Indifference and contempt bordering on negiligence--Val was unavailable to answer questions about medications or emergencies, appeared never to have looked at the medical record prior to my entering his office, did not listen, was rude, belittling, indifferent, and seemed to spend a great deal of time being wined and dined by pharmaceutical reps, whose out-of-date samples he was happy to pass out. A few times when he switched medications for one issue, he failed to mention that previously prescribed medications should not be taken with the new medication. When I said that a particular medication made me feel weak and fluttery, he interrupted to correct me and tell me it made me fat and lethargic. I regret ever putting myh emotional and cognitive well-being in the hands of such an indifferent practitioner. After suffering under his so-called care for several years, I finally wised up and found someone else. Doing very well now, thank you. My new psychiatrist listens carefully, treats me with respect and compassion, and is a true partner in my care. What a relief.
Pros: convenient location
Cons: indifference bordering on cruelty and negligence