ServicesLoon Chua, MD practices psychiatry at 3800 Park Nicollet Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416. Psychiatrists are licensed physicians who specialize in the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
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It was long ago, somewhere around 1990. I had been hospitalized for severe, chronic migraines. The attending neurologist called in Dr. Chua (unbeknownst to me, without notifying me). I was not too pleased since my migraines were not at all related to emotional reasons, which were later confirmed to be hormonal-caused. Nonetheless, the neurologist felt compelled to call in Dr. Chua for an evaluation. I later consulted with a widely known and well-respected psychologist who concluded it was inappropriately handled. Dr. Chua, nonetheless, seemed to "think" I had an underlying anxiety disorder (based on a whopping 15 min of chitchat). Hence, he put me on medication. Suffice to say, I did not want to be put on any drugs, nor did I agree with his assessment, and I did not appreciate whatsoever the manner in which the evaluation was conducted. If it were to happen again, I would do things differently. However, as I recall Dr. Chua, I remember him to be quiet-natured and courteous however opinionated. Since I did not appreciate the unannounced visit I was extremely defensive. As a psychiatrist, he should have foreseen that such an unannounced visit could/WOULD cause problems, defensiveness and ultimately lead to a wrong diagnosis (which it did). It's unfortunate because Dr. Chua could have approached the situation entirely differently and offered me the option to choose whether I wanted to talk with him there or in a clinic setting. Instead, it was forced on me in a setting where I was naturally uncomfortable. Had the hospitalization been due to psych reasons, I could have understand but because it was to get the migraines under control, there was no valid reason to call a 'surprise' psych eval.
All that said -- Dr. Chua was generally polite, however. Despite the circumstances under which we met, he was professional and quite pleasant. As for the neurologist? Because of his poor conduct and independent decisions, I fired him and found a competent neurologist who specialized in migraines.
Dr. Chua is the greatest! He performed a miracle on me,I am Bipolar 1 and and always had severe depression where I slept for weeks and tried so many antidepressant for 13 years and gave up till I met him He fixed it! He fixed what I thought never could be fixed and then I asked him to do another miracle and fix my energy level and he did,i had no energy but now I do,I'm alive again,I'm so glad I met Dr. Chua.and my last psychiatrist retired so I had to find another one and I met the greatest!
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