Ratings for Dr. Dan Di Giacomo
Took months to see him, and he recommended lithium in the first appointment with no history of depression, or any meaningful disorder the could justify the drug. Strongly recommend staying away. He spent five minutes discussing what I was referred for and the remaining 40 minutes trying to tell me how I felt and what I was experiencing to justify prescribing lithium.
I've been seeing him monthly, he's helped me so much! I've been through many different meds before seeing him and he always pointed out that he prefers his patients to minimize the amount of different medications. We've been doing cognitive therapy, which is restructuring my outlook on life and helping my anxiety.
Awful psychiatrist, intent on diagnosing things that don't exist, refuses to help in reducing medication and instead persists in sedating through heavy anti-psychotics with no place or reason. Prescribed medication for something I insisted is not an issue in my life that could have caused serious harm. Avoid.
It took me quite awhile to get an appointment with the doctor and when I did my appt was brief. It also took a long time between appts although I was assured once we got going in the process, appts would be more frequent: this never happened. . My appts were never more than 30 minutes and no progress was made. I found him to be patronizing and cold. He told me that if his form of therapy wasn't suitable for me, he would recommend another physician. When I decided not to continue with Dr. Di Giacomo, I tried many, many, many times, to speak to him about a referral. He never called me back. I waited 6 months to see this doctor and it was a waste of 6 months.
This Psychiatrist saw me for months. He had a chip on his shoulder from day 1. First day he said to me "I'm not signing forms so you can get free money" (referring to ODSP) he diagnosed me as a "nervous fella" prescribed me Risperidal for which I got gynecomastia, had to have plastic surgery and I am now in a class action lawsuit with the drug company. This man has issues, personal issues that seriously affect his work. If you need real help, ask specifically for another doctor. I have now been clean and sober for over 5 years AFTER I decided to stop seeing this individual who calls himself a psychiatrist.
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