Ratings for Dr. John F. Riedler
There is no worse doctors office in all of Virginia. The plague of prescription drug abuse is created by doctors like Riedler. They over prescribe meds in an unfathomable way. A common sense drug dealer would be a better option than these crackheads. Also the office staff is beyond terrible. They have no accountability and are just nasty ugly people.
Been going to see Tanya and Amanda at this office for 2 years. First time to sit with him after all this time, once I did sit with him he would not shake my hand gave me instead some kind of ackward fist bump came my way. Never had a dr text and see me at the same time either. Little stuff like that doesn’t bother me, but he is exactly how everyone below described him. He is rude and condescending, and will not be back. Horrible experience and horrible human.
Horrible Dr. and Human, especially helping people who are emotionally fragile. Did not shake my extended hand hello, cell, laptop and looking out window as I was talking, asking if going to rain more important. ZERO Compassion, Arrogant, dismissive, narcissistic. I was sent to him and history in system, knew nothing about me. If I can save just one person from this added emotional trauma, if I can urge you,,, please if one person reads this for themselves or someone they are helping, DO NOT GO TO HIM made me feel worse.
I have been a patient of Dr Reidler for years. Reading these reviews has been surprising to me, as I find him to be helpful, a good listener, and very much concerned about his patients' wellbeing. When I had a breakdown and had to go into the psych-hospital ( it's been a few years, but IIRC it was Va Beach Psych) he made a concerted effort to treat me and help me find out WTF HAPPENED to me. He'd been treating me for several years and through several different medications at this point and KNEW that this was completely out of left field as far as who I am. During this time he worked hard with me to adjust my medicines and get me the hell back to myself. The nurses who worked there were pleased to hear that he was my doctor. They all to a PERSON praised his experience, knowledge and level of intuition. And they weren't wrong. He told me about a medication he wanted me to try, went over the potential side-effects with me, adjusted the dose and vistsed me just to check up. Not for a one-on-one, but just to say hi and to keep up the hard work. And after I was discharged I continue to see him. Another thing, this guy NEVER just foists a pill on someone in my experience. Because of my chronic depression and battle with eating-disorders, he has made sure to check the potential weight-gain side-effects of any meds I've been on, and if I was uncomfortable with the risk or ANY side-effects he did NOT hesitate to adjust dose or carefully supervise a change in meds completely. Because I didn't stop purging, he took me off of one med I'd been on for a couple years due to the risk of seizures. But, the regimen I'm on now has had the least side-effects, no weight-gain, and even though it's not perfect ( no regimen is, sadly) I am grateful to say that my mood is more stable than its been in a long,long time. No breakdowns, less impulsivity, no serious suicidal ideation, less intrusive thought and more control. I can ACT instead of merely REACT. No, he's not a hand-holder. He won't try to make you FEEL good...his job is to give you the pharmaceutical tools so YOU can make yourself feel good, and MOST importantly help YOURSELF. Helping myself is the hardest shit I've ever had to do. I'm not very good at it. However, the is NO pill in the WORLD that will cure you. If that were the case there would be no need for the Dr Reidlers in the world. Mental illness sucks ass. Your meds can stop working right, your physical and mental-health needs can and will morph as you age. That sucks too. Doctors aren't perfect either. If your experience with Dr Reidler wasn't what you needed to further your recovery, keep looking for a doctor who will. Maybe a different bedside-manner is beneficial to you. By all means, just don't stop looking. You deserve to have care that you can be comfortable with. I'm not here to say that Dr Reidler is perfect and never made mistakes and he CAN come across as a bit of an ass and even arrogant at times.....I'm just sharing my experience as his patient. For me, he works.
Think previous ratings say it all for me--saw him yesterday and sorry I didn't read reviews before. Would never return or refer worst enemy. Cold, uncaring, arrogant and insulting just to name a few perfect descriptors for this so-called therapist ...
This doctor does not embody the level of professionalism that a psychiatrist should. His bedside manner is so unruly that it actually was detrimental to my recovery. I do not have control over how he runs his place of business, but I do have control where I choose my services, and it would not be here. This doctor is not a supporter of those in recovery. Stay clear.
Dr. John F. Riedler's Credentials
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- Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198 (Grad. 1978)
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