- 06-17-2012, 05:35 PM #9
- 06-17-2012, 07:36 PM #10Registered User
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- 06-18-2012, 10:58 AM #11Registered User
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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.
- 06-18-2012, 02:00 PM #12Registered User
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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.
- 06-18-2012, 06:07 PM #13
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.
- 06-18-2012, 09:03 PM #14
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