Dr. Alexei Michelson, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 55

Psychiatry

Dr. Alexei Michelson, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Moscow Med Stomatology Institute in 1990. He is affiliated with Saddleback Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Alexei Michelson, MD

Behavioral Assessment Center

24800 Chrisanta Dr Ste 260 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Tried to make an appointment for my child in Dec 2021. No covid vaccination, no service is the motto. They would not provide service via telemedicine either. I am sensitive to the desire to keep staff safe. However, their unwillingness to provide service via telemedicine (or following masking and social distancing) is a clear message that patient care is not their priority. My child needs support and was denied service due to provider’s policy to treat ONLY vaccinated patients.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Parent of Unvaccinated Patient – Dec 21, 2021
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One of the worst experiences I have had with a Doctor. At first everything was fine, then a year and a half into seeing Dr Michelson I lost two prescriptions that he wrote for me. When I informed the office that they were lost and I needed new ones the doctor spoke to me in a manner that displayed he doesn’t believe that I lost the prescriptions and that they could be sold or something?? And then recently we decide to up my dosage by 5 mg and then the pharmacy tells me that prescription the doctor wrote for me doesn't exist in that dosage. when I Informed the doctors office after a few weeks of calling the doctor finally gets on the phone and tells me that dosage does exist and if i'm not happy to take my treatment to another doctor. keep in mind this is after over three weeks of them not getting back to me or helping me in anyway. His excuse for them taking weeks was he was out on vacation. I’m sorry but that’s no excuse your office should be able to function with or without you there
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Dec 16, 2021
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Dr Michelson writes prescriptions well and has told me, with Bipolar Disorder, to pick myself up by the bootstraps and that I have a great life. I chose another psychiatrist and needed my records sent. The office sent 1 page of history of an 11 year relationship.????????
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Disappointed in CA – May 26, 2018
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I have seen Dr. Michelson on and off for a couple years and recommend him highly. I’ve had a very good experience with him getting help managing depression/anxiety symptoms and the related medication management. I’ve tried other psychiatrists and never had a positive experience until I went to Dr. Michelson. The office staff is also very friendly and helpful which makes the experience that much better. Thanks for making my life more enjoyable!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jason B in Mission Viejo, CA – Jan 23, 2017
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Very good service and treatment results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Maria M in Irvine, CA – Aug 07, 2016
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Several years ago, I lost my teenage son to a car accident. Needless to say, I fell experienced a period of hopeless depression. Eventually, I learned to accept my loss and recovered from grief. Although there were many factors leading to my recovery, DR. Michelson's was an integral part of it. He also treated me for Adult ADHD , I always suspected I suffered from ADHD but never sought help. Today, my life is productive in a manner I never imagined. Dr.Michelson's staff i second to none!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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George Z. in Irvine, CA – May 25, 2016
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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Medical Examiner

Board Certifications

  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

UCLA-San Fernando Valley Program
Fellowship Hospital
UC Irvine Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1990
Moscow Med Stomatology Institute
Medical School
1990
Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute Na Semasko
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Russian

Awards

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Does Dr. Alexei Michelson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Michelson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Alexei Michelson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Michelson frequently treats Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , Addiction, and ADHD and-or ADD. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Michelson treats.

Where is Dr. Alexei Michelson, MD's office located?

Dr. Michelson's office is located at 24800 Chrisanta Dr Ste 260, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Michelson speaks Russian, French, and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Michelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Michelson performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Michelson performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Michelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • ADHD Testing
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

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Dr. Michelson accepts the following insurance:

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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
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Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity Behavioral Health Network-CA
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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Priority Select HMO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Locations

Behavioral Assessment Center

Alex D. Michelson, M.D., Inc.24800 Chrisanta Dr Ste 260 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

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