Ratings for Dr. Derek J. Ferrie
This Dr. is really quick to send you off with medication, but, not good at follow up. I had a horrible reaction to an opioid medication he prescribed to me for a ruptured disc in my neck. He called the police on me and said he thought I had issues with drugs!!! Of coarse I did not and do not, but, it was humilliating and totally uncalled for. Do not go to this Doctor. There are other good, caring doctors in Mitchell.
I am over 55, I felt he was not ok however he was really quick to pass over my open wound that needed treatment. Told me to go home and wash with soap. This is why I came. The area around the wound turned dark, went to ER, as the infection had spread down my leg. Three weeks in hospital, two home with home health; gave me meds that made me see Jesus and the Angels. I won't go back to him. I only have my monthly check and his ignorance nearly cost me my life and my head accountant job. He over medicated me and wouldn't own up to it. He told my son I was becoming senile and he suggested I go to a home. This doctor should go back to school and work on his drug interactions. I would have died from his lack of interest in my case.
He is a good doc and seems to have more than adequate skills. Sometimes he fails to make eye contact so a person may think he's not interested but I believe he's a very smart and down to earth doctor. He has certainly improved my over all health and I would refer my best friend to him.
Great listener, very responsible, took action, improved my quaility of life incredibly so. Uses new methods, new meds. Saw 7 other local docs, he was the first to recognize and act. He took xrays and medicated me responsibly where as others just told me there was no help or they wouldn't help my detriorating health situation. He follows up and has given me new hope and outlook on my health situation. He doesn't promise you the moon and he makes good solid referrals and doesn't waste my money. His referrals are not money suckers and they are very competent people. I just cannot tell you in words how much he has done for me in the last two years over the past ten years of dealing with my health issue with other doctors. He doesn't play the come in every week for blood thinner testing like other local doctors do. He really is quite respectable and well thought of by the people he referred me to. He gives me respect whereas alot of other docs who just give you a number and a bill.
Dr. Derek J. Ferrie's Credentials
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- University Of South Dakota School Of Medicine (Grad. 1997)
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