Dr. Igor Galynker, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 67

Dr. Galynker
Accepting new patients

Beth Israel Med Ctr Dept-psych

317 E 17th St Fl 9 New York, NY 10003

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Dr. Igor Galynker, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in New York, NY and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albert Einstein Medical Center medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Galynker to book an appointment.

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Dr. Galynker is not just an amazing doctor, he is a good person. He understands people and is uniquely perceptive. He gets to know his patients. He remembers what you told him in prior sessions. I met him during the most difficult time of my life. His unique “whole family” approach is unusual and has given all of us assurance that there is an open door to him. His overseeing of my care has been a blessing and a game changer. He is highly intelligent with exceptional diagnostic skills. He observes when his patients are “off” and asks questions. He knows a lot about the mind, mental health, brain chemistry and what medications to prescribe (and more importantly, what medications will likely cause adverse reactions). I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Galynker. He genuinely cares about me and my well being-it is evident in every session. He changed my life for the better and I will be forever grateful to him.
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Tessa J – May 07, 2020
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After over a decade of seeking successful treatment for our son's depression we were fortunately referred to Dr. Galynker. Living in California, we decided to fly out to NY and visit the doctor. We were desperate to find someone who could help him treat and deal with his mental illness. Not only have the past 12 years been emotionally draining but financially as well. Dr. Galynker not only correctly diagnosed our son as Bipolar 2 and started him on a course of treatment that will ultimately help him live the life he has the potential and desire to live. We are profoundly grateful to have found Dr. G. The doctor is not only excellent in pharmacology but is dedicated, thougthful and kind. To say he is a Godsend is an understatement.
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Feb 27, 2020
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My name is Peter. I have had 2 extended hospitalizations. I have had 24 sessions of electric shock treatment. I have been in more than 5 therapy groups. I have tried several Psychiatrists. Also; I've tried many; and I mean many different medications. Nothing, helped. Then I started seeing Dr. Galynker. He was able to figure out the right combination of medications; which helped me greatly. I am a much different person now. For the better. Basically, he saved my life! Sincerely, Peter I.
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Peter I. in New York, NY – Oct 25, 2018
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Dr Galynker is the best doctor specializing in bipolar. He is caring, thoughtful and highly knowledgeable. He is a lifesaver!!!
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Oct 22, 2018
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Dr. Galynker has been treating my wife since 1991. He has basically kept my wife alive these past 25 years. Master of medication and the proper doses, compassionate and honest with us these many years. Great communicator in the office and when you need him in an emergency. We always have looked forward to the twice a month visits. We continually feel better after a session with Dr. Galynker. He always allows me in the office with my wife and this is a strong reason for my wife's stability .
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Michael Funaro in Farmingdale,New York 11735 – Nov 24, 2016
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I am suffering with bipolar disorder. 10 years ago I met Dr. Galynker. Before I met him I was misdiagnosed twice an had been treated with the medications that caused me a lot of terrible side effects. Doctor Galynker got the diagnosis right, prescribed the right medication and (for no better way to describe it) put me back together. I was seeing him on a weekly basis for about 6 month for psychotherapy and now I see him once a month for medication management. I am back to being myself.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Irina K. in New York, NY – Sep 24, 2016
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In January 2011, I had my first manic episode; at age 54. I spent most of 2011 in and out of several hospitals. I have seen many Doctors, and therapists. At one point, I even tried to commit suicide. Doctor Galynker is the only person that was able to help me improve. We tried several medications until he found the right combination that helped me. It was only after I started seeing Doctor Galynker that I began to improve. Thanks to Dr. Galynker; I no longer consider suicide an option.
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
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Peter I. in New York, NY – Jul 19, 2016
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Dr. Galynker is an excellent doctor!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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New York, NY – Jul 13, 2016
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Dr. Galynker is a very kind and understanding doctor.
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Biography

Dr. Igor Galynker, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in New York, NY and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Albert Einstein...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Medical School

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What are Dr. Igor Galynker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Galynker frequently treats Psychiatric Evaluation, Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , and Psychological Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Galynker treats.

Where is Dr. Igor Galynker, MD's office located?

Dr. Galynker's office is located at 317 E 17th St Fl 9, New York, NY 10003. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Galynker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Galynker performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

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

Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Psychological Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Galynker performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

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

Dr. Galynker's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • 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
  • Somatoform Disorders

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Beth Israel Med Ctr Dept-psych317 E 17th St Fl 9 New York, NY 10003
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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

New York, NY

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received