Dr. Markham Kirsten, MD

Addiction PsychiatryMaleAge 73

Addiction Psychiatry

Dr. Markham Kirsten, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York U, School of Medicine medical school in 1975. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Markham Kirsten, MD
5225 Canyon Crest Dr Bldg 100 Riverside, CA 92507 ()
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Dr. Kirsten's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Kirsten's Reviews

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1.6

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Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Psych Appt
Completely ignored why I made the appointment. Used my education history as “evidence” that I can’t have a certain condition. Prescribed medication I had previously been on for over a year and had stopped taking because it was not working for me. Wrote down notes that I had never said. Straight up told me to get a different doctor if I want to be evaluated for the condition I had made the appointment for.
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  • 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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May 11, 2022
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Very caring and helped me immensely
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Larry – Mar 21, 2022
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Kirsten is a HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE PERSON! He does NOT listen and right away will pass judgement on you. I reported him to Kaiser and he had to call me to apologize. I am sorry but when you are feeling depressed and you go for help and all he does is make nasty comments - I don't forgive!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 03, 2021
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If Dr. Kirsten's goal was to ensure I never seek treatment for mental health issues again, then he has certainly met and exceeded that goal. My experience with him fluctuated between condescending (he spoke to me like a child immediately, and resorted to angry lecturing when I attempted to ask for information) and self-congratulatory (bragging about how long he's been in the field ceases to be impressive when it seems he's still operating from the DSM-III - or earlier). He offered no solutions to any issues I attempted to bring up, made horrible assumptions without any supporting information (stating wrong information on my medical record), and essentially steamrolled over my attempts to ask for specific help. He was quick to prescribe medication for a small symptom of my problem, without stopping to ask if I've ever had any reactions or conflicting medications for that type of medicine. Avoid at all costs, and I will be ensuring those I care about are not subjected to his "care".
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 explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Markham Kirsten, MD is a Addiction Psychiatry Specialist in Riverside, CA and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1979
Metro Hosp-Ny Med
Residency Hospital
1976
Metro Hosp-Ny Med
Internship Hospital
1975
New York U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Markham Kirsten, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kirsten frequently treats Major Depressive Disorder, Psychosis Due to Mental Illness, and ADHD and-or ADD. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kirsten treats.

Where is Dr. Markham Kirsten, MD's office located?

Dr. Kirsten's office is located at 5225 Canyon Crest Dr Bldg 100, Riverside, CA 92507. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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5225 Canyon Crest Dr Bldg 100 Riverside, CA 92507
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