Ratings for Dr. Leon Mowchun
Post below me seems pretty jaded. Dr. Mowchun has helped me through some rough times. He doesn't say much, but when he does you can tell he's passionate. Never once felt pressured by him in any way, whether it be pills or behavioral changes. Would recommend him.
Dr. Leon Mowchun used to be a very good psychiatrist but I think all the accolades have gone to his head and now he is dismissive because he can be. I remember him thrity years ago when he was a resident in Psychiatry and would not admit a suicidal patient. He said no matter how crazy this person is don't admit him. Subsequently this man committed suicide. would not recommend him.
I first met dr.mochun at the state program in 2009, I unfortunately didn't finish the program due to the severe effects of depression and the inability to show up on a daily basis. Great program but clearly I was not healthy enough. Most currently in 2013 after 2 suicide attempts I was referred back to stat where I found Leon very dismissive. More concerned with making multiple appointments with his underlings than help me. I had 5 intake interviews over a few months. Testing my ability to show up I understand, however I begged for help, or referral elsewhere. The last appointment I missed, which they used as a reason to stop seeing me, was another suicide attempt which has left me slightly impaired,but alive. I'm upset such a man running such a program would be so indifferent because I wasted his time 4 years prior. That's my experience with Leon mochun
I was introduced to Dr. Mowchun while taking the Stat Programs at PX199 Day Hospital. Saw Dr. Mowchun in week 2 of stat very good course fast and overwhelming a lot of info. Dr. Mowchun saw me and kept on smiling and was very mindful on listening to what I had to say. Dr. Mowchun brainstorms to assist you in your needs to get better and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is short and sweet and makes you feel that you are not the only one going through hard times. He actually makes you feel relaxed his voice is very calming and tries to help u on the road which can be very scary once diagnosed. Dr. Mowchun is respectful and actually cares on your well being. I cannot say enough about Dr. Mowchun that he is a wonderful doctor and is a diamond in the ruff.
I have had Dr. Mowchun as my doc for over ten years and he changes with me (which is awesome). He is extremely patient, completely thorough and totally up to date on the latest and greatest treatments. His staff is amazing and i don't recall ever having to wait :)
Oh my god, I cant say enough about this guy! I've been jumping from doctor to doctor and specialist to specialist and no one has had anywhere CLOSE to the impact this man had on my life. He's got a FREAKY amount of knowledge. I would ask him about completely random, obscure, and sometimes obsolete medication that I was interested in and he seemed to know EVERYTHING about EVERYTHING. And you can tell he ACTUALLY cares! This is not just a job for him, you can really tell he cares about his patients and will do whatever it takes to make them feel better. He probably saved my life as well. I wish I knew a better way to thank him. Thank you Dr.Mowchun. -Reid
Dr. Leon Mowchun is an absolutely wonderful psychiatrist. He is more interested in talk therapy than prescribing pills.This is highly unusual in a time when a lot of doctors are way too eager to prescribe something. He seems to practice an eclectic form of psychotherapy, taking the best from many different approaches. His active listening skills are remarkable and yet his coments are so astute and thought-provoking. If you are looking for a non-judgemental, non pill-pushing, highly skilled psychiatrist Dr Leon Mowchun is just fantastic.
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