James S. Pratty, MD

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Several years ago, a trusted friend highly recommended Dr. Pratty to me. She spoke of his intellect, understanding of psychiatric management, and thorough medical assessment in her treatment. Of course, any patient looks for these qualities in a psychiatrist, but I was still apprehensive to trust her.

After seeing Dr. Pratty for nearly a month, I began to understand exactly what my friend was talking about. Not only was I starting to feel better, but he truly helped me understand my illness. He really individualized my treatment, working with me to focus my therapy at home, work, and with my family. I can remember the day when my son told me, "Mom, you are finally happy. I like that."

It's been four years now, and I am healthy, functional, happy, and I even just got married! I can't thank Dr. Pratty enough. All I have to say is, you have to see it to believe it.

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Several years ago, a trusted friend highly recommended Dr. Pratty to me. She spoke of his intellect, understanding of psychiatric management, and thorough medical assessment in her treatment. Of course, any patient looks for these qualities in a psychiatrist, but I was still apprehensive to trust her.

After seeing Dr. Pratty for nearly a month, I began to understand exactly what my friend was talking about. Not only was I starting to feel better, but he truly helped me understand my illness. He really individualized my treatment, working with me to focus my therapy at home, work, and with my family. I can remember the day when my son told me, "Mom, you are finally happy. I like that."

It's been four years now, and I am healthy, functional, happy, and I even just got married! I can't thank Dr. Pratty enough. All I have to say is, you have to see it to believe it.

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my wife was placed on a 72 hour hold he never listens just raises his voice at you saying i have the power to keep you here as long as i want his session with you is 5 min or less he just bagers you and dopes you up avoid this doctor at all costs he will drain your insurance then kick you out if you have been wronged by this doctor contact me im trying to get a law suite going 323 213 5557

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my wife was placed on a 72 hour hold he never listens just raises his voice at you saying i have the power to keep you here as long as i want his session with you is 5 min or less he just bagers you and dopes you up avoid this doctor at all costs he will drain your insurance then kick you out if you have been wronged by this doctor contact me im trying to get a law suite going 323 213 5557

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I first saw Dr. Pratty in 2000. Since then he began seeing my father. My father was recently diagnosed with Cancer. The Oncologist was not sure of what type of cancer, but made a 'best guess' at that time and said it was small cell lung cancer. My father is a smoker, has been for over 40 years. So when he went to see Dr. Pratty that same day, Dr. Pratty took it upon himself to "counsel" my father. He asked him how did it feel to know he did this to himself? Has he thought about the anger his family is feeling toward him for doing this to himself by being a smoker? (we felt no anger towards my father and still don't) Is he really going to seek treatment and end up prolonging the inevitable and leave my mother in debt? HE HAD NO RIGHT to say ANYTHING to my father like that. He over stepped his bounds. So my father came home decided that he was not going to even attempt the Chemo that his doctor had scheduled and was just going to die, all from what this PSYCHIATRIST, not PSYCHOLOGIST said to him.

Well I have an update for you Dr. Pratty. My father's cancer is caused by Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. And thank God he has REAL Christian family, friends, and church family to encourage him that he is worthy of treatment and trying to live as long as possible. You do not know my parents financial situation or our relationships with him, and it is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. HOW DARE YOU pass judgment on my father or anyone else for that matter.

I will be reporting you to anyone and everyone I can. You owe my entire family an apology, especially my dad. I cannot begin to express the anger and hurt you have caused. Shame on you.

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I first saw Dr. Pratty in 2000. Since then he began seeing my father. My father was recently diagnosed with Cancer. The Oncologist was not sure of what type of cancer, but made a 'best guess' at that time and said it was small cell lung cancer. My father is a smoker, has been for over 40 years. So when he went to see Dr. Pratty that same day, Dr. Pratty took it upon himself to "counsel" my father. He asked him how did it feel to know he did this to himself? Has he thought about the anger his family is feeling toward him for doing this to himself by being a smoker? (we felt no anger towards my father and still don't) Is he really going to seek treatment and end up prolonging the inevitable and leave my mother in debt? HE HAD NO RIGHT to say ANYTHING to my father like that. He over stepped his bounds. So my father came home decided that he was not going to even attempt the Chemo that his doctor had scheduled and was just going to die, all from what this PSYCHIATRIST, not PSYCHOLOGIST said to him.

Well I have an update for you Dr. Pratty. My father's cancer is caused by Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. And thank God he has REAL Christian family, friends, and church family to encourage him that he is worthy of treatment and trying to live as long as possible. You do not know my parents financial situation or our relationships with him, and it is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. HOW DARE YOU pass judgment on my father or anyone else for that matter.

I will be reporting you to anyone and everyone I can. You owe my entire family an apology, especially my dad. I cannot begin to express the anger and hurt you have caused. Shame on you.

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Dr. Pratty believes in God, he doesn't think he is God. What a nice change! Inspite of the fact that he has his own practice, runs his own clinical trials and is the Head Honcho at College Hospital; this man always has time for a smile, a laugh and a sense of humor. I would not say he is arrogant, I would say he is confident. The man DOES know what he's doing. He is direct and tells the truth. Many other psychiatrists beat around the bush say, "you may want to consider" or "you may want to think about" or "what do you think?" - - Ohhhh, not Dr. Pratty. He says, "Stop doing that" or "Don't take that anymore". He's direct. If you want to know exactly where you stand, what his plan is for you .. then Dr. Pratty is THE one. Dr. Pratty is the only practioner at Azimuth Mental Health in Torrance. Oh and he has an assistant named Ronnie who is also incredible! Ronnie will bend over backwards to help and he's always friendly. The receptionist remembered my name when I showed up a 2nd time. Amazing!! I feel very comfortable there. His visits aren't short - they are the perfect length. If you have more questions, then ask him - - don't walk away thinking "why didn't I ask ...". In no way does he push you out the door.

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Dr. Pratty believes in God, he doesn't think he is God. What a nice change! Inspite of the fact that he has his own practice, runs his own clinical trials and is the Head Honcho at College Hospital; this man always has time for a smile, a laugh and a sense of humor. I would not say he is arrogant, I would say he is confident. The man DOES know what he's doing. He is direct and tells the truth. Many other psychiatrists beat around the bush say, "you may want to consider" or "you may want to think about" or "what do you think?" - - Ohhhh, not Dr. Pratty. He says, "Stop doing that" or "Don't take that anymore". He's direct. If you want to know exactly where you stand, what his plan is for you .. then Dr. Pratty is THE one. Dr. Pratty is the only practioner at Azimuth Mental Health in Torrance. Oh and he has an assistant named Ronnie who is also incredible! Ronnie will bend over backwards to help and he's always friendly. The receptionist remembered my name when I showed up a 2nd time. Amazing!! I feel very comfortable there. His visits aren't short - they are the perfect length. If you have more questions, then ask him - - don't walk away thinking "why didn't I ask ...". In no way does he push you out the door.

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Dr. Pratty Is an awesome doctor that 'gets it". He listens to the concerns & observations of the family and is super responsive. Knows his meds inside and out. Can see thru the symptoms to the actual problem.

PROS: Responsive to email and phone for concerns, Knows his meds
CONS: He's busy, appts are short, so be on time! Arrogant like alot of docs.

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★★★★★

Dr. Pratty Is an awesome doctor that 'gets it". He listens to the concerns & observations of the family and is super responsive. Knows his meds inside and out. Can see thru the symptoms to the actual problem.

PROS: Responsive to email and phone for concerns, Knows his meds
CONS: He's busy, appts are short, so be on time! Arrogant like alot of docs.

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James S. Pratty, MD Office Locations:

310-224-5280

21081 South Western Avenue

Torrance, CA, CA 90501

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310-224-5280

10802 College Place

Cerritos, CA, CA 90703

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310-224-5287

21081 South Western Avenue Suite 250

Torrance, CA, CA 90501

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