Dr. Bassam El-Borno, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 65

Dr. El-Borno
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Bassam M.A. El-Borno, M.D.

160 N Pointe Blvd Lancaster, PA 17601

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(267) 389-7039

Dr. Bassam El-Borno, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Lancaster, PA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Cairo University , School Of Medicine medical school in 1980. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. El-Borno to book an appointment.

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2 disciplinary actions Found
  • Felony conviction relating to controlled substance violations (10/27/2020)View details
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (6/30/2020)View details
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Dr. El-Borno's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. El-Borno

4.2

Based on 60 ratings

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Extremely disappointed. I have a feeling he didn't put his records on computer and therefore wasn't allowed to practice. He was well aware of this and never told his patients the truth. Just hung us out to dry.
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Dec 13, 2019
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Wonderful care! Always returned calls. This recent time without care was confusing, but I’m relieved Dr. El Borno is planning on returning in New Year! Grateful for the treatment received already and pray things are ok for the doctor. Good Bless!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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KE – Nov 17, 2019
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Family has been seeing him for nearly 20 years. Love him, he is the BEST!
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Nov 07, 2019
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He abdonned me. Literally. Went to appointment, he was a no show. No call or explanation. Just left with stupid answering system saying that if I needed refills on meds to go to family doctor. I did, and she was annoyed that he didn't at least refer me out to another doctor. Don't get me wrong, I think that Dr. ElBorno is a good person, but when you ghost your patients, it's time to move on.
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Angela Daffner – Nov 03, 2019
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I want schedule an appointment but cant find an email could you please email me?
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state college, PA – Jun 12, 2019
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Dr. El-Borno is highly inappropriate with his patients and pushes pills without first taking the time to understand his their issues and history.
What went well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Jun 04, 2019
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Dr. El Borno, You have been very helpful to our family. I would like to set up an appointment for another member. Could you please have Mary call or email our number? Many thanks. Sam
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
26 people found this helpful
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Sam in PA – Feb 01, 2019
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Purely just a business...like any other business. Walked away after a few years with more questions than answers.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Dec 21, 2018
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I haven’t be able to see Dr. El-Borno for a few years due to the office no longer accepting my insurance. I still recommend him to everyone I know searching for a psychiatrist. He listened and worked with me to find the best medicines for me. I’ve been diagnosed with Bipolar and social anxiety for about 10 years now. Thank you, Dr. B, for always making me laugh and most importantly never making me feel like any less of a person or a burden because of my diagnosis’s.
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
27 people found this helpful
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Brittany in Lancaster , PA – Oct 21, 2018
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I have never met a more caring individual that is down to earth and easy to talk to. I look forward to my meetings with Dr. El-Borno and my beloved Mary, the secretary. Amazing office with never a bad experience. So much love to them both.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laura in Lancaster , PA – Aug 28, 2018
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Not impressed. Saw him a couple of times and the level of care went south after a couple of visits. Saw in Lancaster office.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Mar 25, 2018
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Dr. El Borno is the best!!! I have been seeing him since I was a child along with my family. He is family!! He has been there for us for 26 years! The only Dr. I have ever trusted. The support he gives is amazing! He just knows how to treat his patients. His knowledge is top notch! Really helped me and continues to help. I love the confidence he has given me! Anytime I ever had an issue with my meds he always listens and really cares and works with you to find what works. #1 in my book!!!
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
25 people found this helpful
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Erin H. – Feb 28, 2018
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Dr El-Borno is a god send. He is down to earth, open, honest and upfront with you. He speaks to you, not at you; and he treats you like a friend, not just a patient. I lost my daughter in 2012 and he has helped me deal with the grief, anxiety and depression since her death. I will forever be grateful for him and his help. A gentle soul, with vast knowledge and a genuine doctor who wants to help, not just prescribe medication. I can’t say enough about this amazing man!!
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
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Tonya Mckenzie in Millersville ,PA – Feb 19, 2018
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I love and will be forever greatfull to Dr. El-Borno . He is the only one who could get my teens diagnoses right . My son has seen another Dr. for a year , did therapy , inpatient , out patient . My son was still depressed and suicidal. Untill El-Borno ! Thank you so much !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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chasity in Kinzers – Jan 11, 2018
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Borno is an absolutely amazing person no doubt about it. I’ve been seeing him for years, other doctors couldn’t find the solution to all my problems. I went for years to others, And didn’t find peace until I stumbled across this wonderful man. Truly caring, he’s respectful, friendly, and such a goofball. His office is always a good environment. He has truly changed my life. He knows it’s almost like he can take the words off the tip of your tounge, and almost like he feels what you’re feeling.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Hannah Mowery in pa – Dec 22, 2017
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After struggling for over a year with Post Concussion Depression my daughter stayed on the phone for over an hour looking for a psychiatric doctor. Dr. El-Borno was #12 on her list, He accepted her as a patient. That was 6 weeks ago. Today thanks to his help I have my daughter back. She is up every morning ready for the day, able to once again go to her retail job and deal with the public. He has her on a perfect 'cocktail' for her. She is not drowsy nor hyper, She is just HER bless you
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
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lebanon, pa – Nov 29, 2017
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Yesterday was our first appointment with Dr. El-Borno and we couldn't be happier. I was going to get a second opinion as we were unhappy with my daughter's current psychiatrist who never gave us a diagnosis for her treatment and seemed to be "trying" out different medications over the past six months; some with very negative effects on my teenage daughter. After one visit with Dr. El-Borno, we not only have a diagnosis, but positive steps towards getting her healthy again. Highly recommended!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah Mumford in Hatboro, PA – Nov 16, 2017
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Got an appointment super quickly after calling. Dr. El-Borno himself is super friendly and very knowledgeable. He actually diagnosed me and explained the reasons for taking the medication he prescribed. Trust me when I say I have had other doctors who just write you a prescription and say here take this, with no explanation. Easily the best doctor I have ever had.
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
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Chris – Oct 25, 2017
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I remember being told "He's the very best" when I was referred by my family doctor to see this psychiatrist. It didn't take long for me to appreciate why......he's just outstanding in every way. Top notch care from a diamond in the rough. I understand that he's now helping a new premier practice grow in Blue Bell, PA. They're very lucky, as are their clients.
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
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Oct 15, 2017
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I love this man's brain, but he is very hard to get a hold of and does not return calls- sometimes even when you go to the office. Regardless, the only man I'll let mess with my head.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Elizabethtown, PA – Jun 14, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Bassam El-Borno, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Lancaster, PA and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry

Education

University Of Louisville, School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University 0f Louisville, School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1980
Cairo University , School Of Medicine
Medical School

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