Ratings for Dr. Steven Fried
Dr. Fried is top notch and you can tell he cares about his patients. The newest receptionist he hired is rude and not helpful. Sent my prescription to the wrong pharmacist and before when prescription renewals took no time at all, it now takes several days and phone calls to make sure it gets done. She either needs more training or she needs to be replaced with someone that is friendlier and more efficient.
Waiting for Dr. Fried's tardiness was not too bad when there was a receptionist who could help you with things. The current front office person knows nothing, is fairly rude but thinks she know everything. This new staff member does not seem to be of any help to patients or the probably the doctor.
Dr. Fried is an experienced and knowledgeable doctor. I have seen him for over 30 years and just left due to his passive/aggressive secretary. I'm sure it isn't easy finding good help, but we just couldn't take the inefficiency and incompetence anymore and moved to another practice just next door - where service is excellent and much more updated.
Dr. Fried has been my GP for over 25 years. It's true that you sometimes have to wait beyond your appointment time, but that's because Dr. Fried spends way more time with his patients than the average GP. He takes a holistic approach to medicine and will go far beyond discussing any particular complaint. In particular, as a physician who has a second practice in a elder-care facility, he is acutely attuned to one's mental state and is interested in how you are feeling in general as much as the specific reason you go to see him. Even though I moved out of Toronto 15 years ago it's worth driving an hour and a half each way way to see Dr. Fried. You won't find a better GP on the planet.
Dr. Fried has been my family physician for 15+ years. Normally, I only see him for my annual checkup. He is a most thorough medical practitioner and absolutely 'tops' in his diagnositic ability. I recommend him highly to anyone seeking a family doctor.
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