Incompetent psychiatrist

Doctor: Dennis T. Cozzens
alexandria, VA

Practice: psychiatry

Primary Condition: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Condition 2: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Rating: 0 stars

We went to Dr. Cozzens because someone had said they thought we could benefit from his great experience and \"straight talk\". Well, his straight talk turned out to be rude and condescending, not giving opinion based on bfacts, completely ignoring 7 years of testing we had on my child. He didn\'t even ask about prior diagnoses/testing, all he said was that my child \"outgrew his ADHD\".

Then he said some things that were damaging to my child, and I am so angry that I took my child to see him. If you have self-esteem issues, Dr. Cozzens has a horrible bedside manner and it is hard to believe that he is a psychiatrist, where talking to patients is the bread and butter of his business. He kept us waiting for nearly an hour in a small, stuffy, waiting room jammed with I think military folks because I think this Dr.

takes the military\'s insurance. That fact alone is sad -- our soldiers should be getting the BEST, not this, the WORST! Then, he prescribes a powerful medication, at too high a dosage. Luckily, I checked with another one of our family\'s physicians and they said that is too high a dose. This Dr. is dangerous at worst and rude at the least.

Do not waste your time and money on such an unprofessional doctor.


Doctor: Laurance Folkey Johnson
Pasadena, CA

Practice: specializes in adolescent psychiatry

Primary Condition: Depression

Rating: 0 stars

Avoid Dr. Johnson. Most importantly, don't take your child to this angry, arrogant, cruel man. I was a patient of Dr. Johnson's for several years, when I was a teenager. My parents paid this man thousands of dollars over the years, so that I could sit there and listen to him talk about his problems. He complained about his ex-wives, his two sons, his girlfriend. He would tell me about, and put down, other patients of his during my sessions.

He would put down, and mock, the parents of his child patients. He told me how parents got angry with him, because of how he spoke to their children. Dr. Johnson would imitate the parents in front of me. There were several times when Dr. Johnson put down, ridiculed, gay people. During one of my sessions, Dr. Johnson shared something with me that a gay patient of his had told him during a therapy session.

Dr. Johnson then conveyed to me how disgusted he was by having to hear about this gay patients' sex life. He sort of laughed and said "ewwww!!". Dr. Johnson brought up sex, without me bringing up the topic first. For example, one time, for no apparent reason, he told me this story about an adult patient of his who could not get an erection.

I don't know how that story is relevant to the life of a high school girl. Once he told me how Sandra, his girlfriend at the time, had a friend who had "nice tits". Again, I'm not sure why he told me that. Dr. Johnson missed his true calling in life...he should have been a truck driver, driving down the street, whistling at women. He likes to cuss in front of his child patients, for the shock value.

One thing that was weird was the way he could be angry, crude, and cruel one minute, and then the next minute he's talking about being a "happy and wholesome" guy. He was also flat out abusive to me. He said things to me like "Can you get that through your thick skull?". Another time he said to me "You don't have a brain.

hahaha". He seemed oblivious to what a terrible doctor he was. He would tell me "I'm the best therapist in the area and you're not going to find anyone better than me." LOL.Another doctor, who was a colleague of Dr. Johnson's, eventually was able to get Johnson to refer me to someone else. He felt that Johnson had "badly damaged" my life, and said that Johnson was a "terrible therapist".

He has no business being a psychiatrist.


Doctor: Dr. Dale J Anderson
St. Louis, MO

Practice: Dr. Dale J Anderson

Primary Condition: Depression
Condition 2: Anxiety

Rating: 0 stars

Zero compassion. Does not counsel. Only interested in throwing medication at problems until it sticks. Inept at treating teens and young adults. Appointments are easy to make, but expect to wait over an hour for him to see you (and then give some weak excuse as to why he\'s running late). Doesn\'t seem to care about anything you say. Showing emotion distances him from the patient. Really have no idea why this guy is in the business.

Do yourself a favor and find someone else - at least someone who acts like they care.

Hateful Staff

Doctor: Psychiatrist:
Columbus, OH

Practice: Psychiatry

Primary Condition: Eating Disorders

Rating: -1 stars

Cruel receptionist. Don't go there, unless you want to have a bad time. Doesn't accept any insurance. Doesn't even talk about it. Cut me off in mid sentence,frequently.

Zero Stars

Doctor: psychiatrist
Columbus, OH

Practice: psychiatry

Primary Condition: Depression

Rating: 0 stars

No longer trust him to help me. I wish I had never gone there.

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