Dr. Joel Fine MD Patient Reviews

Overall Rating

4.3
  • 28 patient ratings
  • 6 comments

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6 Patient Reviews

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  • Highly Dissatisfied
    18%
  • Easy Appointments
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  • Wait Time 7 minutes
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5.0 of 5
March 20th, 2015
Excellent Psychopharmacologist!
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I have suffered from severe depression for well over 25 years. He is the first psychiatrist to properly diagnose and treat me in a very safe logical w ...
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1.0 of 5
February 10th, 2014
Bad Bedside Manner
Wait time
15 minutes
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There are a lot of bad reviews about Dr. FIne and I agree with all of them. I was a patient of Dr. "P" (long complicated name) who recently passed away. Dr. P was a great doctor and had been working with me for almost 2 years. When he passed away, I started to see Dr. Fine. This guy is a jerk, he is rude, and most of all he is all about money. He had my chart from Dr. P so he should have been able to tell that I have only canceled 1 appointment in 2 years and that was with plenty of notice. It was more than that, it was the way he speaks to you. I know doctors are supposed to point things out etc but he is so demeaning. Now driving from Vacaville to Sacramento just to see a psychiatrist. Still looking for someone closer.
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1.0 of 5
November 2nd, 2013
Different Stokes, For Different Folks. Just Take Care
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I have waited a long time to write this review, because I was so angry when I left Dr. Fine's practice. I knew I could not be fair or objective while angry, and opted to allow time to pass and my ire to subside, as I know how emotions and words can go out of bounds when one is in a tumultuos state. And, I believe in allowing space for people to grow, learn from past mistakes, and change. However, after reading some of the reviews here, I must report that Dr. Fine has done none of the above. His manner still arrogant, all knowing and all seeing. But, worst of all, is his rudeness and biting remarks. He is not someone that should be working with anyone suffering from depression, in my opinion. For those of you who have found, or, are finding answers to your problems through Dr. Fine, I am truly happy for you and wish you all the best. As for Dr. Fine and myself, both being two very strong personalities, with myself, admittedly unwilling to be debased or treated as an inferior, it just did not work well. For those of you who had similar experiences to mine, I am so very sorry that you had to endure what you did, especially at such a difficult and fragile time in your quest for emotional balance and recovery. You sought help, assurance, and encouragement from someone you thought you could trust, but instead, you met an adversary. And, for those of you who are considering Dr. Fine, as your new therapist, I will only say, "Be forewarned"- as you know your own particular needs, personality, and how you like to be treated. I suppose Dr. Fine, is just like a medication. What may work for a few, doesn't neccessarily work for everyone. Those of you who have been bruised enough by life, still carrying a few unhealed scars, and expecting a mutually respectful, non-condesending approach to your individual issues, could well be pushed beyond a healthy recovery, by the methods Dr. Fine, either chooses to employ, or is compelled to employ, by the nature of his own imperious personality. You decide.
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5.0 of 5
March 28th, 2012
teenager
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5 minutes
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We have been to 4 different Doctors for my son, this is the first one who listen to my son. I feel he took in both of our conerns and made a good plan to try. Dr Fine was a breath of fresh air.
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5.0 of 5
February 20th, 2011
My Favorite Dr.
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5 minutes
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I have been a patient of Dr. Fine for many years. He is thorough and professional.
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5.0 of 5
February 7th, 2011
a very thankful patient
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Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Dr. Fine is a very knowledgeable and practical doctor. Although at times it may seem like he has a big ego, he is very humorous and creates a comfortable environment for his patients. He observes things in a style that I think every doctor should observe and that is with curiosity, open mindedness, and with uncertainty. He is able to come up with observations but does so carefully not to completely diagnose a patient to make a wrong diagnosis or malpractice. He is very helpful in helping patients figure out their own problems because sometimes a doctor does not have an answer to those problems but only can help guide a patient with their own symptoms and observations of their own body and mind.
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