SHAIN PHILIP W MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry · 1 Provider

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Dr. Philip Shain, MD

Dr. Philip Shain, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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1.6
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based on the average of 22 provider reviews for SHAIN PHILIP W MD

Review of Dr. Shain

-Pleasant Hill, CA |

2. That letter was the first indication in all those years that he viewed me as the problem. BTW, my strong will and relentless personality served the advocacy of my son's mental health for years. Philip Shain is certainly my failure. BTW, a little more history: my boys were adopted at 1 and 5 YO from a foreign country, horribly malnourished, left on the side of a road. Both suffer from Reactive Attachment Disorder and a number of other conditions that were never mentioned by Shain.
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-Antioch, CA |

I was told by a friend "run don't walk" and wish I'd listened. Do yourself and your child a favor and stay far far away. Make your insurance find someone else.
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- in Walnut Creek, CA |

I've asked for my medical records multiple times now and have yet to have them provided to me. Also, as I've come to discover after the fact that one of the medications he took me off abruptly, should have been tapered instead and suplimented with a small dose of something else to aide in avoiding withdrawals. Instead he put me up to a "therapeutic" dose of the new med as quickly as possible and sent me into mania.
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-Martinez, Ca |

He can be helpful with children & families. I was an older patient & found him to be judgmental at times. He had me on multiple medications that made me feel terrible all the time. When I complained to him he'd put me on somthing else, but they were very high doses of each & when I told my physician she said the combination I was on was unusual. Once I stopped taking the medication, you could tell he stopped caring & constantly tried to prescribe me new medications.
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-Orinda |

My experience with Dr. Shain was awful. Dr.Shain did not tell me or give me a written note on any instructions about taking a new medication he prescribed. When I came back a day later after I started experiencing horrible side effects he blamed me for not listening to him about starting with half the pill for a week. He NEVER told me this and barely apologized. When I would text him questions about my dosage he would ask who I was and then never respond. Unprofessional and no people skills!
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- in Concord, CA |

Dr. Shain reported me to CPS when I refused to increase the dosage of Abilify to control my son's irritability. The Abilify stopped working after about 9 months and Dr. Shain wanted me to keep on increasing the dosage up to 12.5 mg. I told him that my son is starting to hear voices to kill himself when the dosage was up to 7.5mg. Dr. Shain doesn't listen to feedback and disregard my son's safety.And it was very unethical and reckless of him to call CPS instead. He is very rude and condescending.
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  • Family Psychotherapy

SHAIN PHILIP W MD accepts 4 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
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