Dr. Louis Peltz


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Hospital: Credit Valley
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Rating: 2.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 27 reviews. Dr. Louis Peltz has a poor overall rating on RateMDs.com. frown

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Psychiatrist-related: mental illness, depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders, depression medication, pharmacological treatment, prescription drugs
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RID: 5654163
15/07/14 1 1 1 1 I see that many people have had a similarities in their experience with Dr. Lou Peltz. Hold him accountable for his actions. Complain to the CEO (Michelle DiEmanuele) and Patient Relations at Credit Valley Hospital. There is a link on the hospital website, or you can call 905 813 2200 ext 4109, or you can write in and mail it. Each hospital runs as a corporation, and has a board of directors. Hospitals cannot ignore care consistently reported as sub-standard if they are aware of it. I have complained directly to the hospital. One complaint letter can be ignored. 100 cannot. Make his employer aware of problems that you have encountered. They cannot fix what they do not know is wrong.  Respond
RID: 5422381
24/04/14 1 1 1 1 I've been suffering from clinical depression and anxiety for several years. I went to Dr Peltz and poured my soul out, but he treated me condescendingly and actually chuckled as I was explaining how I felt. He smugly told me that I was going through a "phase". During the appointment, he asked me irrelevant questions that I felt were intrusive and unnecessary. For example, he asked if I had a boyfriend or if I wanted to have a family - I was a teenager at the time and it was obvious my disorder had no link to my non-existent romantic life. At the end of the meeting, he didn't give my family any advice, he just left. It's kind of sad that uncaring doctors like even him exist, because there are patients who really need not only need professional help, but a friend and confidant. Overall, Dr Peltz is pretty unhelpful and not the least bit interested in connecting with his patients.  Respond
RID: 5226259
06/03/14 5 4 5 5 We went to see Dr Peltz during a difficult time in our life. Our son was having problems with anxiety issues and dr Peltz and his staff were very accomodating and helpful. Dr Peltz went above and beyond and accomodated us during his lunch hours and one day when i called for an advise he gave us a call at home. He has seen our son on weekly basis. My son really likes him, he has a great deal of humor and is treating the teenager appropriately. They get a long very well.His secretary is very proffesional and warm in dealing with sometimes streesed and worried parents,We are very happy with Dr Peltz and would always recomend him to people that need his service. Thanks for reading. A.S. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2618150
15/04/13 1 1 1 1  
Insurance: OHIP
20/03/13 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2589066
19/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr Peltz is our child's psychiatrist. He is a warm, intelligent, easy-going person. Our child was 10 when he first met the dr. It's been 2 yrs. We have nothing but good to say about him. Our child opens right up to him. Dr. P has given us great sensible advice. We have long unrushed discussions. I am shocked by the negative reviews. We never had him ignore us. We always feel like we have his full attention. He does know a great deal and we value his ideas as they have worked for us. It may not be what we want to hear. He has also given us great advice on advocacy for our child in the school system. I wish I had taken our child to him years earlier. It feels like these negative ratings are for another dr? The staff was fine but they are busy. I have always been treated courteously and professionally. Oh and the office didn't charge me when I needed a copy of something. It's a nice waiting room. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2560404
15/02/13 4 2 1 1 This is the WORST Doctor I have ever had to deal with. He is rude, not willing to listen (and he's a Psychiatrist) and easily distracted. He spent more time looking at his watch and yawning rather than talking with us. My Son has ASD which was diagnosed by another Dr. and even after that Dr. diagnosed him he still refused to talk about it. We dealt with this Dr. for way too long and he wasted too many years of my Son's life and not offering him any treatment. DO NOT waste your time with this Dr. he is not worth the price you have to pay for parking. I am still wondering how he has managed to keep his job with all of these negative ratings. Maybe more of us should file formal complaints?  Respond
RID: 2526281
09/01/13 5 5 5 5 After reading all of these horrible ratings for Dr Peltz, I was a bit nervous to bring my son to see him. However, I was very pleasantly surprised at how wrong all of these reviews were. First off he was right on time, he was with an amazing team who all interacted with my son. It was an amazing experience. My husband and I received very valuable information and direction on which way to better help our son. I would highly recommend this Dr to friends and family. We will definitely be seeing him again.  Respond
RID: 2485444
29/11/12 4 5 1 1 Dr.Peltz is pleasant and polite but easily distracted. He was on his phone several times during my son's assessment and left the room for long periods of time. The person he was training was left to deal with us. Based on the short period of time he was with us he diagnosed my son with moderate depression and said not to worry most teens get it and he would get better. Several months later my son is suffering from serious depression and is now on medication. We are waiting to see a new psychiatrist. I would NOT use Dr. Peltz again. He needs to take his job more seriously. Kids lives are in his hands!  Respond
RID: 2233999
11/06/12 2 1 1 1 He arrived late, talk on his cell phone while attending us, it seems he didn't know what I was talking about. At the end, he told me it was normal for my son to get distracted when he was not interested and almost told me I was the one that needed help. My son was diagnosed with Arperger year ago and is getting worse.  Respond
RID: 2003392
10/04/12 1 2 1 1 I would not recommend this doctor to anyone. We saw him for my son, who has ASD. The worst experience ever. He was not willing to listen, much less understand. He reaches illogical conclusions and claims it as professional medical diagnosis based on his 25 years of experience. He pushed for a test at a private clinic before he was able to help us in any way. Hard to believe this doctor can help anyone with a medical condition. Not even worth the price they charge for parking. I will not be visiting him again. His 25 years of experience is neatly summed up by most reviews here, he should be 'proud' of the opinion patients have about him.  Respond
RID: 1727549
02/03/12 4 3 1 1 He was very uncompassionate, didn't really listen to us, totally blew off some majorly important comments our son made. He made snap harsh judgements. Did ask bizare unrelated questions. He rudely disagreed with our team of very well respected Dr's, and many medical reports. Stated our sons issues were age based and not due to any medical issues. Made our son and us uncomforable with his aggressive attitude. Felt like a complete waist of time.  Respond
RID: 1713067
14/02/12 1 1 1 1 I would not recommend this doctor. I felt like he lacks compassion, knowledge, and have no idea why he decided to become a doctor. He's never on time and during the appointment he looks completely out to lunch very rarely listening to anything said. When you ask for feedback or address something of concern he nods his head but offers no help what so ever. I have a hard time believing anyone has had a positive experience going to see this doctor, as far as I was concerned it was a waste of money in the hospital parking lot. I won't be returning. I am truly shocked that people like this continue to practice medicine he must be hanging in their until retirement. Not sure why they call it health care when some doctors could really care less.  Respond
RID: 1635738
16/11/11 3 3 1 1 Worse medical appointment ever attended. Asked bizarre questions totally unrelated to my daughter's problem. Spent about 15 minutes speaking with her and when she expressed concerns about medication,feelings etc. she was dismissed and told to come back in two months. Would highly encourage anyone wondering if they should see Dr. Peltz, to seek out another Dr. We quickly found a new Dr. which has her back on track and changed her medicine. I have recently talked to many other people and they have all had similar experience with this man.  Respond
RID: 1631936
11/11/11 5 4 5 5 After reading over the comments and feedback for this doctor on this page I was very worried that I would have a bad experience when taking my young son to him. I was very glad to discover that he was a terrific doctor. He was considerate and thoughtful in his dealings with us. He was respectful to me, my husband, and my child. He made my child feel at ease as he asked him questions. I would absolutely recommend this doctor to others. There was no problem at all. He seemed genuinely eager to help us and genuinely concerned about my son and the whole family.  Respond
RID: 1545920
24/09/11 1 1 1 1 This was my first and last experience with a psychiatrist. He made me feel awful, even worse than I felt in the first place, he did not believe anything I said, I cried in his office every time I went and he broke confidentiality. I told him that my parents have a few marriage problems and then he asked my mother about it when I was not there. I was 16, so anything and everything was supposed to be kept private. He practically tore my family apart. He even looked at my mother and said, "I don't know whats wrong with your daughter, she wants to do something in music and she dresses like a model." He treated me like I was some useless, lazy, plastic teenager. I am writing this to warn parents to take there children somewhere else, maybe even a psychologist. Just stay away for this doctor he has no idea what he is talking about, and half the time he looks like he is in another world and not even paying attention.  Respond
22/05/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1234874
23/08/10 4 3 1 1 A very poor experience and contrary to what someone posted, i was very open to an unpleasant diagnosis if that's what i needed to help my son. He said my son did NOT have autism, and to check back in 6 months. Six months later, he said he still don't think so. Guess what! He does. And he's fairly low functioning so a man of Dr. Peltz's expertise should have known or at the very least, should have helped us get on waiting lists etc. until we had a firm diagnosis. He gave us false hope which, in retrospect, hurt my son's development.  Respond
RID: 1118831
02/03/10 5 5 5 5 Doctor Peltz saved my sanity! When my child had severe temper tantrums..pther doctors wanted to immediately drug my child- he quickly assessed that my child didn't need drugs... he needed sleep as he was exhausted. He was absolutely right. I valued his opinion in a time of stress and his opinion keeps me focussed when new stresses arise. My child has PDD and his blunt, yet accurate opinion has led me to therapy that has his school shocked with his development. God bless you Dr. Peltz  Respond
RID: 1117229
01/03/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Peltz and his staff provide a vital service to parents who are looking for answers to very difficult situations. Thank you for taking the time to provide your opinion and assistance with my daughter.  Respond
RID: 995331
24/09/09 3 5 4 4 Dr. Peltz had me pull my daughter from french emmersion stating that that was her problem Turned out he was totally wrong....wish I hadn't taken his professional advice, but like alot of parents I was deparate to find answers at the time. At times he appeared quite bored with our initial meeting....sure, he's been through this process a million times but as a new patient, this is our first time. Shame on you Dr. Peltz. As for your staff, one in particular, didn't like her demeanour at all. Wondered if she really liked children, not to mention herself.  Respond
RID: 965607
18/08/09 5 5 5 5 Dr.Pletz and his team were very professional, polite, and interacted with my 5 year old son constantly and did a full and proper assessment. Parents have to come to the understanding that they are responsible for their children's welfare, stop blaming doctors for their behaviour and lack of responsible parenting. The most heartbreaking words for parents is to find out that their child may be suffering from something that there is no quick fix for or cannot be explained away. However, think about your child and give him/her the social skills, and tools that they need to function and be productive in society.  Respond
RID: 884839
12/05/09 1 1 1 1 Hes an idiot, I went in there for insomnia, which I havent even slept for 5 months (actually, my schedule is like 3 days of no sleep, then a night of 5 hour sleep) and im looking like**** nowadays and he says nothing is wrong. This doctor is an abominal to the arts of medicine, and should not be allowed to even practise in any fields, he should be a plumber. He asked me useless questions such as, who I ride my bike with, what I like to do when I bike, nothing related to my health. Hes a complete idiot and I hope he reads this.  Respond
RID: 792036
17/02/09 4 4 1 2 3 apts, all terrible, told me to relax my daughter would not end up in Kingston Penn. Put her on medication that she had an adverse affect to. I took her to SIck Kids, they did a full psyc evaluation and said that the meds had an adverse affect, the next time I saw him, he didn,t agree with anything on the file. Blew me off for the third time and said my daughter is frustrated because she can't do math. She has ADHD with an explosive temper, high anxiety and a learning disability. Can't complete medical forms for gov't of canada as he doesn't have enough information. Guess he didn't listen to anything in any of our apts about my daughter. Lacks compassion and always makes me feel that I should not be there. Minimal conversation with my daughter. Not very helpful at all.  Respond
RID: 769255
21/01/09 3 4 1 1 Constantly yawns, looks at his watch during sessions. Offers no advice, didn't talk to my child, prescribed medicene he has already had that made him violent because he couldn't be bothered to look through all the pages in the file. Extremely disappointed  Respond
RID: 507057
07/02/08 3 5 1 2 his attitude sucks.......his lack of compasion is terrible and as far as helping with my daughter who has ADHD he lacks compassion. He rarely talks to my child and makes it sound like she has no problem and that he doesn't understand why we even go there. but yet still prescibes drugs for my daughter..........I'm in the process of switching doctors since I can't stand his ethics any more.  Respond
RID: 490644
22/01/08 5 5 5 5 I thought he was very knowledgeable and practical in his diagnosis and advise regarding my son. His office was cold but his non-evasive approach to dealing with my son as well as myself made me comfortable. Donna Wheeler  Respond
RID: 388640
20/08/07 3 3 1 1 He was proud, full of ego, didn't do assessments, spent less than 5 min. with our child, said he was normal,and offered to trade his child for ours. (Our son has Bipolar, Asperger's, and Tourette Syndrome). We got our diagnoses somewhere else.  Respond
RID: 334811
01/06/07 5 3 3 Dr. Peltz lacks compassion. My child has ADHD and is on medication for it. When I told him that most of the time it is difficult to take her out in public because she's too hyper, his solution was to not take her out. So is my daughter supposed to be homebound and not learn how to behave? Most of the time he just sits back and listens (or so it seems) and is not very helpful.  Respond
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