Ratings for Dr. Lewis Pullmer
BEWARE....this person is a twisted abuser. He is a pervert who tries to fish for personal information and tries to make abusive and hurtful remarks. He also uses various cheap psychological tactics to cause his patients distress. It seems to arouse him or something. He also asks a lot of strange sexual questions about your family (intercourse between you and your siblings, parents etc.) Unfortunately he is a member of the UBC faculty and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and the Health Professions Review Board protect him from formal complaints and disciplinary actions.
I agree with all the comments everybody has made here. I suffered from depression and anxiety and got worse not better until I had a nervous breakdown and had to be referred to someone else. He asks a lot of stupid and irrelevant questions and is particularly interested in people's sexuality. I went to see him for anxiety and he he asked me to talk about my sexual dreams or some such rubbish. I didn't appreciate it. I find that offensive. Some of his questions are intrusive and personal and he demands anwers. It makes a person with low self-esteem feel more vulnerable and more powerless. His interpersonal skills aren't the greatest and you feel as if you are a patient when you see him, not a person. He talks like a robot and you feel like a wall, not a person.
I read some of the negative comments on here and tried to keep an open mind when I was referred to Dr. Pullmer. I do agree that he lacks compassion and he is not easy to talk to. His sarcastic and facetious comments and tone are annoying. There is absolutely no structure to his sessions and he often focuses on irrevelant topics. The only good thing about him is that he is very knowable about the meds. When it comes to talk therapy, it is a waste of time. Totally lacking in counselling and coaching skills. Oh yeah, there is only a 6 week wait list to see him.
Hard to believe he has any designation in this field, unsure how or why anyone would be referred to him. Very distached, unprepared, unfriendly incompassionate etc. after several meetings I was continually repeating information provided in previous meetings, phone not turned off & continuously rang very disruptive, focus on irrelevant issues, no name on office? Moves frequently? No office staff? No format to meetings...on & on. Simply no value for time spent.
My condition worsened for years while under his care and all he did was throw more meds at me that failed to solve the issue and only created more problems due to side effects. Make sure you are knowledgeable if you see him. He doesn't listen to his clients. There is a reason why I am no longer his client. But, if you need a psychiatrist you can probably get in to see him. Lets just say I doubt there is a wait list to get in to see this guy.
I find this doctor very helpful. He does not search for easy, quick, solutions he is more prone to look deeper into the soul of the patient. For two years he simply changed my life for better with his advices and guidance, and I am really grateful to him for that.
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