Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD
Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Schenkel is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

116 N Robertson Blvd Ste 806

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact Information

(310) 659-8884

Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD

Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Value Options

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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 time. I am one of the few psychiatrists to combine in depth understanding of the person along with vast experience with medication: what it can and can't do. I also combine child & adolescent training with understanding of the role of families in a person's development.
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Dr. Schenkel's Experience

Dr. Schenkel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis


  • ADHD Testing
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Toronto
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • University Of Toronto / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Los Angeles Co-Usc Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Los Angeles County and Usc Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Ph.D. Southern California Psychoanlytic Institute
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schenkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schenkel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schenkel to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Schenkel Says:

I want to convey to my patients that my mission as a psychiatrist is to make every single encounter with  them helpful and uplifting in some way.  Even when little can be done with medication, some change in attitude, humor or philosophy, can offer hope for improvement.

I want to make clear that after having treated over 10,000 patients, there will be a small minority who are...

Dr. Schenkel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Los Angeles, CA |
I have been going to Dr Schenkel for several years. He is an excellent doctor.
in Pacific Palisades, CA |
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.
in Glendale, CA |
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.
Los Angeles, CA |
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.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Schenkel accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Power Select HMO
  • Assurant Health
    CoreMed Gold 1 PPO
    Gold Plan 002 PPO
    Platinum Plan 002 PPO
    Silver Plan 002 PPO
    Silver Plan 003 PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate HMO
    United Healthcare
  • Value Options
    Value Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schenkel has admitting privileges

Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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