Dr. Oscar Pakier, MD

Dr. Oscar Pakier, MD

Adult Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
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Dr. Oscar Pakier, MD is an adult psychiatry doctor who practices in Tarzana, CA. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.Read his story

18226 Ventura Blvd Ste 210

Tarzana, CA 91356

Contact Information

(818) 774-0939

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Shield of California
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Major Depressive Disorder
very high
more than 96% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers
Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
more than 68% of peers

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Dr. Pakier's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pakier "Experience in psychopharmacology psychotherapy, diagnostic evaluation "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pakier "Tailor Treatment to Patients Needs.  Goal is as rapid treatment as possible. Patient preferences considered strongly if appropriate."


  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Evanston Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Los Angeles County and Usc Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Usc Medical Center La County Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pakier has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pakier's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pakier to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pakier's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes
Dr. Pakier Says:

Negative evaluations occur when patients request medication to fix situations when ongoing psychotherapy appropriate often with medication.

Patient Comments (3)

Reseda, CA |
Doesn't listen. Asks the same question four or five times. I'm like, were you even listening. Very unhelpful and could be very awkward at times. He is quick to call you back to reschedule though if you ever cancel. Got to make those benjamins.
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Northridge, CA |
Dr. Pakier is a good listener, which puts him miles ahead of most doctors. He has done an excellent job of managing my depression and anxiety. Best of all, he looks and sounds like Dr. Kroger from "Monk." I recommend him without reservation.
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in Tarzana, CA |
I first met Dr. Pakier in 2009. I was very ill but at the time I was unsure what my diagnosis was. My first impressions were that I was going to receive a level of psychiatric care unlike anything I had before. He is thorough, and patient, and actually listens to me. I am bipolar but I was...more
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This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Next Day
Dr. Pakier accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health Services
    Magellan Health Services HMO
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Pakier has admitting privileges

Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark St
Tarzana, CA 91356
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