Dr. Sonny Joseph, MD
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Geriatric Psychiatry | Male

9430 Turkey Lake Rd Ste 204 Orlando, FL 32819 Get Directions

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Dr. Sonny Joseph, MD is a geriatric psychiatry doctor who practices in Orlando, FL. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

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based on 92 total surveys (36 with reviews)
Dr. Joseph's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (36)
Ocoee, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Joseph for about 3 years. He and his staff are amazing, extremely helpful and friendly. I have had insomnia and anxiety for a while and saw other doctors to no avail. However, with Dr. Joseph's medical expertise, excellent listening skills, and patience, he has helped me greatly. Thank you, Dr. Joseph and his wonderful staff including his very nice office manager!
in Orlando, FL |
I suffer from biopolar depression and anxiety and have been to several doctors who prescribed Lithium and Wellbutrin as well as a ton of drugs. No combination worked, not only did I suffer from depression I suffered from insomnia about two to three times a week. I finally found Dr. Joseph who knew the combination that would work. He prescribed Seroquel, Zyprexa Gabapentin and Klonepin. Not only do I sleep like baby I haven't been depressed in years and I have the Klonepin for my anxiety.
St Cloud, FL |
I have been going to Dr. Joseph for 13 years.....I find him reputable, pleasant and caring. I have never been disappointed with his staff or their service.
Orlando, FL |
I have found Dr. Joseph to be extremely helpful. He has extraordinary training and education (Harvard and MIT) along with a kind empathetic manner which allows me as a patient to feel extremely comfortable. Dr. Joseph also has succeeded in providing the best psychiatric care I have ever experienced. Dr. Joseph has my highest recommendation.
Celebration |
I have been seeing Dr Joseph for about 10 yrs now. He has been instrumental in my life and has helped me tremendously. Dr Joseph is compassionate, caring, and extremely knowledgeable. As a highly respected Harvard educated physician, Dr Joseph maintains high ethical standards and treats his patients with respect and dignity. He listens to your concerns and works with you to find the best treatment plan and modifies it when necessary. Simply put, Dr Joseph is the BEST!
in Orlando, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr Sonny Joseph for over five years now. He is a very competent, compassionate, and qualified psychiatrist whom always listens to my needs an concern regarding my mental health. His staff have always been very friendly and respective. They have also been very understanding and helpful when I have called in to advise them I will be late or that I need to reschedule an appointment. Wait times are great and rarely over 10 minutes past my scheduled time. I highly recommend.
Orlando, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Joseph's for 5+ years now and do not care to see any other doctor but him. I've never had a more understanding, flexible and kindhearted doctor and staff like his. Dr. Joseph listens to your concerns and together, come up with a solution. When I lost my job, Dr. Joseph allowed me to keep my appointments even though I couldn't pay. Once, I showed up to my appointment a day early and despite being a busy practice, him and his staff still worked me in the schedule.
Winter Garden, FL |
I called to get an appointment and they said they can't take on new patients until June. I heard good things, but that's a little ridiculous.
in Rockledge, Fl |
Dr Joseph has saved my life. I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder last summer and Dr Joseph has monitored me carefully and has found the correct combination of medications for me. And now I'm doing great, totally changed my life around. I drive an hour to go to my appointments with him. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Orlando, FL |
All I can say about Dr. Josh is simply AMAZING. He listens with pure concern and treats precisely. He is incredibly introspective and has a true gift to heal. I am the most stable I have been in a long time having been through severe traumas due to Dr. Joseph. Dr. Joseph, THANK YOU!!
Orlando, FL |
Have been seeing Dr. Joseph for several years for my med checks. He has always been willing to try a different medication or combination when it has been necessary. Great staff too.
in Orlando, FL |
Dr. Sonny Joseph is truly an an amazing doctor! We are so lucky to have a Harvard, MIT trained MD right here in Dr. Phillips. His team is so dedicated to his clients, always trying to serve as many people as possible. The wellbeing of others is what matters the most to them and they are very happy to help you with the appointments. Best Doctor ever!
in Winter Garden, FL |
Dr. Joseph is very knowledgeable about psychiatric medications and how they work. He is highly educated with a M.D. In Psychiatry and a P.H.D. In Psychology as well as other degrees from prestigious universities including Harvard. He is good at diagnosing your illness based on your symptoms and prescribing medications for your condition. If you need changes made, he is very willing to accommodate you. Once you are stable, he doesn't waste your time in his office.
in Orlando, FL |
Have been seeing Dr. Joseph for about 5 years now and I have to say that from my first visit he was able to diagnose and treat my anxiety so that I am able to cope and live a normal life. I have found his staff to be very caring and helpful especially when I've had to reschedule an appointment, even at the last minute, they are very understanding. Dr. Joseph was recommended to me by my primary care physician and I would highly recommend him to others, as wel!
in Orlando, FL |
All Dr. Joseph does is handing out medication he does not sit and talk to you to find out exactly what's going on with you,you're in his office maybe 10 minutes at the most when he prescribes medication that is way beyond what you really need! I would never recommend this man to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in St Cloud, FL |
I have been a patient for over 15 years. He is always a completely professional gentleman. He always is very attentive and has the proper solution.
in Orlando, FL |
I have been seeing Dr Joseph since August. During my visits he has demonstrated professionalism, knowledge, and care for my well being. He analysis my condition and administers the medication suitable for me and explains in detail how the medication should function. His intellect in Pharmacology is evident. In several instances I have called his staff to be seen, or to advise of a malaise, and I always receive an answer the same day. His staff are always courteous, and helpful!
in ST Cloud, FL |
I am honored to have Dr Joseph as my physician overseeing my medications. He is a very caring and understanding Dr and his office staff is Amazing!
in Windermere, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Joseph's for over 10 years. He is a highly skilled practitioner who obtained degrees from both Harvard and MIT. He is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to medications, interactions, and what will work best for each patient. Although he has a thriving practice, he takes time to listen to each patient and will always get you in when there is an emergency. I especially appreciate how Dr. Joseph listens when I have issues with medication.
in Ocala, FL |
Dr. Joseph treats several family members with depression. He has been our Psychiatrist for over 10 years. He listens with concern and understand the medication he prescribes. We highly recommend him.
in Orlando, FL |
I was recommended to Dr Joseph just over 11 years ago. I had fallen into severe ambien withdrawl and had little sleep over 10 days. He introduced low doses of medications over several days, and he always took his time to listen about what was working. He never increased a dosage – instead he added a different medication that took a different pathway through the brain. And it worked effectively. Now, years later, my adjusted meds leave me able to focus completely on my job. I trust him implicitly
He's an EXCELLENT Doctor, very caring and is patient with you! He has treated me for over 20 years for anxiety and depression. My whole family has seen him at some point in there lives. He has all the credentials, went to Harvard and MIT, has an M.D. In psychiatry and Ph.D in clinical psychology
in Orlando, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr. Josephs for over 5yrs and he is very knowledgable ,caring and patient. His staff is very friendly and proffesional. I can't recommend him highly enough!
in Orlando, FL |
I am Dr. Joseph's patient for many years, he help me throughout those days when I was depressed, had sleeping problems and eating disorder. He is a very good, thoughtful person who listens and provided good psychiatric advice. I highly recommend Dr. Joseph, to family, friends and all who need help.
in Clearwater, FL |
Dr Joseph have been my doctor for 11 years he has been treating me for my ADD and depression for a long time and let me tell you he is in most professional and the most caring psychiatrist that I have ever been to..I am a psychologist myself and he has worked with me and all my challenges Having cancer extremely caring helpful he even wrote a letter of support when I went through my divorced and thanks to him that call my daughterfrom his office she went back to UF and got her MASTERS. THANKS
St. Cloud, FL |
Dr. Joseph is kind and compassionate. There is usually only a short wait and the staff is great.
in Orlando, FL |
I been seeing Dr Joseph for the last 10 years, it took a while to find the right medication for my condition, today I feel that thanks to Dr Joseph I have my illness over control .
in Orlando, FL |
Dr.Joseph is kind compassionate and his manner of dealiing with patients is excellent.His staff is also outstanding.I have seen him over the years and never had any problems!He is a top leader who is a Harvard graduate...He is also a prolific author and sports fan.Refer friends or family. This guy is a wonderful person!
in Winter Park, FL |
Diane- I've been seeing Dr. Joseph for many years. He is very professional, kind and brilliant. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a Psychiatrist.
in Orlando |
I've been going to Dr Joseph or over 10 years, I was having severe panic attacks and it was hard for me to function. I was crying and very emotional so it would be embarrassing for me to sit out in the waiting room, Dr. Joseph was very gentle and kind and invited me to sit in one of the back rooms until he could see me. Dr Joseph quality of practice is something that I totally respect and appreciate,his professionalism, sensitivity, and his dedication. Renee Hall
in Orlando, FL |
He's great. Very personable and genuine. Cares about your overall health equally as much as solving acute problems, i.e. he doesn't compromise your overall well being to alleviate discomfort. It seems some people who have left reviews are overly critical, and I almost didn't give him a chance as a result. I'm glad I went to him. Food for thought, if you are considering visiting him. Overall, I would recommend him to anyone. Hope this helps.
Atlanta, GA |
Excellent Doctor. After talking with him a short while he made a diagnosis which required medications. The medications he prescribed were spot on and began helping me right away. I am so happy I didn't have to try out a lot of different meds to see what worked best. Follow ups are needed every 3 months to renew meds. Sometimes there is a long wait, but it's worth the wait. Sometimes the office has had trouble with insurance, but they get it straightened out in time.
in Longwood, FL |
Dr. Joseph is an excellent doctor who treats his patients with care and politely. I feel much better than I ever have with his advice and treatment. Highly recommend him! The office staff is wonderful. Easy to make appointments and they're very respectful.
in Winter Park, FL |
Dr. Joseph, has been more than beneficial in helping the quality of life for me improve beyond any words capable of describing. I struggled for over fifty years to live a normal, healthy and functional life but failing miserably or not at all. He is NOT a pill mill Physician he does NOT prescribe medication that YOU WANT, he prescribes the medication you need to help what ever you are struggling mentally with in life. And another thing his STAFF is GREAT they are very KIND, and FRIENDLY.
in Winter Park, FL |
Dr. Joseph, has been more than beneficial in helping the quality of life for me improve beyond any words capable of describing. I struggled for over fifty years to live a normal, healthy and functional life but failing miserably or not at all. He is NOT a pill mill Physician he does NOT prescribe medication that YOU WANT, he prescribes the medication you need to help what ever you are struggling mentally with in life. And another thing his STAFF is GREAT they are very KIND, and FRIENDLY.
Orlando, FL |
I tried to call to set up a new patient appointment since we moved further away from current provider. The rude call taker interrupted me and asked why we didn't just follow up with previous doctor. Forget it-if I can't even have a politely handled phone call, I definitely won't trust this office with mental health issues!
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  •  Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard University / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychological Pharmacology

Procedures Performed

  • Psychiatric Evaluation