He was an arrogant jerk! He was an arrogant jerk! He spent the whole time talking and lecturing me. I told him I had no insurance and not much money. I wasted $240 on this jerk. Everytime I tried to say something, he ignored me or gave me any icy look. He didn't hear anything I said. He insulted me, bored me, made me mad as fire, took my money with no thought of how bad he upset me, and went on with his life. I wish I could get my money back, but they won't respond to my calls.
Carolina Performance is a scam. The fake doctor scam you need to be aware of- and Dr. William Matthews at Carolina Performance is part of this ALERT - physician scam. Check out for yourself, try to find his licence number-. I paid for an expensive intake, and he could not write a prescription, nor could he call it into CVS Pharmacy. Why? Because he wasn't a real doctor. I also needed him to fax a referral to another doctor in California, and after a week, he was still not able to fax my request. Why? Because he didn't want to reveal that he was bogus. Do not use ANY "doctor" at Carolina Performance.
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Terrible clinic. It takes a month before you can even dose. I highly recommend you skip by this place.
This is the absolute worst clinic I've EVER been on. They make you see the Dr. for EVERY increase. It took me over 6 month's just to make it up to 65mg. I stayed on that clinic almost a year and never even got to a stable dose. Also they use the tactic of dropping your dose for punitive reasons...yes they actually inflict withdrawals on you as a form of punishment. They make you jump through all kinds of hoops just because they have the power to make you suffer if you don't comply. Avoid this place unless you like walking around half sick all the time.
Doctor used to be nice when she had the smaller office, now it's all chrome and glass and looks classy, but she now doesn't seem to care about you anymore. So dissapointing.
The negative comment previously mentioned appears to be a smear ad by a competitor to smear the good name and reputation of First Step Services. It is somewhat telling and unusual that this posting is entitled with a name of a fellow practitioner. You can visit www.firststepnc.com and read people’s experiences that are client-submitted feedback about the services at First Step. This company is fully transparent in the staff providing services and the description of the services offered.First Step is a member of the Raleigh Better Business and Chamber of Commerce. The company is a NC state (NC DWI and DHHS) and nationally credentialed (CARF) facility.The primary purpose is to provide evidenced-based practices with a client-centered approach.It is unfortunate that people are not required to post their name with their comments.Tony Porrett