But my experience with Dr Patel was so disturbing that I want to warn others. I read all these negative reviews but honestly I dismissed them as likely typical of the kinds of people who need a psychiatrist, that they are angry at their misfortune, or lack perspective or good judgment or have a slim grip on reality. Shame on me!!!
Dr Patel was one of the only physicians on my health plan accepting new patients so I figured I’d give her a try. I WAS SORRY! I agree with many of the reviewers here. I have experienced or can envision much of this unkind, inappropriate and unprofessional behavior. She’s got to have been sued in the past: she insists on signed acknowledgements of just about everything she advises as if knowing she may need to explain herself in the future.
I feel sorry for any patient who does not have supports, or a strong enough ego, or resources to move on from this toxic personality. No one needs a psychiatrist who adds to their stress! If you have any other choice, make that one. If you are seeing her and wondering if it’s her or you, get another professional’s advice. My guess is that it’s her.