Dr. Maurice Blackman


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Practice: Blackman Maurice Dr
Hospital: Royal Alexandra Hospital
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Rating: 2.2 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 37 reviews. Dr. Maurice Blackman 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: 5478566
15/05/14 2 2 1 1 This is the worst Doctor I have ever seen in my life. If it weren't for the fact that I was forced to go see him for an independent assessment I would have never seen him. He does whatever the organization that hires him and pays him wants him to do and/or say on the report. I would never forget my experience with him 10 years after it happened. He must have destroyed so many lives. It is so sad. I am doing much better and leading a healthy life but that single experience with him almost destroyed me and my future. I am not surprised that they use him for independent assessments since he sides with the organizations that hire him and not the employee.  Respond
RID: 2901007
08/10/13 1 1 1 1 He was paid $3500.00 for an independent psychiatric exam so that I could return to work. His receptionist was very rude and treated me like I was nobody when I called to confirm the address of the office a few days prior to the assessment. If there was a zero on the scale I would rate my experience "O" instead of a "1". He rated in favor of the employer so that I couldn't return to work when in fact my regular psychiatrist and family doctor had already rated me fit to work symptom free of depression. I told him I had no symptoms during my visit and no problems in daily life. I could not believe the report written. Now I'm stuck, because I can't go back to work, I'm fully capable of working and I can work. It's just hilarious how these Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) doctor's can bias their opinion and write false information on reports.  See Responses
RID: 2865699
21/09/13 2 2 1 1 Dr.Blackman writes in his report exactly what a paying insurance company wants him to write. He flat out lied from what he told me in a 1and 1/2 hour interview he said things then by the time he wrote the report it was the complete opposite. Do not see this doctor. He told me he didn't know much about CFS yet in his report he concluded I don't have it, contrary to 3 neurologist and one head of rheumatology diagnosing me. He didn't even know what CTE is! (It's brain damage).  Respond
RID: 2516378
30/12/12 2 1 1 1 Having arrived early I expected to wait but as with most doctors here it was a long time before I got in. This man spent most of his time mumbling on about the British Army (that he had served in) and innapropriate things about his move to Canada from the United Kingdom. I was instructed by my employer (another story there) to visit him again some months later. The appointment was booked for several weeks and with less than one hour before I am due to see him (having to travel quite some distance) he cancelled......but if you try to do that yourself he bills you $3,500 + GST....how does this work. The 'treatment' and independance of these experts is stunning and I know that my employer is attempting to get the answer that they want in order to dismiss me. They were not happy with his first attempt and went back for another....we shall see what he writes eh! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $3500
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RID: 2303563
29/06/12 2 3 1 2 I saw this "dr" almost a decade ago when I was still a child. I remember being terrified of every visit with him. He didn't seem to even be intrested in making a good rapport with me and in my opion he has no business working with kids. On several occasion he threatned to have me hospitalized if I diddn't cooperate with him (which I don't believe is the best way to gain the trust of a child) and had me put on some heavy duty medication which wasn't appropriate for my condition. Fortunately for me, my mom switched me to a different psychiatrist sfter these incidents and I was properly diagnosed and put on an appropriate dose and a more suitable medication.I know several people who wern't so lucky when it came to seeing Dr. Blackman. All in all, I would implore you NOT to send your children to this man for help. He comes off as a pill pusher and seems to have very little skills in relating to kids.  Respond
RID: 1655373
07/12/11 3 1 1 1 Dr. Blackman hospitalised me and put me on ceriquel, and Clonazepam. At first my parents and I noticed a difference in my mood but over time I came to realize that I was addicted. It has taken me almost 17 yrs to realize this and to seek the PROPER help. He also told me that a would not amount to anything, and that I can expect a career in prostitution (I was a virgin) he continued by saying I would end up in a ditch. Well I am happy to say, I am on the correct medication, I am not a prostitute, I graduated from Grant MacEwan and now have a career as a Travel Agent. I am proud of who I am and I achieved all of this with absolutely no help from him. He is rude, uncouth and has an awful sense of compassion and sensibility. I frankly hope he gets band from the psychiatric community and has to go on the meds he put me on. ASS!  Respond
RID: 1558782
11/10/11 2 2 2 2 While Dr. Blackman was correct and slightly helpful with diagnosing me and gave me and my family a better understanding of my behaviour he made me dislike him very quickly. I was absolutely appalled by the way he treated me after being admitted for a suicide attempt. He refused to be understanding of the state me and my family were in at the time. After several months my family and I went to talk to him about my eating disorder as I was going to his group therapy (which I couldn't stand), when he told us that eating disorders were not serious, and hardly a health risk if I was not a walking skeleton. He told my parents to leave me be in my habits. A week or two later I was admitted to the hospital ED unit for critical potassium levels and severe dehydration. I really have nothing good to say about Dr. Blackman. He always made me feel uncomfortable, stupid and not worth anyone's attention. I don't understand how a person like him can be helping mentally and emotionally troubled youth  Respond
RID: 1527638
01/09/11 3 1 1 3 60 mins late. Mumbled to the point of not being able to hear and understand him. No patience with son who obviously was not connecting with him. Repeated everything covered in first meeting without progressing. Very disappointed - no recommendation.  See Responses
RID: 1511922
14/08/11 3 1 1 1 DOCTOR FOR SALE! I was witness too an Ind accident at work which lead to the crushing death of a maint.man.Since then,I have changed dramatically, aggravated by a physical injury I began to feel the full on effects of what I have come to know as"PTSD".After being deemed unfit for work by site EMT's with a BP of 220/110 & sent home May of09,My Family Dr.of 25yr put me off work.My BP improved but my Dr.began to notice me UNRAVELL.After an emerg referral to Psychologist,They spent several months uncovering what has been a powerful underlying Psychiatric Cond severely altering every aspect of my life since the spring of08.It was the spring of2010 before no less than5 Psychi/Psycho independently arrive at a diagnosis of Chronic PTSD with Delayed Onset.WCB Paid Blackman for A Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation,3yrs post Acc.It only took him 50min to rule against 3yrs of Clinical Sessions/Diagnosis from 5 Higher Educated Doctors! Including(MA,R.Psych,MSW,RSW,MD,MB,FRCP,FRCRC,ISCC,PsychFCPA)  Respond
RID: 1434783
06/05/11 1 1 1 1 Met Dr. Blackman in relation to a WCB Appeal claim and follow up and he was late for the appointment and during the interview was worried he was going to nod of on me. After several hours of taped interviews I was provided with a 5 page report that appeared as if it had been written by a 5th grader. It contained many errors and when subjected to peer review was deemed as being 5 pages of nothing. Dr Blackman also commented on issues outside his field of expertise (unless he is also a medical doctor) and despite a number of requests, his office has not provided me with the recording of the interview. Will be filing a formal complaint with his governing body.  Respond
RID: 1425061
25/04/11 5 3 5 5 Very straight forward. I think that the rating on here has to be taken with a grain of salt. With him being in the field he is in, some patients may not necessarily be there voluntarily which would definitely altar someones opinion about his services. His credentials are impressive and I believe he has lectured at the university level. I trust his abilities.  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1347076
26/01/11 3 3 1 1 met with Dr. Blackman when my daughter was admitted to the psych ward at the Royal Alex following a suicide attempt. He was verbally abusive, blamed her school for her problems (an arts school) and accused her of wasting taxpayer dollars. Since then she has received help at another hospital following another attempt, and is being treated for anxiety and depression and doing quite well. Dr. Blackman failed her completely and added to her distress and that of her family.  See Responses
RID: 1342490
20/01/11 1 1 1 1 Dr. Blackman made an incorrect diagnosis on me when I was 12 or 13 and had me on some serious drugs. I sure hope he stops practicing soon before he hurts anyone else. I am concerned about the long term effects of the drugs he had me on.  See Responses
RID: 1257384
23/09/10 3 5 1 2 I give 5 to Punctuality, this maybe an indicator of fewer patients Dr. Blackman than other doctors. We refered by our family doctor and had visited him about 6 times since after. This doctor seems no interests on comunication with child and parents, he is insist on the medicine he choses for my kid, but doesn't want to adjust accordingly to what we told him about the kid. Not exciting experience I had with him for sure.  Respond
RID: 1175272
23/05/10 5 1 5 4 When I was diagnosed with depression I went from one pscyhologist to the next who told me and my mother that the only way that I would get better was if I was admitted. Dr. Blackman however believed that I could beat my depression withbout being admitted. He set me up with a group and, with the help of the social worker who runs the groups,they saved my life. Yes, he takes forever to call you into his office. Yes, he mumbles so that you have to really listen to understand him. And yes he can be forgetfull at times but what he does works. I have been with Dr. Blackman now for 8 years and am excelling in life. Seeing Dr.Blackman and his social worker has made it possible for me to live a happy, fulfilling life.  Respond
RID: 1129541
16/03/10 1 3 1 2 Doctor did not relate well to a young teen. Was a poor communicator with both child and parent. This doctor was a waste of my time and more importantly my child's time and led to more frustration in our family rather than helping in anyway.  Respond
RID: 1113802
24/02/10 2 1 2 4 Dr. Blackman is a very knowlesgeable person, but when it comes to giving the right advice for the certain situation and being on time, he is unreliable. I am a client of his and i have been for years but he is always at least 30 minutes late for his appointments, and he has some problems with letting the kids and youth he councils actually talk about issues. He is found to be very rushed during sessions, and it almost seems as if he isnt trying to get to the bottom of the problem, but correct it right away with meds or sending youth to the hospital  Respond
RID: 1030087
10/11/09 5 4 4 5 I've worked with DR.B for several years and can understand all comments made on this site. Some patients don't realize that he's actually a brilliant physician and works his magic often without you knowing it. Every tone in his voice, comment made, and suggestion is well thought out although it would take hours to explain to a layperson. He is abrupt, but an excellent doc in my view. He can become irritated when his time is wasted as parents second guess the professional opinion he's provided and which they'd sought. If a parent is not willing to consider making use of medication they should NOT see a psychiatrist and instead seek assistance via psychologists, etc. As with all docs DR. B does get tired and warn down at times due to his schedule, and runs late occassionally as do all docs. I've seen him brave massive Alberta blizards to attend rural appoointments in support of unwell children.-David Musgrave, Psychotherapist USA.  See Responses
RID: 1008472
13/10/09 1 1 1 1 Dr. Blackman does not deserve to be called DR. He is a sham. I paid $3500. by WCB to say what they want him to say. Called me a man ( Mr.) 3 times in his fictional recounting of our meeting. I have seen other doctors and all of them feel that chronic pain is interfering with my daily living. He blames it on my pre-existing physc disorder that no one ever knew I had, not even me!! Idiot.  See Responses
RID: 1007076
11/10/09 1 1 1 1 The WORST doctor I've ever met. I had him when I was in the royal Alex 4 years ago and it was horrible because of him. He told me I was a lesbian because I didn't have a boyfriend.... I was 13 at the time. I fakes my way out o there cause I could not stand him. Made me go to group therapy. I went once and never went back because the lady that ran it was so rude and made everyone feel horrible about their problems. As soon as I got out of the hospital I switched to another doctor and have been happy with him since and have actually been able to work through my problems. I feel so bad for anyone that has him.  Respond
RID: 962033
13/08/09 1 4 1 1 This person does not deserve to be called a Dr. He is paid by W.C.B. to provide them with the report they request. Reports are so far off from the actual interview it is unbelievable. He misquotes other Dr.s reports to suit his agenda. VERY unprofessional.  Respond
RID: 951840
31/07/09 3 1 1 4 my daughter saw DR Blackman this year.She was at the Alex for three weeks.His diagnosis after one meeting was fetal alcohol or autism. Both were so off the mark it would have been funny if it were a sitcom. I don't know why, but after we meet with him twice, contact was cutoff and we were given no further input.We have been left hanging with no means of dealing with our daughters issues  Respond
RID: 949116
28/07/09 2 1 1 1 I had my daughter to see Dr. Blackman a few years back. He was quick to put her on meds without even talking to her. He often cut me off when I was explaining and I could hardly hear him when he did actually say something other than "yes go on". When I expressed my concern with the meds (they didn't do anything) he just wrote another RX. He didn't really listen to me and especially not her. He's a pill pusher! The wait time is also terrible!  Respond
RID: 917213
18/06/09 5 3 5 5 I first saw Dr. Blackman when I was 12 and am now a grandmother. He also saw my children and helped us through some tough times. He is straightforward and doesn't sugar coat things, which I like. Because of his honesty, some people don't like to hear the truth. I would much rather hear the straight truth. His nurse/receptionist, Linda is wonderful.  Respond
RID: 776502
29/01/09 5 2 2 2 Had I completed this survey when my son first started seeing Dr Blackman, the scores for helpfulness & knowledge would have been higher. In my opinion, Dr Blackman has unfortunately become increasingly forgetful and much less effective over the last couple years.  Respond
RID: 776369
29/01/09 3 3 1 1 This doctor put my step-daughter on anti-psychotics at the age of 12, even though she showed no symptoms that her dad or I could see (but her mother is a long-time mental illness patient!). He never has contacted her father at all so knows nothing of 50% of this patient's medical history. She was taking both anti-depressants and anti-psychotics at the same time as we later found out, via his prescriptions and she told us they were sleeping pills because she gets anxiety.  Respond
RID: 771528
23/01/09 5 3 1 2 Fell asleep during my sessions, and didn't seem to be paying attention when awake - like at one point I asked him a direct question and he nodded and said yes, go on.  Respond
RID: 736265
04/12/08 3 3 1 1 Dr. Blackman was the attending doctor at the time our 10 yr old daughter was admitted to the Royal Alex pediatric psych unit. Our daughter was completely catatonic, not eating nor speaking, this was such a traumatic experience for her & our family. Dr. Blackman never at anytime meet with or or spoke with us, when he decided to bare from the hospital for two days. The nurse explained that this was so staff could observe our daughter without any parental influences. She was so gravely ill all we wanted to do is be by her side, I feel that this was barbaric treatment. If she had leukemia they would pull up a cot so that we could be there. But because she had a biochemical imbalance in her brain we should lock her away? After all that, it then was suggested to use SHOCK THERAPY. Needless to say we said NO! Our family is still reeling at the lack of compassion and the old school treatment methods Dr. Blackman uses.  Respond
RID: 677693
02/09/08 5 4 5 5 My son has been seeing Dr. BLackman for 7 years. I don't know what we would have done without him. He's helped our family so much. He is very knowledgeable in his field. His secretary is fantastic. Occasionally we have to wait before our appointment, but that's usually the csse at all doctors and I don't mind because he never rushes us when it's our turn.  Respond
RID: 553713
31/03/08 4 4 3 5 I saw Dr.Blackman for 5 years as a child and I think as a whole that he is a caring and competent shrink. His biggest drawback is that he is a bit arrogant and he likes to play mind games with his teenage patients. He has his own distinct ways of doing things and he is often successful, but he does annoy alot of patients and their patients with his antics. Overall, he did help me and I am grateful for his dedication and service.  Respond
RID: 395861
31/08/07 3 1 3 3 Dr. Blackman feels since he has been a psychiatrist for a while, that he knows all. Parents concerns are tossed away somewhat, as he only does what he thinks is best, not what others needs may be. He is quick to prescribe medication, making the patient not able to function well, socially or intellectually. He does care for children and has much expierience but he is lacking in attributes that would make him a better doctor.  Respond
RID: 319678
15/05/07 2 1 1 I cannot believe he still has not retired. This guy is a quack. He does not bother to get to know his patients at all and prescribes the same meds over and over. I shudder when I meet a client who is seeing him.  Respond
RID: 285692
17/04/07 1 1 1 When I was 11, he told me that it was my fault that my parents divorced. I reacted negatively(even at that age I couldn't believe how unprofessional and horrible it was to say that), and he took a disliking to me. When he spoke with my whole family, he offered them all cookies and told me "YOU can't have one" in a childish attempt to spite me.  Respond
RID: 284733
17/04/07 4 3 4 He didn't spend a lot of time observing our son (30 minutes or less between two appointments) and seemed to make a snap judgement. After our second opinion, to be fair, he was right... this time. We also didn't like the tone he used when we were hesitant about putting our son on drugs. He made us feel like we were bad parents because we didn't jump right on a prescription. He might not have meant it that way but it's the way he made us feel.  Respond
RID: 274930
12/04/07 4 5 5 This doctor is a wonderful man. He helped my daughter through some very difficult times and told us whenever we needed him he would be there for us. He would fit us in whenever we needed him just like he said. He genuinely cared about our WHOLE family and how we were dealing with everything. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.  Respond
RID: 179527
09/03/07 3 4 5 Dr. Blackman is a great Dr. if you want a stright to the point answer and no nonsence. He tells you like it is and sometimes that hurts but it is reality. We have been with him for 4 years now for our child and will continue with him for as long as we can. The kids love his candy and what better way to get a kid to open up with their thoughts than bribe them with a bit of sugar? Dr. Blackman works with the parents and explains things if you ask him too.  Respond
RID: 177094
08/03/07 2 2 3 This doctor has a lot of preconceived notions and doesn't listen. Not impressed. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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