Dr. Uchenna Uzoukwu, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 57

Psychiatry

Dr. Uchenna Uzoukwu, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Pottsville, PA. Dr. Uzoukwu has extensive experience in Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders. She is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Uchenna Uzoukwu, MD
121 Progress Ave Ste 200 Pottsville, PA 17901
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

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Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Uzoukwu is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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Dr. Uzoukwu's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Munchausen Syndrome
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Dr. Uzoukwu's Reviews

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Based on 25 ratings

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This guy is a joke
I was in the office one time for my son's initial evaluation. This idiot said two words to my kid, and asked me and my wife a couple questions. 10 minutes and we were out the door. Every single "visit" since then has been over the phone and have lasted no more than 5 minutes. "How is your child doing?" "Is he okay in school?" And "okay, talk to you in a month" are the only things he ever says on the phone. Now I've requested my son's evaluation from him during the last visit. Still hasn't sent it and getting a hold of him is ridiculous. He got an answering service now because all he cares about is money, and not helping clients. If I could give this idiot zero stars, that's what I'd do.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 27, 2022
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This doctor has ignored my phone calls literally crying and begging for him to call in my prescription that I need. I can't trust a provider who ignores voicemails of me begging him to call in the script for my anti-depressants. It's Citalopram, it's not anything special but I need it. How could anyone be expected to trust someone like this with their mental health? I'm going to be attempting to switch providers ASAP and would not recommend this doctor to anyone.
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Sep 29, 2021
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First of all, regarding the first comment here - this psychiatrist is NOT a female. I have been seeing him for the past year. I am an RN, and I find him to be very knowledgeable about the medications he prescribes for me, taking into account my other medical conditions. Dr. U. is from another country, I believe, and I sometimes find it difficult to understand him, with his accent. He may come across as brusque, to some, but I find him to be personable and caring. It is more important to me that he is knowledgeable about psychiatric diagnoses and treatments, the medications he prescribes, and their effect on people with other medical conditions. I would recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 17, 2021
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This woman should not be in business. I took my transgender child to see her regarding some behavioral issues. She practically suggested conversion therapy, disgusting. I'm calling Aetna to report her.
What went well
No results
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
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Allentown – Jan 26, 2019
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will not take feed back from patient or family members at all. will not use current treatment standers,
What went well
No results
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
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kate in Pottsville, PA – Jun 20, 2017
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Stay away from this egomaniac . This man has the compassion of a flea. Never once will he ask you about your feelings . Almost everyone under his care is on the same type of medication and is diagnosed with the same thing. This man is dangerous.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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A.J. in Pottsville, PA – Oct 28, 2016
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This Dr. Is a joke. Dont waste your time. He spends 5 min or less with his patients.
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
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mom of adolescent patient in Pottsville, PA – Jul 20, 2016
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Only Psychiatric Dr available at the hospital when admitted.Not very interested in how I was feeling.Medication changed three times.Response from office staff or Dr. takes hours.No one ever picks up the phone have to always leave message. Office is overly crowded and outdated. Staff is not very personable. Wait time can be up to an hour at times.Dr is hard to understand.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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donna b in Pottsville, PA – Jan 14, 2016
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Dr. Uchenna Uzoukwu, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Pottsville, PA. Dr. Uzoukwu has extensive experience in Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

University Of Lagos
Medical School

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What are Dr. Uchenna Uzoukwu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Uzoukwu frequently treats Addiction & Substance Abuse and Psychotic Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Uzoukwu specializes.

Where is Dr. Uchenna Uzoukwu, MD's office located?

Dr. Uzoukwu's office is located at 121 Progress Ave Ste 200, Pottsville, PA 17901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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121 Progress Ave Ste 200 Pottsville, PA 17901
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Uzoukwu is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill S. Jackson Street

Pottsville, PA

56% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% lower than the national average