Dr. Marc Garfinkel, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 73

Dr. Garfinkel

West Penn Family Practice

5889 Forbes Ave Ste 220 Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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(412) 521-0500

Dr. Marc Garfinkel, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Tennessee College of Medicine medical school in 1972. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garfinkel to book an appointment.

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Dr. Garfinkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Dr. Garfinkel performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Garfinkel performs this procedure more than 66% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Garfinkel treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Garfinkel treats this condition more than 56% of his peers

Anxiety
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Dr. Garfinkel treats Anxiety more than 41% of his peers

Dr. Garfinkel treats this condition more than 41% of his peers

Dr. Garfinkel's conditions and procedures:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

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Dr. Garfinkel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garfinkel

3.0

Based on 23 ratings

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The physician and the office staff are both very caring and professional. Noreen in particular is very kind and patient with everyone.
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Respectful, professional, fast, and caring.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 11, 2020
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No One should have to deal with Noreen the office staff. How dare an unlicensed and unqualified individual demand personal information any time a patient calls and asks that the doctor call them. She also makes broad inaccurate statements. She demands that the person drive to the office to pick up scripts on her time, never considering the hectic life the person might be struggling with. I read other reviews and can honestly say that she is either evil or mentally ill. Maybe both.
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Feb 08, 2019
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Dr. Garfinkle is the second psychiatrist I've met with, and has been a much better doctor. He is somewhat awkward, but is very knowledgable about medications and their side effects. He's conservative in his treatment and doesn't write prescriptions willy-nilly, and has always been prompt returning calls. He's much more clinical than a psychologist or therapist. I've made significant recovery after almost a year of treatment.
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Pittsburgh, PA – May 10, 2017
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Dr. Garfinkel is knowledgeable in his field, somewhat of an awkward conversationalist, and thoroughly professional. The worst aspect of seeing this psychiatrist is his secretary, who is others will likely experience as cold and patronizing.
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John D. in Pittsburgh, PA – Dec 01, 2016
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I saw Dr. Garfinkel for 4 years while I was in college. He is very professional and helpful with all of the questions I had. His receptionist is also extremely friendly and welcoming.
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Pittsburgh, PA – Oct 14, 2016
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Hostel environment to try and get better. Im in complete shock and disgust at how this office treats and talks to paying patients that are just trying to get better. Im not an angry person, and im not a spiteful person but the way this receptionist and this doctor have treated me has left a horrible taste in my mouth. I worked as an office administrator for a doctors office for 3 years and I never would've treated anyone the way I was treated on multiple occasions.
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Pittsburgh, PA – Jun 15, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Marc Garfinkel, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1975
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Residency Hospital
1973
Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Internship Hospital
1972
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Garfinkel frequently treats Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Major Depressive Disorder, and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Garfinkel treats.

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Dr. Garfinkel's office is located at 5889 Forbes Ave Ste 220, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

West Penn Family Practice

West Penn Family Practice5889 Forbes Ave Ste 220 Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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