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I have been Dr. Bay's patient for 4 yrs. He is very wise and discerning and was able to help me within the first month.I had been to another doctor for a year and did not receive the help I needed.... His office staff is very friendly and helpful on the phone and in the office. Dr. Bay is very professional. Best of all, I have been depression-free for years. I would highly recommend Dr. Bay.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I think some of the negative reviewers here don't understand why you go to a psychiatrist. If you want an hour long appointment and someone to talk to see a licensed counselor, social worker, or... psychologist. Psychiatrists prescribe medication and make sure it's working right to solve the problem. The appointments at short, generally 15 minutes. Between my son and myself, I've seen my share of psychiatrists for med management. Dr. Bay is good. I haven't seen him for long, but so far the experience has been a good one.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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I have been Dr. Bay's patient for 4 yrs. He is very wise and discerning and was able to help me within the first month.I had been to another doctor for a year and did not receive the help I needed. His office staff is very friendly and helpful on the phone and in the office. Dr. Bay is very professional. Best of all, I have been depression-free for years. I would highly recommend Dr. Bay.
I think some of the negative reviewers here don't understand why you go to a psychiatrist. If you want an hour long appointment and someone to talk to see a licensed counselor, social worker, or psychologist. Psychiatrists prescribe medication and make sure it's working right to solve the problem. The appointments at short, generally 15 minutes. Between my son and myself, I've seen my share of psychiatrists for med management. Dr. Bay is good. I haven't seen him for long, but so far the experience has been a good one.
Dr Bay is conscientious and professional and very very good at what he does. He does expect the courtesy of a call from his clients in regard to appointment cancellations. I have seen him for over 4 years and have found him to be an extremely compassionate doctor - however his keen observations and intelligent questions along with his knowledge of RX are what make him an outstanding DR. I have seen psychiatrists for most of my adult life so I have a lot to compare him to and I can honestly say he is the best one I've ever had. He will help you find the best solution medicine has to offer. Thank you Dr Bay
I was referred to Dr. Bay by 2 area doctors after my son died of cancer. After missing an appt, I was charged $85. Note, treated for depression, but no follow-up call of concern, just a bill. When I tried to reschedule, the receptionist rudely infomed me that she almost lost her job rescheduling me with an outstanding balance (which was going to be paid for at that visit). I called the doctor; no call returned, just another bill. Bottom line, we don't care about you, just the office fee we will get with or without you! Find another doctor in the area. This one cares less about his client's well-being.
Like my title says, I would like to say something good, but I can't cause I would be lying. To sum it up, it's all about the money. You connect the dots. If you want an office and doctor to put your care and help first, keep looking, you won't find it here.
In my practice I accept a small number of the major insurance plans. If someone tells us they are insured under one of those plans, we are happy to file it for them and accept their insurance as full payment (along with whatever deductibles or copayments the patient may be responsible for). If my office staff tries to verify a patient's insurance coverage and finds out that it has been terminated, then we have no other choice than to ask them to pay for their treatment themselves. It is grossly unfair and inappropriate for someone who misrepresents themselves as having active health insurance coverage to accuse myself and my office staff of putting money before care. While we expect payment for the care that I provide, it is a patient's responsibility to give us accurate information about their insurance.
I don't feel like Dr. Bay listened to what I was saying at all. He tried some medication on me that had bad side effects, and he said "You are not going to let your anxiety get in the way of you getting better, are you?" He was quite condescending and belligerent. I definitely didn't trust him him and have discontinued meds. Different personalities get along with different people, so just make sure you are comfortable with the things he says to you before you consider keeping him as your doctor long-term.
It is an unfortunate reality of prescribing psychiatric medication that is not possible to predict how someone will react to it, and that sometimes people have negative reactions to one or more medications. While this is understandably extremely upsetting, frustrating, and frightening to patients, I always encourage patients to keep trying, because I never want to give up on helping someone to get well. Due to unique nature of any given individual's body chemistry and the unique characteristics of the medications, it is often hard to find the right match, but the vast majority of the time, with persistence, patience, and perseverance, it is possible to find an effective and tolerable treatment. This person took my trying to encourage them to try another treatment as condescension and belligerence, which is regrettable. If someone has a bad experience with the first thing I try, I will encourage them to try something else and try to avoid or at least minimize side effects. My patients tell me that I listen to their concerns about medications and try to manage side effects moreso than other psychiatrists they have seen. This person obviously doesn't want to be on medication, and I wish them well, but I disagree with their characterization of our interaction. If you have tried psychiatric treatment previously and had trouble finding the right medication due to side effects, I would encourage you to come see me, and bring the details of what you tried and what happened with it, and I will look forward to helping you to find something better.
Being in the healthcare field, I was reluctant to have a "bandaid" medication prescribed. From start to finish, EVERYONE in the office is efficient, friendly, professional and empathetic. Dr. Bay is on time, looks at you instead of writing notes the entire visit, and explains in as much detail as is necessary for patient understanding.
Dr. Bay is the man! He gave me my life back. His knowledge of medications, how they work together, and how they work for the individual is unrivaled. He communicates at the level appropriate for the patient, develops a relationship of trust, and offers hope to the patient who feels there is none. He is 100% aware of the expense to his patients when it comes to medications. To make this process less stressful, he provides medication samples and/or discount cards/coupons to see if a medication will work BEFORE the patient spends any money. This has saved me several hundred dollars as we worked through my individual medication regimen. Dr. Bay is one of the few doctors I look forward to seeing. This is not only because of what he offers, but the overall warmth and care provided by his staff. His office manager, Joan, is one of the most professional and friendly people I have ever met. She remembers your name, and runs Dr. Bay’s office like clockwork. Plus, she exudes the same “we’re here for you” attitude that Dr. Bay does. Quite simply, if I could only see one doctor at one doctor’s office, Dr. Bay and Joan would win, easily. Thank you both!
Dr. Bay is the most thorough doctor from which I've ever received care. He asks questions and does not just haphazardly write prescriptions and send you along your way like in a factory. He takes methodical notes and is certain to follow up from previous visits. He is accomodating in his willingness to deal with insurance and billing issues, as well. He understands the bureaucracy of healthcare in 2011 affects patients and doctors alike, and I feel he is "on my side" in all issues. With Dr. Bay's help, I've maintained my positive diagnosis for nearly 3 years. His staff is not only competant, but also friendly and efficient. I actually enjoy going to see them because they have their acts together! It's a joy to work with them, and I feel I am in the best of hands. Thank you to Dr. Bay and your staff for making such a potentially traumatic experience great in every way.
Miscommunication between myself and Dr. Bay's front office regarding an appointment was rectified to my complete satisfaction after I complained. Dr. Bay called me himself to apologize (what doctor does that?) and had his office make sure the issue was handled to my satisfaction. I was extremely angry and upset, but I believe the way a mistake is handled is much more important than the mistake itself; this office and Dr. Bay were more than kind and caring in their response.
After 30 years of counseling, medication and psychiatrist, I found Dr. Bay and he saved my life. I spent years in deep depression or manic episodes but not one doctor made an accurate diagnoses until Dr. Bay. The medications that I was taking at the time were making my condition worse. Dr. Bay changed my meds and worked with me through the difficult time until I was stablized. He takes his time, is very knowlegdable, professional and kind. I recommend his services highly.
Under Dr. Bay's care I overcome chronic seasonal affective disorder. Very knowledgeable and caring.
Having been to approximately 8 psychiatrists over the last 30 years for chronic depression, I have in my 10+ years of going to Dr. Bay found that he is always up to date on his pharmacology, knows his speciality extremely well and has the ability to listen,understand and act on what you say. Unlike a couple of other raters here I do not believe their experience is anywhere indicative of Dr. Bay's practice or behavior. My confidence is so strong in this man that I have referred other friends and family and all have been very satisfied with his knowledge, integrity, and skill along with his strong ability to listen and then provide help. I would encourage those of you thinking of going to Dr. Bay to further research him on RateMD's.com and Healthgrades.com.
He made me feel so small and stupid...arogant jerk - dont go there if you really need help - total self centered jerk, I am now going holistic..talking to SCOT - sorry dr bay..made me snap back..what a jerk! his total lack of care made me realize I can do this and get better and get help..but not from him!
I've been seeing Dr. Bay for 8 years now. I moved to the area and had to find a new psychiatrist. I was diagnosed bi-polar about 6 years before I started seeing Dr. Bay. He knows his stuff. He knows about the latest drugs and what's happening with them (i.e., generic coming out, etc.). He's well versed about side effects. He is an excellent listener. He is compassionate and professional. He keeps excellent records. Anytime I've really needed to see him on short notice, he's been very good about working me in. He is always on time. In all the years I've been seeing him, I can't think of more than one time I wasn't seen exactly at my appointment time. He's recently ventured out into private practice. He has his own radio show. I wouldn't think of seeing any other psychiatrist. The other reviewer gave him low marks, but I honestly do not think he deserves a low rating. He really is great. Even the pharmacist I go to says everyone she knows speaks very highly of him and his patients love him.