ServicesCraig Vine, MD practices psychiatry at 2550 University Ave W Ste 229N, Saint Paul, MN 55114. Psychiatrists are licensed physicians who specialize in the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.
To learn more, or to make an appointment with Craig Vine, MD in Saint Paul, MN, please call (651) 290-9200 for more information.
Making the appointment was easy. I was not given instructions to come early and the staff at the front desk did not provide clear instructions as to what they wanted when I arrived. Rather than sending paperwork in advance or having it available online like many other clinics, they give you a stack of paperwork to complete upon arrival.They then ask the same questions in the sit-down interview. Everyone's time would be much better spent if this paperwork could be completed and submitted in advance. When a nurse finally called me back, she disciplined me for being late, although I was on time for the appt. I told her no one informed me to come early, but she was cranky nonetheless. The nurse did a thorough interview and eventually warmed up a little, but I still felt guarded, which is not the way to feel when approaching psychiatry. I did get in to see the doctor, Craig Vine. His manner was fine, but I felt like my thoughts were not considered and the visit was so short I didn't get time to establish a rapport with him. In the end, I left feeling like I had been through an assembly line rather than a medical care plan. This is a physician-driven practice, not a patient-doctor approach. I would not recommend this facility to others.
Dr. Vine is the fourth and finest psychiatrist I have seen as a client for long periods of time. He has taught me the most and educated me more about my condition than others have been able to. I very quickly got the feeling working with him that he wanted to see me succeed in my endeavors, and this led me to trust him more quickly than I was able to build trust with other physicians. I have depended upon medications for my functionality, but have always resisted the idea heavily. Although my status has fluctuated greatly, Dr. Vine has made every effort to keep me on the lowest effective dose, something I greatly appreciate. I've never had the feeling that he was the type of doctor who would overprescribe meds just to keep his patients out of trouble. I would recommend him to anyone... nay I would only recommend him to people I cared about.
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