Dean Knudson, MD

Dean Knudson, MD
The Lakes Consultation Group 1155 Ford Road Minneapolis, MN 55426
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(14 Reviews)
4 star average for Service
4 star average for Environment
4 star average for Expertise
4 star average for Staff
4.5 star average for Recommended
4 star average for Value
I can only give a review based on my son's care. He is now deceased. I alerted Dr. Knudson's office that my son was not doing well. Never heard back. *Granted,* my son had not signed a waiver. BUT "Dr. K" spent less than two minutes with my son. Within one week of his last visit, my son had taken his life.
I have not heard from this "professional." I have more than one therapist working with me. I asked, "would you call the mother of a young man you treated to express your condolence?" I received a resounding YES. I don't think this doc cares much.
by motherofAdam
August 23, 2017
Dr. Knutson shocked the literal cap out of my brain for a long period of time and only stopped when he had me comic ted for being unresponsive. I only wish I could sue him for malpractice.
by crazy now for sure
January 29, 2016
A total waste. He's a joke. He could not have rushed me in and out any faster. There was absolutely no regard for me on a personal level. It was down right unprofessional. Avoid seeing him at all cost.
by Disgusted by Dr. Knudson
September 10, 2015
I counsel against this physician, I was referred to him for treating my ADHD because of his neuroscience background (I also have epilepsy). Unfortunately, he grossly neglected his duties here, despite the well known complications and extreme dangers of shock withdrawing epileptic patients from drugs like amphetamine (which he prescribed), he recklessly issued paper scrips in advance (NOT THE ACCEPTED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF WRITING FOR X-MONTHS WITH MONTHLY REFILL PENDING AUTHORIZATION) without any plans for when papers get lost. He transposes divergent non-related disorders despite a lack of evidence, I am a psych student and am familiar with the DSM and its APPROPRIATE APPLICATION, his approach does not seem to fit (being religiously observant and spiritually active is not evidence for ongoing evaluation for schizotypal disorder). For people who have simplistic or extreme cases he is a good doctor and very knowledgeable; however, if your situation is remotely complex and doesn't fit into his normal practice AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
by Mr. D
March 23, 2015
DANGEROUS! Dr. Dean Knutson has sent a patient to shock therapy against will many times.

Dr. Dean Knutson uses a set of algorithms ( a mathematical set of questions) to question you during your appointments. If you try to converse with Dr. Kuntson outside of algorithmic questions, he will raze his voice over you in an attempt to intimidate you into go back to algorithm. If you don't immediately return to his algorithmic questioning, he will raze his voice to the point of abusively yelling at you!

Do not see this Dr. Dean Knutson DANGEROUS!
by Unhappy
December 17, 2014
Please do not see Dr Knudon. I have never met with a doctor so disengaged. His assessment was made by reading an endless checklist of symptoms while stifling yawns. He made no real diagnosis, he wanted to just write a script and move along to the next person. The most disppointing doctor visits I have ever been to.
by SS
July 30, 2014
My experience was fair until now. I have felt rushed and basically that this was a cookie-cutter operation in that at each appointment, the same checklist questions are asked and new prescriptions written. I have some memory issues and managed to miss two appointments (reminder calls are spotty at best). Now I am out of a needed medication and have been told that I cannot get a refill until I see the doctor - the first available appointment is 2 weeks out. I left a message two days ago but he has not returned my call. There are no automated features such as e-mail reminders or the ability to pay bills online. The withdrawal from this med can be quite rough and I am having symptoms already. I feel rather helpless at this point - I missed the appointments, yes, but I really need help now, and all I can do is hope he will stop playing power games and get me enough of the meds to get through.
by Survivor of much
March 13, 2014
Did you spend a lot of time in the waiting room at this provider's office?
The wait wasn't terrible, but it wasn't the best
Was this psychiatrist's office clean?
No, I didn't feel comfortable at all
Did you feel like this provider's office was understaffed?
No, they were fully staffed
Does this provider promptly return your phone calls?
Did this provider wear an obnoxious cologne?
No, they didn't wear any cologne
by Anonymous
September 06, 2013
Does this psychiatrist promptly return your phone calls?
No, I have to wait weeks before I hear back
by Anonymous
May 06, 2013
Does this psychiatrist remember you and your circumstances at every appointment?
Definitely! They always remember me and make me feel important!
Did you notice a foul odor when you arrived at this provider's office?
Not at all, their office smelled fantastic!
How would you compare this provider to others in his/her field that you have visited?
Among the best I have seen
Do you feel that you could have received better service somewhere else?
No, I don't think so
Does this provider always put the customer first?
Yes, they always put customers first
by David
December 07, 2012
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