Dr. Douglas Songer, MD

Dr. Douglas Songer, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 54

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Douglas Songer, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Bellbrook, OH. Dr. Songer has more experience with General Mental Health and Addiction and Substance Abuse than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Songer to book an appointment.


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Douglas Songer, MD

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(937) 401-0799
Bellbrook Psychiatric Svs4301 W Franklin St Ste B Bellbrook, OH 45305
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    • Tue: 9:00am - 6:30pm
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Dr. Songer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Songer

3.5

Based on 16 ratings

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      Dr. Songer refused to see me because of my diagnosis. Highly unprofessional. Do not recommend.
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      • Wait times
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      • Difficult to schedule appointment
      • Didn't listen or answer questions
      • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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      Jul 08, 2020
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      You have to fill out a very lengthy application on whether he will accept you as a patient. After waiting for a week or so you are then informed he will he will not accept you and are given no explanation as to why he will not. I even have great insurance. Being diagnosed with bipolar and another psychiatrist works in conjunction with him referred Dr. Songer to dispense the medication part, he still will not accept you as a patient. His site lists the all the different diagnosis he treats. Very unprofessional that he will picks and choose who he treats. Very uncaring and with mental illness being so real, this is so sad that a person that enters this field of medicine denies treatment that a person really needs. I am counting this as a blessing in disguise because truthfully I wouldn't want to be treated by such an uncaring person. And reading reviews on other sites, I am not the only person this has happened to.
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      Jun 22, 2020
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      When I was a patient of Dr. Songer's, he was rarely on time and when I mentioned to the staff that I was waiting for an extended amount of time before I was seen, they laughed and acted like I was lying. After I left his care, I tried getting my medical records at the beginning of the year. I was told they would check with the doctor and call me back. Well I never heard back. I called them again in October and everything was going well until they said they would call on Monday of the next week after they talk with the doctor. I even sent a message to Songer through MyChart, but he didn't bother to reply to that either. Again, I never heard back from them until I called a couple weeks later. I never got a complete copy of my medical records, I was told they don't give medical records to patients. I find this complete B.S. because I have managed to get my complete medical records from every doctor previously. The only thing they were willing to give me was a copy of the prescription list
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      Dec 11, 2019
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      He seems very particular about who he accepts as a patient; you only can schedule an appointment with him after sending in an exhaustive intake form, after he reviews said form and decides whether to take you on as a patient. He takes only about 20-30 minutes for a new patient visit and 10 minutes for a follow-up visit. I got the feeling he was asking me to come back unnecessarily frequently despite my not needing any medication changes. I had only come to him to prescribe medications I have been taking for years (which are not controlled substances, just antidepressants) because I was new to the area and had not yet found a Primary care doctor who would prescribe them, like my previous primary care doctor had. But, he had me return to see him every 3 months just for refills, and I'm guessing it's because he knew it would be an easy appointment and good insurance payment for him- but a $35 copay for me. Thankfully I found a primary care doctor who was willing to prescribe my meds.
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      Nov 07, 2019
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      Will not accept patients who really need a psychiatrist. Our daughter filled out several exhausting pages of personal health information (turns out this is like a job application), only to be told he wouldn't accept her as a patient. When probed, the receptionist admitted it was because our daughter had been hospitalized for psychiatric reasons (anorexia) as a child. They should just advertise this up front--"we won't take patients with a psychiatric hospital record"--before wasting our time
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      Dr. Songer is great! He listens and really cares about the people he treats. He makes suggestions, but also lets patients have a huge say in the course of their treatment.
      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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      • Long wait times
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      Apr 30, 2018
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      Dr. Songer accepts the following insurance:

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      Practice Areas

      General Mental Health

      General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health specialists.

      Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Anxiety
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Songer treats Anxiety more than 98% of their peers

      Dr. Songer treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

      Major Depressive Disorder
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Songer treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 97% of their peers

      Dr. Songer treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

      Psychiatric Evaluation
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Songer performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 97% of their peers

      Dr. Songer performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

      Addiction and Substance Abuse

      Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction and Substance Abuse specialists.

      Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Drug and Alcohol Dependence
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Songer treats Drug and Alcohol Dependence more than 90% of their peers

      Dr. Songer treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

      Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Songer treats Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence) more than 87% of their peers

      Dr. Songer treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

      Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Songer treats Nondependent Alcohol Abuse more than 86% of their peers

      Dr. Songer treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

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      Dr. Songer's conditions and procedures:

      • ADHD and-or ADD
      • Adjustment Disorder
      • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
      • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
      • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
      • Anorexia
      • Anxiety
      • Bipolar Disorder
      • Borderline Personality Disorder
      • Bulimia
      • Cocaine Addiction
      • Combination Drug Dependence
      • Conversion Disorder
      • Delusional Disorder
      • Developmental and Learning Disorders
      • 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
      • Gender Dysphoria
      • Group Psychotherapy
      • Impulse Control Disorders
      • Major Depressive Disorder
      • Marijuana Addiction
      • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
      • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
      • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
      • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
      • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
      • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
      • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
      • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
      • Opioid Dependence
      • Personality Disorders
      • Phobia
      • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      • Psychiatric Diseases
      • Psychiatric Evaluation
      • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
      • Psychosis
      • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
      • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
      • Schizoaffective Disorder
      • Schizophrenia
      • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
      • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
      • Somatoform Disorders
      • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders

      About Me

      Biography

      Dr. Douglas Songer, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Bellbrook, OH. Dr. Songer has more experience with General Mental Health and Addiction and Substance Abuse than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Songer to book an appointment.

      Specialties

      • Psychiatry

      Board Certifications

      Education

      1996
      Wright State University School Of Med
      Residency Hospital

      Awards

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      Miami Valley Hospital

      Dayton, OH

      70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

      • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)