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Practice: Bay Psychiatric
Med. School:University Of California, San Francisco School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1972

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 12/10/12    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 3 reviews. Dr. CRAIG FISCHER has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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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: 5645144
12/07/14 2 5 1 2 Dr. Craig Fischer monitored my meds over the course of 7 years, but I no longer see him because I believe he treated me with gross negligence. I became increasingly ill while under Dr. Fischer's care and worried about my kidneys (I was taking lithium, which can cause kidney damage), but he always dismissed my concerns. Eventually I became so ill that my primary care doc ran tests and discovered that I had chronic kidney disease (CKD). Specialists she consulted told her that I should stop taking lithium immediately. Other kidney specialists have since affirmed that the lithium almost certainly caused my kidney disease and that the damage is almost certainly permanent. Dr. Fischer's own records show that I had been in Stage 3 of chronic kidney disease for more than 4 years, but Dr. Fischer had never mentioned the problem or referred me to a specialist to investigate. I believe that Dr. Fischer’s treatment of me was malpractice, and I would not recommend him to anyone.  Respond
RID: 5191630
18/02/14 5 4 5 5 Dr. Fischer has been my doctor for several years. I find him to be very courteous, trustworthy, and knowledgeable. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 1733812
11/03/12 5 5 5 5 Excellent doctor. Very compassionate, empathic, and patient. Took the time to listen to my needs. First rate. 
Paid (or co-pay): $240