Ratings for Dr. Patrick Toohey
A very knowledgeable doctor who takes his time making a diagnosis. Do not expect to hear what you want to hear or go into the first appointment having him bow down to your requests. He is very strict with his approach to patients so don’t expect special treatment. He methodically goes through his own process of reaching a diagnosis. If you are willing to be patient and see him regularly, eventually you will be rewarded with a treatment plan that is tailored very well for you. Don’t expect a quick fix. He is also a strong believer in teaching techniques to change behaviour and the brain. He doesn’t solely rely on medication. So you must be open to changing routines and adjusting your lifestyle slowly. He is strict in the sense that he makes sure you don’t stray away from his plan.
I saw Dr Patrick Toohey as an patient since 2014. My firts appointment experience was terrible, I was waiting for about 20 minutes for my normal appointment. Yesterday I had an appointment and I didn't show becaue I had an accident, I called him, he said "get another Psychiatrist". When Dr Patrick Toohey is running late, it's not a problem the patient have to wait, but the Doctor can't wait for the patient. How fair is that? He was very rude and unfair with his answer. He didn't listen to my reasons at all, he just care about money $$$ As a professional Dr. Patrick Toohey is excellent. I don't have any complaints about his professionalism. But before that, he should have human sense espcially a person who deals with people I would not recommend Dr Patrick Toothey to anyone.
Dr Toohey is tops. He is compassionate, understanding, and reasonably priced. He even bulk bills for people in need. It is well known that wingers will complain so be careful not to judge him by any neg. comments u read here. Give him a go. When you see a psychiatrist you need to be prepared to hear some home truths - if you go there to get reinforcement of what you want to hear you are wasting your time as well as the doctors.
Just flew in from Melbourne just to see him and had an excellent experience. I was even bulk billed - so unsure of why there are negative reviews from people but something tells me that they're all from the same person. Don't believe everything you hear. He went above and beyond during my appointment and it was worth the time and money spent flying to Sydney just to see him. His receptionist staff was also outstanding. Highly recommend Dr Patrick Toohey to anyone and will definitely come back when needed.
Lost referral. Blamed me for staff incompetence, put no onus on staff to fulfil commitments. Requested irrelevant family information to serve his own financial interests, engaged in misleading and deceptive advertising and bait and switch practices.
Patrick Toohey subscribes to outdated notions of doctor's inherent superiority, inscrutability, and therefore your own patient defined ignorance and illegitimacy. I am sure he could possibly be charming on a personal basis. Though not being a male, white, economically privileged, or psychiatrically unencumbered psychiatrist I will never know. Was not too pitiful in terms of retraumatising me, but trauma informed care is not part of his treatment repertoire. Survivors of sexual violence and/or trauma are best served looking elsewhere. Not an unreasonable human, but not an effective mental health clinician either. Stopped seeing him when he blamed me for his own appointment time mix up, but was my gain in view of being urged to dress more formally as treatment for CPTSD with psychotic episodes and recurrent suicide attempts. Saw him for over a year, twice weekly. Have definitely seen worse though. Perhaps efficacious for "worried well" as opposed to severe mental illness. Uses Freudian style chaise lounge. Nice interior decorations. Not nice enough though to maintain will to live!
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