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Complaint Review: Stuart Shipko, M.D.

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  • Submitted: Tue, January 30, 2007
  • Updated: Mon, November 26, 2012

  • Reported By:Pasadena California
Stuart Shipko, M.D.
97 W. Bellevue Dr. Pasadena, California U.S.A.
  • Phone: 626-577 8290
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  • Category: Doctors

Stuart Shipko, M.D. Do not be fooled with his Power Surge Live! and Book, he does not treat patients as well as he advertises. ripoff Pasadena California

*Consumer Comment: Valid Report

*Consumer Comment: Anne please contact me

*Consumer Comment: A couple of questions for Dr. Shipko

*Consumer Comment: Stuart Shipko, M.D.

*Consumer Comment: Stuart Shipko, M.D.

*Consumer Comment: Stuart Shipko, M.D.

*Consumer Comment: Stuart Shipko, M.D.

*Author of original report: Shipko Denial

*Author of original report: Shipko Denial

*Author of original report: Shipko Denial

*Author of original report: Shipko Denial

*Author of original report: Part of what Shipko said is not true... More defensive commentary from doctor

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: The person who wrote this has never been a patient in my office

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: In defense of my professional reputation...

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This man is a QUACK! Beware, he takes his money up front before he even talks to you and you can be at a disadvantage because he may not even have intention of treating your problem.

He took an intake and asked all the questions but he did not have anything constructive or helpful to say, other than he thinks my background is weird. He told me to just take an ativan for next few days, which is a common advise to his Power Surge web cast. Then he told me that he does not know what to do with my case, and that to call him back the next day so he can think about it and for him to check on me. When I called him back and describe to him how the medication does not work, he was very impatient on the phone. He told me that there is nothing wrong with me and the whole time there was phone ringing on the background. He just said that he has to get off the phone and hang up quickly.

A week or so later, I ended up at the hospital. But he said that there is nothing wrong with me.

Anne
Pasadena, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/30/2007 09:28 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Stuart-Shipko-MD/Pasadena-California-91105/Stuart-Shipko-MD-Do-not-be-fooled-with-his-Power-Surge-Live-and-Book-he-does-not-trea-233655. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Darin - (United States of America)

I had a similar, very unpleasant experience with Dr. Shipko. Last year, after I hesitated to visit any psychiatrist, I decided to give it a shot, and visit Dr. Shipko. My experience was by far the worst experience I have ever had with any physician. He was very insensitive; he did not finish listening to my story, he made an abrupt diagnosis, and sent me off without any follow up. He was very unprofessional, using vulgar language, was condescending, and was not attentive to my specific needs. He seemed, instead, to follow a very specific agenda. I left the office feeling worse than I had ever. I was lucky to later meet a different psychiatrist who helped me with my condition and guided me to regain my life back. I have never gone on a site to rate doctors, but this time, I felt it was necessary so that other people do not undergo a similar experience. 
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#2 Consumer Comment

Anne please contact me

AUTHOR: Lauritz - (United States of America)

Dear Anne,

I am a person who has dealt with Stuart Shipko, and wholely agree that he is a quack. He has a reputation in Pasadena for actually quoting one price over the phone, then inflating the price after he delivers his services. I am arranging to sue him for malpractice in a civil lawsuit. If you will please contact me by email, my lawyer and I would be very interested in learning about your case. Contact me at (((REDACTED))), then I will give you the next step on where we will go.

Lauritz

 

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#3 Consumer Comment

A couple of questions for Dr. Shipko

AUTHOR: Mark - (United States of America)

First let me state that I am neutral to this complaint.  I have not seen him.  But I did read his book and I did e-mail him.  He called me back right away and was very helpful to me.  He gave me free advice and it turned out to be accurate. This was around 2007 or so.

I have been really suffering from panic disorder for 25 years.  I don't want to violate the profanity rule on here but let's just say that having this disorder really sucks.  I am extremely skeptical about treatments and success claims having been through 2 rounds of cognitive therapy and medication for years.  The medication helps to some degree but I am still not 100% by any means.

I was actually considering flying to California just to see Dr. Shipko and I wanted him to address the part of the complaint about payment.  Is "Anne" correct about the $300 up front just for an initial appointment?  That part of the complaint was not rebutted and I am wondering why this would be the case and why insurance would not be involved.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Stuart Shipko, M.D.

AUTHOR: Samuel - (U.S.A.)

I just want to say after going to Dr. Shipko website, I have had allot of help in reducing my medicine xanax. I DID NOT HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING, which most websites do, they feed on the people who need help.

As for the Patient that made the comments, I really do not see them as fact, too many factors involved, she should see another dr. if she thinks this one is giving here the run around. SHE IS NOT THE ONLY PATIENT THIS DOCTOR OR ANY DOCTOR SEES.

also most doctors, hospitals, well any place of business, requires money up front, HELLO lady this is still a business. Thank you
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#5 Consumer Comment

Stuart Shipko, M.D.

AUTHOR: Samuel - (U.S.A.)

I just want to say after going to Dr. Shipko website, I have had allot of help in reducing my medicine xanax. I DID NOT HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING, which most websites do, they feed on the people who need help.

As for the Patient that made the comments, I really do not see them as fact, too many factors involved, she should see another dr. if she thinks this one is giving here the run around. SHE IS NOT THE ONLY PATIENT THIS DOCTOR OR ANY DOCTOR SEES.

also most doctors, hospitals, well any place of business, requires money up front, HELLO lady this is still a business. Thank you
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#6 Consumer Comment

Stuart Shipko, M.D.

AUTHOR: Samuel - (U.S.A.)

I just want to say after going to Dr. Shipko website, I have had allot of help in reducing my medicine xanax. I DID NOT HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING, which most websites do, they feed on the people who need help.

As for the Patient that made the comments, I really do not see them as fact, too many factors involved, she should see another dr. if she thinks this one is giving here the run around. SHE IS NOT THE ONLY PATIENT THIS DOCTOR OR ANY DOCTOR SEES.

also most doctors, hospitals, well any place of business, requires money up front, HELLO lady this is still a business. Thank you
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#7 Consumer Comment

Stuart Shipko, M.D.

AUTHOR: Samuel - (U.S.A.)

I just want to say after going to Dr. Shipko website, I have had allot of help in reducing my medicine xanax. I DID NOT HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING, which most websites do, they feed on the people who need help.

As for the Patient that made the comments, I really do not see them as fact, too many factors involved, she should see another dr. if she thinks this one is giving here the run around. SHE IS NOT THE ONLY PATIENT THIS DOCTOR OR ANY DOCTOR SEES.

also most doctors, hospitals, well any place of business, requires money up front, HELLO lady this is still a business. Thank you
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Shipko Denial

AUTHOR: A - (U.S.A.)

"I have never told any patient that I need to think about their problem overnight and for them to call me back the next day for me to check on them. I do not recall any situation with any patient such as Anne describes."---Shipko

Response: That is exactly what had happened during and following your initial in office consultation of $300, with no insurance accepted. Easy for you to not recall any situation that is not in your favor.

"Anne provides conflicting complaint information, writing at first that I said I did not know what to do for her, and then writing that I told her that she didn't have any problem."---Shipko

Response: This is exactly what had happened. I am simply saying that your diagnosis was conflicting. You told me I need to take the Activan and in a two days, you told me I have no problem and need no medication.

"It is unfair of Anne to write that I never had any intention of treating my patients' problems. Even if she received no help from my office (if indeed 'Anne' ever was a patient in my office) her assertion that I had no intention of helping is not true."---Shipko

Response: I am simply letting people know and documenting that I had an unproductive and strange experience with you. Perhaps this can be helpful for other's consideration.

Anne
Pasadena, CA
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Shipko Denial

AUTHOR: A - (U.S.A.)

"I have never told any patient that I need to think about their problem overnight and for them to call me back the next day for me to check on them. I do not recall any situation with any patient such as Anne describes."---Shipko

Response: That is exactly what had happened during and following your initial in office consultation of $300, with no insurance accepted. Easy for you to not recall any situation that is not in your favor.

"Anne provides conflicting complaint information, writing at first that I said I did not know what to do for her, and then writing that I told her that she didn't have any problem."---Shipko

Response: This is exactly what had happened. I am simply saying that your diagnosis was conflicting. You told me I need to take the Activan and in a two days, you told me I have no problem and need no medication.

"It is unfair of Anne to write that I never had any intention of treating my patients' problems. Even if she received no help from my office (if indeed 'Anne' ever was a patient in my office) her assertion that I had no intention of helping is not true."---Shipko

Response: I am simply letting people know and documenting that I had an unproductive and strange experience with you. Perhaps this can be helpful for other's consideration.

Anne
Pasadena, CA
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#10 Author of original report

Shipko Denial

AUTHOR: A - (U.S.A.)

"I have never told any patient that I need to think about their problem overnight and for them to call me back the next day for me to check on them. I do not recall any situation with any patient such as Anne describes."---Shipko

Response: That is exactly what had happened during and following your initial in office consultation of $300, with no insurance accepted. Easy for you to not recall any situation that is not in your favor.

"Anne provides conflicting complaint information, writing at first that I said I did not know what to do for her, and then writing that I told her that she didn't have any problem."---Shipko

Response: This is exactly what had happened. I am simply saying that your diagnosis was conflicting. You told me I need to take the Activan and in a two days, you told me I have no problem and need no medication.

"It is unfair of Anne to write that I never had any intention of treating my patients' problems. Even if she received no help from my office (if indeed 'Anne' ever was a patient in my office) her assertion that I had no intention of helping is not true."---Shipko

Response: I am simply letting people know and documenting that I had an unproductive and strange experience with you. Perhaps this can be helpful for other's consideration.

Anne
Pasadena, CA
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#11 Author of original report

Shipko Denial

AUTHOR: A - (U.S.A.)

"I have never told any patient that I need to think about their problem overnight and for them to call me back the next day for me to check on them. I do not recall any situation with any patient such as Anne describes."---Shipko

Response: That is exactly what had happened during and following your initial in office consultation of $300, with no insurance accepted. Easy for you to not recall any situation that is not in your favor.

"Anne provides conflicting complaint information, writing at first that I said I did not know what to do for her, and then writing that I told her that she didn't have any problem."---Shipko

Response: This is exactly what had happened. I am simply saying that your diagnosis was conflicting. You told me I need to take the Activan and in a two days, you told me I have no problem and need no medication.

"It is unfair of Anne to write that I never had any intention of treating my patients' problems. Even if she received no help from my office (if indeed 'Anne' ever was a patient in my office) her assertion that I had no intention of helping is not true."---Shipko

Response: I am simply letting people know and documenting that I had an unproductive and strange experience with you. Perhaps this can be helpful for other's consideration.

Anne
Pasadena, CA
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#12 Author of original report

Part of what Shipko said is not true... More defensive commentary from doctor

AUTHOR: A - (U.S.A.)

"I have never told any patient that I need to think about their problem overnight and for them to call me back the next day for me to check on them. I do not recall any situation with any patient such as Anne describes." ---Shipko

Response: That is exactly what had happenend during the initial consultation in your office that costed me $300 for the hour. You have told me to call you in another day.

"Anne provides conflicting complaint information, writing at first that I said I did not know what to do for her, and then writing that I told her that she didn't have any problem." ---Shipko

Response: That is exactly what you have said in the initial consultation. My case may be more complicated and different from others. When I called you back telling you that your advise did not work, you did say exactly the same thing. In a few days, I ended up in the hospital to receive more extensive care.

"It is unfair of Anne to write that I never had any intention of treating my patients' problems. Even if she received no help from my office (if indeed 'Anne' ever was a patient in my office) her assertion that I had no intention of helping is not true." ---Shipko

Response: No where in the text that I have written or implied what was said from the above quote. I am simply documenting that I had an unpleasant and unproductive experience with you. I am sure you have successes with your other patients, but in MY case, you were a complete failure. It is so easy for you to attack on your patient's character and blame them because they are "crazy" to begin with before they arrived at your office. It is sad that you are quick to jump to that.

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#13 REBUTTAL Owner of company

The person who wrote this has never been a patient in my office

AUTHOR: Stuart - (U.S.A.)

Out of curiosity I searched my calender database for the last three years and I have not treated any patient named Anne or Ann during this time period.
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#14 REBUTTAL Individual responds

In defense of my professional reputation...

AUTHOR: Stuart - (U.S.A.)

The report is not true.

I have never told any patient that I need to think about their problem overnight and for them to call me back the next day for me to check on them. I do not recall any situation with any patient such as Anne describes. Certainly Anne never called me or wrote to me to discuss her dissatisfaction.

Anne provides conflicting complaint information, writing at first that I said I did not know what to do for her, and then writing that I told her that she didn't have any problem. Her claim that I do not treat patients as advertised is false. I don't advertise any special treatments; I treat patients just as any other doctor without any guarentees or promises.

It is unfair of Anne to write that I never had any intention of treating my patients' problems. Even if she received no help from my office (if indeed "Anne" ever was a patient in my office) her assertion that I had no intention of helping is not true.

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