Dr. Steven Polakoff, MD

Dr. Steven Polakoff, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Steven Polakoff, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med in 1981 and specializes in psychiatry.

5530 Wisconsin Ave

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

(301) 718-0313

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Polakoff performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
normal
more than 49% of peers
Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
normal
more than 45% of peers
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
normal
more than 36% of peers

Dr. Polakoff's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

13  Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

3  Procedures

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Deaconess Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mass Mntl Health Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Polakoff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Polakoff's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Polakoff to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Polakoff's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Polakoff is professional and compassionate. He expects me to take rx in accordance w/his instructions, which I do. I have been a patient for 13 years, and this Dr. saved my life as a result of his care.In the past his office was quick to respond; however, that has changed during the past...more
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Caring, thorough, professional and accessible psychiatrist! I highly recommend him for adolescents, adults and geriatric population. He has treated two of my family members for years, who also assess him as a physician who genuinely cares for his clients.
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