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I have been going to him for two years. He really is helping me. He is very approachable and a smart person who I can understand and relate to. He makes things easy for me to understand. He is a very pleasant person to deal with. He makes me feel very comfortable.
- Marie W.
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I went to see Dr. Zanolli for an intake appointment for medication management. Dr. Zanolli asked me personal questions that brought up some past trauma and pain. When I began to cry he asked me if this was common for me implying that I was overly emotional. He kept interrupting me and asking me vague questions. I felt he was trying to lead me somewhere but not listening to me. He prescribed a drug to me (Lamictal for Bi-polar Depression) that was in a new class of drugs and didn't explain any of the side effects or possible relief I could have from this new drug. He told me he had samples that he could give me and then when I asked him for them he told me to use a prescription and a coupon attached to the pamphlet he gave me and then if I needed them I could stop back by and pick them up. I went to the Pharmacy and they cost $170 for a one month supply. When I emailed him that I'd like to pick up the samples he told me I should ask my pharmacy to give me a generic. At that point I just gave up trying to switch to the new medication and just stayed on the one I was on that has worked for me for years. I got a bill from his office for the remainder that my insurance didn't pay and quickly paid it. Then shortly after that I got another bill for two months of writing prescriptions for me. So I was paying $50/month for the medication and was being charged a fee of $10 from the psychiatrist for approving a refill. I then ran out of my medication and was told Dr. Zanolli denied my refill request. You cannot just stop taking SSRIs because you start to go through withdrawals. I called Dr. Zanolli and left a message with his answering service explaining that I needed a refill and that I had an intake appointment with a new Psychiatrist in less than two weeks and would he give me one last refill of 10 pills to get me to that appointment because I was having withdrawals. He left me a
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voice mail back telling me that there was no reason that I couldn?t come in to see him because I have insurance. I emailed him and explained that the reason I didn?t want to come back to meet with him was because I had had such a horrible experience the last, and only, time I saw him and felt depressed after that interaction. He then responded by writing that he wouldn?t give me a refill and that I had to come back in to see him. I put a call in to the my primary care doctor's office and asked them if they would okay a 10 day supply of my anti-depressant with the details of my upcoming psychiatry appointment. Within an hour I had a 2 week supply of medicine waiting for me at my pharmacy. And this was from a doctor that also only saw me one time but either checked out my claim of an upcoming appointment or trusted me enough to allow me this limited supply so I didn?t have to continue to go through these very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. When I did have my new Psychiatry appointment with another doctor I told her of my previous experience with ?another Psychiatrist? and how he had prescribed Lamictal for Bi-Polar Depression. Given her assessment of my report she felt that I did not have enough symptoms to warrant a Bi-Polar Diagnosis and kept me on my anti-depressant. I am so glad I didn?t continue to see Dr. Zanolli. He got into an unnecessary power struggle with me over a 10 day supply of medications not to mention possibly improperly diagnosed me...and he had a horrible bedside manner. If you?re considering going to him I would think again and get a referral to another doctor. "Do no harm" is the mantra of mental health professionals and I don't think he lived up to that ethical responsibility. I felt more depressed after I left his office and for about week after I met with him the first time. I work in mental health myself and I feel a strong responsibility to those I serve. The intake appointment is supposed to be one where you build rapport, establish trust and give the person a
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to tell you, in their own words, their story. I do not recommend anyone see him for services unless you want someone who is emotionally removed, interrupts you, stares at you when you are relaying painful information, leaves you open and raw after you've shared your experiences, gets into a power struggle with you and potentially misdiagnoses you.
- Christine C.
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Aaron Edwards DO

9040 Fitzsimmons Dr
Tacoma, WA

Aaron Green MD

325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA

Aaron Hunt MD

16301 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA

Abim, Dr. Bruce N.

1100 9th ave
Seattle, WA

Abramski, Dr. Stanley F.

1 Lake Bellevue Dr
Bothell, WA

Add/Adhd Diagnosis & Treatment

2150 N 107th St
Seattle, WA

Adrian Cook MD

19028 8th Ave NW
Seattle, WA

Afzaal Jafri MD

9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA

Agnes Kocsis MD

2209 E 32nd St
Tacoma, WA

Alan Javel MD

6426 Woodard Bay Rd NE
Olympia, WA

Albert Sheldon MD

2271 NE 51st St
Seattle, WA

Alexa Albert MD

5129 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA

Alexis Hallock MD

8250 165th Ave NE Ste 210
Redmond, WA

Alicia Grattan MD

1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA

Alina Schneider MD

1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA

Alison Golombek MD

4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA

Allen Radant MD

1660 S Columbian Way
Seattle, WA

Allen, Dr. Hugh W

1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA

Allison Card MD

1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA

Amado Daylo MD

1 Boone Rd
Bremerton, WA
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