched or examined her and said there was nothing she could do as Mom was old and it was arthritic. I was horrified. Left the office (after waiting for 2 hours for these comments) took my Mom to a walk in clinic where they called an ambulance. My Mom remained in hospital for 14 days at the Victoria with 3 broken ribs and a fractured pelvis. Thanks Dr.Czarnecka for your kind care of my Mom!
I am a long time patient and I am very pleased with the service provided. If you ask questions her responses are thorough. While I was holidaying earlier this year in Hawaii I felt ill. I called the Dr and she was unable to come to the phone. Amanda took my phone number and the Dr called me back , asked my husband questions and she advised as to a how to proceed. She was right. I was better within hours. The Dr is very busy but if you don't waste her time she will not waste yours.
this doctor doesn't know how to divide her time with all of her patients.. my appointment time is 2:30pm and i was called 4:50pm then talked to me for only 3min. I still have questions because of what im going through and she answered me "sorry, I have no time, in 5min I have to Go!"... and she doesn't even recommend me to an ob-gyne even if i need one,a specialized doctor for gyne problems... im very much disappointed and now i don't like her... maybe if you're not from poland (polish)... you're the last priority... because she examined first 3 people who are scheduled after my appointment time... i knew it.... I will not recommend her... if its gonna be the same on my next appointment, i will look for another family doctor....
I have been going to Dr. C for over 15 years and consider myself lucky to be one of her patients. I'm 52 and fortunate enough to be in relatively good health and most years just require my annual physical. She obviously takes the time to review a patient's file prior to meeting so she's up-to-speed and asks relevant questions. I also appreciate her advice and wisdom regarding eating properly, using herbs, etc. -- she's very progressive that way. The waiting room wait is usually long but I just make sure to bring a book; I appreciate not being rushed and understand she takes the time for everyone so we each have to accept some longer waits. My biggest concern is she may retire and I'm sure I'll never get another doctor as caring and patient as her.
I have not had a lot of contact with medical professionals in my life as I have enjoyed very good health (age 68). First saw Dr. C. a year ago for a specific minor problem. Referred to a surgeon and corrected. I was impressed by her professionalism, helpfulness, openness, knowledge at that time. So went back for an annual check up recently. I have never had such a thorough going over by a doctor. My first impressions have been confirmed and then some. I think she is great.
I went to Dr C for years. She is exceedingly knowledgeable.But she makes assumptions that are not correct.My file is quite thick as I am a breast cancer survivor and I brought her all of my medical records when I first came to see her after my GP retired.So when she comes into the examining room with my thick file she assumes I am a very sick person and makes comments like "It may be difficult for you to get health insurance".My new doctor finds me exceedingly healthy other than the breast cancer history.In short, I am committed to staying healthy but Dr C did not seem to promote that. She even told me not to lose any weight, although I am 20 lbs overweight! She sent me for countless tests that were all negative, a drain on the health system.The final straw was when I received a call from Maples Surgical Center to book my HEART ULTRASOUND.I assumed a mistake had been made because Dr C had never discussed this I called her she wouldn't talk to me. I did not go for that test,changed MD
I was a patient of this doctor for many years and she would not refer me to specialist and believed she could diagnose everything. I found her rough and crash. I waiting for an appointment for a month for a physcial and she walked in an asked what as doing there - after I had laid on the table on a small diaper siZe sheet. She told me she was sick and it was to cold in that room to do the physical. I should go across the hall and she would do a fast physical. Well that was my last appointment. I always had to wait hours for her - even with appointments schedule for early in the day. .
I've been seeing Monica for 20yrs. Wait times are long but that is cuz Monica doesn't rush you out.She asks questions, allows you to ask questoins and generally cares about your physical as well as mental well-being. Now that her assistant Suzanne has left, things will get more organized and better. Amanda seems to be like Marie!! I get appts quickly and at times that are good for me. Can't say anything negative about Monica. She keeps up to date on literature, medications and research. She is well rounded doctor. She has young woman to older folks as patients, pregnant woman and men. Thank you for the many years of looking after me!
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