Ratings for Dr. Kent Shinbach
Dr. Shinbach is a kind, compassionate , erudite and refined gentleman and doctor. He is soft-spoken and listens intently. His office has an elegant and clean design, very different from the dark, tomb-like spaces most psychiatrists seem to favor. That's it - if I could give more stars I would! His office administrator is efficient and personable - I never knew a psychiatrist who had an office administrator - what a brilliant idea. The location is -convenient - and you can go to the Carlyle Hotel for an after-therapy cheer or window shp along Madison Avenue pre or post appointment,
Do not waste your time seeing this Doctor. I have been on a prescription for over a year, my health insurance changed so I needed to find a new psychiatrist. He would not prescribe me what has been working very well for me and helped me change my life. He would rather me go through withdrawals and change medications. Probably due to some in he has with a certain medicinal company. I repeat DO NOT spend any time with this individual.
I love Dr Shinbach! He is mild mannered and responsive in times when I get stuck. He has been through a lot which I didn't know until after a year of seeing him. I trust him even more now than before. He knows what he was born to do. Take care of those who need him. Forget about anything else...staff, reminders of appointments etc. If you know you need help you should be responsible for keeping and remembering your own appointments. Don't blame the staff for not reminding you. I call when I'm not sure.
I like him a lot. He's genuinely concerned about his patients, which of course he should be. However, his office staff is awful. He has this woman working for him who seems to be a total incompetent. A few times I called to have the doctor refill a prescription. He never got the message, and I had to get the prescription from another doctor. Also,his office does not make confirmation phone calls for appointments. It's very easy to forget an appointment when its made months in advance and theres no reminder from the office (as happened to me recently)
Dr Shinbach is a great psychiatrist. His office practices are however a bit backwards. He will not call in a prescription refill, even if it is not a controlled substance. It's a very inconveniencing practice. His office also doesn't make appointment reminder phone calls, even if the next appointment is 6 months out. And you will get billed for not showing up to an appointment you've forgotten all about due to general life.
Dr. Kent Shinbach's Credentials
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- Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University (Grad. 1963)
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