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Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald Jr, MD

Addiction Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Fitzgerald Jr

Southlake Psychiatry

903 Northeast Dr Ste 301 Davidson, NC 28036

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Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald Jr, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Davidson, NC and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in addiction psychiatry and psychiatry.


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(704) 894-9309

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Dr. Fitzgerald Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Attention Problems
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

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Biography

Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald Jr, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Davidson, NC and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in addiction psychiatry and psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

University Ca San Diego Med Center
Residency Hospital
Va Long Beach Hlthcare Sys
Residency Hospital
1989
University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1989

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fitzgerald Jr

2.9

Based on 50 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
8%
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1 Star
46%
(23)

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Absolutely the WORST Practice- Should be closed down!! Do yourself a favor- Stay Away!! Dr. Fitzgerald lives in California now for several years. He has the puppets in his office making him the money. Not one could care about your well being or crisis your in. Dr. Fitzgeralds wife Joe Himmelspach is so rude and obnoxious all he cares about is the money so they can live their lavish lifestyle in California. They make you sign papers agreeing to pay them directly as they will not accept medicare or any medicare insurance. They have a guy in their for past several years named Ben who is not a licensed psychiatrist and all they do is push drugs. No wonder the mental health system is Broke because you have Dr's like this that are out strictly for the money and could care a less about the actual well being of the patients.. They need to be turned into and closed down.. How can you treat patients when you live thousands of miles away and never see them instead have puppets acting like you.
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I have been a patient for over 10 years and I have not seen any of the issues mentioned in the one-star reviews. Dr. Fitzgerald has done a good job managing my medication. They listen to me and spend the time necessary. I have been late due to traffic, called ahead to let them know and they've been very accommodating. The office is warm and inviting and I feel comfortable there. Each individual is different but for me I'm very satisfied.
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A very cold relationship. When I really needed his help I was turned away. He did nothing but prescribe medicine. Would not go to him regardless of the situation. His therapist Lisa was of no help either. My biggest problems were not discussed.
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Office is completely lacking human decency. My wife and daughter were 11 minutes late for their appt, due to weather and traffic, and they refused to see them. We live 40 minutes away, we needed to get my daughters medication changed, and they couldn't fit us in the 20 minutes that should have been left in our appt.
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No attention to detail. After working for 2 years with this office my perception is they are pill pushers. Little to no personal interaction. No holistic approach.
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I don't know who these one star people have been seeing, bc I have been seeing Dr Fitz for over 20 years &he's always been there when I needed him (&yes I've called after hrs in crisis),always intelligent,caring & professional-he's NEVER talked down 2 me or was condescending like other MDs,always on cutting edge &willing 2 suggest alternative therapies vs. drugs.I KNOW what it's like 2 be abused,bounced around &overmedicated,ignored & screamed at by lousy shrinks!Dr Fitz is the best.
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Please do NOT see this doctor. He should have lost his license to practice medicine years ago. He completely ignored me various phone calls when I was going through a medical crisis during a medication change. I had a horrible suicide attempt.
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Abrupt, rude & hot tempered with patients. Impatient, greedy, lacks empathy and overall professionality. He has close financial ties to drug companies, and he prescribes medications that a patient may not need at all. In my case, he prescribed Rozerum to help me sleep. It didn't help at all. On my own I chose to find a sleep specialist and described the same symptoms. The specialist diagnosed me with sleep apnea on the first visit. Now, I'm off sleep drugs and use a sleep apnea machine (CPAP).
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I hae been seeing Dr Fitzgerald for going on 18 years. When he opened his new practice I chose to follow him rather then going through the ordeal of finding another Dr. I liked. I couldn't imagine finding another Dr. I like as well so I drive From Lake Lure to Davidson. Dr. Fitzgerald is professional, kind, w/ a calming nature, Great staff as well.
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I was treated by his office for 3 and a half years. My therapist unexpectedly left the practice and I still don't know why. I was notified the day before the appointment that I would have to see someone else. I said ok because I had no choice. I am bipolar and was taking lithium and Nuvigil. This new therapist prescribed Adderall which can never be taken with those medicines. I had a psychotic break, had to be removed by ambulance. Spent 6 days in ICU and 4 more on the Psych unit. I am disabled.
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I feel I should warn others who are considering Dr. Fitzgerald as their mental health caregiver. After 2 years of not listening to me, of telling me I wasn't experiencing hallucinations from SEVERAL different medications he put me on when I told him I told him I was, totally ignoring me & my husband, then finally railing me out during a suicidal episode caused by yet another mismanaged medication, I finally ended my relationship with him out of self-respect and fear for my well-being.
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Dr. Fitzgerald was horrible. He treated me poorly when I was in crisis and very vulnerable. I needed him and he continued to misdiagnose me, label me and generally not listen to me. I would not recommend him. In fact, I now travel nearly and hour away from home to see a psychiatrist that treats me like a human, and treats my condition appropriately.
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I have been going to Dr. Fitzgerald for several years now and trust his judgement in my treatment completely. He has always been kind and I value his knowledge of medicine. I will continue to go to him even though my insurance doesn't cover him anymore.
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