Michael Dimarco Jr, PSYD

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Over the course of a year I have made numerous appointments with Michael DiMarco. Over 75% of the appointments that I have made, Dr. DiMarco has called to cancel "because he wouldn't be in the office". Not that he was sick or anything, but because he would be on VACATION!!
It takes me an hour to drive all the way to the clinic offices, for those people that suffer from pain disorders know that this, in itself, is a huge undertaking. So, by the time I get to the few appointments that he hasn't cancelled, I am so anxious and worried that my stomach is in knots. I am worried that he is going to spring something else on me when I get there. He is supposed to be teaching me things like relaxation techniques, but if you can't trust the guy that is trying to teach you these things how can you learn them.
My Father works in the same field as Dr. DiMarco, but at a different HMO. At my Father's HMO, he has to ask for time off up to 70-80 days in advance before it is even granted or denied. It's not just a given that he will get the time off that he wants, because there has to be other doctors on staff to take over the time that my Father wouldn't be there. Also, my Father has to consider the same things every other working person does about if they can afford to take time off or not. If the time off is granted by my Father's bosses, the secretaries don't put patients into his schedule during that time. Sounds like a reasonable thing to do right! That way nobody; patient, office staffer, or doctor, has any inconveniences. Also, if my Dad does ever have to cancel patients due to illness, (which I can't remember him being in the last 10 years, but anyway,) he always calls and cancels with his patients personally, instead of making his office staff do so for him. Office staff has so many other important things to do than to cancel appointments. They are the ones that make the office tick and Dr's very often overlook that fact.
When DiMarco's Staff called to cancel the 8th time "because he would be out of the office", I pointed out to them the number of times he has cancelled on me. They looked up the records and agreed with me that it was a lot, and said I should talk to him next time I see him. As I was talking to them I made the off handed statement to the staffer that my Dad, who is in the same business, has to ask for time off at least 70-80 days ahead of time. The staff person on the phone responded "So does he, but he but he never does!" Wow, if the staff at DiMarco's office are fed up with him that they say that to patients over the phone, that says alot about moral over there. Why isn't his boss getting on top of him for him not doing his job?
This lack of caring for his job and the patients that he see is especially troublesome when he is supposed to be working with people in extreme pain. When patients come to him they are in various stages of need. Dr. DiMarco has a degree in which he uses to help people because they may be feeling that they can't live anymore because of the pain, or he may have a patients that are at the other end of the need scale and don't need him as much so he may not need him to check in on them as much. He needs to be able to respond to each need appropriately, in a timely manner. If he doesn't think he is the right Doctor to help the person then by state law he needs to find the patient someone that will help them find the help they need. In the State of Wisconsin the One Thing he CANNOT DO is tell a patient he will not see them, he cannot help them, or to discharge them from his care! WHY is this? Because Patients have rights, and once under the care of a Doctor such as Dr. DiMarco, under the Patient Abandonment Law, the Doctor cannot not help them. Currently Dr. DeMarco is being sued by another patient. I did not know this before I was told go see Dr. DiMarco, if I had known this person and her horrific story that I would never have gone anywhere near him. I am trying to get better and get my pain disorder under control, and a year of his abuse has made me feel horrible about myself and made me feel like I am worthless and not worth helping.
I will never be able to trust Dr. DiMarco again.

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Over the course of a year I have made numerous appointments with Michael DiMarco. Over 75% of the appointments that I have made, Dr. DiMarco has called to cancel "because he wouldn't be in the office". Not that he was sick or anything, but because he would be on VACATION!!
It takes me an hour to drive all the way to the clinic offices, for those people that suffer from pain disorders know that this, in itself, is a huge undertaking. So, by the time I get to the few appointments that he hasn't cancelled, I am so anxious and worried that my stomach is in knots. I am worried that he is going to spring something else on me when I get there. He is supposed to be teaching me things like relaxation techniques, but if you can't trust the guy that is trying to teach you these things how can you learn them.
My Father works in the same field as Dr. DiMarco, but at a different HMO. At my Father's HMO, he has to ask for time off up to 70-80 days in advance before it is even granted or denied. It's not just a given that he will get the time off that he wants, because there has to be other doctors on staff to take over the time that my Father wouldn't be there. Also, my Father has to consider the same things every other working person does about if they can afford to take time off or not. If the time off is granted by my Father's bosses, the secretaries don't put patients into his schedule during that time. Sounds like a reasonable thing to do right! That way nobody; patient, office staffer, or doctor, has any inconveniences. Also, if my Dad does ever have to cancel patients due to illness, (which I can't remember him being in the last 10 years, but anyway,) he always calls and cancels with his patients personally, instead of making his office staff do so for him. Office staff has so many other important things to do than to cancel appointments. They are the ones that make the office tick and Dr's very often overlook that fact.
When DiMarco's Staff called to cancel the 8th time "because he would be out of the office", I pointed out to them the number of times he has cancelled on me. They looked up the records and agreed with me that it was a lot, and said I should talk to him next time I see him. As I was talking to them I made the off handed statement to the staffer that my Dad, who is in the same business, has to ask for time off at least 70-80 days ahead of time. The staff person on the phone responded "So does he, but he but he never does!" Wow, if the staff at DiMarco's office are fed up with him that they say that to patients over the phone, that says alot about moral over there. Why isn't his boss getting on top of him for him not doing his job?
This lack of caring for his job and the patients that he see is especially troublesome when he is supposed to be working with people in extreme pain. When patients come to him they are in various stages of need. Dr. DiMarco has a degree in which he uses to help people because they may be feeling that they can't live anymore because of the pain, or he may have a patients that are at the other end of the need scale and don't need him as much so he may not need him to check in on them as much. He needs to be able to respond to each need appropriately, in a timely manner. If he doesn't think he is the right Doctor to help the person then by state law he needs to find the patient someone that will help them find the help they need. In the State of Wisconsin the One Thing he CANNOT DO is tell a patient he will not see them, he cannot help them, or to discharge them from his care! WHY is this? Because Patients have rights, and once under the care of a Doctor such as Dr. DiMarco, under the Patient Abandonment Law, the Doctor cannot not help them. Currently Dr. DeMarco is being sued by another patient. I did not know this before I was told go see Dr. DiMarco, if I had known this person and her horrific story that I would never have gone anywhere near him. I am trying to get better and get my pain disorder under control, and a year of his abuse has made me feel horrible about myself and made me feel like I am worthless and not worth helping.
I will never be able to trust Dr. DiMarco again.

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