Ratings for Dr. Willem Van Wyk
I really dont understand thee bad reviews about this Dr. I've been seeing him for a year now, as both an inpatient and an outpatient and he has been exceptional. Dr Van Wyk has taken the time to really get to understand my symptoms and manage them with appropriate medication. Most people on here have complained about Dr Van Wyks bedside manner but many times he has finished an appointment by reasurring me that I dont have to manage my symptoms all alone. I think people want a Dr who is nice and fuzzy all the time and smiles a lot, but does nice and fuzzy always get the job done and ensure that the best medical decisions are being made? I think not. I would rather a Dr who reassurred me when needed but spent most of his energy thinking about symptom presentation and medicine and this is what Dr Van Wyk does. Thanks to Dr Van Wyk for all his efforts.
If you read a positive review for this charlatan, I can guarantee it would have been written by him !!! A good example of this is the review below, and I quote "Always on time..." I fell off my chair with laughter. If you have a spare $200 or so and 5 mins to waste, pop in to see Dr Will. You will come away feeling worse than when you went in.
Always on time. Blunt and challenging, but immensely knowledgeable and has always done right by me.
Van Wyk should never be practicing and should be bard from the medical society as he has got be the worst psycharist possible. He has absolutely no people skills and won't even look at you when speaks. He thinks evertything is in your head......hello that's why you come to see him for help in the first place . He's condescending, judgemental and has no interest in what you have to say. All I can say is please find someone else for help because if you see him you'll come out feeling far worse than before you saw him. I wish there was a zero to rate him.
Cannot thank Dr Van Wyk enough for what he has done. Been seeing him for over 2 years and I am saying with full gratitude, that he saved my life. From chronic depression & hospitlisation 5 times - I am now living a happy life & even studying at university. He is a very knowledgable man & although he can be blunt - which can be hurtful.. it's what you need to hear. Recovery is tough, psychiatrists are supposed to challenge & help you, not be your friend and he played his role exceptionally well. Thank you Dr Van Wyk.
There are good aspects to him and bad. to me the bad outweight the good. he was good for medications and I thank him for that but his people skills are terrible. He would not be open minded he would go on tangents about things that where not even bothering me and I would come out feeling like I had nothing accomplished. He is always late! always. To me there is many better drs out there so I would choose another one!
TERRIBLE. I was admitted to the Marian Centre after suicide attempts. Dr Van Wky proceeded to tell me that I was not depressed but that I would be just "sad for life". he told me I was just looking for attention and had no real issues. He also put me on medications that should never have been mixed. He has zero people skills, he should not be dealing with mentally ill patients. do not ever go see him
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