Dr. Melinda Lantz, MD

Dr. Melinda Lantz, MD

Geriatric Psychiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Melinda Lantz, MD is a geriatric psychiatry specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1986 and specializes in geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and more.Read her story

317 E 17th St Rm 4

New York, NY 10003

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Psychosis
very high
more than 90% of peers
Schizophrenia
high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Lantz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lantz "Melinda S Lantz MD is Vice Chair and Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry for Mount Sinai Beth Israel. She serves as Program Director for the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program and Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry. She is involved in the care and treatment of older adults, those with Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, people suffering from Anxiety, Depression and Psychosis."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lantz "Caring for older and adults and their families with dignity and respect. "

3  Specialties

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

3  Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

30  Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders

7  Procedures

  • Antipsychotic Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Lithium Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Other Psychiatric Medication Therapy (Inpatient Only)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Penn State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Long Island Jewish Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Li Jewish Hillside Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Albert Einstein College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lantz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lantz's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lantz to family and friends
5 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Lantz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Lantz is a wonderful doctor. She met with me and my family and our mother. She was very kind and helpful. We highly recommend her to everyone.
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I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Lantz. She is so calm and caring. And her office smells like lavender! It is very soothing and therapeutic. I highly recommend.
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She is very sweet and was right there to see us. She saw my mother and father and talked to us together for awhile and answered all of our questions. If you have an elderly relative you care about you, you should bring them to see her.
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She is a lovely doctor who was like another mother to me and my family
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Such a beautiful person. She is an excellent doctor.
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