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Dr. Alan Pearl, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

*I submit all insurance claims electronically and I participate in most PPO and POS insurance plans as an out-of network provider, usually after your annual deductible is met. I'll be glad to assist you in understanding this process.* If you are unable to keep your appointment, please give me at least 24 hours notice, otherwise you are responsible for the full fee. When you book an appointment please enter your insurance ID. Appointments are NOT confirmed until we have spoken. Please return my call or email within 24 hours, otherwise I will cancel the appointment and make that time available for another patient. I am a Board Certified Psychiatrist and have been in practice for over thirty years. My preferred method of therapy is one that is collaborative in nature. Our overall goal would include helping you to help yourself by developing a deeper understanding of your behaviors, actions and feelings. My unique collaborative method is most successful with patients who want to get well and live happy and productive lives. The key to comprehending and solving your problems is to be found in your uniqueness. We are all special and our individuality must be respected. My office is a safe and warm environment which can only contribute to these goals. I am skilled at integrating medication when it is indicated and helpful in attenuating symptoms, which not only may interfere with daily functioning, but also allow greater strides in reaching your goals. I choose to work with those who want to improve, get better and thrive. And I will help you, by using the approach that I believe is indicated, whether psychodynamic, supportive, cognitive, behavioral, psychopharmacological or a combination thereof to live a better today and an even more rewarding tomorrow.

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Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universität Bern Medizinische Fakultät
  • New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Residency in Psychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • New York State Psychiatric Association

Awards and publications

  • America's Top Psychiatrists Award
  • Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Most Compassionate Doctor Award

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1255336319

Office locations

Alan H. Pearl, MD

135 W. 70th Street

New York, NY 10023

Patient reviews
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This was my first visit and I waited around 5 minutes to be seen which was great. I was really nervous but Dr. Pearl was very welcoming and patient. The process was smooth and I look forward to continuing my care with him.
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My visit was great. My sessions with Dr. Pearl have led to meaningful and dramatic changes in my life. He has helped me through periods of anxiety and depression. He is wise, caring, engaging and honest about what he thinks. Iappreciate his commitment to helping me reach my goal of living a happy and healthy lifestyle. His office setting is unintimidating, pleasant and clean.
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I loved Dr. Pearl. I’ll be going to see him again very soon. He made me feel so comfortable and knew exactly how to help me. His office is awesome and smells super good. The location is really close to publictransportation, which is great for those of us who don’t drive. Even though I was running late, he was understanding. I really recommend him and I can see why his schedule is so busy.
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Great listener and advisor. He makes me feel understood. I appreciate his easy conversational style as well as his candor. He's a great clinician and caring individual. Prompt and organized.
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Dr. Pearl is compassionate, well-informed, perceptive and nice. I appreciate his honesty and I learned how not to internalize issues but how to deal with my feelings. Dr. Pearl is trustworthy. I would highly recommend him.
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Very good listener and director. Thank you for having time with me and giving me advices.
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Dr. Pearl was nice and welcoming,looking forward to continuing seeing him.
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My visit with Dr. Pearl was wonderful. He listens and gives feedback in a personable and caring way. He asks questions and is engaging. He clearly has compassion for his work in helping others. Very professional and knowledgeable.
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I went to see him after I went to another psychiatrist. He is the one who I was expected as a psychiatrist - gentle, calm, smile, and supportive manner. I met him only once so far. It was great, I feel positive about my progress with him.
Less than 6 months ago
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I'll keep it short. If you have been sexually traumatized, please do not go to Dr. Pearl. Besides the fact that he said to me (only the second time I saw him), "Wow! Glad to see you aren't a total wrecklike last time you came in", which clearly shut down any trust in displaying my emotions, Dr. Pearl proceeded to tell me the details of another case I "reminded" him of (as if he only had one case of rape?) and how he "saved" her. It was horrifying that I went to a Psychiatrist for help and he told me the details of another patient being raped when she was 5 by her father. Then had the nerve to tell me that he "saved" me. Please go to someone else, there are so many compassionate, good Psychiatrists out there to help you along your path of healing.
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My visit with Dr. Pearl was great. Throughout the session, he is encouraging and sensitive. Very knowledgeable, informative and conveys his message in the appropriate way. Results oriented Professional who really cares about the patient's well-being. I would highly recommend Dr. Pearl.
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My visit was pleasant. He is a great listener and advisor. He is cordial and professional. This Doctor is extremely knowledgeable and a welcomed expert.
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Dr Pearl was wonderful. Easy to talk to and a good listener. Also not a pill pusher. Provided me with life skills to deal with my issues for now.
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The doctor was very direct, welcoming and to the point, communicated everything in detail and expressed dedication to his profession.
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The perfect balance of empathy and professionalism. Dr. Pearl is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. He makes me feel comfortable when I discuss difficult topics. Very clean office. Safe environment. I would highly recommend him.
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It was my first meeting with Dr.Pearl and I already recommended him to my best friend.
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Dr. Pearl is professional, skilled, responsive and trustworthy. He listens. His follow-up visits are thoughtful and well planned out. He seems to know exactly what questions to ask to follow up on past issues. He cares about you as a patient.He has helped me identify and work through personal issues. Dr. Pearl is very good at finding the right medication regimen to meet patient needs. His office is calming. I am thankful that I have a rewarding therapeutic relationship with him. I would highly recommend Dr. Pearl.
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Very kind and compassionate. You can tell he really cares about his patients.
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Dr., Pearl is an excellent doctor, very kind and professional, he is right on point. I. tecommend him Felt very relaxed talking to him!
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I love working with Dr. Pearl. Kind, funny, and knowledgable.
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Kind, compassionate, empathetic and professional
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Pearl is a straight shooter. He gives it to you straight. If you don't want to hear it, then he is not for you. Why waste time fooling yourself? If you want an honest opinion from someone who is notabout handing you medication without talking to you first, Dr. Pearl is the man!
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My first appointment with Dr. Pearl was overall pleasant, though he made what I thought were inappropriate (and irrelevant to the reason why I was going to see him) comments about my previous healthcare provider and ZocDoc as well. Apparentlyhe's not a fan of ZocDoc although I found him through the service and he's still listed here. We scheduled an appointment for 3 months in later. The day before my appointment with him, more than 24 hours in advance, I called to let him know that I may be about 15 minutes late to the appointment, or if that was inconvenient for him, to reschedule another day. He left me a voicemail asking to discuss. I call him the next morning, during which he was extremely rude and hostile, interrogating me as to why I didn't give him advance notice over 24 hours before, which I did. He then said I should find another psychiatrist and hung up. I don't think this is behavior of a professional psychiatrist. Perhaps he treats other patients better, but his manner over the phone was completely inappropriate and disrespectful. I would never recommend him as the healthcare provider for friends or family.
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I highly recommend Dr. Pearl.
More than 1 year ago
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I would highly recommend Dr. Pearl because his qualifications are unparalleled. He provides logical and compassionate recommendations. He knows how to work with medication and therapy. His approach during therapy is precise and on point.Dr. Pearl is easy to talk to and answers your questions thoroughly and kindly. He actively keeps current with all new changes. I believe that his focus is on what is best for me. He is professional and knowledgeable. His office environment is comforting and safe.
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Upside: He takes time to know you and evaluate you and would work with you to get the proper care you need at the time without being too aggressive with medications. He shows concern and is professional and gives advices thatare really helpful. He is just not a doctor that prescribes. Downside: The fact that he doesn't have a secretary/receptionist makes the booking difficult. Sometimes you'd call and he'd tell you that you that he has spoken to you when he has not and will insist on that without seeming to want to hear your side of the story. Understandable that confusion can happen when you call and he's currently with a patient and he has to answer the phone.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Pearl was warm and welcoming. Very knowledgeable and took the time to listen to my needs and make appropriate recommendations. Feeling lucky I found him!
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Dr. Pearl is caring and good at what he does.
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I felt very comfortable with Dr. Pearl. He's a great listener and does so without being judgemental. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Pearl's qualifications are unparalleled. He provides logical and compassionate recommendations. He knows how to work with medication and therapy. He's attentive. I have confidence in his judgement. He makes his points clear and easy to understand. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Pearl was very easy to talk too but I did feel a little rushed, in his defense I do understand it was a late afternoon appt. I am going back to see him soon and hopefully we can talk alittle more and I can resolve some of my issues.
More than 1 year ago
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No waiting time and the office was very nice. Dr. Pearl was extremely thorough and helpful.
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Kind, attentive, excellent bedside manner, and has a gorgeous comfortable office. Would recommend.
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Dr. Pearl is great he really thinks about what is causing the problem rather then just asking a few things and ready to see the next patient. He also is very observant and can pick up on things really easy sodon't try to hide anything be up front and Dr. Pearl will know how to handle and tackle the situation u have at hand.
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Unfortunately, my experience with Dr. Pearl was not a good one. I found him to be brusque and cold. Just my opinion.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Pearl is fantastic. His approach during therapy is precise and on point. He is easy to talk to and answers your questions thoroughly and kindly. He challenges me with insight so I can continue to move forward with more balance.He offers wisdom and compassion. His attention to detail is impressive. His office environment is comforting, soothing and safe. I would highly recommend him.
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i was late, but he did not take the time to complete the appointment i was prescribed prescription and to re schedule for another appointment. not too sure if he precribed the right one if i was only saw for a few minutes.
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Took his time with everything
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Pearl is professional, compassionate and effective. He listens well and gives incisive analysis. He is very honest with me regarding my issues and the topics discussed. I am dealing with anxiety and Dr. Pearl is very well versed in anxietyrelated concerns. In addition to the medication, he encourages learning tools and skills to manage my issues. I would highly recommend him.
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Excellent Doctor, will highly recommend!!!!
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I would highly recommend Dr. Pearl. His medical approach is non-judgmental. I am relaxed and comfortable with him. He is articulate in summing up the reason for my visit and understanding what I need. I appreciate his knowledge and ability togive me the coping skills that are necessary for dealing with my condition. I am pleased that I leave Dr. Pearl's office feeling that I can manage situations or issues that arise in everyday living. He is very professional and attentive.
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Not particularly insightful but I only gave him one chance. May be worth a revisit but he seems too old school for the current advances in Psych.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Pearl is an amazing Psychiatrist. His compassion and understanding of the issues I am dealing with, combined with his many years of professional experience in his field, has helped me to improve the quality of my life. He is consistentlydedicated and concerned with my well being and outlines a plan of action that enables me to handle any situation that might arise. I continue to make progress with each visit. I would highly recommend Dr. Pearl.
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He gave me hope.
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I have seen a couple of psychiatrist in the past and was not happy. First visit with Dr.Pearl and he was AMAZING. Felt very comfortable. Did not feel judged or rushed. I am glad I found an amazing psychiatrist thus far.
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I think he is understanding and treats me as an individual not as a burden. Truly concerned with my medication.
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Dr. Pearl is focused on what is useful in helping me to understand various thoughts and behaviors and finding ways to make things more manageable. He gives me concrete answers and tools to deal with my problems. I'm making strides towardgetting better and he makes sure that I do see the progress I've made. Dr. Pearl has an excellent memory for small details and makes me feel like he really listens and cares. Dr. Pearl is not monotone or robotic. He is human and acknowledges me as a human too. This is vital because it allows me to be myself. I can be open and honest about my issues and learn how best to cope with them.
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Very knowledgable and attentive. Felt extremely comfortable talking to him. Will be coming again! Thank you :)
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He was great, very genuine and helpful. Witty personality and also very straightforward. I liked him, he gives advice but isnt too pushy about it.
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It was unlike any other experience I have ever had, he kept interrupting the visit to answer phone calls, and finally ended the session by saying his schedule was to busy to accommodate me if I was not interested in takingmedications, I feel this should have been discussed when we were arranging an appointment as I would not have wasted my time nor opened up about all the sensitive issues I was experiencing. However, I do feel he offered good feedback overall.
More than 1 year ago
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