Ratings for Dr. Alison Bested
Dr. Bested is the bestest! Seriously, she's one of the best doctors that I have been seen by. She helped me a great deal. My own doctor was not very knowledgeable about Fibromyalgia and wasn't very helpful at all. She kept brushing off my disability, until I was able to be seen by Dr. Bested. Dr. Bested was very thorough and she detailed my illness and symptoms to my doctor in a letter. From that point, my doctor's attitude changed and she was better and more helpful. This was years ago, when many doctors scoffed at Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Dr. Bested was persistent in helping educate doctors and patients about the illnesses. She is very intelligent and helpful and cares. Great doctor, great specialist!
Dr. Bested was the best doctor/specialist I have ever had. I would give anything to be able to see her again in order to be assessed regarding my Fibromyalgia and also to learn what alternatives there are now for dealing with all the pain and other impairing symptoms. I sure miss her!
Apparently, according to an article last year, Dr. Bested was being pressured to spend less time with patients so she resigned. One supposes the B. C. clinic wanted more fees rather than proper diagnoses for the complex diseases of Fibro/CFS/ME
I saw Dr. Bested years ago when she was working at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She really helped me so much! I have severe Fibromyalgia and while other doctors at the time thought that was a made up thing, Dr. Bested stood firm and continued educating others that CFS and Fibromyalgia are real medical issues. I feel like seeing her was an answer to my prayers. I wish she was still working here in Toronto. I heard she moved to BC. I wonder where she is now?
Dr. B is one of the rare individuals who is absolutely full of compassion, integrity , kindness and knowledge, combined with Wisdom and Insight into each of her patients, willing to persevere till she finds the treatment that each patient requires..She is brilliant, astute AND humble with a radiant smile and AN embracing hug for everyone....I experienced a return to a degree of health after years of searching for answers to my very complex diseases, and under her brilliant care, and healing practices, I was able to to find strength and hope. And on her advice did not return to my difficult, physically and mentally exhausting job that I loved...but found that I was a useful and wise volunteer in palliative care, and a good workshop leader, then a welcome prayer partner....then a cherished wife at 60. But I still had to rest, and take physio and visit the naturopath, chiropractor, and now the cancer specialists....I have begun a new search for healing,,,and pray that i will be blessed to find such a gifted, kind and brilliant PHYSICIAN SUCH AS Dr BESTED WAS. .I have NO doubt that all those whom she teaches now are going to show the world what a DR>B model of healing really is......HEALING and JOY....... and recovery for we, who are not there yet....Bless you Dr Bested. May you continue in your "Divine Assignment' ALWAYS GRATEFUL j.COLOHAN
I loved this Dr! When she was at the CCDC in Vancouver I really was blessed to be able to see her. She's top notch. The CCDP is now useless and working in the model that M.E. Is a somatoform illness. The clinic is now useless. I really need urgent help yet no one I can go to. I'm feeling so down and I've got so much worse and no one understands. I wish I could talk to her as I have urgent needs but there are no Drs in this area who understand M.E. or even believe. I feel like I'm in a critical life or death situation and I need a Dr like her on my side with her knowledge and wisdom. I've no place to turn. She's a blessing.
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