Ratings for Dr. Nita Paintal
She is a wonderful doctor. Very caring, understanding and extremely knowledgable. She is very reserved and out of all of the psychiatrists I've had she is by far the best. My last psychiatrist had me on 11 medications also went along with my misdiagnosis. The last 3 doctors all had me misdiagnosed with MDD, substance abuse and GAD. Paintal finally diagnosed me correctly with BPD and suggested group therapy in an outpatient DBT program which has turned my life around. I am still struggling, but she wants me on the least medications as possible. She made that clear. I appreciate that. Her treatment method I like because she makes the decisions. As she should. She is the doctor. Someone commented it "is her way or no way" well no duh, you shouldn't be telling a doctor what to prescribe you. So far medicines have worked wonderfully, she is prompt on calling back if I have questions and she is patient and caring. Love this doctor, I suggest her even to friends. :)
Dr. Paintal was very patient with my dad who has dimentia. She spent a half hour talking to him, engaging him with questions about himself. He really liked her, and we are now going to see her again. I accompanied him for the wole visit. She was a little late taking us in for the appointment, so what else is new when dealing with patients? Date of Visit 3/28/2011
I've been seeing Dr Paintal for approximately 3yrs for depression due to a very nasty divorce. I think Dr Painal is an excellent doctor,very knowledgable in her field & she's always been willing to hear me out & work with me. I havn't been responsive to many medications but Dr Paital (after many disappointments) didn't have a problem trying different combinations finding the right one that has suceeded. I didn't begin seeing Dr Paintal looking for sympathy from her. I needed a doctor with exceptional knowlege 7 expertiese her her field. I should also add that she also highly recommends group therapy along with medications for many of her patients'. Both have done wonders for me!!!!
This woman had me on 13 different medications and ECT (shock) treatments at one time. She couldn't have cared less about me. Normal wait time for an appointment was at minimum 45 mintues. To wait 45 minutes for a five minute appointment is pathetic.
I felt I was treated with no compassion and disrepest. Treatment tended to be her way or no way. It was not uncommon for her to state all other doctors were not qualified to help me. She tended to be habitually late for each appointment. I felt no compassion at all with this doctor.
Dr. Nita Paintal's Credentials
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- Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India (Grad. 1988)
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