Dr. Matthew Sachs, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 41

Dr. Sachs
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Sentara Medical Group

1020 First Colonial Rd Ste A Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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(757) 395-1850

Dr. Matthew Sachs, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Sachs has more experience with Psychotic Disorders and Addiction & Substance Abuse than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sachs to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sachs

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sachs treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sachs treats other conditions, please contact the office at (757) 395-1850.

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. Sachs treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Sachs
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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Sachs treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Sachs
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Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Sachs' conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious 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
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Mood Disorders
  • 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 Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Sachs accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Sachs' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sachs

2.4

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
32.5%
(13)
4 Stars
2.5%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
65%
(26)
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What went well
  • Wait times (18)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (12)
  • Listened & answered questions (12)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (20)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (20)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (20)
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My first visit went very well. The second, slightly less so. The third was too much, and I will not be seeing this man again. He is very arrogant and rude. The type to cut you off and inform you that you are wrong, or that because he's never had a similar experience, you're not telling the truth. He continously asks the same questions, meaning he doesn't listen the first time, and do not expect him to multitask, so some of your precious 20 minutes will be wasted on him having to focus on pecking at the keyboard while you silently wait. He rushes through, yet always manages to be late to appointments (one time by about an hour). At the end of our session, he told me he disagreed with everything I had said, that whatever was going on in my life was my fault because I was the only common denominator, he was done talking to me and he would see me in three months. He was correct about one thing, though: people will write reviews when they feel slighted or hurt. I was so hopeful at first.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
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
1 person found this helpful
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Sep 03, 2020
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Had been a patient of Dr. Sachs ever since he started practice here in Va. Beach. I was shocked at last visit. He told me he was tired of patients coming to him and looking for a magic pill and sick of patients not meeting him halfway. Was on his cell phone the entire visit, not sure if he was playing a game or what. Previous visit he hid phone under desk and didn’t even give me eye contact. I came close to getting up and walking out in the middle of visit but held my ground. Made me cry and actually gave a grin and shook his head. Hope he gets the help HE needs to get himself straightened out, At least I still have empathy left after the way he treated me. BEWARE!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 07, 2019
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I agree with all other negative reviews. Dr. Sachs is arrogant, prideful and judgemental. To say the least. I could go on forever. Basically he was absolutely the worst doctor I've had my entire 44 years of life.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Hummingbird – Aug 28, 2019
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Arrogant. Incompetent. Discharged our family member when she was still in psychosis after all other hospital medical professionals caring for her recommended otherwise. Negligent. I wouldn't recommend this doctor to anyone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
6 people found this helpful
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Jul 09, 2019
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I have been a Patient of Dr. Sachs for some time now. I find him to be an active listener, he clearly responds to my questions and provides excellent feedback. I highly recommend Dr. Sachs! DH
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What could be improved
No results
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May 24, 2019
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Provider is a pill mill whose primary focus is to pacify parents whose children have 'behavioral' issues via prescriptions for Adderall and Ritalin.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 14, 2019
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Dr. Sachs was the third psychiatrist that I have seen for depression. He is more inclined to recommend therapy with meds for treatment. He is not pushy and he cares about his patients. I never feel rushed when I am there. I would highly recommend Dr. Sachs to my friends and family.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Norfolk, VA – Jan 14, 2019
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Made me feel worse than I did when I came in! He asked me what do you want from me! Well I’m here because I need help! He treated me like I was some low life off the street. He also would not help me at all basically told me tough luck! He referred me out to a therapist for help. He treated me so horrible! Please read the reviews before you see this Dr. he wouldn’t even make eye contact with you. Never even listened to anything I said like he didn’t care! I left out of his office feeling worse!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
11 people found this helpful
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May 10, 2018
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Went to him for depression and was basically told to Man up within 5 minutes of first session. Very judgmental. Would never recommend.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
11 people found this helpful
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May 08, 2018
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Reading the experiences of others is very opposite of my interactions with Dr. Sachs, for nearly 3 years now. I see him for med maintenance after years of therapy and trying out various meds. The meds I am on are a great combination compared to the past. I’m not overly tired, I’m functional, days are no longer spent panicking, and I handle stress better. I’m wired to have high anxiety, dealt with it all my life. Yrs of therapy never stopped my panic attacks; I’m more balanced than ever, now!
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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Andrea – Mar 24, 2018
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I am an RN and I have been seen by a psychiatrist in the past for anxiety and just needed a routine re-evaluation. Dr Sachs was very unengaged from the beginning of my visit. Never made eye contact while asking questions. He made me feel like I was wasting his time. ~5 mins in he asked what I expected him to do for me. After suggesting making adjustments to my medications he told me I needed therapy to "push through" my anxious feelings and probable depression. Would not recommend.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Virginia Beach, VA – Feb 16, 2017
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I would highly recommend Dr. Sachs. He completed a very thorough assessment, asked specific appropriate questions, was unbiased, and explained new medications in an easy to understand manner. I appreciated most that he was nonjudgmental and he sincerely listened and cared to what I had to say.
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No results
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Chelsea V. in Virginia Beach, VA – Sep 08, 2016
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This doctor manipulates, lies, and will do anything to try to get his pathetic, petty point across or he gets very defensive. Don't see this doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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ZK in Virginia Beach, VA – Jul 16, 2016
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Office staff is rude and negligent.
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What could be improved
No results
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Richmond, VA – May 18, 2016
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Went in with my daughter for an initial assessment, while he seems to have gotten the diagnosis correct, he wrote a prescription for 60 tabs, to be taken 3x per day for 30 days...last we checked that totals 90 tabs. Pharmacist also pointed this out. Office staff is lazy and inept. Waiting room is malodorous.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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anon in Virginia Beach, VA – May 16, 2016
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Horrible experience. He did not make me feel comfortable from the moment I walked in his office. He talked with no emotion and acted as if he did not care. He did not try to get to know me at all.. I would not recommend this doctor to anybody.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 20, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I always treat my patients like I would a family member, with care, respect, and dignity. I enjoy getting to know families and watching their adults and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Matthew Sachs is a double board certified psychiatrist, for Adult and Child & Adolescents. He has graduated from Harvard University with a...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2012
University Of Virginia-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University Of Virginia-Adult Psychiatry
Residency Hospital
2007
Harvard University School Of Public Health
2001
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Does Dr. Matthew Sachs, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Matthew Sachs, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sachs frequently treats Psychotic Disorders and Addiction & Substance Abuse. See all practice areas where Dr. Sachs specializes.

Where is Dr. Matthew Sachs, MD's office located?

Dr. Sachs' office is located at 1020 First Colonial Rd Ste A, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Sentara Medical Group

Sentara Podiatry Specialists1020 First Colonial Rd Ste A Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

Virginia Beach, VA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received