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Why does Dr. Farmer think it's ok to keep a child, on a school night, waiting over 3 hours after his appointment time? I know, he's trying to give everyone the time they need. Then, don't schedule 15 minute appointments. His staff is rude when you call. They don't follow up. One person makes an appointment for you, the next says you have no appointment. I truly believe Dr. Farmer cares, and tries to do a good job. However, his time management is so bad, it makes it almost impossible to be his patient. His rude staff are argumentative and miserable to deal with.
Dr. Farmer is the best psychiatrist I have ever seen. The wait time is long, but worth it. He spends as much time with patients as he needs to. He is a brilliant man.
Fantastic doctor. I used to have him as an inpatient doctor at Florida hospital. Really cool guy. I see him outpatient now.
Waited 2.5 hrs after appointment time.
Dr. Is excellent, intelligent and caring. That is why he runs late, he sees all the patients that other DRs won't... He could make a lot more $$ by letting these ungrateful patients find a doctor to take their inferior insurances..Try to find other doctors!
I have never wrote a review on an anybody, any service, any thing. Reading these reviews compelled me to share my experience as a patient of Dr. Farmer. First I should give you some background. Three years ago I tried to commit.......... twice. I was so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o- terrible distraught over life!!! I DON'T CARE HOW LONG YOU HAVE TO WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He saves lives! Please - he is the one doctor, out of many, who took the time to listen and care and make me want to live! Okay, so - is a life worth 3 to 4 hours? Think about it!!!!! Maybe, just maybe, you should not be so selfless and think about the patient he has in office while you are waiting! Maybe, just maybe, he is saving a LIFE!!!!!!
I'm here in Dr. Farmers waiting room now. It's 5:05 PM. My apt was for more than an hour ago, but I know he's awlays running very behind, so I came at 4:45. Got to the window and heard the girl telling the guy in front of me that there were 8 - yes, EIGHT, people in front of him. One of whome was a new patient. An hour for a new patient, and let's say 15 minutes, minimally, for existing patients, and that puts him a total of proximately 3 hours behind. I just can't see this doctor any more. He's a good guy, but he can't run an office, at all. Also consider this - beyond the incredible rudeness of making people wait half a day for an appointment, and the serious lack of confidence it inspires, is the fact there is no way, simply no possible way, that he could be providing appropriate attention to people when he knows there are a dozen aggravated, late people in the waiting room. The staff have left, it's just unacceptable. I've been seeing him for a few months and I like him well enough, but this has to be the last apt with dr farmer. In a million years I could not in conciounse recommend dr farmer to anyone. If he were a donut shop I couldnt recommend it.
Well the other day I had finally gotten into my 1st apt while waiting 2 months to actually get into this doctor. After getting there I was waiting in the office for about 2 hours to see the doctor. But when I finally got in his office 1 on 1 to see him, He was the 1st doctor that actually took his time to talk to me and figure out what plan would work best for me and how he could help in anyway. I highly recommend this doctor thats looking for a kind and compassionate nice doctor/all around nice guy.
Dr. Farmer is an excellent psychiatrist. He is an extremely caring and open-minded doctor. The only reason I don't rate him higher is because of the interminable waits (1-2, even up to 3 hours). Appointment times are a joke. Bring an entertaining and long book with you and make sure you have nothing scheduled the rest of the day. Go see him in the morning if you can, before he gets backed up. The office staff is also a bit unpleasant. I'd switch doctors, but he has me on a good cocktail of meds that is working well, and I actually do feel good about seeing him when I finally am able to get into his office.
I came away from my appointment with Scott Farmer with a couple of indelible impressions. First, he is the most rude and thoughtless doctor I have ever had. He kept me waiting for over an hour and a half before he saw me; then, he carried on during our session for another hour and a half, the last 20 minutes of which was an impassioned, pointless, indecipherable, self-serving, non-stop, frightening rant about what I don't know. I tried three or four times first to get him to focus and clarify whatever point he was trying to make and second to have him stop. He not only took no cues, but he also ignored all efforts to insert sanity into his carrying-on. His eyes literally got red and moist and his face was flushed. I am not a medical person but I literally came away with concerns about his own mental health and the strong feeling he has no business "treating" other people.
I have left 5 messages for a returned call within 3 weeks with no returned calls from staff or Dr. farmer. Meeting with Dr Farmer I felt like he didn't care so much about my needs for seeing him, but making sure he got paid for every second of his time. I am disappointed.
The first time that I called Farmer's office (Maria Lozano's) I was given attitude and even when stressing that it was a psychological emergency, was told the earliest I could get in was 1.5-2 months depending on who I was willing to see. I ended up booking the appt. and waiting patiently as I found this office to be one of the only that are open past 5:00 p.m. on certain days. When I arrived at the office so many weeks later, excited to start myself down a path of resolution to my mental woes, I was met by a very sick little girl with a mask who, come to find out, had been waiting 3.5 hours for her appt. and that was just for a prescription refill. Her real need was Centra Care but she couldn't get there until her medicine was provided. Awful, I had a 6:00 p.m. and was finally told that it would likely be after 8:00 p.m. until I was seen, then allow an hour or so of talking as a new patient and suddenly, I'm getting home past my bedtime. No thanks. The receptionist even agreed with every point that I made, stating that her and the rest of the staff have tried to bring this over-booking issue up to the doctor as well as the owner of the clinic several times in the past, and are simply told that the doctor takes time with his patients and to continue scheduling as they are. And past that, if and when I do need refills, the process that I witnessed will be what I have to go through? Outrageous. I demanded a full refund and am actively seeking a doctor whose practice can run as a real business should. And because of the ridiculous way that this practice chooses to run itself, I, the patient, am now forced to suffer through another waiting period as a new patient with another doctor. This is a simple lack of caring, compassion, and common respect; all of which should come first and foremost within a mental health facility.
Super intelligent, perceptive & considerate. Never judgemental. Always spends time- never rushes me out. Answers all of my questions in depth. Would highly recommend to patients of all ages. Wait time can vary though.
An excellant doctor. Caring and sympathethic. He really helped me
excellant doctor.very caring,insightful.really helped me.highly recommemded
very impressive doctor. extremely caring and helpful
Dr Farmer is an exceptional Physician, compassionate, caring & committed. He listens to your concerns, ask questions to better understand, spends time answering all your questions & explaining appropriate treatment. He treats his patients like part of a team. Office staff are disorganized to say the less. Phone calls never answered, messages never returned, I have never received a receipt for any office visit. I'm afraid Dr Farmer's Business will suffer if office staff not re-trained. And we need him.
My only complaint is the distance I have to travel and the wait time for the appointment. I never have a problem calling - I don't leave messages just call back later. Staff is very courteous, but oh, the wait... HOWEVER,on the upside, Dr.Farmer doesn't have a stop watch going and will spend as much time as necessary - I just feel bad for the people coming after me who have already waited and waited.....
Dr. Scott Farmer is a professional in his field being held back by the lack of competent office staff. It takes multiple calls to the office to get through, leave a message they won't call you back. Dr. Farmer seems to take a personal interest in how you are doing. I have never had a problem with him following up personally.
I have found Dr. Farmer to be compassionate and caring. I have had difficulties with some medications and he has had no problem researching and finding an alternate medication;I have high regard for him as a professional and as a person.I was glad to have a referral to him.Have to agree the staff could use some training.I have left 2 voice mails this week in trying to get an appt. and have received no call back as of yet.
I sm wesry of my new psychiatrist, dr. Scott Farmer. I dont think I trust him.
Dr. Farmer violated boundaries and engaged in highly unprofessional behavior.
This was my first visit to a therapist, and Dr. Farmer made me feel completely comfortable. He spent a considerable amount of time with me, and I feel that a learned quite a bit. I'll be going back in a month, and look forward to it.
Dr. Farmer is a sufficient Dr. and good at his job. However, I don't appreciate the hour long (or more) waits we often had to endure. To make matters worse, the office staff is just SO bad, it's not even funny. I've gotten better treatment at McDonald's. They are rude and inept and never ever call you back or check the office messages. They've screwed up so many times, I won't even go there anymore due to how horrible the service is. Do yourself a favor & just don't even bother trying.
These are legitimate concerns. My time management is a focus of my own practice improvement and I do not displace responsibility to anyone but myself. I provide the same commitment to excellent care in every patient encounter. We do not stop searching for the best treatment until we have considered all options. Sometimes I run over the budgeted time. I am committed to improving this performance dimension in my practice. As a result of the administrative inefficiencies and patient frustrations at my former practice, I have moved to a new practice setting, at Central Florida Psychiatric Associates. This practice has been active under the same owner for over 17 years. I am very excited to be in a new practice setting with competent and professional administrative staff and extraordinarily well trained colleagues!