Dr. Eric L. Hansen


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Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 20 reviews. Dr. Eric L. Hansen 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: 3601494
10/11/13 1 2 1 1   Respond
01/08/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1462860
13/06/11 4 5 5 5 Eric Hansen was my Dr. about 10 years ago. I just came across this and learned of his passing. My heart goes out to his family whom he spoke of with such love. He was wise, & good at his job, yet knew his limitations, advising me to seek out advice elsewhere for particular issues. He was kind, and he was genuine, and he was tough in his own gentle way. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by so many.  Respond
RID: 1362522
14/02/11 5 5 5 5 I'm left speechless after just discovering that Dr. Hansen had passed away. He was a wonderful man and a professional and helpful doctor. I would like to find his obituary if anyone would be kind enough to post it - or even the date of his passing. I will miss you, Dr. Hansen.  Respond
RID: 1341617
20/01/11 5 4 5 5 Dr. Hansen was a truly amazing psychiatrist. He passed away after a long period of illness and many of us still miss him. He was kind, knowledgeable and helpful. Whereever you are, Eric, I hope you are at rest.  Respond
RID: 1113475
23/02/10 5 5 5 5 Dr.Hansen was a wonderful man. Compassionate,knowledgeable,and truly cared. I seen him cry half way through me telling him my story. He was genuine. I am very sad right now because I have just learned of his death. I've still been waiting for him to return to work. I really miss him. It was like going to see dad at work for a talk. My sympathy to his family which he spoke of lovingly always. I know your pain I lost my husband and father of my children. Dr.Hansen you will be missed for a longtime. Rest in Peace xo Kim  Respond
RID: 1023379
01/11/09 5 5 5 5 In my opinion, Dr. Hansen is one of the best in his profession. He is compassionate and I just learned of the problems he's had with the legal system. I am 100% convinced he acted in good faith and I wish him the best. He has a great heart, he is professional, caring and competent.  Respond
RID: 874484
30/04/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Hansen is a wonder doctor and human being, very focused and willing to be innovative in his treatments. He realizes his limitations, that a psychiatrist does not know everything. His treatment by his association regarding the court case was unfair. He consulted with them before proceeding with his case, asking for their advice, but the association gave him none. The association was quick, after the fact, to condemn his brave decision.  Respond
RID: 857203
09/04/09 5 5 5 5 Excellent psychiatrist. Wonderful human being. I will be missed. As for the case against him in the 90's, it is unfortunate that the media decided to focus on only one side of the story. It may be worth mentioning that he consulted for approval the people that later disciplined him BEFORE taking action.  Respond
RID: 843364
26/03/09 5 5 5 5 dr.hansen was a special human being, his kind manner touched so many .bless him for all of his good to mankind. sincere sympathy and blessings to his family  Respond
RID: 828073
13/03/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Hansen is a remarkable human being, putting society ahead of his “above the law” profession. How many of us would do that?  Respond
RID: 695415
02/10/08 5 4 5 5 The professional misconduct case involved Dr. Hansen attempting to do the right thing in regard to protecting his patient and justice. The hearing panel thought his efforts in this regard were poorly thought out. However, his penality was minor (two months suspension). This occurred more than 12 years ago. Before or since that time, Dr. Hansen has not had any other infractions against him. In fact, he has been a much admired and appreciated psychiatrist.  Respond
RID: 690820
25/09/08 3 3 1 1 In 1992, Dr. Eric Hansen stepped outside the rules of doctor–patient confidentiality and told police that a man convicted of sexual assault might be innocent. The Halifax psychiatrist had information about the woman who made the original complaint against the man to police; she was a former patient and he believed she had post-traumatic stress syndrome. Nearly 10 years later, Hansen has agreed to a charge of professional misconduct for his actions and his licence was suspended for 2 months, effective Dec. 1. He also paid $25K in costs. See full College of Physicians and Surgeons decision at http://www.cpsns.ns.ca/hearing-committee-decisions/h...  Respond
RID: 566247
15/04/08 2 4 4 4 I have been seeing Dr. Hansen since 1992. I am really missing him while he is away from his practice while in recovery from surgery. What I like best is holistic and open approach to helping me deal with OCD & clinical depression. He is very open to any suggestions I may have to improve treatment of my illness. After 15 years of Prozac & Lithium treatment with helpful and yet limited results he has allowed me to try an alternative approach involving vitamins,minerals and nutrients. I am having success with this and look forward to sharing my experience with him when he returns to his practice. He is a very kind and caring man. His understanding of family of origin related problems has also helped me.  Respond
RID: 538683
14/03/08 1 5 5 5 Dr. Hansen saved my life. He is kind, above-board, and has a very positive attitude. He listens, he is proactive and has even loaned me books. I know he is out of commission due to illness and it is my hope he returns to his office soon. I miss him and his coffee. I would recommend him to anyone with emotional or mental issues.  See Responses
RID: 484581
15/01/08 5 5 5 5 I am a Reg. Nurse in my 20's and I've been seeing Dr. Hansen since 2002 for severe anxiety. Dr Hansen is an amazing practitioner who has the unique "chair side" manner of working with you instead of directing you what to do. If I have ever needed him urgently he has responded ASAP, anytime of the day/night. I'm even fortunate enough to have the rapport with him that I can email him. How many doctors would allow you to update them via email. He has been there for me through thick and thin.Dr. H even helped me whilst I was experiencing an abusive situation at a workplace by assessing me frequently and writing God only knows how many letters to ensure that not only I would win my case but that it never happened to anyone else again. This man is a representation of the song, "Angels among Us" Get Well Soon Dr Hansen....you're missed!!!  Respond
RID: 425425
07/10/07 1 5 1 1 i saw him while i was in NSH many many yrs ago.....he was the worse mental health dr i have ever seen in my life.....he should not b allowd 2 work with humans  Respond
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27/06/07 3 4 1 1 Made me feel worse when I was leaving his office than I felt when I went in. I don't think he grasped my concerns at all. I stopped going because I felt so awful after seeing him.  Respond
RID: 205383
16/03/07 3 1 3 I went to see this man as a young woman. It was a vulnerable time in my life. I was seeking help because I was caught up in destructive relationships with men. Dr. Hansen was unsympathetic and I came away feeling like a total fool. I regretted even coming forward to seek help.  Respond
RID: 94819
17/01/07 5 5 5 Always on time, very understanding and extremely helpful. Likes to work with the patient, not just tell them what to do  Respond
RID: 70042
12/12/06 4 5 5 He is an excellent listener, and really works with you to come up with a plan that will work the best. He is one of the few people you can feel safe with.  Respond
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