Ratings for Dr. Rob Gauvreau
Dr. Gauvreau seems very knowledgeable but as others have mentioned he doesn't take the time to listen to his patients. He did a quick exam, explained what he found to his intern and then they both stood up and headed for the door. I had booked this appointment as a follow-up to a previous appointment so that I could get some questions answered. However I left with none answered and even more frustrated than when I arrived. I would not recommend Dr. Gauvreau to other patients.
He's a personable fellow, but is quick to get onto his hobby horses with only a cursory knowledge of the problem, only a shallow taking of history and the the patient's symptoms/problem. and what the patient may be doing about them. He was quite emphatic that "we don't do lists", in response to being told that I had a number of joint problems.. And as others have remarked, he was not at all interested in having imaging done and so he was quite happy to use a little bit of indirect evidence on which to base his rather firmly presented diagnosis instead of availing himself of the direct evidence that imaging would have provided. He was not like this earlier in his career. (sadly) The office visit did not provide any credible diagnosis or comprehensive outcome. H did suggest, obliquely, that might come for physiotherapy by his son, his son binge a follower of his take as to what physiotherapy should be
I live in Quebec and I am waiting for a hip replacement. The hospital cannot do an injection to help with my hip pian for at least 6 months. I got word through a friend that Dr.Gauvreau does hip injections for athritis in his office.I was able to book the ultrasound guided injection and have it done within 2 weeks. Fast, professional and done with care.
I cannot believe the negative reviews of Dr. Robert Gauvreau. I found him to be brilliant, caring, compassionate and always able to identify my ailments and prescribe the correct therapy regime. He deserves the highest praise. I often would wait a while to see him but that is common with busy doctors. Highly recommended.
I had been suffering from a chronic Golfer's elbow for 2 years and had exhausted all other treatment options including extensive physiotherapy, cortisone shots, chiropractic ART etc. I had heard through fellow golfers that Dr. Gauvreau has been treating chronic tendon problems with platelet rich plasma injections and has cured chronic Golfers and Tennis elbows with this biological healing treatment. The procedure was performed in an expert manner using ultrasound guided imaging and although it was not covered by OHIP it was the best investment that I could make for my health. I would highly recommend this doctor and this leading edge treatment to anyone that has had a similar problem. Kudos to Dr. Gauvreau and his excellent staff.
Dr. Gauvreau was very professional and properly assessed my knee issues. He provided experienced guidance and accepted my concerns and decisions. I did not experience any personality flaws as expressed by previous patients and I will seek his advise in the future.
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