Dr. Russell Ferstandig, MD

Dr. Russell Ferstandig, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
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Age 69
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Dr. Russell Ferstandig, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Toms River, NJ and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1975 and specializes in psychiatry and addiction medicine.

2446 Church Rd Ste 3B

Toms River, NJ 08753

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ferstandig "It is very important to me to help patients rapidly feel an increase in hope about overcoming or reducing the problem about which they seek help. Almost always, I generate hope and improvement via education and correction of inaccurate beliefs. I also skillfully use medications to correct or reduce biological problems like depression, anxiety, panic, bipolar disorder, opiate withdrawal, ADD, etc. When indicated, therapy is used as part of the treatment to learn new coping skills for life."

2  Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Ferstandig does not have any board certifications listed.

9  Conditions Treated

5  Procedures

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Suboxone® Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

4 Sanctions
  • Failure to keep adequate patient records (8/25/2015)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New Jersey
  • Noncompliance with a Board Order (5/21/2014)
    Action Taken: Consent Order
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New Jersey
  • Noncompliance with a Board Order (2/25/2011)
    Action Taken: License Reinstatement with Restrictions and/or Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New Jersey
  • Non-Disciplinary Action (5/23/2008)
    Action Taken: Surrender
    Summary: Dr. Russell Ferstandig; License # MA035048

    Nature of Complaint:

    This is a non-disciplinary action.

    The physician allegedly admitted to the usage of cocaine and poor judgment which was demonstrated by the physician's use of illegal drugs, failure to seek treatment for his addiction, and self-medicating with Cymbalta samples.

    Action Taken:

    The board has issued an Interim Order of Voluntary Surrender subject to the following conditions:

    1. The board has accepted the Voluntary Surrender of the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey through 07-09-2008.
    2. The physician shall comply with all of the terms imposed by the PAP-NJ including abstinence from alcohol and drugs, random urine monitoring, and attendance of twelve-step recovery meetings.
    3. The physician shall undergo a hair analysis by the PAP.
    4. The physician shall submit to a board approved psychiatric evaluation.
    5. The physician shall provide all necessary releases.

    July 24, 2008

    The physician's license has been restored effective 07-09-2008 by order of the board subject to the following:

    1. The physician has been issued a Reprimand for professional misconduct by the board.
    2. The physician shall comply with all of the terms imposed by the PAP.
    3. The physician shall comply with the psychiatric recommendations made in accordance with the physician's evaluation dated 06-30-2008.
    4. The physician shall abstain from all psychoactive substances including alcohol unless prescribed by a treating physician for a documented medical condition.
    5. The physician shall attend a minimum of three Alcoholic Anonymous meetings each week.
    6. The physician shall submit to random urine drug screenings.
    7. The physician shall meet with a therapist.
    8. The physician shall be seen by a clinical representative of the PAP for follow up on a monthly basis for the first twelve months of relicensure.
    9. The physician shall pay all monitoring costs.
    10. The physician shall not practice psychiatry as a solo practitioner.
    11. The physician shall meet with the board prior to resuming the practice of medicine.
    State: New Jersey
0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University Of Rochester
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Usc-La Co Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Usc-La Co Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Nyu
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ferstandig has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ferstandig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ferstandig's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ferstandig to family and friends
32 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Ferstandig's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

After going to him I am so much better. He is the best thing that's ever happened to my life. Take it from me. You won't regret it. Call him today.??
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Dr. Ferstandig is very knowledgeable and puts the patient first. I could not of gotten done what I needed without him. I highly recommend him.
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Best doc ever!
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What an awful place! I just called to get my husband an appt and I told the receptionist my husband is SEVERELY depressed after a recent drug relapse, and she told me the doctor was only accepting new patients if they were referred by another already existing patient. END OF CONVERSATION. Could...more
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I think dr russ is the best psyc in the area, and I have heard the same from other doctors. I had confusion with my meds so I emailed him, he always gets back. Even on the weekends. This is an update. It's been a few months. You won't find a better doctor.
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