Ratings for Dr. Allen Cooper
To the person saying he doesn't believe in anything from since the 70's... are you obtuse? He has pioneered studies and written over a hundred articles in medical journals, professor at Uwo and in the U.K. What you really mean is that he's not into new age cures. Newsflash...there are no cures in psychiatry, only bandaid drugs to help with symptoms. Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist to be cured is rather naive. I rather miss our frank discussions. He was honest and a straight shooter, not a seller of mystical cures which some other docs promise. But go to someone who tells you what u want to hear, I guess. Newsflash....psychiatrists are suppose to diagnose and treat symptoms of mental illness, not listen to you self diagnose from google!
He was the only available psychiatrist in Sarnia and now I know why. Every negative comment you've read here is exactly what I have experienced. He told me to "suck it up", that he didn't want to hear any more of my problems, and he only wanted to hear positive things. Why would I be going to a psychiatrist if I only had positive things to say?? He's mean, he's a bully, he's judgmental, and he has zero compassion. I was desperate for help and I left his office feeling 10 times worse than I did going in. Thankfully, I found another psychologist. He diagnosed me with PTSD, panic attacks, and anxiety. Does that sound like something a person should just "suck up"?
to the person who said they went to US to have MRI read...! WTF! Psychiatrists don't read MRI's... O and for all the others who complain that doctor doesn't listen to patient detail symptoms...doc is doing his own diagnosis based on what you say/act/react etc. Does a brain surgeon need you to diagnose yourself? No. Psychiatrists are monitoring everything you say and how you say it in order to diagnose you....mental illness or pain in the rear end who wants drugs or a rubber stamp saying you cannot work!
in my lifetime, I have seen over 10 psychiatrists, and cooper is by far the worst. I had to walk out of his office. didn't care, and never seemed to listen. if cooper had to start his own private practice, he would go bankrupt. the only reason cooper is still practicing is because there is a shortage of good doctors. without ohip, cooper would be basically jobless. on his own, and without taxpayers paying his salary, cooper would be helpless.
Dr. Cooper is the most thick headed arrogant Doctor I have ever met. Went with my wife who is bipolar (diagnised by 2 other therapists) and he tells her she is normal and that no meds can help her and that he knows best end of story. Doesn't even care to hear what I have to say. Proven fact that when dealing with a bipolar, the spouse is key when helping maintain and help this disease. He is past his time with modern medicine and needs to just retire.
This man is terrible. Insisted on his opinion without fact. Would not listen to symptoms or tests taken. Said needed help, see you in 4 months when I return !!!! ?? We have not seen anyone worse than him. A real waste of time. Went to USA found a specialist who properly read the MRI/MRA`s etc. provided set a plan and his treatment returned us to a normal life. He puts everyone down with his comments he is a hazard not a help at all.
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