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    Quote Originally Posted by elle View Post
    In the doctor's defense, this is quite normal for an OB/GYN as his patients do go into labour and have emergencies during the day when a doctor is seeing other patients at his office. Normal protocol would be to cancel an appointment on short notice of another patient has an emergency or is in labour.
    Yes, if I knew I would have chosen another OBGYN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel128 View Post
    Yes, if I knew I would have chosen another OBGYN.
    But all docs have the same issue surely? You won't find a doc where you are his only patient! And I assume you would also expect a doc to cancel his arranged appointments if you happened to go in to labour on a Tuesday afternoon at 2pm, say when he was due to see Mrs X, Y and Z. Or would you be happy that he waited until end of clinic and came and saw you afterwards, by which point you may have had the baby?!

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    I also went to Dr Lam for my special scans and was warned beforehand that he did not have the greatest bedside manner and was impatient with questions. However when I did see him I found him perfectly fine. He was thorough during each scan, telling you which body part you're looking at and if everything looks on track, and he answered our questions professionally.

    Most importantly, during our 4D structural scan at 27 weeks I sought his opinion on some symptoms that I was worried about (this was a third opinion, as I'd already consulted my own obgyn and was also seen by doctors at QMH - both said I was fine and shouldn't worry), and Dr Lam was the one who was thorough enough not to dismiss my concerns and then discovered that I had a weak cervix and was already effacing with a high risk of preterm labour! He had me go back to QMH to get treated immediately; after steroids and tocolytics I ended up spending a month in the hospital on bed rest and being monitored. I'm still on bed rest at home now and am happy to say that I'm now past 35 weeks!

    So in summary, I am extremely grateful that Dr Lam discovered my problem when at least two other doctors didn't. Yes his practice does seem like a factory at times and he may not have all the time in the world to chat when he thinks your pregnancy is going smoothly, but when he thinks something is wrong he really steps up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel128 View Post
    Yes, if I knew I would have chosen another OBGYN.
    My point was that pretty all OBGYNs do this. They cannot predict when their other patients will go into labour or have complications requiring immediate attention during the day. Chosing another OB will not alleviate this issue - it happens with all of them.

    Your other option is to go through the public system. Less likely that you will have appointments actually cancelled, but you won't get to chose your doctor, will likely see different doctors at each check and have no control over who delivers your baby.

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    I would have suspected that you would have that problem LESS with Dr Lam compared with other doctors. Since he specialises in prenatal diagnostics, many of his patients will not deliver with him. If you go to someone who only sees patients if they will deliver with them, that situation would be far more frequent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel128 View Post
    After I arrive home and watch DVD, it only recorded for 15 seconds!
    This is more disappointing than rescheduling the appointment.

    I'm glad you all have nice experience with him.

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