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I am sorry that someone is hurting enough that they chose to post this. The boundaries here are a bit off :) First this is a site for patients only. If a patient feels upset with treatment then I would encourage them to talk to me about it. Second using a diagnosis without both a license as well as a treatment relationship are two more boundary violations. Third I have no idea how anyone would know me and my patients to make a relative comparison of my mental health in regards to theirs. I would also be concerned that mental health and mental health diagnosis is strictly for treatment - not to be used as an insult. I am also puzzled that this individual rates my office, ease of appointments and everything else equally badly at one star. .... If anyone has this level of concern they should bring it to the Board of Medicine. That way a full chart review of the entire situation may be examined. This is a very serious allegation and borders on cyberbullying.
I do take several meetings initially with patients to find out what symptoms they are complaining of as well as what symptoms they exhibit. If you are looking for a doctor to prescribe on demand without examining the situation I am not the doctor for you. As a physician it is my job to learn medicine and understand treatment options that are empirically supported. It is not my job to provide patients everything they want. I want to work collaboratively with patients to find solutions to problems. I do believe a patient's belief or desire in a medicine is important information. At times a patient may ask for something that I do not believe will be beneficial to their health. I prescribe many medications which are controlled in part due to the difficulty of judging for oneself what will provide the best results short and long term. This does mean that at times I may need to tell a patient something they do not want to hear or deny them something they want. It is not my intention to judge people but it is my job to diagnose problems, and judge which treatments I believe will be helpful. This IS making a judgement about the illness and likely prognosis - not the person. I do understand this can feel like a personal judgment and try to be gentle in relaying this information. No patient is compelled to follow any advice or take any medication I prescribe for them as an outpatient in voluntary treatment. However, if we cannot agree on a treatment plan after several visits I do ask them to find another provider.
Sometimes I do need to recommend a patient see another provider for a consultation or treatment especially if my patient does not appear to be responding well to my best efforts. I do not want to take a patient's money and time if I am not helping them.
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Due to time constraints I am not able to call back each patient who requests that I help them find a doctor when my message indicates I am not taking patients. I realize it is hard to find a doctor in our area and have sympathy for this problem.
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