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I am actually looking to go see this doctor - next week. The thing I find interesting after reading all the reviews on this site is that all the negative reviews seem to assume that the doctor is out to get them or "scam" them in some way - there is a general sense of suspicion and paranoia by the reviewer which is probably the reason why they are going in the first place - the reviewer has a "problem" that they feel the need to see a psychiatrist in the first place. It should be taken into consideration that the people writing these reviews have "mental illness" with all due respect. With that being said -> you must consider the source and recognize that when someone's life is messed up it is the general intention of the EGO to protect itself and not find fault with itself. So, just consider the source and do not make pre-judgements as to whether a particular person (psychiatrist) is good or bad based on someone else's experience.
It is very interesting that every review that is not good, the Dr. responds with excuses as to why it was the patients fault. This alone should make anyone question a visit with him. I have never left a review before, but my visit was so unpleasant I felt I needed to. He is rude, uncaring and seems very shady. It is difficult to find a psychiatrist in the Mansfield area, but I promise it is worth the drive to go elsewhere.
Sorry about your perception. I refuse to refill controlled medications when the DEA website and the pharmacist say the patient just picked up a refill. Being dishonest with a provider at the first visit is not the best way to start a doctor patient relationship . Patient safety is a physicians primary concern.
Dr appears to be only concerned with money. Even his voicemail says if your phone call last over 5 minutes, you will be billed for 15 minutes of office time. With the office fee I pay when I come in, your office can speak to me on the phone for NO CHARGE! In addition he seems to not care about you as a patient, rubber stamps you, and just wants you in and out quickly. Office does not return calls in a timely manner. There are better Doctors, find one.
I'm sorry you are so angry. You presented to my office after not having been seen by me for 10 months and informed me you were seeing another doctor who was prescribing your medications and treating your condition. You also informed me you were currently in an out patient treatment program at the time of your visit. I gave you appropriate treatment recommendations, I am sorry they were not the ones you wanted to hear.
This man is an extremely cold human being. He has a belittling attitude towards his patients, I've never felt more disrespected by a doctor. He barely listens to anything you say, His only aim seems to be prescribing medications, completely ignoring you when you have side effects. He terminated our relationship after 2 years because I asked a few questions about my treatement and was not comfortable putting a new drug into my body without first asking some questions.
I am sorry for your perception of events. Your prescription was ready the day you called for the refill. It sat in the lock box at the front of the office until it expired seven days later. You then presented to pick it up after it expired and were told you would have to wait until after the current patient was seen for it to be re-written. I treat all patients equally and do not make exceptions.
The boombox (apparently those still exist) in the waiting area, tuned to a religious station should have been a good indication of what kind of service he provides. I don't have anything against a practitioner who wants to provide an environment for, and serve, those of a particular religious affiliation, but unless this orientation is made to prospective clients, it's unprofessional. I spent about ten minutes with him and I regret every last one. He seemed indignant that I'd even been referred to him. (Yes, referred. by my family doc.) The reason for the referral seemed, to me, straightforward enough: anxiety related to a physical condition. He was clear that he could be of no help. (At least he acknowledged his uselessness.) What did he want to do? Refer me to someone else. Never bothered to ask how I was managing in the immediate (poorly) or any other question that would indicate basic regard for a patient's well-being. Bottom line: it only takes a few minutes to see that he's neither especially bright nor compassionate. It takes even less time to learn that, despite his shortcomings, he has a high opinion of himself.
I regret your perception. The service you actually requested is not managed by a psychiatrist. A proper referral was made to you. The radio is actually set to 100.3 unless changed by someone in the waiting room.
We did not see Dr. Opalach! I had called and made an appointment and on our way we got lost. We were 20 minutes late and when we came in the offcie to try to reschedule I was told dont come back! if you dont care enough to be on time you dont care at all.
People that no show for their initial evaluations are not rescheduled. People that call to cancel their initial evaluation twice are not rescheduled. We block an hour for a new patient evaluation and we prefer to give it to patients that are serious about seeking help.
If your needing to actually be helped with your state of mind and need an accurate diagnosis, then he's the Dr for you .
My child had died by suicide. I was in a deep depression. I was assigned Dr. Opalach while I was in an outpatient psychiatric hospital and followed up with him after I was discharged. He placed me on an antidepressant. I took the antidepressant for about six months and it didn't seem to be working. One day I went to his office very discouraged and depressed and told him i I didn't think the medication was working and wanted to try another. He abruptly told me he didn't want to see me anymore and kicked me out of the office. I left the office that day feeling humiliated and abandoned. He didn't even ask me if I was suicidal. Dr. Opalach lacks compassion for the patients he treats. This is not psychiatrist the you want to trust your mental health to, and I personally think that he is unethical and potentially harmful.
Please remember treatment is a two way street. If you fail to take medication regularly and also fail to show for appointments as scheduled then there is little liklihood of a positive treatment outcome.
I have had a great experience so far!
I've had to switch doctors a couple times, only reasons were because of my new employments and insurance changes. The doctors were fantastic and I didn't enjoy leaving both of them. I stumbled upon this fella by chance and the customer service wasn't satisfactory and without bashing too much via the internet, comes off as someone you can't trust and don't want to help you navigate through whatever issue.
Dr. Thaddeus Opalach is an excellent physician. His goal is to find the right combination of medications to help me function well. I see a counselor for my psychotherapy needs. Many people donât understand the state of managed care today. Psychiatrists who accept insurance have to see as many patients as possible, because they are reimbursed so little by the insurance companies. Because of this, more and more doctors are switching to private pay and not accepting insurance. If you feel your psychiatrist isnât spending enough time with you, you should definitely get a licensed therapist. I feel lucky to have found a doctor for my medication management needs who is kind, caring, and thorough and listens without judgment. Dr. Opalach gets my highest recommendation.
I switched doctors after having horrible experiences and problems with prior dr office. The girl at the front desk has always been kind and polite, office wait is nothing at all and dr. Opalach is a great doctor. He takes his time, listens, offers different options. My only issue is trying to get a hold of him, return phones and rx refills.
Dr. Opalach is a very caring physician. I have only been seeing him for about 1 year and in this time he has gone out of his way to ensure my 'stability'. I've had several Psych docs in the past, as I have moved, or doctor retired, etc, etc. Dr. Opalach is one of my favorites-he understands my problems and trys very hard to make sure I am ok. He listens to me, doesn't judge, and he cares!!
Since starting to see Dr. Opalach 3 years ago I am functioning well and on fewer medications. His office wait time is short and the staff is friendly.
I have bipolar disorder I was diagnosed over 20 years ago I have been taking medication since. I would not recommend him to treat my cat! His office has never helped with refill issues and I think my copay is worth more than 12 min of his time. I went 4 times thinking it was me being sensitive. I feel I have taken major and critical steps back from my illness. I went there in complete distress and told him i was suicidal and he gave me a larger amount of prescriptions and said i would feel better soon all in 12 min. I think he needs to reevaluate is medical services to people in my condition or anyone who suffers from depression. I wish I didn't even have to give 1 star to submit this.
Any patient that would present suicidal to my office would be referred for immediate admission to a inpatient psychiatric hospital. Medications would not be adjusted.
I had a great experience with this doctor. Listens and cares about the patients and does not give unneeded medication. I like that he types out the visit during the visit so he is to be sure he is accurate in my care. His office staff is very helpful and friendly. I recommend this office for sure
I never got the feeling that he even remotely cared about my problems. He was on his computer the entire session that we had together. He looked up here and there, some obvious typing- But it felt very impersonal. I felt he wasn't listening. I expect more of a connection then just typing away at a computer. Nice guy- but expected more. I wanted a little more engagement than just a prescription slip. Do not recommend
Sorry you felt that way. Perhaps I should have explained prior to our interview, that all charting is done on my computer.
Stumbled across this site while looking up the office fax number and thought I'd leave my comment. Very nice doctor, seems very concerned about working out the most helpful course of medications. And recently has gone above and beyond in helping me to get all my proper refills while I've been stuck on the other side of the country for family reasons. A
At first I thought he might be too young, but nope. He asks alot of questions and does not hurry you. My therapist and him communicated to each other. He does not put you on unneccesary medication which is great. One of the best Dr.s' I've had
His assistant is rude and good luck getting refills or information from her. They do not communicate well with their clients. Very bad customer service.
a great help in my darkest times. he is efficient and understanding. doctors don't have all the time in the world for each patient anymore. but I believe I received excelled treatment from him and my medications have been working perfectly.
I was very nervous about sharing my history but he made me feel very comfortable and at ease. He was very mild-mannered and courteous. He took the time to ask lots of questions about my background and explained his reccomendations for medicine. I was very pleased and will be back for sure!
Dr. Opalach spent an hour with me on my first visit. He also spends time with me each visit to listen to my issues and makes sure I understand my medications and why I am taking them.
Rude, not willing to take the time to actually listen to his patients. If you rub him the wrong way, he walks out of the room in the middle of a conversation and flat out refuses to help. He tells lies about his patients as well as their families to their nurses and seems completely incapable and unwilling to making an informed judgment that is in his patients' best interests. Terrible excuse for a doctor. This man should not be practicing medicine.