As a mother of 4 children with psychiatric disorders, I have seen alot of doctors, counselors and such. In rating them all, Dr. Makim is definitely in the top few. Many choose their careers by it's dollar value. This is obviously not so with Dr. Makim. He seems to come from that other group - the ones who see their chance to lift their fellow men, and especially, as in our case, children. In my twenty five years of experiences with child and adolescent psychiatrists, Dr. Makim has been one of those rare finds - one who takes the time to listen, then makes his recommendation, while still allowing the parent to be in charge of their child's health decisions. He's been a great friend and help to my family, and we plan to be indebted to him for as long as possible.
Posted: 2/16/2010 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Dr. Makim treated me while at Summitridge Hospital. He treated me as if I was Bi-polar ? When walking me out of the Hospital the Social Worker said do not be alarmed by your diagnosis. We put Bi-polar for a Diagnosis so we can bill the Insurance Company for the hospitalization. After 2 years and many trials of Mood Stabilization Medications my current Doctor came to the conclusion that I am not Bi-polar. I was mis-diagnosed in the first place.
Posted: 1/19/2009 • Last edited: 5/29/2015 • Link to this review
As someone with bipolar disorder, I've spent most of my adult years in denial about it, hoping it would go away on it's own. Then, in 1999, fate had me cross paths with Dr. Makim. He's an amazing psychiatrist - he not only listens, he also hears what I'm saying. Together, we work together on my health and today my life is much fuller and happier than I ever thought possible. Between him and everyone in his office, I feel like I have a complete treatment team. They are warm, friendly and helpful and I'd recommend them to anyone needing psychiatric assistance in their lives.
Posted: 10/23/2005 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review