Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD

Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD

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Psychiatry

Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Abington, PA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Jefferson Abington Hospital and Jefferson Abington-Lansdale Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

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AMH Geropsychiatric Associates

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Amh Gero Psychiatric Assoc1245 Highland Ave Ste 308 Abington, PA 19001
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Dr. Waldfogel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Waldfogel

2.1

Based on 14 ratings

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Horrible experience with "Doctor" Waldfogel. He does not listen. He treats old people with little attention and no follow up care at all. He prescribes anti psychotics for the elderly and does not care to see them in follow up appointments. He provides little to no information. He does not answer family's questions. I can't believe he is still in practice. He doesn't do anything but collect a paycheck. Pathetic and disgraceful! Find yourself someone else or go to him at our own risk.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Elderly Patient's Family – Mar 09, 2021
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As the needs of the patient increase, it seems Dr. Waldfogel's involvement decreases. He is reluctant to offer additional support during more critical times of patient need and is generally, low on empathy. He did not respond to my phone call (with 72 hours) to a request for support during a changeover in medication and an exacerbation of psychotic symptoms. This IS the time to offer support to a patient in need! I also feel his patient education could be better (explaining side-effects, informed consent). Perhaps his professional demeanor and ethics will suffice if you or your loved one need minimal physician intervention and your symptoms are not complex. Otherwise, stay away.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
4 people found this helpful
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Jul 25, 2020
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Don't believe all those bad reviews here. Dr. Waldfogel got me to a good place after suffering with severe anxiety. He got me on the proper medications, was empathetic to my overwhelming life and was patient with me as I poured my heart out to him. I was stunned to read the scathing reviews that I did. I am sorry those who wrote them experienced such a poor relationship with the doctor. He is anything but what the remarks make him out to be. He spent the necessary time with me, and I never felt he was disinterested in what I had to say.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 16, 2020
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No follow-up after seeking support by phone, quick to limit office time. Does not exude much of an attitude of concern for patients. Do not recommend.
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Apr 29, 2020
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Although the first visit, I felt he was curt , he is the only Dr. who diagnosed me correctly and has gotten me on the correct meds. Available if needed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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MICHELE LONDON – Dec 11, 2019
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Dreadful. He really should not be allowed to practice. Unresponsive, to say the least. If you have MDD or anything serious, search elsewhere.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Dec 03, 2019
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Don't waste your money. This so called "doctor" could care less about your health. He does nothing but ask irrelevant questions and over-medicates his patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
7 people found this helpful
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Jul 02, 2019
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These reviews say it all-horrible is an understatement. He prescribed an extreme amount of antivan to my mother who is over 90 with alzheimers. Every doctor we spoke to was horrified that he gave her this amount. He should not be allowed to practice
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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May 27, 2019
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Shimon, regarding you, there is an old Yiddish saying that is most apropos in your case and it goes something like this; "He looks with his eyes, listens with his ears, and understands like a Wall" (Er kukt mit di oygn, hert mit di oyern, un farshteyt vi di vant)
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
13 people found this helpful
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On To You in Philadelphia, PA – Aug 11, 2018
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Dr. Waldfogel was awful. Very difficult to open up to and be honest with- was very quick with appointments, made me feel like he could have cared less, and did not follow up. I stopped seeing him after about 6 months. When I was later hospitalized he was assigned as my psychiatrist at Abington and literally asked me, “Why can’t you get it together?” Those 4 days under his care and in Abington were some of the worst of my life. Save your time and money and look elsewhere for a good psychiatrist.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
17 people found this helpful
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Abington, PA – Jan 17, 2018
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Not happy with him. He did not encourage follow up appointments for my mother who was supposed to be under his care. It didn't seem like he was at all interested in his patients. Save yourself time and money and go to someone else.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
25 people found this helpful
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Glenside, PA – Mar 02, 2017
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Dr. Waldfogel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Major Depressive Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldfogel treats Major Depressive Disorder more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Waldfogel treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldfogel treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Waldfogel treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Adjustment Disorder
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waldfogel treats Adjustment Disorder more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Waldfogel treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Waldfogel's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Abington, PA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Jefferson Abington Hospital and Jefferson...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Waldfogel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Waldfogel frequently treats Major Depressive Disorder, Psychosis Due to Mental Illness, and Adjustment Disorder . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Waldfogel treats.

Where is Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD's office located?

Dr. Waldfogel's office is located at 1245 Highland Ave Ste 308, Abington, PA 19001. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD speak?

Dr. Waldfogel speaks Hebrew and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Waldfogel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Jefferson Abington Hospital

Abington, PA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Jefferson Abington-Lansdale Hospital

Lansdale, PA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)