Dr. Satnam Atwal, MD

Dr. Satnam Atwal, MD

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Psychiatry | Male | 64 years old

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Dr. Atwal specializes in Psychiatry and practices in Fresno, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Atwal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Atwal to family and friends
2.2
based on 40 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Atwal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Visalia, CA |
I see a really bad pattern in these reviews. I had the very same problem. In 5 minutes he told me that I am bipolar. Sometimes I was in and out of his office in 2 minutes. He is a horrible doctor. You will more than likely be diagnosed as bipolar and be treated badly. I have a much better doctor now. And no, I am not bipolar.
in Fresno, ca |
This doctor should lose his liscence.I have been on a low dosage antidepressant most of my adult life and I'm nearly 50.I have been going through some family issues lately and have been a little bit down and was looking to either increase my dosage or try a different antidepressant. At my very first visit within 5 minutes he wanted to put me on bipolar meds.He must be getting some kickbacks from the bipolar pharmaceutical companies.Wow. Afterwards i have heard from others the same story
in Visalia, CA |
My wife has been seeing this licensed drug dealer for Bi-Polar for over a year now. On the initial visit she spent a grand total of five minutes in his office. All of the follow up visits are exactly the same, she walks in he asks if the medicine is working, she answers yes and he hands her a prescription. He does not ask any follow up questions or anything. Now the medicine that he has her on does not seem to be working, but due to the Bi-Polar my wife does not recognize that it is not working.
in Fresno, CA |
He interrupted me. He would not let me explain my situation. I never saw him before and in 5 min. he said I was Bipolar. He made assumptions based on very little and incorrect information. I am 59 yrs old, never diagnosed with any psych issues except mild depression. I am a professional and work in health care. I know what a complete evaluation consists of. He did not do that. While waiting in the waiting room, his patients went in and came out fast!
in Fresno, CA |
Dr. Atwal helps to make the visits very comfortable and easy. I would recommend him to everyone.
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Dr. Atwal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

Education

  • Medical School
    Punjabi University / Government Medical College

    Graduated in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Creighton University Child Adult

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Psychiatric Evaluation