Dr. Lori Calabrese, MD

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Dr. Calabrese

Lori Calabrese, M.D., LLC

1330 Sullivan Ave South Windsor, CT 06074

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Dr. Lori Calabrese, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in South Windsor, CT and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Calabrese to book an appointment.

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I completed the 6 sessions with no change in my depression nor anxiety. Lori is very knowledgeable and gave me hope but unfortunately I spent $3,400 for nothing. Its costly and time consuming and worth it if it works! I had a friend who also completed 6 sessions with no change. I got no follow up call after the last treatment session which leaves me thinking Lori is more profit seeing than anything.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Long wait times
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Sep 23, 2021
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Dr Calabrese is the most knowledgeable and caring doc I know. She makes me feel well.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 02, 2021
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Almost “crippled “ my child with her “experimental “ treatment and his future. A total nightmarish experience. Only accepted cash not his insurance. He had 3 insurances! Once he could not pay she told him to find another doctor.
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Apr 23, 2021
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I have spent my life depressed and suicidal. Nevermind the guilt that comes along with feeling you are blessed but still wake everyday hopeful this could be the "one" only to have the dark shade drawn. Thus begins another day of plastering the happy smile to your face when the world appears so dark. I have been so lucky to have a wonderful Psychiatrist for 26 years who finally suggested a more radical approach to treatment was necessary . We decided on Ketamine and he had heard wonderful things about Dr. Calabrese. She explained answered all my questions at length. Every one of my six treatments was different and unique. Afterwards I found my eyes being drawn to brighter objects that had apparently always been in my life. Previously I had become exhausted and could not see why life was worth living. I now feel future focused in a way I can honestly say I have never felt. I no longer spend every weekend sleeping to escape the darkness. I can't thank this doctor and her staff enough.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Nov 05, 2020
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I rarely write reviews on people or products and I have never written a negative review on a doctor but think others deserve a warning. Dr. Calabrese is educated and a well read doctor but misses subtle human emotions and the big picture of the patients life. She takes great pride in a calm environment and if you come in having an emotional day she may think you need medication instead of digging deeper in what is actually going on in your life. I saw her for a couple years and she prescribed me medications I believe in large part due to my abusive ex husbands lies. After years of seeing her she finally admitted that he might be "gas-lighting" me....a term that I had never heard before but is quite popular today. It took her too long to figure this out for someone who is supposedly well trained. Warning: if you go in with any extra energy or emotion she will definitely put you on "something" as she seems to think everyone should talk in a whisper and be calm.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jessica Brady Liscomb – Oct 03, 2020
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Dr. Lori Calabrese, along with her staff, saved my life this past summer. I have severe treatment resistant depression. I'm diagnosed as Bipolar II, but it's mostly depression now. I fight it, like a WARRIOR, every day of my life. Last July I hit a wall of darkness that last for DAYS... then WEEKS... and it wasn't letting up. I had no quality of life whatsoever. I was ready to check out. Then my fiance and I heard about Dr. Calabrese and her studies on Ketamine treatments for people with treatment resistant depression. I couldn't believe it existed. My own psychiatrist had never mentioned it to me. (NOT COOL) My fiance called to set up an appointment for me. Her staff was amazing and got me in immediately. My fiance and I met with Dr. Calabrese. She was sincere, empathetic and encouraging. Her energy is very peaceful and calming. I told her the desperate state I was in and that she was my last hope. Well, it's 8 months later and I'm still here! IT WORKS- THANK YOU DR CALABRESE!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amy – Jan 19, 2020
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Everyone and everything was great. Not sure if it’s working yet but I’m hopeful
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Peggy Van Antwerp – Jun 26, 2019
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Very comfortable facility, waiting room, and treatment rooms. All of the staff, from receptionist, nurses, to the Doctor were just wonderful.
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May 13, 2019
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She sets the standard for effective and innovative psychiatry. Phenomenal!
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
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Feb 28, 2019
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My experience was a nightmare. I had horrible scary visions during the infusions. The nurse was extremely cold and there was no compassion. A thousand dollars wasted. Both times I felt awful even worse the following few days. I emailed the Dr and she never responded. It took my therapist to call her two days after the infusion to get any answers. She told her for me to stop that this was rare I’m sure it isn’t. She told her that I should have my phychatrist come up with a plan and thst was it
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Oct 26, 2018
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Everyone makes me feel welcome. Dr. Calabrese is GREAT!!!! She doesn't rush me out the door even if she is behind in time. She listens to me and helps me put a plan together.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laurie Theriaque – Aug 27, 2018
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I would like to say I have been with Dr. CALABRESE for roughly 15 to 16 years. Prior to Dr. CALABRESE i tried to work with 4 to 5 Doctors maybe more but no one would be able to get me on the correct medication. It was not until Dr CALABRESE who got me on track. I believe it was my understanding of a GOD that worked through Dr CALABRESE,to get me on the right track. And i am Eternally Grateful. To anyone who reads this we did not hit the answer the first or second or maybe more,but it worked.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve N in Enfield, CT – Aug 27, 2018
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Superb! She is up to date, on target and brilliant. Picked up on a diagnosis no one had ever given me, and really went over treatment options with a lot of detail. Super attentive, and super focused. The office is beautiful, she is really smart, personable, and easy to talk to, and she was willing to explain things to my family. I've seen a lot of psychiatrists and APRNs who really didn't know what they were doing. She is someone who thinks out of the box. So thrilling to have hope again!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LT in Avon – Aug 26, 2018
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Unfortunately she is money hungry and will push you treatments that support that hunger. Was more busy with texting than with treating. STAY AWAY.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • 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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Daniel – Aug 10, 2018
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Went to Dr. C for treatment of depression that hadn't responded to medication. IV ketamine was recommended costing $3000. No other therapy was mentioned, such as TMS which is less costly and covered by insurance. The only face to face time with Dr. C was for the intake. I had no benefit from the ketamine. There was no follow up, no aftercare. She met briefly w/me at the end and suggested I try more sessions at $500 each. Lack of compassion or responsible follow through.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Jay Vee in west hartford – Aug 09, 2018
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Dr. Calabrese was amazing. She explained in detail how the ketamine treatment would work. She was very compassionate and caring. She answered all of my questions and then some! Staff was equally as wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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mara kornfeld – Jul 10, 2018
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It’s been two and a half days since my first treatment and I’m feeling better. I hope the treatments continue to assist me with improveing my mood. Based on the 1st treatment I am optimistic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brian Reynolds – Jun 11, 2018
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Staff pleasant and competent. Pleasant experience. Looking forward to great results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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M.A – Apr 30, 2018
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Excellent doctor, extraordinary base of knowledge, compassionate and caring
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
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AVON – Apr 23, 2018
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busy with her phone, looking at her watch again and again, save your self the trouble..
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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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Mar 10, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing the very finest state-of-the-art psychiatric care for my patients. On an everday basis, this means that I am committed to excellence,...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Universita Di Verona
1990
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1989
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988
Research Fellow At The University Of Verona, Verona, Italy
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Wellesley College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award, 1992
  • The Thomas P. Hackett Award, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1993
  • Psychiatrist of the Year, Eastern Connecticut Health Network, 1998
  • Best Poster Award, American Acadmy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 1993

Media & Publications

  • See my Curriculum Vitae,
  • Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder,

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What are Dr. Lori Calabrese, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Lori Calabrese, MD's office located?

Dr. Calabrese's office is located at 1330 Sullivan Ave, South Windsor, CT 06074. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Calabrese speaks Italian and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Calabrese performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Calabrese performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

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Dr. Calabrese performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

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Dr. Calabrese performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Calabrese performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Calabrese's conditions and procedures:

  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Substance Abuse

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Lori Calabrese, M.D., LLC1330 Sullivan Ave South Windsor, CT 06074
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Make an appointment at Hartford Healthcare today at (860) 294-9155.

These providers are on the medical staff of Hartford Healthcare.