Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD

Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Steven Schenkel, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University of Toronto / Faculty of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry and psychiatry.

116 N Robertson Blvd Ste 806

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
very high
more than 94% of peers
ADHD and-or ADD
more than 89% of peers
Major Depressive Disorder
more than 73% of peers

Dr. Schenkel'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schenkel "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."

2  Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

17  Conditions Treated

3  Procedures

  • 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
24 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

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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
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 disgruntled, refuse to accept necessary


Patient Comments (5)

Dr Schenkel is great, very caring and listens well. He has been very helpful for me.
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I have been going to Dr Schenkel for several years. He is an excellent doctor.
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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.
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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,...more
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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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