Dr. Dianne Thomas, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 60

Dr. Thomas
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Dianne Thomas MD LLC

165 State St Ste 2 Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Dr. Dianne Thomas, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of The West Indies / Faculty of Medicine medical school in 1988. She is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thomas to book an appointment.

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (4)
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  • Appointment was rushed (9)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (8)
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Because her office is quite far from mine and because of COVID, we arranged to have phone appts which I thought was very accommodating of her. My first impression was positive although I did feel she was short with me at times during that and following appts. I had a total of 3 appts with her and had a 4th booked for Sept. She called to confirm the day before & said she would call me at the appt time, which was our normal procedure. Everything appeared to be fine. The day and time of the appt, she did not call. I tried calling her several times to no avail; she did not pick up or return my phone calls. I had no response/explanation from her. I found this to be unprofessional and decided to just find a new doc. 3 months later I receive a $600 bill for this supposed appt that DID NOT occur. Not only is it completely unethical to “ghost” a patient, it is absolutely against the law to bill a patient for services not rendered. I am shocked & disgusted with her business & medical practices.
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Feb 06, 2021
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Avoid this doctor at all cost! She is unprofessional, rude, unorganized, doesn’t answer the phone, or show up to appointments! The first time I brought my son to her we waited for three hours for her! She never apologized or acknowledged mismanaging her appointments. She switched my son to a medication that made him erratic and violent and when I tried to reach her to tell her what was going on, I couldn’t get her and it took a while for her to get back to me. After I finally got in contact with her, I was told to follow up a later time to see what we would do. So I followed up with her a few months later and scheduled an appointment. She called to comfirm the appointment a week beforehand, and when my son and I arrived she wasn’t there! We waited in the hallway for an hour! I called her several times, knocked on the door, rang the bell to no avail! My son missed school for this appointment, and she didn’t have the decency to call to cancel! My advice, find someone else, she’s awful!
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Dee – Oct 30, 2019
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Excellent, personal, professional, and always on time
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Derek R – Jul 20, 2019
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Very bad in returning calls. Acts like she’s about to fall asleep during therapy sessions. Gives very little feedback. Unorganized scheduling (will write one time on your appointment card, but another in her appointment book). However, she is a very nice person.
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Mar 10, 2019
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DO NOT RECOMMEND - I've been trying to get my prescription refilled for a week now. First I couldn't even leave her a message because voicemail wasn't setup. Then I left her a vmail on Monday and had to call her back and leave a voicemail on Thursday because she still had not called back. She finally calls me back Thursday night saying she will fill my prescription the next day. It's now Sunday, I've left her a few text messages, no response and no refill yet. Absolutely HORRIBLE.
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Jan 27, 2019
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If I could leave negative stars I would. In a nutshell, "Dr." Thomas saw my 8 year old son for about 8 months. During that time she never remembered his name, asked us on our third visit "who we were", wrote the wrong name down on his appointment cards... Her communication is ATROCIOUS. My son needed a refill of his prescription. She was away on vacation. I called her, left text messages on her personal cell phone and the pharmacy called her as well. She returned ZERO of these messages. HORRIBLE
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Oct 26, 2018
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She's really caring and understanding. Really takes the time to listen and makes sure the drugs side effects are something you'll be okay with. I know she had to go on a medical leave and that might be inconvenient for people but that's out of her control. Definitely recommend her.
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NJ – Aug 23, 2017
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I saw Dr. Thomas once and when I arrived at her office for a follow-up, I was met with a sign that read she won't be seeing patients for 3 mos. due to a medical emergency. I am sorry about whatever may have occurred, but there was no voicemail advising patients re: her extended absence, or recommendations for what to do if meds needed reauthorization. For some patients, such poor standard of care can have dire consequences. My health is too important and must switch drs.
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Apr 30, 2017
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Dr. Thomas is very kind and has helped with my daughter's depression. We saw a few Dr.'s before having the good fortune to meet Dr. Thomas. I recommend her highly.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Patients who are actively involved in their care and are wee informed about treatment modalities fare a lot better than those who are ill informed. I try my best to provide a trained listening ea

Biography

As a physician, I think that good patient care is one of our basic needs.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry

Education

Harlem Hosp Ctr-Colum P&S
Internship Hospital
2007
Harlem Hosp Ctr-Colum P&S
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Harlem Hosp Ctr-Colum P&S
Residency Hospital
1988
University of The West Indies / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
1983
Undergraduate School
University of the West Indies
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Thomas has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Dianne Thomas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Thomas frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Major Depressive Disorder. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Thomas treats.

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Dr. Thomas' office is located at 165 State St Ste 2, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Thomas' Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Thomas treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Dr. Thomas performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Thomas performs this procedure more than 88% of her peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thomas treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Thomas treats this condition more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Thomas' conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder

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Dianne Thomas MD LLC165 State St Ste 2 Hackensack, NJ 07601
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