Do you think this shrink sounds high-maintenance?
Click on "Office Policy" and tell me if you think her list of "policies" makes her seem high-maintenance. I'm currently seeing a fellow who is very laid-back, but he's going up on his rates and I won't be able to afford him any longer. Hers aren't much better, but she comes recommended.
However, after viewing her office polices, she sounds like she'd be kind of tedious to deal with.
What say you, Dataloungers?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/11/2012|
Specifically, I'm concerned about the following:
"Patients who are consistently non-compliant with treatment recommendations, follow-up, and lab draws may be terminated due to the risks associated with non-compliance."
It sounds as if she views her patients as petulant children. I'm an adult, and don't take kindly to this kind of thing. She's a service provider, not a nursery school teacher.
"In an effort to provide a safe environment for everyone in the office, direct or indirect threats will be grounds for immediate termination from the clinic. This includes, but is not limited to: threatening phone calls, yelling or screaming in person or over the phone, vulgar or profane language, intimidation, or threats. Additionally, we will not tolerate deliberate property destruction"
WTF? She's a private psychiatrist, not a social worker in a mental institution. Is this really necessary? Does this mean I'm never to utter a cuss word in her presence? She sounds like a bit of a hot house flower, to be honest.
"It is at the discretion of the doctor whether or not a medication will be refilled without an appointment. Certain scheduled medications require an appointment for each refill to ensure medical necessity."
This sounds like a money grab. She's going to insist that I come in for a $120 session just to get a refill on a medication that I've been taking forever?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/07/2012|
That's pretty standard stuff, OP. She's just putting it all in writing for you. You should definitely see her to work through your issues with authority.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/07/2012|
Kirker? Just GO, and don't be so fucking neurotic about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/07/2012|
Fucking do not go to her OP.
I had a very bad experience with a therapist and ow I'm very leery of just going to anyone and spilling my guts
This therapist sounds like a nightmare.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/07/2012|
I agree w/2. This provider does not sound high maintenance at all. It reads to me like she is covering all of her bases with her office policy. Especially with regards to privacy, informed consent, and expectations of the patient. If the patient is not going to take the medicines, go for the necessary blood work and do the prescribed treatment in therapy...why waste her time and be there?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/07/2012|
Yes, I will freely admit that I have "issues with authority figures," as an ex of mine once told me.
I regularly see a therapist; the psychiatrist is just to prescribe me pills, which I'm getting sick of taking, since none of them have ever seemed to help, and I feel crazier on them than off.
My current psychiatrist does not have anything like this on his website, nor do I remember signing any paperwork than had any crap like this in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/07/2012|
[quote]If the patient is not going to take the medicines, go for the necessary blood work and do the prescribed treatment in therapy...why waste her time and be there?
That's not the point. To me, this process should be collaborative. It sounds like she expects her patients to do what she tells them, and if they express reservations about any of them, then they are "non-compliant" and out the door.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/07/2012|
I stopped reading at "Texas."
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/07/2012|
She is just covering her ass. It sounds like a stock standard agreement to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/07/2012|
She's dispensing psychiatric drugs. Non-compliance is a serious issue. Ask her to use a different term in your presence if "compliance" twists your panties, but you have to stick with what you are prescribed exactly as prescribed. She knows how long you have to be on what med at what dosage for it to start showing results. When patients start tweaking it on their own, it prevents the doctor from knowing if it's actually working, and it can cause awful side effects for you. The collaborative part is you taking it as directed and providing accurate feedback with the results.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/07/2012|
What is wrong with her procedures? Doesn't she have the right to be high maintenance, how is her explaining her procedures wrong?! calm down
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/07/2012|
This is a standard agreement. I work for aninsurance company and the language in this document is pretty standard. Actually, she spells it out better than most physicians. This way, you know the rules upfront and if you violate them, she can terminate you from her practice. And don't ignore the financial penalty for missed appointments. I have known where patients hace their credit damaged by being sent to collections for refusal to pay for missed appointments.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/07/2012|
It's all standard. You sound like a nightmare client. She's probably had many of them, hence the need to get everything upfront in writing.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/07/2012|
R11, I'm perfectly calm. And she can be as high-maintenance as she wants to be; I'd just rather not deal with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/07/2012|
The reliance on mind altering medication to achieve a personality in America is interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/07/2012|
It looks standard to me, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/07/2012|
How do I sound like a nightmare client? Because I bristle at words like "profane" (Is she a Mormon?) and "non-compliant," or that I object to being treated like a naughty little boy who she thinks needs a spanking?
No thanks. I'd rather stick with the laid-back fellow I've been seeing, even if he does want to charge $40 for a 5-minute phone call.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/07/2012|
Die in a grease fire, R15. You, too, R8.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/07/2012|
OP, YOU sound high maintenance, frankly.
I agree with everyone else that this sounds pretty standard.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/07/2012|
[quote]How do I sound like a nightmare client?
Well, the fact that in your very next post you write
[quote]Die in a grease fire, [R15]. You, too, [R8].
is a pretty clear indicator to me. No wonder she has these policies written out--you sound nuttier than the Fisher factory.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/07/2012|
Oh whatever, R20. "Die in a grease fire" is as commonplace a DL expression as "My pussy stinks." 90% of the people posting here would be "nightmare clients" if you want to use that as the standard.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/07/2012|
OP sounds too far gone for help.
I mean, really, what a cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/07/2012|
She's got good boundaries. Sounds standard and appropriate.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/07/2012|
OP, these "rules" sound like they were written with crazies like you in mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/07/2012|
Really? She's threatening to terminate her clients before they even walk through the door, and *I'm* the cunt?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/07/2012|
I'd just feel like I would be walking on eggshells around her...better not let a "damn" or a "shit" pass my lips, or she might terminate me on the spot.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/07/2012|
She doesn't have a photo on her site, but I'm picturing Lilith Crane in patent leather boots, with black lipstick and a riding crop.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/07/2012|
[quote]WTF? She's a private psychiatrist, not a social worker in a mental institution. Is this really necessary?
There's no telling who will walk in the door when you offer services as a psychiatrist. If she does not intend to see the type of client who might have problems with this sort of behavior, it seems best to spell it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/07/2012|
Duh, she's telling you NOW so she doesn't have to tell you THEN.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/07/2012|
So she's Nan Michiganwomyn?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/07/2012|
Well if she does, you're no worse off than you were before, are you?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/07/2012|
My therapist loves her, apparently. I'm considering whether or not I should tell him that I went to her website and I think she's a cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/07/2012|
[quote]Well if she does, you're no worse off than you were before, are you?
If she does what? Terminates me?
Yes, I would be worse off. I already have issues with people like this. I need good experiences, not more bad ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/07/2012|
Then I think you take yourself and your therapy too seriously. Therapy probably isn't going to live up to what you want it to be. She's an opportunity for you to get past needing to please (or displease) people you think are cunts. To me, she's just organized.
Just my opinion. Not trying to be a bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/07/2012|
[quote]I stopped reading at "Texas."
Hell, I stopped reading at the "D.O." behind her name.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/07/2012|
Interesting...Troll-Dar is suggesting that R22, R26, R27, R28, R31, R33, R34 is the incest twin troll from the 'Do you have a brother?' thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/07/2012|
Well then he definitely has issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/07/2012|
It was a joke, R37. I'm also the OP of this thread, btw.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/07/2012|
Jeez, now I'm hoping she has plexiglass as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/07/2012|
R37, troll dar reveals OP is all over DL, spewing nonsense.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/07/2012|
OP sounds high maintenance to hell and back.
He's doesn't want to deal with a psychiatrist who will call him on his bullshit, instead of engaging in endless interpersonal drama. And this psychiatrist doesn't want to deal with anyone like him.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/07/2012|
Psychiatry is a highly specialized field with a low compliance level...patients don't take medicine as prescribed. Many of the drugs are abused and are Schedule 2 narcotics. I wouldn't treat you either.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/07/2012|
R41, if it wasn't for me, the only threads you'd see started here would be about Matt Bomer, Mitt Romney, and soaps. I'm just trying to keep this place interesting. So fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/08/2012|
OP is our resident '"die in a grease fire" poster, and on that point alone I would be relieved were I this shrink....
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/08/2012|
I'm about as much the "resident 'die in a grease fire' poster" as I am the resident Cheryl poster. You're an idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/08/2012|
OP's anger problems are pretty scary. Thank God that shrink has these policies in place. I think we should write her and let her know he's coming.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/08/2012|
That tears it!
So you're the Cheryl poster as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/08/2012|
This thread has gone so well for the OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/08/2012|
You must feel very proud of yourself, R49.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/08/2012|
This op craves attention...
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/08/2012|
Speaking of troll-dar, R52...
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/08/2012|
She works with MENTAL PATIENTS and has a responsibility to protect them, herself and her staff. Maybe you're not as crazy as some of them but if you're not ok with her conditions, find another doctor.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/08/2012|
OP, her address is "Bee Cave Road" - are you sure you're not frightened by her wombynly powers?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/08/2012|
I agree, OP is attention whoring, creepy, animal abuser Brandon.
Go away asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/08/2012|
...why does he want to know what it's like to have a brother...?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/08/2012|
OP, why are you so convinced your DL 'enemies' are women?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/08/2012|
As a penised science doctor, people have frequently wroten to me asking,
"I don't want responsible medical practitioners imposing safety rules that protect me and others."
You're in Texas. Shouldn't you be hopping the border to find a pill pusher in Mexico? I hear valium is sold on wax paper like dots down there.
Penised Science Doctor
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/08/2012|
Not only is OP an asshole, he's one of those "paranoids" too.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/08/2012|
I think she is clearly stating her boundaries and telling you these things now so she won't have to tell you THEN!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/09/2012|
Not surprisingly, it turns out this OP is also the OP who exacted revenge on someone by pooping in their toilet tank.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/10/2012|
Someone write the shrink and tell her to add "pooping on premesis outside of toilet" to her list of causes for termination.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/10/2012|
[quote] How do I sound like a nightmare client? Because I bristle at words like "profane" (Is she a Mormon?) and "non-compliant,"
That's exactly how.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/10/2012|
That doesn't surprise me, R70. OP is fucked up.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/10/2012|
You sound like a nightmare client, OP, because of your paranoia and inclination to assume the worst.
Why don't you discuss your concerns with the shrink? I bet you will find that she doesn't actually make random, unilateral decisions about her patients' medications and then fire the patients if they don't comply (as you seem to think).
More likely, the doctor consults with the patient and obtains his input and cooperation before prescribing medication, and also welcomes the patient to discuss any problems or concerns that arise after he's begun using the meds. I would guess she "fires" patients only if they refuse to take meds that they clearly need and have agreed to try, or if their refusal to be medicated makes them a danger to others.
Likewise, I doubt the shrink fires patients for using the occasional shit, damn, or fuck during the course of a normal, non-confrontational session. I would bet that the "no profanity" rule applies largely to situations in which a crazed, enraged patient is having a major meltdown.
But again--why not have a conversation with the shrink herself and clarify her intentions regarding the policies that concern you? That would be much more productive than arguing about it on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/10/2012|
I've never heard of a DO becoming a psychiatrist.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/10/2012|
Well there are a lot of DO's that are psychiatrists. I personally don't like them. I've worked in a psych hospital forever and have known both MD and DO. MD's are better at diagnosing. MD's really don't do therapy except maybe in New York. DO's often do, but I don't find they're very good at it. Or at diagnosing.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/10/2012|
no, its just a matter of setting expectations for high-maintenance, high-drama patients. I work in a shrink's office and we have all manner of crazy patients who decide they are expert at medications, fail to turn up for appointments, expect refill scrips to be written when they haven't bothered to come in 6 months and they want a controlled substance. Or come and have a meltdown in the office etc. Its just setting out the expectations in advance as well as enumerating professional responsibilities doctors have when dispensing some of these drugs.
Patients who don't comply get fired from our practice too. your reaction indicates you probably are a problem patient who thinks the rules are for other people.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/11/2012|