Dr. Leonardo Vando, MD

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Psychiatry

Dr. Leonardo Vando, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in The Bronx, NY. Dr. Vando has extensive experience in Psychotic Disorders. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Leonardo Vando, MD
657 E 233 St The Bronx, NY 10466 ()
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Vando

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Vando treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Vando treats other conditions, please contact the office at (646) 864-0244.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Vando is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

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Schizophrenia
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
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Dr. Vando's 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
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depersonalization Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning 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
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • 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
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Vando accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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Dr. Vando's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vando

2.2

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Not reliable at all
Office is clueless. Never calls back. Abandoned my son TWICE by two separate therapists. So-called supervisor never returns call. Don’t bother leaving a message because they’ll never call you back. Beware
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lisa Coleman – Mar 24, 2022
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My husband has gone into mental crisis on multiple occasions because of the recklessness and unprofessionalism of this practice. On 3 occasions, they have not prescribed enough anti-anxiety medicine to cover till his next appointment and were unreachable in between appointments including when he was in crisis and when our other doctor desperately tried to reach them as well. With my husband's anxiety and blood pressure he is at risk of stroke or heart attack in addition to mental distress every time they send him on this rollercoaster because of negligence and total disregard of mental health. When confronted, they make excuses, and worse, do the same thing again. We are about to run out of his meds again and they have ghosted us again about a follow up appointment to renew his prescription or responding to us in any way. From what has happened before, by the time they finally re-emerge his medication will be out of his system and we'll have to start over from square one.... again.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Lisa R – Oct 01, 2021
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Dr Vando is a great Dr! Been going to him over 10 years now. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a Dr. Also the staff is very nice!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Heather Saez – May 25, 2021
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Vando is ok. His office/admin staff are rude, unpleasant, and barely competent. They don't respect patients time/schedule or mental health. He will see you for 5-10 minutes double/triple book and you will wait. If you want to feel like you wasted your time/day, have your needs unmet/be routinely ignored and potentially have years of side-effects visit Vando. Not worth the hassle. His office is borderline predatory as one of the view Mental Health Providers in the North Bronx. Treats his patients like cattle, you will probably feel like just a number and be routinely overbooked. If you want to get to the root of your problems and experience true change, look for a more responsible and compassionate provider possibly pay out of pocket, read books, practice mindfullness be prepared to take more of a proactive/consistent approach to your own mental health. Vando is simply a medication mill churning patients in and out. If you want a better quality of life try a different therapist/doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Disappointed – Apr 07, 2021
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Horrible, they never answer the phone when you call or return your phone calls when you leave messages. One receptionist who answered the phone was very rude and hung up on me without even ending our conversation. There are never appointment slots available and they always want you to come in for a refill. Horrible service.
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Aug 07, 2019
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I've been trying to get in touch with the Dr. Vando Harlem office for weeks. I've left voicemails, sent emails, Facebook messages, left comments on their Facebook wall, my pharmacist has tried to contact twice, and called the other location...no response as of 7:13pm on June 17th. According to another reviewer, the Harlem office has closed. Where was the notification? A little letter, call, or email to let your patients know would have been a kind gesture so we could make other arrangements. I have no medication and my therapist's recommendation for a new doctor can't see me until July. This is completely unacceptable! I will be filing a complaint with the NY Dept of Health.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Brandon in Manhattan – Jun 18, 2019
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Harlem office closed and my NP provider left the practice. The office NEVER informed me, RARELY returned my calls (LITERALLY 1:10 calls), never scheduled a follow up, refused to refill my medication without an appointment and never actually offered me an appointment. Currently out of medication and hoping I can find a new doctor in the next few days. INCREDIBLY irresponsible.
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May 28, 2019
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Waited almost 2 hours, only to be seen by a nurse to do an intake, demanding a urine test and a referral to get bloodwork. I made an appointment with the MD and was not told this over the phone. My appointment was rescheduled numerous times. The front desk/phone staff were incredibly rude and refused to take any responsibility for the lack of efficient scheduling. In addition I saw insects crawling on the furniture in the lobby, which may have been bedbugs.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Rob Jay in Bronx, NY – Aug 21, 2018
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I have to give this Dr. a 5 star. He really knows how to help. I feel much better and he has given me all the tools that I need. Very professional and kind. I waited for 20 minutes for my appointment which was not long at all.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Sebastian in Brooklyn, NY – Aug 16, 2017
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I traveled an hour to Dr.Vando. After waiting for an hour at the actual office, I was informed that I would need to do several medical examinations that I was never aware about. Additionally, the front desk continued to explain that there was only one patient before me when there were five.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Bronx, NY – Apr 27, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Leonardo Vando is a knowledgeable, highly trained psysiatrist with vast and ample experience in his field. His blend of highly personal sessions and...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Neurological Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Nutrition Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Mental Hygiene Psychiatry
  • Occupational Psychiatry
  • Pain Medicine Psychiatry
  • Sleep Medicine (Psychiatry & Neurology)
  • Social Psychiatry
  • Sports Psychiatry
  • Sports Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Telepsychiatry
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Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

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Does Dr. Leonardo Vando, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Leonardo Vando, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vando frequently treats Psychotic Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Vando specializes.

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Dr. Vando's office is located at 657 E 233 St, The Bronx, NY 10466. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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657 E 233 St The Bronx, NY 10466
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