Grand Rapids Psychiatrists

in Grand Rapids, MI

Psychiatric Care Reviews in Grand Rapids


I brought my daughter to Dr
. This was her first appointment with him. This is my second child to see him. Concerns with this latest appointment:

He did not address concerns with side effects of medication he prescribed which she has been taking for 4 weeks.

He made my daughter upset because she did not feel he was listening to her. She also felt that nothing she said mattered, and he was acting as if he did not believe what she was saying. I witnessed the last 15 minutes of the appointment, and agree with her assessment. I was present for the entire appointment of my other daughter 4 years ago. He used the same playbook now as before. By using these rude tactics he gets the patient upset and then uses this to confirm his diagnosis. I had forgotten that until I witnessed it again this time.

At the recent appointment he would ask me questions and then not even listen to my answers as he looked at his notes and wrote more notes. I had to constantly repeat myself. Once I asked him what I just said and he could not tell me. Not only is he a poor listener, he doesn't listen.

At the recent appointment he used his misdiagnosis of my other daughter for justification of his diagnosis of this daughter. My other daughter saw him for over a year with no improvement in her medical condition. So she stopped seeing Dr.
and over the next year after that we took her to two different psychologists in our town, and eventually to one at
Clinic. None of these of psychologists agreed with
's diagnosis. At
Clinic the medical condition causing her illness was diagnosed and she is now being treated for that and has been doing great, leading a normal life for the past two years.

At the time my other daughter was seeing Dr
he told us that when she claimed to feel ill not to bring her to a medical doctor but to bring her to him. He said her entire problem was emotional. He was dead wrong about her, and cost her two years of her life being miserable when a medical doctor could have helped, and when we eventually took her to
Clinic the medical doctors there did help.

I was willing to give him a break on my other daughter because her medical condition is fairly rare and the medical doctors in our town at the time could find no reason for her illness. But he claimed he could see the emotional issues, while three other mental health professionals said they could not. And he advised us not to take her to medical doctors, which ended up being harmful to her.

Now when I see the same playbook I realize it was not just that rather unique and challenging situation. I am upset with myself for sending my second daughter to him. We will be looking up the psychologists who had the ability and integrity so say they could not help my other daughter.
- Michael M.

Horrible! Absolutely no bed side manner, uncaring, rude. My son waited 3 weeks to get an appointment after being diagnosed by a local Psychologist from Pine Rest, who was wonderful. We were told that he could not help my son because he lived 40 minutes a way and it would be a difficult case. Last time I checked it shouldn't matter how far a patient has to drive for their appointment if they are willing to get to your office, secondly, doctor's should not be able to turn you away because they think it will be a difficult case. I am Appalled that this individual is trusted with anyone's psychiatric issues. Sickening.
- Laurie W.

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4100 Embassy Dr SE
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300 68th St SE
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300 68th St SE
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