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Dr. Alex Uspensky, MD

Psychiatrist

Golden Valley, MN

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
I can honestly say that Dr. Uspensky is by far the best doctor I have ever seen, including those in otherspecialties. He is extremely knowledgeable, and he takes the time to know his patients thoroughly. He is very warm and personable, and genuinely takes an interest in his patients and their concerns. I have seen other doctors, and my biggest complaint is being made to feel like I was being patronized, or talked down to like a child, or like a less intelligent sub-species of some kind. I felt zero condescension from Dr. Uspensky, and it was very refreshing. I would highly recommend Dr. Uspensky to anybody, and I feel very fortunate in having found him.
I can honestly say that Dr. Uspensky is by far the best doctor I have ever seen, including those in other specialties. He is extremely knowledgeable, and he takes the timeto know his patients thoroughly. He is very warm and personable, and genuinely takes an interest in his patients and their concerns. I have seen other doctors, and my biggest complaint is being made to feel like I was being patronized, or talked down to like a child, or like a less intelligent sub-species of some kind. I felt zero condescension from Dr. Uspensky, and it was very refreshing. I would highly recommend Dr. Uspensky to anybody, and I feel very fortunate in having found him.
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Dr. Uspensky was fantastic. Easy to talk to and a wonderful listener. Great first visit, would highly recommend.
Dr. Uspensky was fantastic. Easy to talk to and a wonderful listener. Great first visit, would highly recommend.
Shawn S. · April 23, 2019

About Dr. Alex Uspensky

It is a common practice in contemporary psychiatry to do so called "medication checks," which are brief 5 to 15 minutes visits which are often impersonal and superficial. Dr. Uspensky spends as much time as it takes for the initial evaluation and devotes 30 minutes for each follow up visit. He takes the time to get to know his patients and their needs, so as to be a true partner in their healing. Please note that if you made an appointment and want to cancel it do so 48 hours in advance so Dr.Uspensky can schedule someone else for that time.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • North Memorial Medical Center

Education and training

  • Medical School - Saint Petersburg Pavlov State Medical University
  • Winnebago Mental Health Institute, Residency in Psychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Psychiatric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1912989203

Dr. Alex Uspensky's office location

Alex Uspensky

5851 Duluth St., Ste 311

Golden Valley, MN 55422

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I can honestly say that Dr. Uspensky is by far the best doctor I have ever seen, including those in other specialties. He is extremely knowledgeable, and he takes the time to know his patients thoroughly. He is very warm andpersonable, and genuinely takes an interest in his patients and their concerns. I have seen other doctors, and my biggest complaint is being made to feel like I was being patronized, or talked down to like a child, or like a less intelligent sub-species of some kind. I felt zero condescension from Dr. Uspensky, and it was very refreshing. I would highly recommend Dr. Uspensky to anybody, and I feel very fortunate in having found him.
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Dr. Uspensky was fantastic. Easy to talk to and a wonderful listener. Great first visit, would highly recommend.
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Love him
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Consumate professional. engaging, easy to talk to. I felt as though he genuinely cared about my mental health issues. he offered several options for treatment, some solid advice on how changing some of my habits could improve quality of life,and made sure I knew of the cheapest place in the area to get my prescription filled. I will definitely go back and see him again.
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I went to Dr. Uspensky because we had just moved to the state and I needed a new doctor. I have been in the care of approximately 6 psychiatrists over the course of my illness, and this was by far oneof my worst medical experiences. I would not recommend Dr. Uspensky for these reasons: 1. His”office"/ease of contact: There is no receptionist at this office as far as I can tell, or at least there wasn't one during the hour and a half I was there beginning at 3:00 in the afternoon. When you get there, you sit down in the waiting room, and eventually Dr. Uspensky will come to get you. He will give you a form to fill out regarding your insurance, even if you already sent it through Zocdoc. The phone goes straight to voicemail, and his receipt does not provide you with the billing company's phone number or name. 2: His "bedside manner". When I saw the doctor, he made a few decisions that made me uncomfortable. I brought my husband with me for support, but Dr. Uspensky said I could not bring him into the office with me even though I wanted him there. Later during the visit, Dr. Uspensky asked if I had children and when I said I had not, he told me my "clock was ticking". The thing that made me the most uncomfortable is that the doctor demanded to see the scars on my arms and then made several comments about how bad or not bad they were. 3. His insurance perspective. Dr. Uspensky billed our insurance using his out-of-network ID, so our insurance would not pay until he re-billed it. This is where not having the contact information for his billing service became a horrendous situation. I called and emailed him to tell him it needed to be re-submitted because our insurance confirmed he was in-network and that they would pay the full amount once the claim was corrected. He called me at 8 PM and gave me a story about how his practice had just changed names and so he wasn't technically in-network at the time of my visit, and he offered to "settle" the issue by having me pay a slightly smaller amount in cash. I refused, and again emailed him to let him know it insurance was still willing to pay. He never responded and I got a bill two months later for the full amount. I am not saying he is not a "nice" person or a competent doctor; he very well might be. I would just urge you to check with him BEFORE the session to make sure he's billing you correctly.
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Awesome! 5/5 recommend. Caring. Thorough job!
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very nice guy
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Attentive and people oriented. For the first time at a first appointment for Behavioral health services, I felt I was being listened to with attention. It was a two-way dialogue and not a checklist form being completed by a provider statingat a computer most of the time. It was also paced just right and a time rushed visit. I am feeling hopeful.
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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Uspensky. He is such a good listener, makes me feel comfortable. I can talk to him with no judgment.
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Very knowledgeable and kind. He was genuinely interested in helping me find the best possible solution to my problem. He did not limit his treatment recommendations to medication alone, but encouraged me to try a multi-faceted approach involvingtherapy, and lifestyle adjustments. I am very happy with my experience thus far.
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My visit with Dr. Alex was great. He made me feel comfortable, and he was easy to talk to.
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Dr. Uspensky is the best. After over a decade of being misdiagnosed, he put together the puzzle and properly diagnosed me in 2015. For reasons that seemed to make sense at the time, I stopped seeing him and went through 3other psychiatrists before coming back to him in 2018. His bedside manner is excellent, and more importantly, he is very knowledgeable. I'm not leaving his care again!
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Was very thorough in examination and explained the diagnosis to me in kind language. His follow up was timely and helped extensively with prescriptions (due to me being out of state most of the year.) I would highly recommend Dr. Uspensky!
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Very friendly and knowledgeable. Comfortable small office setting. Highly recommend.
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While I am sure that Dr. Uspensky is very knowledgable about psychiatry and did take 45 minutes to get to know my situation better, I was uncomfortable talking with him and answering some questions that I felt were inappropriate in regards to my sexual orientation.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Uspensky is an excellent psychopharmacologist along with being a very good psychologist. I highly recommend him.
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Fabulous experience! Very detailed, full of experience and knowledge and very kind. I got in right away which was amazing and I believe with his help, I'll get things right back on track!!
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He was very caring. I was very apprehensive about seeing a psychiatrist and he made the experience very helpful.
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I'm really glad i came to see this doctor. I didn't feel comfortable at all with my other doctor. Took time to listen. Educated me about the medication. He is my new psychiatrist now.
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Very kind doctor. I appreciated him taking his time to listen. I didn't feel rushed. I love the convenience and ease of locating this doctor and scheduling on zocdoc.
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Great doctor. Great man. Go see him. He'll listen and figure it out in a compassionate manner.
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Very professional and listened well.
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I thought he was a very polite and open minded person. He made it easy to talk to him.
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Great guy and more importantly a great doctor. Genuinely listens and cares. I have a great feel about people and he met and exceeded all expectations that I had based on reading his 5 star ratings.
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Kept pushing me to see his daughter for nutrition things and asked if I was Jewish. Do not recommend.
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Takes his time, asks the right questions and listens to your concern. Typically feel other doctors are in a hurry to move to the next Patient, not this doctor.
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Great MD.
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I was completely impressed with Dr Uspensky. He was very kind and understanding.
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A TRUE BREATH OF FREASH AIR, A PROFESIONAL WITH A FLARE TO MAKE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF A CONDITION MANAGABLE,EVIN FOR A LAYMAN LIKE ME.QUALITY IN THIS DOCTOR IS WITH HIM.
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Dr Uspensky is wonderful. He was also my son's psychiatrist at North Memorial. His gentle and kind nature are the factors that won my son over. And made him willing to take meds. Very clever man.
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Want someone who emphasized with you rather than radiated skepticism and minimizing overtone. This is the doctor for you. Understanding, patient, personable and approachable.
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Dr. Uspensky really cares about his patients. He never rushes me when visiting and listens intently. I would recommend him to anyone.
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I've struggled with depression, anxiety and bipolar for many years. I've felt helpless and hopeless, trying to cope with a laundry list of mental, physical and emotion anguish. Dr. Uspensky was terrific. I got in right away using the ZocDocapp. His attention to detail and bedside manner blew me away. I've been on new/modified meds for a couple weeks now. I feel better than I have in a long time. I HIGHLY recommend this doctor.
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I would highly recommend Alex Upensky!!!!, he is really patient and thorough. He puts you at ease and and is very professional. I trusted him, and felt like I could be open and say anything to him. I wish I wentwith him years ago. I have been trying to find a good doctor for years and finally found one.
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Dr. Uspensky made me feel at ease right away and I felt very safe sharing with him my concerns. I felt confident that he listened to me and cared about helping me. I look forward to building a rapport with him.
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Very professional, courteous and understanding, friendly. I highly recommend him.
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This man is extremely knowledgeable and is a good hearted man with a lot of patience. I didn't have to right this review but felt compelled too with how professional Mr. Uspensky is.
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