During my intake I disclosed a history of being sexually abused as a child by my family. He was nice enough. On my second and third visits he was dismissive and presumptuous. Ex: I stated I was happy to be with my boyfriend's family because they're kind and he stated that I could have seen my family as negative due to the depression and did not seem to buy it when I said otherwise. I don't expect him to remember much about me but at least have the decency to remember that.
He took me off of my regular medication on the first visit, which was necessary, but then he put me on a different one and he says he prescribes it to everyone and it works wonders. Well I was just 5 visits in and he asked me how I was doing so I replied with "not so good". The first thing out of his mouth then was, "I have nothing for you". He will only prescribe that one mediation. He told me that I should probably seek help elsewhere. He's rude, he loads you with drugs, overall terrible!
He gave me a prescription that he told me would be safe with breastfeeding a newborn. I checked with three other doctors, and they all said it was unsafe for breastfeeding.
The other reviews on healthgrades are spot on. Dr. Phansalkar is rude and curt. He is everything you don't want in a Psychiatrist. On my second appointment I felt worse about everything in the world. What is it like to ask for help and then have to deal with someone like Dr. Phansalkar? Bad... If anyone reads this and the other comments out here do yourself a favor and do not see Dr. Phansalkar.
Dr. Vazquez is an outstanding & highly educated psychiatrist. I have built great trust and confidence in him. Unfortunately, his nurse lacks compassion, intelligence and patience. She should not be permitted to work with humans and is far more suited for a position collecting urine. Due to her incompetence, I have been left waiting 20 days for an urgent refill in January 2016 and once again in April 2016. My pHarmacy faxed and left messages. They provided me emergency supplies.I left messages.
Initial visit was 30 minutes and a line of rapid questions. I walked out of the office with 3 types of medicines I had no clue what they were for. Totally confused and with a severe anxiety attack I ended up in the ER an hour later. If you need someone to understand you better and deeper before making a diagnosis you are better off seeking help elsewhere.
Dr Phansalkar is very brief with his patients... He takes the minimal time required to either diagnose or talk through problems with them, setting no real plan in place for treatment or temporary coping strategies. His demeanor during consultations is quick, rude and dry. His treatment style is to medicate to mediate, no more-no less. I would not recommend Dr Phansalkar to anyone.
Hes a caring doctor. He thinks about what is truely best for you and your family. He's easy to get a hold of and is very real about his opinion. He is very busy but if you are struggling will make time.
Dr. Zikel is a board certified neurosurgeon. He graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and received his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He underwent neurosurgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and has been in practice since 2000.
Dr. Zikel has received extensive training in all aspects of neurosurgery, including brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. He has a particular interest in spinal pathology. Dr. Zikel believes in a conservative approach. Many patients will improve without surgery, and all patients wishes are taken into consideration before any treatment is undertaken.
Psychotherapy And Psychophysiological Therapy (Incl. Biofeedback)
Psychiatric Medication Therapy
Electroconvulsive Therapy (Ect)