It would take me a very long time to write my report on my personal experiences with Dr. Jeffrey Junig of Fond Du Lac Psychiatry and SuboxoneTalkZone because it is extremely painful to recount. I had many, tons actually since this man cannot be without the last word, of emails but I stupidly deleted them after I considered a lawsuit for some time. I deleted them because they enraged me so much to see and I wanted to forget what happened.
I am a young woman who was dealing with severe major depression. Traditional medicine was not working for me. That is when I found many great things written about using an off label medication for Depression that was working for some people. I also found Jeffrey Junig's blog where he speaks about the medication and on one occasion at least talked about it being legal and something doctors should consider. I was desparate, and wrote him from a Foreign country to tell him of my situation. Later he insinuated that writing from that country had made him think I was wealthy or someone important and that is why he took me on.
Basically, he took me on as a patient. I told him I was considering treatment with the alternative medication but put it in his hands. He was my doctor and I was willing to try something else. He prescribed the alternative medication right away with some warnings at the time that I told him I was out of my mind in pain. That is not what I consider negligence.
We would meet on cyberspace once a month or week, I cannot remember. He fixed his rate for me and never told me there was any problem with that rate, or with the other medications I was on. We proceeded with therapy. Basically, he never gave me room to be "sick." He told me word for word, he thought I would be his star patient. Talk about putting pressure on someone?
I was kind and receptive during every session and respected him very much. I was very excited about the work we could do, but as soon as he hit a sore point with me, which was a flippant and I felt insensitive comment about my family, I told him so without using the word flippant or insensitive. I merely said in a tone about a half a note lower than usual that it upset me when people talked about my family. He changed immediately after that.
One night I felt very lost and scared and I emailed him. My last doctor, who had to move out of state would have responded by saying, 'It is ok you sent me a very upset e-mail because I needed to know and see that part of what you are dealing with.' I guess I learned from her that a patient was allowed to be sick and allowed to voice her opinions to her doctor, I was spoiled I guess. I actually believed doctors who say they are different, really were. I apologized the next day for emailing him off hours and from then on he was always pushing me out of his practice. He would get very angry with me and admit "a lousy session." He would say that he was so used to dealing with hard time addicts that when it was my turn he didn't know how to turn down the heat and intensity. HE ADMITTED THIS. I would cry after sessions with him.
I felt it was falling apart but I wanted to save it because I felt he had the wrong idea about me, and I was open and wanted to remain with him. I wanted our earlier days to come back and was very confused where it went wrong.
One day I asked him about filling out paper work concerning a temporary disability. HE asked me many questions about it and I let him know it was not the same as "DISABILITY." I told him exactly what he would have to write if he agreed. He said yes. Soon every time we spoke or e-mailed, he was asking me the same questions. One day he even asked me my name again and what I was there for. Which was very disappointing. He gave me such a hard time about this paper work, as though I was asking him to do so much work, as though I was asking him to do the work I should be doing. The medicine was over 500 dollars a prescription and I simply couldn't afford it. I was nothing but kind and humble to him.
It was after the dispicable session that he took blame for that I asked if I would be charged for a session that lasted 5 minutes, in which he hung up on me saying, " I don't know, I don't know about you anymore." Then he hung up the webcam and I began to cry and worry hysterically over our sessions, over affording my medicine. Soon he said it was because of my other medication that I had to leave his practice. Then he said it was because of money, when I challenged both things he said
"You aren't open to change." I can't work with you. I told him all of this was hurting me very much. He then immediately said, we only had a few sessions we hardly know each other, he didn't believe me. I then brought his contradiction to his face and asked him if we hardly knew each other how could he dismiss me on the grounds of me not being open to change? You had to know someone to make that sweeping accusation didn't you?
To make a long story short, this man is not sound of mind. I became angry then and did have some choice words for him and considered a lawsuit. I still considered one which he threatened to tell the personal things I told him if I were to pursue a lawsuit and then told me he wasn't threatening, it was just that he knows me and I am quick to jump to a decision. What? You are saying you would use my information to defame my character in court though you said you understood completely the things I told you? Wait? You know me well enough again to make an assumption about my character.
His motives and moods were constantly changing. He would not apologize for anything because he knew he was wrong and feared a lawsuit. His wife, who is his secretary hung up on me for no reason.
I tell you this man is a snake. There is so much more that he did that was just bizarre and unbelievable. The emails that the other person posted about him on this sight were chilling reminders of his totally unprofessional, judgmental, and intrusive manner. The man was asking for a refund point blank and Junig turned it into an argument about his character, making creepy assumptions about him and his future. This is how he is. He is abusive and it is disarming not to mention a waste of money. I am still not over this situation. HE IS A SNAKE. If you are ready to admit he is right about everything, you shall do fine. If you really want help and are sick at all, that is if you ever need him to be gentle with you or give you more than a 2 or 3 sessions to change I would go see someone else. Seriously. I am not pursuing my email host to recover the e-mails and still thinking about risking my money on a lawsuit.