Ratings for Dr. Milorad Vukovic
Has been my daughter's psychiatrist since she was 9 yrs old. She just turned 18 this summer. He has always thoroughly explained the medication he was prescribing, included my daughter in ALL decisions of her treatment. Last year was the first time she ever spoke to him, he did not make a big thing out of it but did congratulate her on what she told him, her audition to be in the school's play, her finding friends who understood her, etc. She has gotten to the point where she wants to be weaned off her mediation (5 mg) and he is agreeable to doing so in a timely manner. We saw an associate of his while he was away, she said to my daughter that she will forever be on mediation, patients such as she would be suicidal without it, etc. We will never see her again.
I've been seeing Dr. Vukovic since I was 14 and it's been a pretty great experience. After getting to know me for over a year he started me on a low dose anti-anxiety medication and has barely increased the dosage. He's super easy to talk to and doesn't judge me for anything I say. He really helps me manage my anxiety and my overbearing parents. While not everyone is okay with minors being medicated, he understands that sometimes brain chemistry has a lot to do with depressive thoughts and can definitely help. You do however have to be active in your treatment because he wont do the leg work for you at all! (which in my case was super helpful)
loves to give antipsychotics off label, which tend to put his patients into crisis which he then blames on another mental illness. His favourite anxiety treatment is cipralex and abilify (not approved for use in kids in Canada, and never for anxiety). Make sure you really look at the pills he is pushing, because when you tell him it's getting worse he will just up the dose, to the point a 10 yr old will be on 10x the dosage that they should legally be on.
Dr. Vukovic is by far one of the worst psychiatrists I have ever met. He is nothing but a pill pusher. Every time I would go to see him he couldn't get me out of there fast enough. The meetings were either half an hour or less. His only advice was to either put me on more medication or if not he would say "You seem fine, you don't have to see me again." Meanwhile I had depression but he had no idea what I had or what medication to put me on. Something more disturbing, every time I saw him he would make a joke out of everything and say inappropriate things to me.
Great Child orientated person. He is great in the sense of his attitude being so calm with the kids and doesn't intimidate any one in the family unit. He used to be a neurologist, and moved over to psychiatry (not unusual for doctors do move in these two fields). That is why he is so knowledged. Very friendly, plus very professional all wrapped into one person. You will find him at the Shoniker Clinic on the Centennary Hospital site, which is to the left of the hospital as you approach it, then around the back of the building in the basement of those apartments ~ must go to the back of the building to get into the offices ~ down a hallway with lots of paintings of characters on the wall, and at the end of the paintings that is where they hang out (door to the left)~ staff are all very pleasant and been there for years. Very easy going place, and calm atmosphere ~ nice all round.
My daughter (16) loves him, wish he wouldn't had out meds - I would rather talk therapy, but it's not me in there, so what do I know. He got her to quit smoking weed, her marks have improved, and she's happy - a changed kid, so I think he's amazing.
The best Child Psychiatrist you will find,(and I have seen many) both my children love him as do my husband and I. Extremely helpful with any child service that you need. Staff are equally helpful and pleasant. He can be found at the Shoniker Building across from Centenary Hospital in Scarborough and his schedule is flexible.I have rated Dr. Vukovic this way because I have been seeing him for our two severely ADHD and Autistic children for many years and he has been such a wonderful help and made an incredible improvement on our lives. I can`t say enough wonderful things about him! Have your family Dr. refer your child to see him, your child will love him!
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