Dr. Arvind Phansalkar, MD


Psychiatry | Male

Dr. Arvind Phansalkar, MD
Dr. Arvind Phansalkar, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Brookfield, WI. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 49 years. Dr. Phansalkar is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - Saint Joseph.

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Dr. Phansalkar's Performance
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Patient Comments (6)
Milwaukee, WI |
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.
in Brookfield, WI |
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!
Waukesha, WI |
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.
in Milwaukee, WI |
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.
in Milwaukee, WI |
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.
Brookfield, WI |
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.
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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  Malpractice claims in Wisconsin not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder


  • Medical School
    Bj Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1968

  • Residency Hospital
    Mo Institute Psy

    Completed in 1973

    Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)