Ratings for Dr. M. L. D. Fernando, Retired
With no interview at all this doctor said I had Borderline Personality Disorder despite not having a single symptom in common with the diagnosis. Despite the fact that I don't have any psychosis he made me take anti-psychotic medication that made me drool, dizzy, foggy in the head, extreme sensitivity to light/sunshine and feel as l though I was wearing cement blocks on my feet and walking through wet cement. He told me that my husband should use objects on me S*XUALLY even though he knew that I have a r a pe history. He told me unless I wanted to be sent to London Psych. for electroconvulsive therapy ECT I had to go home and have intercourse with my husband on demand. This person is NOT a doctor...not the kind of doctor anyone with any sense would want. Patients come out of his office every day distraught and crying after an interview. If I could give a grade less than one star I would certainly give it b/c this person is a ZERO and no vulnerable person should be anywhere near this "doctor". One good thing that came out of this bad business was that I went straight to an attorney and assigned my brother as Power of Attorney over my self and my finances. I added instructions that I should never be forced to have ECT or to take anti-psychotic medication. Now that I have the Power of Attorney, I can not be taken advantage of in this way EVER AGAIN.
I was diagnosed in a glance with bipolar disorder without much questioning. I was immediately prescribed lithium and seroquel butI wasnt given dates or any information on how to have my bloodwork done. When i asked to be taken off seroquel i was denied at first then the second time he cut off my dosage immediately which led me to have 2 1/2 weeks of bed ridden withdrawals at home (puking, shaking, insomnia, nightmares, sweats, no appetite etc), I shouldve been tapered off my high dosage of seroqel but i wasnt. fernando took away a year of my life that was supposed to be new, exciting and happy made it stressfull fuzzy and sick.
This man should have had his license ranked a long long time ago. I was having mood swings and depression that turned out to be a hypothyroidism issue.... Not bipolar as everyone is diagnosed with this doctor. So for 5 years I wasted money on drugs I didn't need and suffered that society stigma of the bipolar label with all medical help... Thanks lucky, you're a stand up doctor with A1 assessment. Karma will get you someday.
wow !!!!!!!!!!!!! dosen't take long to figure this guy out. like many people. I BLAMED MY FAMILY. FRIENDS, ECT FOR THE PROBLEMS I HAD. IT TOOK ME TIME ? TO FIGURE THINGS OUT !!!!! AND IN THE END YOU MAY FIGURE OUT WHY THINGS HAPPEN THE WAY THEY DO I HOPE ANYONE READING THIS WILL GET THROUGH WHATEVER PROBLEMS THEY ARE HAVING. ALL THE PHRASES IN SONGS MOVIES BOOKS WILL I BELIEVE FOR ALL SUFFERING FROM ANY PROBLEM WILL GET THROUGH IT. LOVE YOU ALL. DR FERNANDO WAS NO HELP EXPECT MORE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE SUPPOSSED TO BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD. ITS NEVER TO LATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \
Like every other one of his patients I was diagnosed as bipolar, I was in the hospital for 3 weeks and I dreaded everyday I had to see him. He never really seemed to listen and rarely had an answer to any of my questions, I always felt worse after our sessions. He is extremely ignorant. I got more help from the nursing staff! THANK GOD HE IS RETIRING!!!!!!
This Dr is the most useless man i have ever had to deal with. I was called a liar, stupid and a idiot. Just what you want to hear when you are looking for help. I will never go back to the Woodstock hospital for any help with depression again.
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