Ratings for Dr. Frederick Bray
I would not recommend this place to anyone going in for a colonoscopy. I brought my healthy 50-year-old mother here for a standard procedure and due to lack of care, she ended up in an ambulance on the drive home and at the General Hospital for the rest of the day. The staff were all friendly and she told me Dr. Bray was very nice as well, but the clinic was 2 hours behind schedule and in turn they rushed her out following the colonoscopy without any monitoring. From what I've heard, all other colonoscopy offices have patients lay down after the procedure, give them some water and a snack, and make sure they are go to the bathroom to relieve gas before leaving the office. They did none of that at this clinic. When I was driving her home, she started to have a lot of pain in her abdomen and I had to pull over, where she consequently went unconscious and was sick all over herself. I had to call her an ambulance and she was taken in to emergency. When I called Dr. Bray's office during the whole thing, none of the staff answered the phone until my fourth attempt and then did not even offer to put the doctor on the line for me. If he cared for his patients' well-being, he would have wanted to know himself what went wrong and how he could help. The next day, the RECEPTIONIST called my mother to ask how she was doing - Dr. Bray not once took a few minutes out of his day to check up on his own patient who was in ambulatory care after his work. It is great to have good bed-side manners, but patient care goes well beyond charm. My mother was not properly taken care of under Dr. Bray's supervision and he didn't even check up on her following the scary aftermath. To anyone looking for a colonoscopy doctor, I highly recommend going somewhere else with less patients to ensure proper focus be given to your care.
Extremely narcissistic, and refuses to even acknowledge the thought of getting a second opinion from another GI dr. even though he has been unsuccessful in helping me with any of my health issues. He has taken on far too many patients which is evident from his 2 hour wait times before appointments, and that's assuming that you even get an appointment booked before next year. If your family doctor needs to refer you to a GI specialist i would ask to not be referred to his clinic. Don't let him fool you, he seems extremely charismatic on first impression, but he has a lot to work to improve in his practice.
Dr. Bray and his staff are very kind, well trained and professional. Prior to the procedure Dr. Bray took the time to explain the process in detail as well as the benefits of screening for polyps at an early stage. Following that he gave me time to ask if I had any questions or concerns. I was then lightly sedated and the procedure was over in a half an hour with virtually no discomfort. (Just a little gas afterwards which is normal). I recommend Dr. Bray and his staff very highly -- they are wonderful.
I had my first colonoscopy conducted by Dr. Bray at his Woodroffe office this week. I received a call a month in advance to reconfirm the appointment, which was extremely fortunate, as I had recorded the date incorrectly. I arrived 10 minutes prior to my scheduled appointment, and was greeted courteously by the receptionist. I was called into the procedure area promptly at the scheduled hour. Dr. Bray's attending nurse was friendly, knowledgeable and provided me with a very helpful and reassuring explanation of how the appointment would proceed and answered all of my preliminary questions. Dr. Bray gave me a detailed explanation of the procedure, and the importance of colon cancer screening. He invited questions and responded in a full, frank and professional way. The procedure was conducted and I was out of the office in exactly the timeframe anticipated. I was nervous and self-conscious about the procedure. I had no reason to be. Dr. Bray and his staff were outstanding and made a very intimate procedure, much easier to handle than I had anticipated. I'm grateful for the referral to Dr. Bray by my excellent family doctor, Dr. Lisa Moore. Thank you!
An anxious experience made comfortable by the knowledgeable and friendly staff. I particularly liked the fact that Dr Bray took the time to illustrate and explain the procedure in detail, as well as to answer any questions I had. I would definitely recommend Dr Bray and his staff.
recently had a colonoscopy and gastroscopy with Dr. Bray. I was extremely anxious about the procedures and it seemed he and his staff picked on this immediately. The procedures were done with ease . I was made very comfortable and the procedures painless. Dr. Bray and his staff were compassionate and professional. I would recommend Dr. Bray to anyone
My 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with crohns by Dr. Bray. He started her on Pentasa immediately. I watched her suffer for a year. Every time we returned to him for help, his answer was to double the dose and come back in 6 months. I watched my daughter suffer, lose weight and not be able to leave the house. Next visit, double the double dose and come back in 6 months. She got worse every day, it was like watching your child die a slow death. We looked for a new gastroenterologist but none would take her because she was a patient of the great doctor Bray. We finally found Doctor Bolano at the QCH and she did another colonoscopy, she was shocked at the incredibly horrifying state my daughter was in. She immediately started my daughter on Humara. Within a few weeks she was almost back to normal. Not long after, it was determined she was in remission. If there was a way to bring this so called doctor up on charges I would. To this day, he has yet to make contact with us but he has more patients then he needs anyhow as evidenced by the 1 hour wait times in his waiting room. I am still considering writing to the college of physicians.
First time having a colonoscopy today and I must admit I was nervous - not sure what to expect. I recommend Dr. Bray in a heartbeat; from his warm bedside manner; to his explanation of the procedure in layman terms; to his experience and knowledge! We need more doctors like him today who actually "connect" with their patient. I have never rated a doctor before but Dr. Bray and his staff merit one.
Dr. Frederick Bray's Credentials
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- McGill University (Grad. 1989)
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