Normund J. Akots, PHD

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  • 10200 South West Eastridge Street Suite 101

    Portland, OR 97225

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  • 503-292-9183

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This practitioner makes his money by simply advertising that he may be able to help people that desperatelly need it. He advertises his services to sick and dying people, telling doctors in a nearby hospital that he has such training, and then when his frustrated patients catch on that he is doing nothing for them he simply hides behind his training to declare to his MD's that the poor unfortunate patients are simply distraught, difficult or crazy. Many of them, having sent them to a therapist because they were unable to offer a cure, are more than willing to believe this.

But no one should mistake any of this for helpful unless they are particularly hard up for someone to talk to.

As part of an evaluation for chronic pain I saw him for an evaluation. Rather than tell my doctor he could see nothing wrong with me he forced me to keep returning to him weekly, having to pay him 200/hr and suggesting to my psysician everything from the made-up fact that my parents abused me to my chronic depression to finally my phantom bipolar disorder and difficult personality.

I am sure he did find it difficult that I didn't thank him for simply taking my money and forcing me to return for further scrutiny to no end. And when I asked him about a developmental psychologist that is probably the second-most emminent in the field, he got angry with me and accused me of trying to make me look stupid for not knowing the research in his field. His words not mine.

Akots has the very issues that he sees in his patients, with an obvious odd manner and a faked foreign accent to top off his eccentrcity (Call his machine and you will hear either his fake accent that he claims is a result of having been to Latvia ONCE or his associate, Julie Fredrick, SINGING HER OWN NAME. These people are not the picture of normalcy or stability).

When I pressed him to give me my chart, which he didn't want to do because he had fogotten to write anything in it, he first got angry with me and paced up and down the office trying to think of an excuse not to, then yelled at me and said that I was the only patient who had ever put him in such diffcult position, and was making him feel 'violated' for having to disclose my own medical records to me.

After deliberate stalling and threatening, having his secretary disclose that "they didn't release charts to patients" (if true it is ILLEGAL) and having her yell at me and accuse me of ruining her life because she had to spend a few hours xeroxing, I got my chart and found out why he was worried. He hadn't TAKEN NOTES AT ALL. My chart revealed that he had faked nearly every single entry (with most of them after the first few days obvously using the same pen, even), and entered things that we NEVER talked about to cover his negligent tracks.

Normund Akots has no useful skills or services to offer, and only eeks by because he has so many people come to him that desperately need the help he claims to be able to offer. Akots' practices are predatory, degrading and useless. If you can, even if you are in bad shape, stay away. You will end up with the original health problem that your doctor couldn't cure, plus the whole mental health diagnostc manual thrown at you in an effort to discount your pain and suffering.

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This practitioner makes his money by simply advertising that he may be able to help people that desperatelly need it. He advertises his services to sick and dying people, telling doctors in a nearby hospital that he has such training, and then when his frustrated patients catch on that he is doing nothing for them he simply hides behind his training to declare to his MD's that the poor unfortunate patients are simply distraught, difficult or crazy. Many of them, having sent them to a therapist because they were unable to offer a cure, are more than willing to believe this.

But no one should mistake any of this for helpful unless they are particularly hard up for someone to talk to.

As part of an evaluation for chronic pain I saw him for an evaluation. Rather than tell my doctor he could see nothing wrong with me he forced me to keep returning to him weekly, having to pay him 200/hr and suggesting to my psysician everything from the made-up fact that my parents abused me to my chronic depression to finally my phantom bipolar disorder and difficult personality.

I am sure he did find it difficult that I didn't thank him for simply taking my money and forcing me to return for further scrutiny to no end. And when I asked him about a developmental psychologist that is probably the second-most emminent in the field, he got angry with me and accused me of trying to make me look stupid for not knowing the research in his field. His words not mine.

Akots has the very issues that he sees in his patients, with an obvious odd manner and a faked foreign accent to top off his eccentrcity (Call his machine and you will hear either his fake accent that he claims is a result of having been to Latvia ONCE or his associate, Julie Fredrick, SINGING HER OWN NAME. These people are not the picture of normalcy or stability).

When I pressed him to give me my chart, which he didn't want to do because he had fogotten to write anything in it, he first got angry with me and paced up and down the office trying to think of an excuse not to, then yelled at me and said that I was the only patient who had ever put him in such diffcult position, and was making him feel 'violated' for having to disclose my own medical records to me.

After deliberate stalling and threatening, having his secretary disclose that "they didn't release charts to patients" (if true it is ILLEGAL) and having her yell at me and accuse me of ruining her life because she had to spend a few hours xeroxing, I got my chart and found out why he was worried. He hadn't TAKEN NOTES AT ALL. My chart revealed that he had faked nearly every single entry (with most of them after the first few days obvously using the same pen, even), and entered things that we NEVER talked about to cover his negligent tracks.

Normund Akots has no useful skills or services to offer, and only eeks by because he has so many people come to him that desperately need the help he claims to be able to offer. Akots' practices are predatory, degrading and useless. If you can, even if you are in bad shape, stay away. You will end up with the original health problem that your doctor couldn't cure, plus the whole mental health diagnostc manual thrown at you in an effort to discount your pain and suffering.

Pros: nice office

Cons: limited usefulness, difficult

Normund J. Akots, PHD Office Locations:

503-292-9183

10200 South West Eastridge Street Suite 101

Portland, OR, OR 97225

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503-292-9183

9340 South West Barnes Road Suite 203

Portland, OR, OR 97225

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