Ratings for Dr. Serge Lessard
Mon médecin de famille m'a référé au Dr Lessard quelques mois passés pour clarifier mon diagnostique et pour un traitement. J'ai été surprise d'entendre qu'un psychiatre offrait aussi de la psychothérapie. Je croyais qu'un psychiatre était une personne qui donnait des médicaments et qu'un psychologue donnait de la psychothérapie. Pour mon cas, il m'a fait comprendre qu'une combinaison médicament/psychothérapie était la meilleur approche. Il me rencontre a chaque semaine pour une durée de 60 a 90 minutes et m'aide a reformuler mes pensées et revoit ma medication. Je suis tellement mieux depuis et je tenais a le remercier.
Dr. Lessard took care of me and my insurance company that had denied my claim. He called them in front of me and sent then a letter even if they didn’t ask for a report from him. He said he wanted to reduce my stress as I had not been paid for months. Working 1 week, my claim was approved
After years of being "ok" and seeing different mental health professionals, Dr. Lessard took over my care. He met me 3 times before giving me what he thought was my diagnosis. The first time I saw him, I was a bit frustrated as I thought he would give me my diagnosis and start to treat me right away. He made me understand that the worse thing he could do was to rush in giving me a diagnosis when he wasn't sure what it was and to treat without sufficient information. I appreciate now how much he was respectful in doing that. He's now treating me with psychotherapy and much less medication. He gave me something that my family doctor never had heard about before. I felt good taking it because he showed me what the medication was and how it worked. He also told me what to expect from it and possible side effects. He told me how we would deal with these if they would occur. I am much better and my family said the same. I hope he will continue to see me as I never want to fall again.
I initially was referred to him by a friend that was already his patient. He accepted to see me as I was not getting better with my previous psychiatrist that kept just pushing medication. Dr Lessard was able to pull me out of my severe depression by combining psychotherapy and his medication expertise. He will use humour and wisdom to make some sessions lighter and to make you feel more comfortable. My family and I are so grateful. He met with my wife and I as he felt that it was important to include the family in the treatment plan. I highly recommend DR Lessard. KD
Dr. Lessard saved my life. I am not sure what I would have done with out him. He is the most understanding, compassionate doctor I have seen. He took the time to help me and never rushed me. He challenged me on my good days and I can never express how thankful I am to have him guiding me through my struggles. An amazing man!
Dr Lessard had been my psychiatrist for over 3 years. Contrary to my 2 previous psychiatrists, he never pushed me out the door. He has greatly reduced my medication, dealt with my side effects and helped understand my emotions. I was sad to hear that he was leaving the hospital
Dr. Lessard is a super person and an excellent doctor. He is smart, caring, and helpful. I'm really grateful for the time and effort he puts to understand me and my background. What I found very interesting about him is that the questions he asks are not only for him to learn more about you, but also to make you rethink your reasoning (i.e to re-evaluate your situation from a totally different point of view). I'm very appreciative of his psychotherapy.
Very grateful for his patience and taking the time to figure out my issues prior to just prescribing. He spends with me between an hour to one and a half every appointment. He will make sure that he understood you and will give you his treatment rational before doing anything. He wants you to be part of the treatment and agree with it. Otherwise he will not for a treatment on you. I appreciate that he combines psychotherapy and medication when needed. He never charged me for any medical document. That is very generous of him as I know he's not being paid for his time. My family is grateful as he also invites them to my sessions when appropriate. He put my life back on track
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