Ratings for Dr. Alison Bested
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.
Hi. Dr Bested was my doc/specialist for many years, in fact I found her and she gave me a proper diagnosis. She treated with me compassion, in fact I felt she was my friend. I was very sorry when she called to tell me she was leaving and although short notice she made arrangements to a specialist I was happy she was chosen to supervise the clinic in BC. Where are you now Dr Bested. I would love to see you. Barbara Russell
You can search the whole world through, but Dr. Alison Bested, is one of a kind. She totally understands what CFS, Fibromyalgia and MCS is and knows how to treat and deal with it with so much of care and attentiveness and does not shrug away her patients. Even my pharmacist mentioned to me (which they do not say about any other doctor!) that she has never ever come across a physician who takes so much of care and understands her patients sensitivities, that she gives details instructions about the drug should be taking. Dr. Bested, ever since you left Ontario, it was my loss and I truly miss you in taking care of my illness. YOU ARE THE BEST!! Tammy de Silva
I wouldn't be here if it were not for her persistence in helping me. This is a doctor of the highest integrity, compassion, and of the highest moral and ethical standards. She lives by a code of standards second to none. With her help I was able to recover and go back to school as a mature student and earn my Master of Divinity and become an ordained minister of Word and Sacraments. Blessings to her, Rev. Dennis Wright
i am a very sick senior who went to see this doctor to determine why i was so weak and exhausted. i was made to see the naturopath first, had to pay, then she booked a plethora of blood tests even though i already had blood tests done by my other doctor. she always had something to sell, books or gadgets, and i was forced to join groups, which she booked the government for and which were way overcrowded and more of a humilating and stressful situation then a cure. the groups were run very poorly and she acted very derogatory to some of the participents including myself yet she did not treat her good friends there as badly. i landed up up more sick and depressed at the end of it. including herself and many of her patients it was clear to see that there was dishonest going on. most were not really sick and she kew it. another docto even commented to me that she was acting immorally by giving incorrect diagnoses. i was put at the botton of her list and she delay my paperwork and appo
I haven't read all the reviews but let me say that though Dr. Bested was one of the most caring M.D.'s I've ever met, she really did not have anything to offer me despite the severity of my 'CFS', etc. I did not care for her naturopath, I felt it was nothing but a money-making attempt though I know her goal was to also have a 'complementary' approach and was very busy. There used to be a secretary there whose name I forget who had atrocious manners, you would think she owned the place. All in all Dr. B was not able to help me and.... guess what? I've been diagnosed with Lyme disease - had it all these years and not even ONE CFS doc thought 'beyond the box'. Took the U.S. test and now am headed in a completely different direction. 'CFS' is a dead-end. It's a constellation of symptoms. Can be from anything from thyroid, other clinical factors. I have no doubt she has helped many, just not me.
I just want to say that I wish I could have such a wonderful and caring Doctor, unfortunately she is no longer accepting paitents sad for the rest of us, I had an IME done by Dr. Bested and it was to last 3 hrs well it lasted almost 4.5 hrs., so that might make her late for next paitent but I deserve just as we all do the time needed to find out how to deal with our illness. Dr. Bested has even followed up with me after my blood results came back and although she is not my Doc, she gave me a list of vitamins that will maybe not cure me but will help and I will take any advice that might help me move and not feel so bad all the time. I wish she we were my Doc so bad and would give anything to have that happen!All you naysayers need to rethink what you wrote becasue it is wrong and yes having tons of blood work is essential to not only helping to find out what is wrong with you but to help decide on a course of action. Thank you Dr. Bested for all you have done for me Trisha Pedros
I waited for months for my appt. with Dr. Alison Bested who is the only doctor here treating ME/cfs. When I was close enough to the top of the list to get my call for an appt. I was told that, in order to be treated by Dr Bested, I would also have to see the Naturopath who works with her and who is not covered by OHIP. I explained that my illness was now, after 3 decades, disabling and that I lived on ODSP which means that I would struggle to find the bus fare to see her let alone a fee for a naturopath. They were unmoved - it is their policy, no exceptions. I find it appalling that the only doc. who treats an illness which drives so many of us into poverty has done an end run around OHIP! Just another ME indignity.
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