Long Live Healthy with Member Stories

Feb 6, 2014

Member: Ellen

Doctor Rating: 5

I met Dr Long at a time in my life when I had lost my dad to cancer.

I met Dr Long at a time in my life when I had lost my dad to cancer, I was in an unhealthy marriage and I was completely overworked and undervalued at my job. She took one look at me and without any judgement began a process to get me well. Dr Long was able to convince me that I needed medication and removed the stigma attached to depression. We worked together to get my medication perfect so I was able to cope with everything life handed me. Although not a Psychiatrist or Psychologist, Dr Long treated my depression and anxiety with great care and tenderness. Her treatment went beyond medication and included suggestions to volunteer in order to put my issues into perspective and exercise to naturally raise my hormonal levels. I trust her opinion and took her suggestion for a counselor that she recommended. I have never felt like she is rushed or hurrying my diagnosis or examination. Once, when there was an issue with the front desk and I waited for 45 minutes she personally apologized and presented me with a gift card for the inconvenience. As my life changed whether it be from a job loss, new baby or divorce, Dr Long was there to get me through. She has been a shoulder to cry on and the kick in the pants I needed for over 10 years. I know my health is in good hands with my friend, Dr Long.

Photo: Ellen