Ratings for Dr. John Copen
Dr Copen has been my psychiatrist for 9 months now. I am only with him because I am still waiting for him to finish my insurance papers which he has had for 7 months. The last visit I had, I actually heard him talking about another patient to his staff member. I was shocked because I could hear him as clear as day discussing this patient negatively. He is rude to his staff, constantly late and only talks about himself. He has not helped me at all. He is not worth the wait!
He is condescending, manipulative, arrogant and should not be a psychiatrist. He treats his staff like garbage, I've heard him yelling and use foul language towards his staff. He is good at twisting your words and making you look like the bad guy. Its great that he has all this schooling, which he brags constantly about but he has no clue, He thinks hes the best because he has helped me i just lied so I could be discharged and find another Doctor.
While Dr. Copen initially comes across as very caring and concerned, one slowly begins to realize he is not there for you. I have read some of the other negative reviews and they resonate with me. He can be very cruel when it comes to the side effects of medications - he really makes you feel cray if you suggest that they are too much. He also has an extremely poor memory and will challenge you to the death if you disagree with him. Don't get on his bad side, or you will pay.
I'm in the heath care field and work with psy's in team conferences etc. This has to be the worst dr I've ever seen. True Jekyll and Hyde. One day I called dude.. its just how I talk. He freaked out. The next time he greets me with "hey dude, how the f##k are you.. see I can talk dude talk too", One day he tells me "I love ya man", next time "I don't don't care what the f you do", actual quotes "you know man... when you just wanna f a woman on a one night stand"... and lastly Me: "you could kinder", Him: "I am being kind, get the f out" I had to write my own reports for the insurance company and get him to sign them otherwise they wouldn't get done One day he insisted my side effects were all in my head and due to something I ate... next time totally agreed with why the meds would be causing them. I'm clinical professional in my field... this guy is not. And for an "additions Specialist" (as he will tell you at length) he should look in the mirror and stop eating, no insight himself. The Worst
I have seen Dr Copen for almost 5 months. I have seen several therapists and I believe my sense of judgement is pretty good. All my appointments except for 1 have been on time and I appreciate that I can see him on the evening and theu telehealth online. He recommended a book and we have been going thru it together but I have to put in effort as well in that I am forthright in what I am going thru and am able to explain myself. This has helped him to help me. He said a couple of inappropriate things but it was more to make me laugh. At each appointment he asks how I feel how things are going and if I feel he is the right fit. We are all different and not everyone can get along and for those hat have had bad experiences....it's unfortunate. I think he is genuinely a humble man who is here to help societies mental illness patients.
I've been seeing him for just over a year. I would agree with many of the comments here. He is arrogant and spends most of the appointment telling me how he is an expert in everything and about all his experience. I find it interesting he is an "addictions expert" but knows nothing of the treatment options available in the community. He oscillates between being irritated by me and then trying inappropriately trying to buddies (i.e asked if he could come to an event I was participating in). Argumentative with me about side effects I was experiencing due to the meds I was prescribed even though 4 separate web sites confirmed the side effects were common, he actually pulled up a research paper online and made me read it out loud to prove to me he was right, rather than discussing the side effects with me. Uses inappropriate language, belittles other forms of treatment (psychologist counselling, meditating) and generally uses the time together poorly. Talks down to me as if i know nothing ( I have two degrees and a professional designation). He reports to my insurance company are constantly late putting my insurance claim payments in jeopardy and his reports are always filled with errors and spelling mistakes. The most unprofessional Dr. I've ever encountered period. Only stayed with him because I needed his reports for me insurance company. Absolutely no help at all other than a signature. Always an hour behind time... although I will say the telehealth appointments he was punctual within 5 mins
You people that have had a bad experience with him, sorry to hear that. My experience has been excellent. When I first went to see Dr. Copen it took him about 45 minutes to figure out what was wrong; however, I was good at communicating what was wrong. I had been to see another Psychiatrist that told me to go home and meditate and I had a serious psychiatric issue that was not looked at and I had been dealing with, for a couple years. I thought I was having panic attacks and it got to the point where I was not leaving my house because I was so scared. I was not having panic attacks I was having serious audio and visual haullcinations. and Dr. Copen was quick to recognize it in approximately 45 minutes. I went through two years of terror that was fixed that fast. No hospitalization As for him being a benzo pusher I find that hard too believe considering I came off them under his care. Once I was on my way to being mentally healthy there was no need to continually see him. Not quite ready to cut the apron strings yet as I'm just getting back on my feet and in a couple months If I have a problem I'll call. People you have to start taking your own health care seriously and be pro active and do your own research he's not a babysitter. Mary-Ann Pickup
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