Ratings for Dr. Darin Banmann
I have been seeing Dr Banmann for over 2 years, each time he has been on time, helpful and always ready to answer my questions. Today I called for an appointment and got the run around by the receptionist saying that I would be seen as a new consult instead of an existing patient. Why? New consults are seen in 2 months. Although I had just been in the clinic 26 days ago, I would be a new consult. Do they get more money for new consults? Receptionist said "I'm not going to loose my job for you" referring to my request for an earlier appointment. I am shocked and appalled by this type of treatment by a non-medical professional who does not know anything about my condition or history. All the ratings refer to his staff at reception and the policies related to new consults.
3rd time I went to see him about the same knee injury, no records on file of past treatment and no memory of me. He came to a different conclusion each time and dismissed my concerns. After serious insistence!, I was given an MRI appointment which revealed soft tissue/nerve damage. He was to refer me to a surgeon, but never did or forgot. Hard to recommend this doctor to others, unless you feel a decade (and counting) is an appropriate amount of time to have knee pain accurately assessed...
don't mean to be judgmental but for a doctor he s not in the greatest of shape and not healthy for big man his size, but he seemed disinterested in me as a senior and indifferent as if it was just signs of aging and not much could be done, maybe the result of seeing the same conditions too many times who knows but dont know if i d seem him again but the staff in the supply section were great and spent the time needed to make up for the appointment
They have a good system at the clinic , preparing who goes next and when to come back. Each time the nurse called to see me , she was extremely abrupt and rude in words and body language. First she tried to send me away like my condition wasn't urgent - Albeit was very urgent - second time she got busy on her computer typing and I got busy replying to an email on my phone . She didn't prompt me to say she was done so I could put my phone away. She just glared at me and said I can call someone else into the room if you're busy on you're phone. Whoa!!! I was occupying myself while she was typing away. Wow , did not expect attitude like that from a professional clinic. My experience with him was average or below average, I had a total of 5 minutes of his undivided attention and he was walking out the door as I asked my 2nd question only. Because I Felt hurried , my question about whether or not I could continue to exercise left my Mind when I was there and I recalled it on my way home :(
I have spent 7 years seeing various doctors about extreme back pain, starting when I was 13. None of those doctors took me serious, kept saying I spranged my back. I've spent thousands on physio and chiropractors. It wasn't until I could barely walk or sit that I went on my own to see Dr. Banmann. He took my pain serious, and he was the first doctor to suggest a CAT scan!! I was finally diagnosed with a ruptured herniated disc between my L4 and L5. By that time it was too late for any non-surgical interventions. I couldn't walk, or sit. Dr. Banmann is a excellent doctor and still see him to this day. He was sympathic to my needs with my extreme nerve pain, worked well with me, with concern that I lived 4 hours away from winnipeg. I would recommend him to anyone.
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