Dr. Steven Frankel, MD

Adult PsychiatryMaleAge 79

Dr. Frankel
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Steven A Frankel, MD

1044 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Kentfield, CA 94904

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(415) 328-5038

Dr. Steven Frankel, MD is a Adult Psychiatry Specialist in Kentfield, CA. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Frankel to book an appointment.

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Dr. Frankel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

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Dr. Frankel accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Frankel's Reviews

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3.9

Based on 15 ratings

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I have worked with Dr. Frankel for several years now and I consider myself lucky. He is an intelligent, caring, and committed professional who has helped me and my family on numerous occasions without overprescribing medications.  His dedication and wisdom are unmatched. Simply put he is a wonderful doctor. 
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 02, 2021
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My family has had the good fortune to receive Dr. Frankel’s remarkable care for several years. While there have been multiple occasions in the past in which we’ve consulted professionals, Dr. Frankel’s intelligence, sensitivity, and commitment are unmatched. Dr. Frankel is well versed in pharmacology, and reassuringly judicious when considering prescriptions. His long-standing practice is a testament to the love he clearly has for his work. Dr. Frankel ’s broad experience and finely tuned intuition allowed him to forge a productive relationship with my son where others were unable. He has stood by my family in the most challenging of situations with warmth, generosity and a tireless loyalty that I’ve never before experienced. I’ve found his professional support to be of the most rare kind, guided by honesty, humility, humor, and wisdom.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 05, 2021
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I have worked with Dr. Frankel for several years and found him a caring, sensitive and responsive practitioner. He shows ongoing concern re. polypharmacy and tends to order medications only as needed. I would encourage all patients to keep him or any medical practitioner up to date on current medication changes or medication sensitivities as they arise.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 23, 2020
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I'm the parent to 21 year old who has seen Dr Frankel on and off since their first bout with serious depression and anxiety in High School. My child does not easily open up to anyone, and has never had much success with a regular therapists. Dr. Frankel has always taken the time to try to understand my kid and help move them forward, even at times when it's difficult to get my child to share anything with anyone! Dr Frankel is insightful and intelligent as well as funny and humble. He is a wealth of knowledge and loves what he does. I appreciate him standing by my family all these years.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Dec 23, 2020
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The worst! No communication skills, remembers nothing from previous sessions. Couldn't even electronically write a prescription. The worst.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 19, 2020
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Manipulates patients into seeing him extremely regularly (3 times per week) by putting them on high doses of addictive medications. Refuses to allow patients to decrease frequency of appointments by causing them to be dependent on those medications.
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I have had nothing but positive experiences with Dr. Steven Frankel and consider him one of the finest physicians in Marin County. Over the years I have had the privilege of working closely with Dr. Frankel I have shared referrals and covered his practice. His patients have consistently reflected that his dedication to their care has been exceptional. Dr. Frankel has been practicing over 35 years and is the author of five books that emphasize the importance of collaborative patient care.
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
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Dr. Frankel is an empathetic, knowledgeable, and unique clinician who has helped me immensely over the past 3 years that I have worked with him. I would recommend him to my family and friends and feel confident that they would receive excellent care under Dr. Frankel's guidance.
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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Nov 03, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

What's missing from typical psychiatric care? 

-Care is typically boiled down to diagnostic categories while bypassing confounding personal...
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Biography

I am certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry as well as in child and adolescent psychiatry. I have authored many...Read more

Specialties

  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1985
Graduate San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, Advanced Certification American Psychoanaltic Assn.
1974
Fellowship In Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Ucsf Mount Zion Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1972
Ucsf Medical Center At Mount Zion
Residency Hospital
1970
Ucsf Mt Zion Hosp
Internship Hospital
1967
.Fellowship In Pharmacology Stanford University Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1964
Amherst College
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Steven Frankel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Frankel frequently treats Adjustment Disorder , Adolescent Counseling, and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Frankel treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Frankel, MD's office located?

Dr. Frankel's office is located at 1044 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield, CA 94904. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Steven A Frankel, MD

Steven A Frankel, MD1044 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Kentfield, CA 94904
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