Ratings for Dr. Mary B. Ackerley
Dr. Mary is not only very bright and well informed about the latest research but she is also a real healer. Sitting with her always calms my nerves and gives me hope that I will recover. I know that she genuinely cares about how I am doing and I trust her medical decisions. She has helped me sort out all the confusion I have had over my multiple diagnoses for depression, chronic fatigue, mold and fibromyalgia, and has taken as much time as I need to make sure that I understand why she is recommending certain treatments. I have made steady progress over the 8 months I have been seeing her to the point that I am now able to look again for work. I am actually happy when I wake up in the morning and eager to see what the day brings. You can't imagine what a change that is for me. Her staff clearly cares about my health and ensuring that I understand fully Dr. Mary's recommendations. Everyone is not only polite and respectful but actually downright enthusiastic about what they are doing. The staff has always promptly responded to telephone calls, emails and prescription refills - more than any other medical office I have dealt with (which is a lot). I am so happy to see that doctors like this still exist, since my faith in the medical profession has been sorely tested. I have recommended her to some family and friends, and they have all had similar experiences. Tucson is very lucky to have someone of this caliber.
Today I have my life back thanks to Dr. Mary. That's because she identified mold illness as the root cause of my odd collection of health symptoms. Mold illness turns a patient's life upside down in many ways. I'm grateful for Dr. Mary's compassion and specialized medical expertise that helped guide me through the steps to recover my health and well being. - A Grateful Patient
My initial call to set up an appt. went unanswered. My second call got me an appt. a month away. She spent close to 2 hrs. with and I went home with some expensive supplements she sold me and scrips for meds from a compounding pharmacy that came to $100. She also ordered $6000 worth of blood tests. There was some confusion about where I could go for the blood tests so I called and left the question on voice mail. When I hadn't received an answer in 10 days, I wrote an email which also went unanswered. I left voicemail again a week later and did get a return call- finally. Because I had not yet been able to have the blood tests done and the results would not be back for my next scheduled appointment, it had to be postponed and the next available appt. was In 2 months! There was no effort to fit me in and no offer of having the doctor call me for a brief checkin. I have been suffering from pain for a long time and this was pretty much my last hope. I won't be going back.
I deeply thank You Dr. Mary for being there for me, and also thank Alex. Had I not found you and woken up in your office, I cannot imagine how shattered and distinguished a spirit I would've ended up as. Thank you for your endless listening, and excellent responses and never making me in the slightest feel bad about myself. I was able to reflect at my own pace and without pre-judged personal interjections. You are solid with your professional and personal boundaries, I love it, you are a natural master at what you do! You have provided a safe place for me to unwind and begin a new journey from my heart soul and spirit…so I may begin to manifest... a new life! Infinite love, Cirsten
Dr. Mary and her assistant Alex Cassler have changed mine and my husband's lives in a profoundly positive way. My husband was suffering from major depression for which nothing had previously worked, and I was suffering from multiple food intolerances, IBS, CFS and fibromyalgia, for which conventional doctors had offered nothing but pain pills. It was getting difficult for me to walk due to the pain. The testing Dr. Mary ordered revealed treatment paths for us both, and the treatment she prescribed for us started to alleviate my husband's depression within about a month, and after about 2 months the fibro pain with which I suffered for years had almost completely receded; the CFS and IBS is reduced as well. We both feel better than we have in years. Both Dr. Mary and Alex are caring and knowledgeable. They use all the tools, conventional medicine, homeopathy, natural supplements and energy medicine. I have referred several people to them, and will certainly continue to do so.
Dr Mary helped me find balance after four decades of worsening bipolar misery--a true miracle that has me finally loving my life! I appreciate her knowledgable holistic approach, her gentle compassion, and her reasonable fees. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking effective non-drug approaches to bipolar/ depression.
I love working with Dr.Mary. She is the best doctor in town to see when nobody can figure out what is wrong with you and they just keep pushing pills for every symptom. She got me down from 4 meds to 1. I have energy again, my brain thinks more clearly and best of all I have hope. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Dr. Mary B. Ackerley's Credentials
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- Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201 (Grad. 1983)
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