Illiterati on Wellness
5 years ago
12/08/2015, 00:43 AM
I saw Dr. Liss for several years in the late 1990s, had to switch psychiatrists when I moved out of state, and never found one as good as he was. When I fimoved back here, I did not know he was still practicing, but I went back to him as soon as I found out.
He is easy to talk to, and, if I have a question between visits, I always hear back from one of them within a few hours, or even get help right away when I call.
Whereas most of my psychiatrist hiatrists have had me come for an appointment every month, even though all they did during most visits was write out my ADHD prescriptions and punch a few buttons to send other refills to my pharmacy. Dr. Liss, on the other hand, sees me every 2-3 months unless I need to see him sooner. Meanwhile, I can call when I have questions about my medication and pick up my written prescriptions from the front desk.
He takes his time when we do meet and asks for feedback on each of my medications and answers any questions I have, even if I am simply curious about how a medication works. I trust him, with his extensive experience, to give thoughtful answers, which he does. With many doctors, I could spend a few hours on Google and learn far more than from their rushed and oversimplified responses.
especially like it that he wraps up the session by asking me to think of things that could be better than they are so that he can see whether my meds may need to be adjusted and, if that is not the issue, encourage me to try a few different things.
Some doctors have acted as if, as long as I could function, that should be enough to satisfy me because I have been hospitalized in the past and am lucky to feel much better than I did during those few, isolated stretches of inpatient care that never lasted more than a week, those times I was at my worst.
I like being challenged to do better the just feel less miserable than I could be. Dr. Liss seems to want treatment to be as successful as possible, even though the illness will still affect my life greatly.