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Dr. Patric J Darby has the following 2 specialties
- Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
Dr. Patric J Darby has the following 12 expertise
- Birth Control
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Depressive Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Substance Abuse
- Sleep Disorders
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This MD was not helpful, and left me in tears, concerning my son's condition. My son is currently being seen for a diagnosis of ADHD. His past medications with his regular pediatrician was not resulting in a positive outcome; therefore, my pediatrician advised me to seek a child physiatrist for further advice. On the first appointment with Dr. Darby, I explained that we had recently (within 3 weeks prior) changed my son's medication through his pediatrician; with this new medication, my husband and I started to hear improvement (through his school teacher) with his focus on school work, and his hyper activity. At the consultation we discussed all of the above and also my son's past behavior; I expressed that he did have a minor side effect of ticks. At that point I was wondering if we should even change his medication, or if we should consider another medication. Dr. Darby decided through verbal and visual evaluation that we should try another medication. I willingly agreed because I trusted his judgment. After 3 weeks of my son on this particular medication I noticed a severe reaction of ticks arising from the medication. When we came for our one month follow up, I addressed these concerns at the visit. Dr. Darby and I talked briefly spoke about my concerns, and the result of his response was telling me all these different type of medications that might work for my son. At this point, I was overwhelmed, I asked that he explain to me the pros and cons of his ORIGINAL medication that he was on (prior to the current one that was causing ticks), and before I could explain myself he started getting defensive and telling me that if that medication was working so well then why did we change his medication. I explained that I trusted his MD judgment and what he was advising me, for my child, to try another medication. Before I could explain myself, he cut me short and stated he can write me that medication again, if that is what I want. At this point I was completely upset and was confused why he was being so disrespectful and short with me. He was not compliant to any of my concerning questions and was short and rude with me after I tried to explain to him how I would like to understand his recommendations further. The visit was, at that point, over. He would not look at me or even consult with me. He just stared at his computer, while typing. He handed me the medication and told me that this medication was good for 3 months and sent me away. What bothers me the most is that I felt like this was a waste of my time and money and now my son and I are at square one again.
I've been a patient of Dr. Darby for years. He's a very intelligent, well organized and straight forward person. He works very hard at keeping things on task and to the point. He gives you 100% attention while your there. He's extremely intuitive & well educated which allows him to focus in on patient needs and options for treatment right away. He keeps current on all aspects of his field of practice and is always ready to offer up any new information he may have on your diagnosis or options for treatments.I've always found him to be kind, easy to talk to and very helpful. I love Dr. Darby. I recommend him to anyone and everyone who needs a good Doctor to manage their medication's, or for evaluation and treatment.
I have been seeing Dr. Darby for the last few months and he still has not diagnosed my current mental disorder. I have to diagnose myself in order to figure out what should be done to fix my current mental state. I am no doctor and I feel like he is not taking charge in finding out what is really going on with me; I am in no condition to figure it out myself. I feel like a patient that is being used as an experiment. He constantly changes my medications; try this try that. I always feel like I am on a rollercoster of emotions...I feel like I am not getting any better what so ever. He speaks very rudely and mocks what I say and calls me a liar, drug addict/drunk to my face. All I want is Help! He is very unprofessional...I feel my current mental state is far worse than when I first started seeing him.
Dr. Patric J Darby accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Group Health Coop
- Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
- Group Health Coop Core
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
- Premera LifeWise Connect
Regence Health Plans
- Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
Locations & DirectionsHighline Counseling Center, 3315 S 23rd St Ste 212, Tacoma, WA
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