Ratings for Dr. Pushda Kumara Malaviarachchi
Dr. Malavi is wonderful, kind and professional. He is caring and knowledgable. He treats me with respect and as a whole person, not as a diagnosis. After many years and bad experiences with another psychiatrist, Dr. Malavi has turned my life around and I am feeling better than I ever thought possible. I am very thankful to be in Dr. Malavi's care.
Dr. Malavi was the first psychiatrist to tell me that I was doing a great job of managing my mental health. I'm used to challenging a psychiatrist somewhat as I fight to keep my level of medication as low as possible. I was expecting some degree of resistance to my plan to remain at a lower-than-therapeutic level of medication (taken in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle and emergency back-up plan), but my expectations went unmet. Dr. Malavi just politely smiled at my approach and let me know that I was at the helm of my own health and he was a part of a team helping me make decisions. He also provided (actually) helpful resources for me to access on my own -- a key ingredient for anyone interested in advocating for their own health. I found him kind, knowledgeable, encouraging and fast.
I found Dr. Malaviarachci to be an "excellent" psychiatrist, who worked at the od Eric Martin Pavillion - now the new mental health facility - the Patient Care Centre, here in Victoria, BC. He also works at the Mental Health Centre on Trent St. He has a very friendly/warm/caring personality & a great sense of humour. One of the best shrinks that I've ever had the pleasure to meet! Unlike most of the truly arrogant Nazi-like, drug pushing/enforcing shrinks working at the EMP, now PCC, Dr. Malavi works with you to find the best med(s) for your diagnosed mental illness. I highly recommend Dr. M. Although I didn't have him for very long, the month or so where I was under his care at the EMP, he managed to get me well much faster than two other quacks that I was "assigned" to. Life is a box of chocolates when you go to the PCC, because you just never know what you're going to get assigned to you as a shrink, esp. if you don't know who the "best" shrinks are to request to see you.
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- Coventry Health Care