Ratings for Dr. Paul Milanese
I found this Dr. very pleasant to talk to and think that he has an excellent manner about him. He has a certain way about him that makes one feel like you are actually being listened to , he is very good at listening and seems very interested in what you are saying . I liked that and think some of the other Drs. in the Psychiatry ward should take a few pointers from him. I also found him to be friendly and just nice!
Dr Milanese is the best psychiatrist in the okanagan he diagnosed me with schizoaffective disorder and prescribe me invega after 6 years of being told I had borderline personality disorder and there was no treatment, I finally got my first sense of relief from my illness in years thanks to Dr Milanese I'm now persueing career training and counseling and got my soulmate back :)
I had an appointment with Dr Milanese today and generally found him very helpful. There were a few comments I didn't particularly agree with but in all he was the first person in this town to help me after I've been here nearly 7 years. He prescribed me antidepressants, got me set up with appropriate coverage and offered to get me set up with an agency who could do some one on one counselling with me. I was glad to have someone finally listen
Following a series of violent crime against me, I knew I was developing PTSD. This man failed to follow the diagnosis of general anxiety disorder from Ontario, as I followed instruction and sought out treatment if the symptoms worsened. INSTEAD... he tried to tell me I was imagining everything except my injuries. He instructed my Dr. to abruptly stop long term benzo therapy, which is life threatening, and failed to do anything to treat anxiety for over two years. I almost died because of this man. Everything he was told he ignored, as well as every major clinical indicator, and pursued some insane fantasy. Then he slandered me to my doctor, intentionally lying, leaving a patient with chronic pain and advanced PTSD without a physician. This man is dangerous, and cost me three years of my life. Avoid him at all costs. He has a lot of anger and does not listen, is wildly judgmental, and will make facts up as he goes along, to fit his perceptions. He should not be doing front line work.
At their request, I accompanied a family member on visits. We found Dr. Milanese to be wonderfully calm and positive, well-trained (imagine having to be interested in the same story being told over and over again), non-judgemental, encouraging, patient and so respectful. I'm glad we didn't know these ratings beforehand: we keep in mind that someone may give a negative feedback when they are not in the proper "frame of mind" to give a testimonial. He's tops with us!
Worst psychiatrist I've seen in over 20 years of mental health care. Had him for 3 years, was treated poorly and suffered major destabilizations due to his "care". He doesn't listen, he's old and tries to tell every woman that she's bpd, including me which he then denied in the next appointment when he got my old charts that say bipolar 1 d.o. I was so horrified from my experiences with this man that I stopped getting care at all for 2 years as he refused to let me see anyone else. Humbug!
Dr. Milanese was helpful, kind, and patient. He listened to me and made a diagnosis which in my case felt appropriate and made sense to me. He was quite knowledgable and warm and I really felt heard with him. He seems to be a compassionate clinician and an able diagnostician.
This past year has been a very difficult one for my family and myself. Because of Dr. Milanese I am getting my life back. He saved me and my marriage. He has done a wonderful job diagnosing me and treating me. The few times we met, he always came across as genuinely compassionate and empathetic. He never rushed me and always took the time to listen to me. Even though he is a very busy doctor, he always made me feel like he was there for me and cared about me. Unfortunately not everyone is going to like everyone and because of this people think doctors are different...they put doctors on a pedestal when really they are just like you and me...if you don't like a doctor, get referred to a new doctor that you are compatible with...however for me, Dr. Milanese was a great match for me.
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