Dr. Shirley Sostre Oquendo, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 52

Dr. Sostre Oquendo

Hackensack

30 Prospect Ave Hackensack, NJ 07601

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (6)
  • Explained conditions well (6)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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My visit was horrible as she was aggressive in getting me to open up about my trauma and then proceeded to say that I was "playing the victim" for explaining that I was sexually assaulted as a minor. She then diagnosed me incorrectly and prescribed the wrong medication with long lasting negative side effects. (I received three other professional opinions afterwards, they all stated separately that she was completely incorrect) She had a bad attitude throughout the duration of the visit and was entirely insensitive, inflammatory, rude, and unprofessional. I sincerely hope her licence gets revoked as she is clearly unfit to be working with vulnerable/ at risk individuals. I suspect she lacks empathy and is heavily influenced by the potential for repeat business and paid incentives by pharmaceutical companies when diagnosing patients. In conclusion, if you are looking for a professional to help you, please look elsewhere.
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  • 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
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C. – Nov 15, 2020
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My child has been going to Dr Oquendo for about 3-4 years. We've seen many doctors, and quite a few psychiatrists. She is the best psych doctor I've ever been to. She takes her time getting to know her patient and their caretaker/parent before writing a prescription out. I have full trust she knows my child well enough for a valid opinion. Never feel rushed or blown off, which is common during a psychiatric appointment. Highly recommend her.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Jeanette Marquez – Sep 19, 2019
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Excellent doctor for both of my children. Speak with me as equal and patiently review their care with me in detail until I am comfortable with the treatment.
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
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WCWLC in Rutherford, NJ – Aug 16, 2018
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My husband was treated by Dr. Shirley Sostre Oquendo in the past and she was absolutely wonderful. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional, caring, and her treatment was effective. I would definitely recommend her and will be seeking her professional help once more with my son. We are looking forward to seeing her again and are very hopeful she will help us.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Ridgefield, NJ – Jun 26, 2018
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No, she is not cold. She absolutely cares. But she calls BS when she sees it, and is perfectly straightforward with the patient. Doesn't coddle, doesn't mess around. Dr. Sostre is the best psydoc I've had and she really knows what she's talking about. She understands the nuances of mental health as a topic, knows medication and diagnoses like the back of her hand, and uses all of her knowledge and experience to give you the most real, honest, and effective treatment you'll find in the area.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Ridgewood, NJ – Nov 22, 2017
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She was direct to the point of being extremely rude and insulting. She kept interrupting as well. Will not return.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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
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Oct 23, 2017
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I waited 25 minutes to see her and she spent 30 minutes with me for a first time visit. Kept interrupting me when I was speaking. This doctor was very cold and not caring at all. I will not be going back
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

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What are Dr. Shirley Sostre Oquendo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sostre Oquendo frequently treats Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), ADHD and-or ADD, and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sostre Oquendo treats.

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Dr. Sostre Oquendo's office is located at 30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Sostre Oquendo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Dr. Sostre Oquendo performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 58% of her peers

Dr. Sostre Oquendo performs this procedure more than 58% of her peers

ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Sostre Oquendo treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 54% of her peers

Dr. Sostre Oquendo treats this condition more than 54% of her peers

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Dr. Sostre Oquendo treats Anxiety more than 32% of her peers

Dr. Sostre Oquendo treats this condition more than 32% of her peers

Dr. Sostre Oquendo's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders

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Hackensack30 Prospect Ave Hackensack, NJ 07601
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