Dr. Sherif El-Asyouty, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 55

Dr. El-Asyouty
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Sherif El-asyouty MD A Medical Corporation

3 W Carrillo St Ste 217 Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Dr. Sherif El-Asyouty, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. El-Asyouty to book an appointment.

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  • Appointment was rushed (13)
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I would never, ever go back to this doctor again and I would recommend anyone and everyone to avoid him. He doesn't listen to what you say and is extremely arrogant. He took what I told him and completely disregarded it. Since my experience with Dr. El Asyouty, I spoke with another patient of his who he suggested they start on an opiate medication after they had just gotten off heroin on their own and were doing fine-that's INSANE! It's like he wants to get people who have addiction problems ADDICTED to his care, so they need to keep coming back to him. Thankfully, this person was smart enough to decline getting put on this dangerous drug. I would strongly suggest people stay away.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 15, 2020
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I found Dr. El Asyouty to be a poor doctor. In addition to being very pompous and opinionated, he did not even listen to what I had to say. His style is very off-putting and I found myself distrusting him right away. It seems that all he does is continually change up medications without them being able to be considered effective. For instance, he took me off one SNRI after being on it for less than a month, only because he changed his mind about it for me. Not only did the medication not have a chance to work for me (SNRI's take several weeks to show any results), but I was not experiencing any negative side effects and in fact, I was starting to feel better. It seemed like he just wanted to show my insurance (after billing them nearly $200/visit) that he was actually doing something for my care. I would never, ever go back to this doctor again and I would recommend anyone and everyone to avoid him.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Over medicates and makes you drug dependant. Arrogant and opinionated. Interupts appointments to take phone calls. Is distracted and talks about his own mental issues. Makes you wait, always. I don't believe any of thepositive reviews here could be real. Just look at the negative ones. But hey, he takes Insurance... I'd rather pay out of pocket and not be addicted to drugs by a liscensed dealer.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Do NOT choose him. The ONLY relationship we had was about MONEY. I had to send many forms before I could even schedule an apmt. Only after he checked my insurance benefits did he give me a call. I saw many mental health professionals and never felt so intensely treated like a dollar bill rather than a patient. I wasn't able to make it to my 1st apmt. Despite my extenuating circumstances, he still charged me $100 + sent the bill to a collection agency! I NEVER EVEN saw him ONCE.He's just a CROOK.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Anneclaire – Aug 24, 2018
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Dr. El-Asyouty is a gifted practitioner. He is very thorough, taking as much time for our appointment as needed - never makes me feel he is in a hurry - and is cautious about prescribing medication. He's intuitive and caring, and yet very straight forward. In the three years I have been seeing him, he has helped to turn my life around. I can't say enough great things about Dr. Asyouty.
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Santa Barbara, CA – Sep 08, 2017
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Very disappointed. Arrogant, argumentative, and defensive. From a mental health care provider?
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LiningSB in Santa Barbara, CA – Feb 14, 2017
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Dr. El-Asyouty does not over medicate, spends lots of time talking with me and has pretty much saved my life. He knows me very well and I trust he knows what's best for me (although I don't always listen). I have a good quality of life now because of this doctor. He is compassionate, empathetic and wise.
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Santa Barbara, CA – Feb 08, 2017
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Kept me on the wrong meds over 10 yrs at very high levels the insurance didn't cover. More when it isn't working? So add more things. He ignored all of my resulting serious health issues and fought me to reduce meds, which I did over 3 yrs based on test results that he ignored. I'm no better or worse than before and I'm off the meds he prescribed. 60 lbs lighter, normal blood press., blood sugar, and cholesterol now. A different psychitrist asked if I could still feel anything while on them. No.
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SB Patient in Santa Barbara, CA – Feb 04, 2017
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I have been seeing this doctor for 13 years now. Sometimes I have had to wait in his waiting room for long periods of time; but he is worth waiting for. Over the years, we have built a high level of trust in our doctor-patient relationship. I trust his judgement and would continue seeing him if he was going to keep seeing Medicare patients.
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Karen in Santa Barbara, CA – Aug 11, 2016
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great doctor. very knowledge able and professional. knows his stuff well. After being miss diagnosed so many times, i Finally found a doctor who got it figured out. Very knowledge able about meds. it's hard to find a good psychiatrist in town and i recommend dr. El. Wait time is sometime like 30 min but again all dr.'s run behind ?
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natalie.J in Santa Barbara, CA – Jan 14, 2016
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very knowledge able. Knows his stuff well and asks the right questions. he is also very knowledgeable about different meds and side effects. Addiction specialist. i totally recommend him.
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Natalie in Santa Barbara, CA – Jan 14, 2016
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I've never met such a disgustingly rude doctor in my life. I went to this Doctor for help, but instead he basically told me I'm a pointless case, but had no problem continuing to take my money. This doctor is all about his money and could not care less about his clients. He is a sick person that feeds off taking advantage of helpless people. Money is his only motive, not helping his clients. If you want to be spoken down too and told your never going to recover than this is the doctor for you.
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Leo in Santa Barbara, CA – Jan 11, 2016
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Dr. Sherif El-Asyouty, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. El-Asyouty to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry

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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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What are Dr. Sherif El-Asyouty, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. El-Asyouty frequently treats Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery , and Dementia or Depression Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. El-Asyouty treats.

Where is Dr. Sherif El-Asyouty, MD's office located?

Dr. El-Asyouty's office is located at 3 W Carrillo St Ste 217, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. El-Asyouty speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. El-Asyouty's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. El-Asyouty performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. El-Asyouty performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. El-Asyouty performs Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery more than 80% of his peers

Dr. El-Asyouty performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dementia or Depression Screening
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Dr. El-Asyouty performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. El-Asyouty performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. El-Asyouty's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Attack
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

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(805) 884-4989

Dr. El-Asyouty accepts the following insurance:

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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
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Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
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Gold Advantage-CA PPO
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Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
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Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
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Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
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Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Sherif El-asyouty MD A Medical Corporation3 W Carrillo St Ste 217 Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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