Ratings for Dr. Mary Power-Connon
Warning! Don't see this doctor if you have a substance abuse or addiction or dependency!!! I haven't actually seen Dr Power-Connon but called her receptionist Sue to find out if she could assist me even though I have a dependency on marijuana, as far as I know Sue was happy to provide information about seeing Dr Power-Connon and she advised she would speak to Dr P-C about it and get back to me. I recieved a cold voicemail advising me Dr P-C isn't taking on any new patients and to take my business elsewhere. If I had simply got a referral and seen her first I am sure as heck I would be giving her a terrible review right now. She seems to not get along with us who suffer from addictions.
I went for an IME and beforehand read all the mixed reviews here about Dr Power-Connor. I was nervous and I have attended MANY WorkCover IME’s over the years. The Psychiatrist I met was a good person. She was kind, compassionate, had empathy, made me feel as ease and understood. I remained cautious and careful throughout the medical, but Dr Power-Connor “for me” was kind and not cruel like so many “independent” medical doctors. Her report accurately reflected my state of health and reaffirmed my existing condition and recommended no change or reduction in existing treatments. Before the medical, I CAREFULLY read the reviews, good & bad, here. The Dr Power-Connor that assessed me was the nicest doctor I have met in 9 years on WorkCover and I HAVE met some very nasty ones.
Over the years I have seen a number of psychiatrists, and Mary is by far the most compassionate and practical. She responds to me as an individual, not a diagnosis, is funny and down to earth and heavily invested in empowering her patients so we don't feel helpless due to illness. Her receptionist Sue is open and warm. I just hope I can find a doctor as good as her in my new city!
For your own mental wellbeing DO NOT see this so called doctor. She is rude,aggressive and incompetent. I left the room in tears due to her losing her temper and accused me of something that wasn't true. She went bright red raised her voice and started tapping her chest. I couldn't believe a doctor would behave in this way. I had recently attempted suicide under HER care and her behaving the way she did could have very easily tipped me over the edge.
I was sent to Dr Power Connon for a medical examination by the Superannuation Board. Despite not knowing me before she made me feel at ease. I believe that she is good at her job and truly independent. I recently obtained a copy of her report and I believe she got it completely right and described me exactly as my wife sees me. I do thank her for what she did for me in that 90 minutes.
One of the most rude doctor and her receptionist I have ever come across. My daughter was not happy with her psychiatrist so someone recommended Mary Power - Cannon ( won't call her a doctor ) She wanted pages and pages of referral from her GP. The obvious person was her previous Psychiatrist Chia Huang who will not supply this info to Power-Cannon without written request from her. This request by Power-Cannon was not forthcoming. Here was my daughter not knowing what was going on as no straight answers were forthcoming from secretary of both Psychiatrists. So I get involved and ended up speaking to rude crude Sue in Power-Cannon's room. She told me that "Yes both Psychiatrist spoke to each other and Power-Cannon is not willing to take her on. On asking as to why she did not ring my daughter and let her know. Rude Sue says "well her old Psychiatrist suppose to do that". I thought that was amazing that rude Sue did not have the courtesy to inform prospective patient. I find that amazing in 2015 Australia !
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