Dr. Alen J. Salerian

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Website: salerianbrain.com External Link
Hospital: Psychiatric Inst Of Washington
Med. School:Istanbul Univ, Istanbul Tip Fak, Istanbul, Turkey
Grad. Year: 1971

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Y
Accepting New Patients:Unknown

Profile updated 21/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 14 reviews. Dr. Alen J. Salerian has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Psychiatrist-related: mental illness, depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders, depression medication, pharmacological treatment, prescription drugs
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RID: 5686960
28/07/14 2 1 1 1
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21/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Alen" to "Alen J." 
RID: 2754938
06/08/13 3 3 5 5 Dr. Salerian is a good person and an excellent psychiatrist. He is passionate about the healing power of medicine. He is always behind schedule because he spends a lot of time with his patients in session. Every patient is a unique individual with a unique treatment plan and not just a cookie cutter case. I think he gets results. He certainly helped me for eight years.  Respond
RID: 2669207
03/06/13 4 3 5 5 Dr. Salerian is, by far, the best doctor that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. His commitment to his patients (both their mental and physical health) and his medical knowledge is beyond reproach. I fail to understand how this witch-hunt against Dr. Salerian, which has now resulted in forcing him from his practice and passion, benefits his patients or the public good. This is a incredible miscarriage of justice and I pray that it will be corrected soon.  Respond
RID: 2648397
14/05/13 5 5 5 5 He is the only doctor that has been able to treat my depression/bipolar d/o and it is absolutely devastating that he is no longer practicing. I pray that his court case redeems his professionalism and quality treatment and allows him to return to practicing medicine.  Respond
26/04/13 "DC doc indicted for being major supplier of illegal pills in Southwest Virginia" - http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-dc-doc-indicted-for-...  Respond
10/10/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 2406280
21/08/12 5 4 5 5 This is one of the BEST doctors in the area. The only drawback is that sometimes he tends to run over with patients and he runs a little late. This is because he gives everyone the time that they need with him and treats everyone as an individual. Other than that I have no complaints and will say he is an expert in his field of work. He is not one of thse doctors that rushes you in and out. He is very compassionate, listens to what you have to say, and cares about his patients well being. He is not interested in just treating a person with medication. He advises you to exercise and eat well because he wants to make you feel better. He is truely an amazing doctor and I would refer him to all of my family and friends. He IS the BEST in this area and it took me years to find someone like him! His staff is also very friendly and compassionate. 
Paid (or co-pay): $180
RID: 1719561
22/02/12 5 4 5 5 doctor salerian has been very helpful to me.i will continue to see him.he offered to help my wife with me which is very kind of him since we have been married 31 years and can use his expertise. 
Insurance: Medicare
RID: 1699565
29/01/12 3 2 5 5 Dr. Salerian's practice can be a difficult one to deal with. He is rarely on time if you don't visit him in the morning, and he doesn't accept insurance, which is par for the course for many psychiatrists but it's still not cool. His staff doesn't do much except keep the patients moving. But if you are a patient, Dr. Salerian will do anything, within the bounds of ethics, to help fix whatever is ailing you. He is aggressive in the use of all sorts of medications, far more so than most psychiatrists. I have suffered from depression and substance abuse problems for years, and Dr. Salerian was able to get me to feel "normal" for the first time in years without the use of illicit drugs. He did what at least six other doctors over twelve years could not do. I literally owe my life to him. It will take you a while to get an appointment and you will wait a whole in the office, and insurance might not reimburse. But he is worth it. He will help you. 
Paid (or co-pay): $180
RID: 1640941
21/11/11 5 4 5 5 Dr Salerian is one of rare gifted doctors who will go to any ethical limit to solve a patients mental illness.He has treated my sons after every psychiatrist had failed.He is truly a very gifted and a miracle worker when it comes to mental illness.  Respond
RID: 1519783
23/08/11 4 2 5 5 Dr. Salerian is an incredibly caring and insightful doctor. At times, just speaking with him can make you feel better.  Respond
RID: 1440740
14/05/11 3 2 5 5 I've been seeing Dr. Salerian for 5 years and I trust him. He is a good listener and very empathetic. I'm not a physician but Dr. Salerian seems to be very "up to date" on the newest medications and is very good at explaining how and why he alters treatment. He is a great listener too! I should mention one drawback and that is the wait times in his office are typically very long and he usually runs a bit behind. It's best to schedule an appointment earlier in the day.  Respond
RID: 1439913
13/05/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Salerian is the single most sympathetic doctor I have ever seen; he is kind, compassionate and actually listens to his patients. He literally saved my life. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 1437291
10/05/11 5 4 5 5 Dr. Salerian has saved my life and those of my 2 sons. He is an artist and a scientist. He is brilliant and kind and has the rare and tremendous ability to empathize with his patients conditions. He treats a everyone he sees with repect and understands that there really is such a thing as mental illness, just as there are kidney disease, heart disease and so it is with the human brain. He understands that the brain is "not a potato" and that each individual may require individualed treatment. And so he helps those afflicted with brain disorders to find the right balance that will ease our suffering and helf us return to living normal productive lives He is sincere and compassionate at all time. He truly cares and connects with all of his patients. My sons and I have been treated by him for 5 or more years now. We may not have had those years without him.  Respond
RID: 1168587
13/05/10 1 1 2 5 If you do not have a lot of money - do not bother going to him. He's all about the money and always late.  Respond
RID: 987765
15/09/09 5 1 5 5 Salerian is an incredibly knowledgeable and scientific-minded physician. I am the kind of patient who always wants "the whole answer" and he always always ready to fully explain his theories about my illness and our newest approach to treatment. He is always doing research, and changes his theories to fit newly released scientific information - to the benefit of his patients. I have what he calls a "stubborn" (i.e. difficult to treat) and "severe" (meaning, seriously limiting my ability to function) bipolar depression. I have been seeing him for six years, and I have to say that without his patient, thorough and realistic approach to psychiatric medicine, I never would have been able to live a normal life, going to college (I'm graduating this year) and having a happy relationship. He combines both careful medication management and practical, forward-thinking talk therapy (provided by trained therapists and psychologists working independently in his office) to get results. 
Paid (or co-pay): $180