Douglas J. Mclaughlin, MD

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I had had very difficult experiences with misdiagnoses and medications before I was transferred to him. He would ask how I felt and I would say that I was finally starting to feel ok after recovering from the terrible side effects of previous medications, and he would suggest I go on mood stabilizers, which was not only insulting but completely unjustified as my mood was literally perfectly stable. My only problem in the first place was depression which I have completely fixed with lifestyle and diet changes. He then prescribed me a benzodiazepine for my mild insomnia, and steadily increased the dose for almost two years. Benzodiazepines are widely and certainly known to be dangerous and unfit for long term use; even the web site of this drug's manufacturer clearly states it should not be used for longer than four weeks. For a long time I thought I was losing my mind until I finally discovered it was my seemingly innocuous sleeping pills that were severely disrupting my life and well-being. McLaughlin refused to believe that the medication was making me ill, and did not even warn me not to stop it abruptly. So not knowing any better I stopped the pills cold turkey and then suffered an indescribably hellish withdrawal. McLaughlin was always aloof and uncaring toward me, did not seem to take my concerns seriously, and every time I went to see him as soon as I sat down his hand was already inching toward prescription pad before I could open my mouth to say hello. He only seems interested in peddling drugs, and has no true respect or concern for his patients, or at least certainly not for me.

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I had had very difficult experiences with misdiagnoses and medications before I was transferred to him. He would ask how I felt and I would say that I was finally starting to feel ok after recovering from the terrible side effects of previous medications, and he would suggest I go on mood stabilizers, which was not only insulting but completely unjustified as my mood was literally perfectly stable. My only problem in the first place was depression which I have completely fixed with lifestyle and diet changes. He then prescribed me a benzodiazepine for my mild insomnia, and steadily increased the dose for almost two years. Benzodiazepines are widely and certainly known to be dangerous and unfit for long term use; even the web site of this drug's manufacturer clearly states it should not be used for longer than four weeks. For a long time I thought I was losing my mind until I finally discovered it was my seemingly innocuous sleeping pills that were severely disrupting my life and well-being. McLaughlin refused to believe that the medication was making me ill, and did not even warn me not to stop it abruptly. So not knowing any better I stopped the pills cold turkey and then suffered an indescribably hellish withdrawal. McLaughlin was always aloof and uncaring toward me, did not seem to take my concerns seriously, and every time I went to see him as soon as I sat down his hand was already inching toward prescription pad before I could open my mouth to say hello. He only seems interested in peddling drugs, and has no true respect or concern for his patients, or at least certainly not for me.

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Douglas J. Mclaughlin, MD Office Locations:

440-446-9696

6700 Beta Drive

Cleveland, OH, OH 44143

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440-953-9999

38879 Mentor Avenue

Willoughby, OH, OH 44094

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