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Dr. Ivan Spector, MD

Addiction Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Spector

Ivan C Spector, M.d.

3100 Weslayan St Ste 350 Houston, TX 77027

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(713) 963-0769


Dr. Ivan Spector, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1983 and specializes in addiction psychiatry and psychiatry.


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Dr. Spector accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Spector's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence

Dr. Spector's Reviews

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2.9

Based on 25 reviews

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Nothing adverse to say about the doctor. However, if you plan on him being your physician, good luck getting through to his office to make an appointment, change an appointment, cancel an appointment. #1: They never answer the phone. #2 If you are lucky enough to have them answer it, they put you on hold and never come back. Case in point - I have been on hold for 28 minutes now, and can guarantee that they will never pick up.
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The Dr. is good but his office staff is terrible. They don't bother to even answer the phone
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Dr Spector has shown me the upmost respect and dignity and is straight forward with his treatment and my therapist, Thomas in Dr. Spectors office is also top noche.
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Pick up the phone! I literally called over 50 times since 9am. They picked up the phone once and put me on hold for 17mins before I hung up. They do not return messages. Looking for a new doctor. This is ridiculous.
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I moved back to Houston just so I could see Dr Spector. I Called a couple of weeks ago .I gave my information. I told the receptionist I still had a couple of refills. She said not a problem call when I was ready.I just filled my last prescription. I called today .I was told taking no patience. I am in panic mode. I feel really let down.
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He's more of a talk to you kind of Dr. He doesn't prescribe any medicines that are gonna help you it seems like. He was so so adament on putting me on Serequel. Turned me into a zombie. He said a lot of my problems came from not sleeping. Turns out I grind my teeth bad, that's whats caused my not sleeping well. Not stress and problems. I got a dental guard for sleep. I sleep lovely now. Been off that medicine a year now. I still need medicine probably but not that crap. He scared to prescribe.
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He is an excellent Doctor that takes time to ask the right questions to help you solve your problems.
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I have complete confidence in the care Dr Spector provides. We worked together in the hospital and I find him to be one of the brightest and most empathetic psychiatrists out there. I recommend him to my friends. He is triple board certified therefore you can trust his decisions. I highly recommend him for your needs.
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Very bad opinion . Does'nt know how to treat patients, moreover no much time spent to hear pt's problems. Staff never picks up the call , to get an appointment with the doctor .Just waste of time.Better find any other doctor .
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Doesn't spend enough time with each patient and doesn't properly listen to patient concerns. He typically tries to finish in less than 5 minutes.
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Biography

Dr. Ivan Spector, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1983 and specializes in addiction psychiatry and psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1983
University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School
1983

Awards