Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 72

Dr. Schenkel
2934 1/2 N Beverly Glen Cir Ste 344 Los Angeles, CA 90077

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(310) 659-8884

Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Toronto / Faculty of Medicine medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schenkel to book an appointment.

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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Schenkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anxiety
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenkel treats Anxiety more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schenkel treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenkel performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Schenkel performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schenkel treats Dysthymia (Chronic Depression) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Schenkel treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Schenkel's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

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Dr. Schenkel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
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Gold Plan 002 PPO
Platinum Plan 002 PPO
Silver Plan 002 PPO
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Humana
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UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Schenkel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schenkel

3.2

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Scheme was my pdoc for almost maybe 10 yrs and found him to be very professional and compassionate. I ended up finding a new pdoc a couple of yrs ago bc of an insurance change but also a good time to start fresh w a new pdoc.
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 03, 2019
I have been with Dr. Schenkel since 2000 and he is on the top 3 of my most trusted docs and one of those is a vet. I find him to be sensitive, observant and well-informed on his specialty and he is willing hear patient's ideas and input. He rates 100% for me. And his office desk staff is wonderful. A great asset to any doctor. She is 5 *****
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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Chloe Ross – Jan 15, 2019
Dr Schenkel is great, very caring and listens well. He has been very helpful for me.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 21, 2018
I have been going to Dr Schenkel for several years. He is an excellent doctor.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Dougfp in Los Angeles, CA – Jul 26, 2017
The worst doctor I have ever seen. He spends about five to ten minutes with you, always changing meds, waits four hours to return calls (if even) and is crabby all the time. He is in the wrong profession.
What went well
No results
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
4 people found this helpful
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Peter in Pacific Palisades, CA – Jun 29, 2017
I have been going to Dr Steven Schenkel since 1994 and he has been very helpful on my mental condition. Since he reads and updates himself on new research and medicines, he found a medicine that works on me and now I have a thriving career for the last 10 years. It takes time to find a medicine, but it is worth the wait. Be patient. Thank you, Dr Schenkel, for your patience and diligence in your work! I could not have done it without you. Forever grateful, your loyal patient.
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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M in Glendale, CA – Jul 15, 2016
It was a horrible experience. This doctor left me crying after being rude and unprofessional. Didn't care to get to know the patient, rather cared if he gets paid. Worst doctor experience I've ever had.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
10 people found this helpful
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Los Angeles, CA – Mar 15, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I care about listening carefully to patients, to obtain the most accurate history possible. It is crucial to foster an open, trusting relationship over...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Ph.D. Southern California Psychoanlytic Institute
1979
Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Los Angeles Co-Usc Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1974
Mt Sinai Hosp
Internship Hospital
1973
University of Toronto / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
1969
University of Toronto
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

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What are Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schenkel frequently treats Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dysthymia (Chronic Depression). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schenkel treats.

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

Dr. Schenkel's office is located at 2934 1/2 N Beverly Glen Cir Ste 344, Los Angeles, CA 90077. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD speak?

Dr. Schenkel speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

2934 1/2 N Beverly Glen Cir Ste 344 Los Angeles, CA 90077
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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

West Hollywood, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)