|Category:||Mental Health Clinic|
|Address:||2789 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA|
|Working:||8AM–5PM 8AM–5PM 8AM–5PM 8AM–5PM 8AM–5PM Closed Closed|
Im a bipolar, schizoaffective, PTSD, and panic and anxiety disorder. I was on maintenance doses of quitiapine 100 mg., clonazepam 1 mg, and temazepam 30 mg. for years and my illness was controlled. My primary care physician decided she no longer wanted to write my psych scripts so I was referred to a psychiatrist. I had a couple months of refills so thought I would use them up and decide what to do. Bad decision on my part. I went about 3 months without the clonazepam and temazepam and everything wnt to hell in a hand basket! Finally made an appointment here at Salus Ortiz and no one over the phone nor when I arrived for my first appointment bothered to take any financial information from me. I went in to see the psychiatrist, one I requested had experience dealing with bipolar, schizoaffective disorder and told her about the meds I had been doing without. The first thing she said was, I am not allowed to write those specific medications by the center. I should have walked out then but I was desperate. She went on to prescribe another med for me, lamictal and raised my quitiapine from 200 mg to 600 mg at bedtime and 200 mg in the morning. I kept to her instructions for 3 weeks and made a follow up appointment with her to see what the next step would be. She took me off the lamictal because of horrible side effects and wrote me a new prescription for tegretol. Ive been taking tegretol 200 mg. for almost a month and the side effects are just now abating. Im due to go back for follow up but I hesitate because Im sure the doc is going to want to raise the dose of tegretol when I do. Oh, and the doctor commented that I was probably going through benzodiazepine withdrawals. And it could last as long as a year! I also received a bill for that first appointment of over $800.00 and had to call and fight about that! What kind of business are they doing at this place?
WORST "Safe house" ive ever seen or heard of in my life. im 20 years old, my mom thought i was going to commit suicide so she called the police & they baker acted me to this facility. i was in a holding cell with one blanket with a mat on the floor for 9 hours, then they sent me to my unit. since it took so long to get me booked i couldnt see the doctor till the next day so i had to stay the night. the next morning the doctor is supposed to come see patients at 8 a.m, they dont get around to seeing people until almost 9:15 i was the LAST one to be seen at 4p.m that day, other people who didnt get there until after me on THAT day were seen by the doctor, & was discharged. the doctor made me stay AGAIN after i had already stayed almost 2 full days showing nothing of "suicide" attempt or depression. i cried when she told me i had to stay again & the doctor looks at me tells me i have problems & then says im "draining her" & then gets up & walks out of her office. unproffesional much? i could go on & on about this place but the last few things ill say is my roomate was 8 months pregnant & one of the nights she accidently sliced her foot open where our shower was broken in our bathroom. i had a bug in my bed the second night i stayed there. & there is no control or order the way things are ran in that faculty! its supposed to be a place for "help" but ive only been worse since ive had to stay there! i dont reccomend this place not even to a homeless person!!!
I am very SURPRISED of how Dr. Aho treated my friend. .MY FRIEND HAS BEEN GOING TO HER FOR A LONG TIME. .SHE WAS HONEST WITH DR. AHO AND SHE NEEDS HELP WITH HER DEPRESSION. .DR. Aho..just told her to get out of her office and told her to find another psychologist without even helping her. BY LAW..IF SOMEONE IS DEPRESSED AND AS SHE KNOWS HER HISTORY SHE SHOULD OF AT LEAST HELPED IN SOME WAY..BUT SHE WAS UNCOOPERATIVE AND NASTY AND TOLD HER TO FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR TO HELP HER..AND UNFORTUNATELY MY FRIEND LEFT UPSET ..I WILL NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE TO SALUS CARE..AND ITS TERRIBLE KNOWING HOW NASTY AND RUDE A PSYCHOLOGIST CAN BE TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING OF DEPRESSION ..WELL..TO DR.AHO..FIND SOME COMPASSION AND HELP PEOPLE. .UNDERSTAND AND LISTEN TO YOUR PATIENTS. .BECAUSE YOU HAVE A BAD ATTITUDE AND IT WILL BE KNOWN.. MY OPINION IS FOR YOU TO EITHER FIND YOUR INNER UNDERSTANDING AND HAVE PATIENTS WITH PEOPLE. .HURTING PEOPLE WHO ARE DEPRESSED IS RUDE AND TELLS ME YOU HAVE "NO COMPASSION" FOR ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. .EXSPECIALLY SOMEONE YOU HAVE BEEN TREATING FOR A LONGER TIME. NEVER EVER..WILL SALUS CARE BE MY WAY OF HELP FOR DEPRESSION. . YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF. .DR. AHO..YOU MADE SALUS CARE LOOK HORRIBLE FOR FUTURE PATIENTS. . NO ONE WILL EVER BE RECOMMENDED BY ME..AND AS DOCTOR. .IM SORRY TO SAY..YOU ARE NOT A VERY CARING DOCTOR.
This place is a travesty for low income households. I do not want to go here, but until I can afford anything this is my only option. I came here because I couldnt afford to see a doctor. It seems as though their policy of not prescribing certain medications supersedes the duty they have to help patients, varying slightly on which doctor you see. I was able to get a prescription for the medication that helps me the most, however I cant have it filled for a couple of weeks. This is the second time in a row this happened to me. Last time I noticed the incorrect "start date" in the clinic, so they fixed it then. This is something that should be pointed out and explained to someone who has no medication. If your doctor is not in town youre at some random doctors mercy to follow the other doctors plan. I wish people would realize the high social costs of having such a horrible facility for people who need help. They should evaluate the individuals needs. The attitude towards me by basically everyone working there was that they dont care about me because their policy is more important. The doctors seem inept as well, not understanding the consequences of their actions. This place is probably a product of not caring about the poor in general. Some people are in unfortunate circumstances and need help.
Okay. I lived in Chicago my whole life until a year ago when I moved to Lehigh Acres. I was supposed to be moving to Naples but things got messed up and somehow I ended up in Lehigh. Long story but I am moving. The problem with the area is that this seems to be the only place around for mental health issues and it is a JOKE. Seriously. Ive been to a professional psychiatrist and this isnt how things are done. This is more like going to your local welfare mental health clinic with inferior care and incompetent staff. Wait times are ridiculous. Getting in for an appointment is like a circus act. The doctors themselves are what? Cracked jack box degree holders? I have yet to see one who knows what the hell they are doing. Im willing to drive 100 miles just so I dont have to go to this place anymore. Its a den of iniquity. Worthless. Maybe the area wouldnt be so crappy if the people living in it had access to REAL mental help and psychiatric care. If anyone who works there reads this, please for the love of God get it together...