Ratings for Dr. John Curtis
I saw Dr. Curtis several years ago and found him to be quite arrogant. He told me to switch chairs and sit across the room from him when I got there. I found that quite surprising. He was also quoting from a book I recognized as being very old and out dated. I didn't go back and would encourage people to look for health care providers who treat their patients not as "patients to be looked down upon" but as people who have mental issues and deserve to be treated with respect. I did not get this from Dr. Curtis. He also did not offer any helpful advice. I'm relieved to hear that he has retired so noone else ends up feeling as I did after my (few) appointments with him.
Even though he is retired now I feel as though I should leave a good rating. He was always on time. Diagnosed and treated my ADD/OCD and followed up religiously. He wasn't even taking on patients any longer as he was a few months from retiring but took me on out of the goodness of his heart. Great man. I wish nothing but the best for him :)
Dr. Curtis is a practitioner who is committed to maintaining a standard of excellence in all areas of his practice. With extensive and ongoing education, training and experience, he is current with regard to the latest research and literature in his chosen discipline. He is human, not perfect, makes mistakes and he is not always right. As his patient, we have had some disagreements. I believe that people still view physicians of any discipline as infallable and not to questioned. I do not. I have respect for any person, regardless of the work they do. The relationship between a psychiatrist and patient is in many ways like any other relationship. Yes, you disagree, or get hurt. I was always honest with Dr. Curtis if I was uncomfortable or disagreed. We were able to discuss and compromise. For my therapy to be successful, I had to be willing to the work. It is not just meds. There are no "magic" cures. I hold Dr. Curtis in the highest regard. He is one of the great ones!
I saw Dr. Curtis for many years and I have only the best to say about him. He was my saviour at a time when I was completely lost. He went the extra mile to be the best doctor for me that he could. Due to unforseen circumstances I am no longer his patient. I still miss our sessions to this day and wish I could still be seeing him. He is a brilliant doctor.
Amazing physician, very knowledgable about ADHD / ADD in adults. And no, he does NOT do much in the way of counselling as he is a Psychiatrict, not a psychologist or social worker. So all the people making negative comments about that need to get educated on what a psychiatrist does and then get a referral to a psychologist or social worker!!! Not to mention, counselling is not very helpful for ADHD / ADD - medication IS!!!. The complaints you make about the way he treats with medciation IS the standard protocol for treating ADHD / ADD in adults - again, get educated on the topic before you post!!! His treatment made a huge difference in my life so much that I referred several other people to see him. We all continue to have nothing but positive things to say about him as getting properly diagnosed and correctly treated for ADHD / ADD as an adult is hard to get and it makes such a difference in all our lives!!!
John Curtis started me on ritalin, and did not monitor me well at first After about a year, he wrote prescriptions with 6 month refills at a time, saying, "There, now I don't have to see you for another 6 months." Dr. Curtis at first gave me an impression of great caring; my impression changed radically as I got to know him. He also told me after about a year, that giving me any kind of therapy was a waste of taxpayers' money. I think Dr. Curtis was not helpful to me, but rather caused more harm and suffering. I don't wish this rating to be libelous, but this site lacks guidelines to ensure that the rating is not libelous.
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