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About Dr. Daniel J Kachman
Dr. Daniel J Kachman, PHD is a Psychologist primarily located in Lapeer, MI. His specialties include Psychology. He speaks English.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Daniel J Kachman - Posted on September 11th, 2015
Dr. Kachman is unprepared, unprofessional, and unqualified to treat adults with anxiety and depression. I had a horrible experience with him. His "treatment" consisted of administering an evaluative diagnostic test during one session, then reading results out loud to me in subsequent session without reviewing results first. Test results demonstrated I was severely depressed and had severely high anxiety. He then said I could continue to see him to talk about any issues or feelings I experienced, but inferred he could not help with anxiety/depression. He also stated I could see psychologist on staff on about six weeks. I left his office extremely anxious, and suffered a mental collapse the next morning. I was taken by my wife to Crittendon Hospital in Rochester, where I was placed in an outpatient clinic (Harbor Oaks). I began my long road to recovery with the outstanding help of their staff, and am now seeing a psychiatrist who is highly qualified and effective.
Hello, This is Dr. Daniel J. Kachman. I am a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Michigan. I have been practicing as an outpatient psychologist for 40 years. I, of course, found it disheartening to read the review dated September 11, 2015. First, I want to apologize to the patient who had such an unpleasant experience with my evaluation and treatment recommendations. I do not know the identity of this patient but it appears there was a misunderstanding, which I assume responsibility. Allow me to explain. It is my practice, and generally accepted as "good practice", to diagnose a patient before treating him or her. The "evaluative diagnostic test" the reviewer references is only part of my overall evaluation. In addition to the “test”, during a clinical interview I gather the patient's current symptoms, history of symptoms, psychiatric treatment history, family psychiatric history, psycho-social history as well as my clinical observations to incorporate into a complete evaluation. I then meet with my patient and give feedback regarding my findings and make recommendations about treatment. Based upon this patient's account, this patient suffered from severe anxiety and depression. Given these conclusions, I would have discussed the benefits of the patient meeting with a psychiatrist, i.e., a medical doctor (not a "psychologist") to discuss the appropriateness of medication. Unfortunately, there are very few psychiatrists in the Lapeer, MI area and my psychiatric colleague apparently could not see this patient for six weeks. In such a situation, I often would have recommended that they ask to be placed on the psychiatrist's "cancellation list" in the event a cancellation occurs and they could be seen sooner. I have no control over another professional’s schedule. The patient was, of course, able to seek out a psychiatric referral from their health insurance carrier. Regarding psychotherapy, I would have continued to work with the patient to alleviate their depression and anxiety using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I treat anxiety and depression on a regular basis. I would not have referred this patient to see a "psychologist" unless they wanted to see someone other than myself. Evidently, I did not make it clear or there was a misunderstanding about the difference between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist. I am certainly pleased to hear that this patient found the appropriate treatment and is doing well. Again, I apologize and I appreciate the feedback. Daniel J. Kachman Ed. D. Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Daniel J Kachman accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
- BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- HAP Preferred PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- PriorityHealth HMO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
Locations & DirectionsERLINDA PENALOSA MERCADO MD, 700 S Main St Ste 210, Lapeer, MI
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