I don't know how I could possibly make this review more negative without actually pouring gasoline over it and setting it on fire. But I would if I could.
I came to see Taylor after my physician and therapist recommended I have a psychiatrist review the medications I take for my PTSD, which is due to a brutal rape. I came in with written assessments and evaluations from both my M.D. and psychologist, which Taylor not only did not read, she refused to photocopy ""because of lack of time"".
With PTSD, I have panic attacks when too much stuff is going on around me. Taylor pops up and down from her chair like a jack-in-the-box, and scurries around the office unlocking doors and drawers to get one thing, then relocking it all. It was like a junebug on crack. My heart rate had to be 180 before I got out of there.
Taylor spent the entirety of the first visit calling a pharmacist and checking my current meds for drug interactions. Usually docs take the history and do checking/thinking about it AFTER you leave. At nearly $200 per hour, I sat there and listened while she sat on the phone. Since we accomplished exactly nothing the 1st visit we scheduled a 2nd visit, 4 days later. She sent me off after the 1st visit with an order for bloodwork, which I had done the next day.
Visit #2, I waited 15 minutes outside in the heat before she unlocked the office door and let me in, then waited some more inside, losing about 20 minutes of my paid appointment time.
Taylor has no idea what the results of the bloodwork are. She spent 15 more mins of my time calling the lab and getting the results. Based on the bloodwork, she thinks I have a bunch of conditions that I am certain my regular doc would have noted sometime over the past decade I have been seeing her, including the couple of blood draws I've had done in the last 2 months.
Taylor says as a psychiatrist she has to do differential diagnosis to rule out every other possible thing that might produce psychiatric symptoms. OK, that sounds reasonable, but if it were TRUE, she would have (1) read the medical assessments I brought with me and (2) asked my regular doctor for my full records for comparison. During the 2nd visit, she again refused to read or photocopy the medical records I brought.
Now she wants to send me to other specialists. On the 1st visit, I explained to her that I DO NOT want to see male health care professionals. I explained about the rape. On visit #2, she AGAIN tried to send me to male specialists. I explained AGAIN that I refuse to see male doctors, period. Then Taylor said to me the most unprofessional, insensitive, stupid thing any health care professional has ever said to me: ""It's OK, I'm sure he has a female nurse who can be in the room when he sees you."" WTF??!! I have PTSD trauma due to rape! I have explained clearly that I DO NOT SEE MALE DOCTORS. The point is not whether a woman is present. The point is I do not want a person with a penis present at all!
That's it. I am not going back. I am taking the bloodwork to my actual, competent physician and asking her to repeat the tests.
Linda Taylor (1) does not listen, (2) doesn't take adequate notes or remember what you have said to her previously, (3) wastes much of your visit with her locked door paranoia, (4) wastes more of your visit with phone calls that should be done after the patient is gone, (5) is extremely jumpy and fidgety in a way that completely freaked out this anxiety patient, (6) has the sensitivity of a lump of lignite about issues of sexual assault.