Last year (well May of 2008), I wrote this post.
I wrote it just after having to visit my daughter in the emergency room after she was prescribed medication from a supposed "ADD specialist" by the name of Dr Neil Jacobson.
I don't care how smart you are or how smart you think you are, you can't prescribe a 13 year old girl drugs of any kind after a 15 minute consultation. Actually, you probably shouldn't be prescribing anyone drugs after a 15 minute consultation unless it's a harmless antibiotic or pain killer.
Since the incident with Neil Jacobson I have talked to other psychiatrists. One woman told me that she never prescribes drugs on the first visit and the first visit will last a minimum of one hour so she can get to know her patients.
I think I missed my opportunity to take Neil Jacobson to small claims court. I don't know that it would have been worth it. It might have been an interesting experience though. In my optimistic mind, I feel I did everyone a public service via my blog posting.
People who are interested in getting references about Neil Jacobson can go to www.google.com and do a search for Dr Neil Jacobson and my blog posting almost always comes on the first page. Bing, not so much. I even put up a one star review on maps.google.com.
To this day I still get random visitors form the DFW area that are searching for references for the good doctor. I also still get an occasional comment which brings me to the reason for this post. I have anonymous confirmation of my suspicions.
Here it is:
Just found this post. Wish I would have seen it before I visited Dr. Jacobson. Visited him twice now and am not going back. He randomly prescribed me meds without really listening to my issues at all. I tried it and it made my problems worse, so I went back and he prescribed me two more meds. He said to try one and if it didn't work, try the other one. One of the meds is for a condition that I don't even have. All this guy does is write scrips in hopes that he will hit the right one eventually.
I'm really frustrated that guys like this have the power to give medical advise and drugs so irresponsibly. Dr. Jacobson gets my douchebag of the month award.