Dr. Stephen Popkin, MD

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Dr. Stephen Popkin, MD

Psychiatry | Male

POPKIN STEPHEN M MD 4100 E Mississippi Ave Ste 600, Denver, CO 80246 Get Directions
(303) 759-3215

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Dr. Popkin specializes in Psychiatry and practices in Denver, CO. He practices at 1 location.

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3.8 based on 24 responses
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Experience with Dr. Popkin
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Popkin's Office & Staff
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes (18)
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in Aurora, CO |
SUFFERER! Wrong diagnosis. Over medicated and have a head/neck/ Spine injury as a result. No compensation. Patient for 13 years. Saw every 3 weeks. Wrong Therapy mandatory (DBT). Cost a fortune. Have long term PTSD undisgnosed. Had to stop working as a result of wrong medications 16 years ago. Blew me off. Victim of neglect/ maltreatment. Ticked off with Popkin.
in Aurora, CO |
This Dr. over medicated me for 13 years and I had to stop working as a result. I only required an antidepressant from time to time, Prior to his mis treatment. He also diagnosed me with Borderline Personality, and never explained it to me. He contributed to my emotional pain, by not accepting responsibility and counter transference. I actually suffered from severe abuse and neglect, which we never talked about. He collected insurance and co pays every 2 to 3 weeks. Malpractice C.R.S. is 2 years.
in Denver, CO |
Dr. Popkin is excellent in many ways. He is very easy to talk to and his presence is calming and understanding. He has a way of re-framing an issue that is exactly what feels right to your soul! He is excellent in managing my dosages of various medications because he listens very attentively, and therefore, his recommendations are just what I need. He also offers medication management without forever therapy and is quick to identify any changes that may need to happen with my meds.
Carpentersville, IL |
Called for an appointment and spoke to an very prickly receptionist. She repeatedly emphasized that Dr Popkin gets phone calls everyday for new patients and that she didn't think she could ever fit me in. Just stating that you aren't accepting new patients would be sufficient- no reason to berate a patient seeking psychiatric services which can be a very difficult call to make.
in Denver, CO |
I consider myself very fortunate to have been under the care of Dr. Popkin for going on 7+ years. I have no complaints regarding his work or care. He is no nonsense in his approach, uses session time wisely, and very in tune with my concerns and feedback. He has stabilized my condition to the extent that it can be with current medical knowledge. I have never felt that my mental health was not of his primary concern nor have I ever felt or been over medicated.
After 4 visits he couldn't get my name correct, pushes pills I specifically said I didn't want and was absurdly priced. Example of our health care system at work
run as fast as you can away from this doctor. He ruined my life with overmedicating, and not managing medications properly. he is highly unethical in his practice. I was much better before I started seeing this walking prescription pad. I have a reading disabilty on top of his long term abusive prescribing methods. Legally it is my fault for taking his prescriptions for 13 years. I suffer from memory problems. I would slap him with 13 years worth of lawsuits if I could, and and more.
It was and is wonderful. I feel safe and heard and I feel better when I leave his office.
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  • Psychiatry

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

Procedures Performed

  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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  • Medical School
    Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    U Colo Affil Hosp

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    U Colo Affil Hosp

    Completed in 1983

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Popkin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Dr. Popkin's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Under 10 minutes

Experience with Dr. Popkin

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients