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Dr. Marc Garfinkel, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Male • Age 72

  
Dr. Garfinkel

West Penn Family Practice

5889 Forbes Ave Ste 220 Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Dr. Marc Garfinkel, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry.


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Dr. Garfinkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Garfinkel treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Garfinkel treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Major Depressive Disorder
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Dr. Garfinkel treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Garfinkel treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Psychiatric Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garfinkel treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Garfinkel treats this condition more than 45% of his peers

Dr. Garfinkel's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobia
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

Dr. Garfinkel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garfinkel

2.8

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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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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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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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Marc Garfinkel, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric 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

Awards