Ratings for Dr. Robert Carruthers
Had a bad experience with this doctor after a few visits, and decided to transfer immediately. I'm fairly new to the clinic and was hugely disappointed. I felt very, very uncomfortable during our visit. Not only did I find him to be very patronizing, but also slightly creepy. Anyone reading these reviews: take note of the strong variation in reviews. Many are either a 1 or 5. It could be a warning sign, in my opinion. This man's attitude is misplaced and he's only been at the clinic for a year or two. If I was advising a friend, I'd tell them to switch to one of the professional, experienced neurologists at this clinic.
I've seen 6 neurologist before I seen Dr carruthers with no diagnose. He spent the time and went through my history and carefully listen to me trying discribe my symptoms and finally diagnosed me with a rare condition. He's very compassionate and very professional. I totally recommend him! A 5 in the ratings doesn't justify ...should be a 10. Thank you Dr carruthers I don't know where I'd be if it wasn't for you.
Dr.Carruthers is very professional. I saw him after asking to be moved out of Dr.Traboulsee's care. Dr. Carruthers looked both my husband and I as he shook each of our hands when he met us and his professionalism continued throughout our first meeting. This professionalism continued through my follow-up appointments. When I asked him, at the end of one meeting that was focused on discussing drug options, if he was OK if I chose not to use a disease-modifying drug at this time, he said yes, he would be ok (Dr.Devoneshire said, "yes, as long as you don't have a relapse, but if you do then we'll talk" like I was her 6-year-old daughter). All of these Doctors are scientists and researchers to some degree or another. But they also have to work in the clinic, as Doctors - sometimes in the capacity of a hand holder for people who are struggling with a nasty disease. They probably see their patients, who are often very sick with limited options, some of these patients refuse to take the drugs they can offer. I can imagine they get frustrated - they are scientists and logicians so seeing a sick person refusing the medicine that is being offered does not make sense to them. But, in my experiences with him, my husband and I agreed that Dr.Carruthers walks the line (between scientist and counselor) very effectively.
Was not interested in helping me at all once i did not fit into his drug therapy. Condescending, demeaning and not professional. Saw me all of 5 minutes, after waiting over an hour. He gave me one set of directions, set another different set to the wrong x ray place, then tried to send the right directions ( not sure by know what they are as i have gotten two different ones ) only to send a different set of directions to a third xray place,NOT HELPFUL,, not sure about knowledgeable as he did not help me one bit.
One of the worse doctors I have seen. He did not even see me really except at the end to be patronizing, demeaning, and not ounce of help. He told me not to worry, he was going to help me then, he did absolutely nothing he said. ( I had a witness with me ) ... He tried to get me an exray,, and I will say tried as he gave me directions, sent directions with the wrong info to on exray place, then sent it to a different, all with different directions etc.. Very odd, not personable, gave no time, nor actual medical support. He was more concerned if I fit into his drug therapy program than what is actually wrong with me.. Do not recommend him at all!!
We are pleased to give Dr. Carruthers 5 stars for his care of my husnand. We were referred to Dr. Carruthers after our neurologist became uncapacitated. He studied our case and became knowledgeable with the rare case of Limbic encephalitis caused by an LG1 antibody that made my husband incapitated with so many seizures. During Our first visit to him last April , my husband had 6 seizure in the hour visit. After being treated by Dr. Carruthers with prednisone and rituxan therapy, I am pleased to say he is having much milder and only 0-3 a day. We are very pleased! Thanks Dr. Carruthers!!
Dr. Carruthers truly cares! He was able to see me very quickly, and was very knowledgeable. He is always calm and smiling, which put me at ease during a very difficult time in my life. He listened to me intently - even though it was very difficult for me to describe my symptoms. I truly believed he saved me. If it wasn't for him, I don't know where I would be right now. Thank-you Dr. Carruthers! I would very much recommend him to anyone.
I feel very lucky to have Dr Carruthers and the UBC MS Clinic to help me through my MS journey! I have a couple of things going on which made diagnosis more difficult, but I feel that Dr Carruthers takes time with his patients and truly cares. I normally hate to go to doctor appointments but feel completely relaxed and at ease when visiting Dr Carruthers and the MS Clinic. It's such a reassuring and nice feeling to know I'm being looked after and in the best of hands. I also never feel rushed and especially like that Dr Carruthers lets his patients have a say in treatment plans and different options. It isn't always easy to find an amazing specialist, so I am extremely thankful.
Very caring and knowledgeable. Never makes me feel rushed. My MS symptoms are invisible ones and I'm never made to feel like he doubts me about them (which I have experienced from other doctors). I believe he really does care about his patients.
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