Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 68

  8 Reviews

Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Abington, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in psychiatry.

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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.
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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
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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)
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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.
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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.
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Dr. Waldfogel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Major Depressive Disorder
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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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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

Psychiatric Evaluation
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Dr. Waldfogel performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Waldfogel performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Waldfogel's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious 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 Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

About Me

Biography

Dr. Shimon Waldfogel, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Abington, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Ben-Gurion U Med Sch
Medical School

Languages

  • Hebrew
  • English

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)