Ratings for Dr. Randy Staab
If you are 25 or older and have an IQ over 120 steer clear of the nimrod. he feels to threatened by you. there are much better programs out there for you. Try addiction and DBT programs. They will treat you as a whole person and not just a person with an eating disorder. I have been eating disorder free for 10 years. It was only ever the what of the problem not the more significant why.
This program has helped me so much!! I have been struggling with my eating disorder for about 6years now and if I never meet dr.staab I would of died! He can come off as rude when talking about eating disorder stuff! But at the end of the day if he didn't tell me like he did I wouldn't of opened up and stayed in the program! He's always meaning well and takes care of every patient possible!!! You have to make the effort to eat and he will encourage you to "keep going"! If I didn't have the support that he gave me and the rest of the team I don't know where I would be!!!!! I tank him and alll of his team for my recovery and will keep working on my recovery with all that I have learned in this program about myself and why I did it!! All the skills are so helpful in my everyday life. I'll never forget my experience!! And I highly recommend this program to any one over the age of 18
Im sure his program is helpful to some, however I always left his office feeling much worse than I did when I walked in. Dr. Staabs approach is harsh and aggressive. While current data regarding mental health recovery indicates client-centred care as being crucial to a successful recovery, what I experienced with Dr.Staab and the CVH inpatient eating disorders program is far from it. Any small requests that I had made that would help to ensure my success in the program were denied without second thought. Sadly this resulted in me leaving the program early. I am confident I would have found much better success with the program if Dr.Staab would have worked with me as an individual working towards recovery, rather than seeing me as an ill person incapable of comprhending what is in their best interest. Sadly, if you arent able to do well in this rigid environment, you will be discharged with very little options for other care. I question the ethics of a program that can leave a voicemail on your machine that can say you are at "high risk of death" in one breath and "You arent my patient anymore" in the next.
I am glad he is able to help young people. Older adults like myself do not fit into his shoebox therapy. I left his program ashamed, severely depressed and feeling worthless. I have been eating disorder free for over ten years because I found an adult program that dealt with me as a whole person not just one aspect of my character. There and with medication, I gained the self worth to go on living. For that I am thankful but in no way for Doctor Staab.
Dr. Staab saved my life. I struggled with a serious eating disorder, and without him, I can say with confidence, would not be alive today to experience my life as it is now. I learned to have a voice, to be heard, to cope and self regulate and learned CBT strategies that with practice became second nature to me. I am TEN YEARS in my recovery. I can tell you, after just getting married, I briefly thought of Dr. Staab and his team as I prepared for my Wedding day; without the team at CVH, I would have never met the love of my life, or have been blessed enough to marry him. I can never repay Dr. Staab for what he did for me, as he has done for both women and men dealing with serious mental illness. He was the best doctor I'm sure I'll ever have and a hero to my family. To those of you who found him blunt or "rude", I can tell you as someone who has suffered an eating disorder, we can be manipulative, secretive and "rude" ourselves. Dr. Staab doesn't sugar coat the truth, I am so grateful he was blunt with me. It made me realize my life was worth working and fighting for. I whole heartedly recommend him and the program at CVH for anyone who is actively seeking and ready to work for their own recovery.
I can say, without hesitation or second guessing, that Dr. Staab and his entire staff saved my life. Can he be tough? Yes- he needs to be. He will not sugar coat or treat you with kid gloves- because he can't. He needs you to understand that your life is at stake...something that never hit me until he sat me down in his office and told me the harsh truth. He does it because he cares. After a year in the CVH Eating Disorders program, and now 7 years fully recovered from my severe eating disorder, I know he cared about me and told me what I needed to hear. If you are looking for a doctor to tell you it is okay to have an eating disorder, he is not the doctor for you. Listen to him, trust him, he knows what he is doing.
No help at all. Him and his staff, made my daughter feel like DIRT .... the first visit they acted all concerned and after that , they were judgmental and just rude to her . Before of their behavior she refused to get treatment and is still suffering... If they had showed her some care , I believe she would of accepted the help.
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