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I am a board-certified, licensed psychiatrist trained to treat adults and older adolescents with all psychiatric issues ranging from depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, mood disturbances, substance abuse, sleeping difficulties, attention problems, relationship issues and work stress. I work in private practice and several psychiatric emergency rooms across NYC. I provide psychiatric evaluations and comprehensive treatment which may include psychotherapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, and when necessary medications. I try to use medications sparingly and stop or reduce them when appropriate. My style is warm, encouraging, empowering and collaborative with your other treatment providers. Please expect a phone call from me after you book your appointment so we can make sure my practice is a good fit for your needs.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Buggie is a godsend. Finding a great doctor in NYC (particularly Manhattan) is a full-time job, one that I can quit now. Dr. Buggie is very attentive, insightful, thoughtful and genuinely appears to care about his patients. Haven't had a great experience like this in this city -- or maybe even ever -- before. Highly recommend.
Dr. Buggie is clearly very bright and he has a very strong understanding of medications. His recommendations regarding adjustments to what I am taking were excellent. His manner was professional and focused, although I did sense a trace of judgement in some of his comments. He does not accept insurance so be prepared to shoulder the full cost.
Dr Buggie is a caring psychiatrist, who truly wants me to be my best self. He's very knowledgeable across the spectrum and with medication. He's also very easily reachable and available, and he's very tech-savvy, he electronically refills my medication. At the same time, he utilizes a practical approach and certainly doesn't overprescribe or think all solutions require medicine. Dr. Buggie also helped me through a tremendously difficult time, and now I'm better than I've ever been, and I will always be appreciative of his support, which I'm glad to say is continuing.
Very personable and relaxed disposition
Very professional and thoughtful. Really works with you to make the right diagnosis and prescribe the right medication. A lot better experience than many psychiatrists i have been to!
Dr. Buggie is by far the greatest doctor I have ever worked with. You can really tell that he cares about his patients/practice and does everything in his power to help them. I was very comfortable talking with him about all of my issues, and he helped me manage medication in a way that was right for me as an individual. Unfortunately, he doesn't take insurance, but it was definitely worth it nonetheless. He goes the extra mile by using the latest technology to stay in contact with his patients and make things easier for them. Very transparent overall, and he has flexible hours, too! I would go as far as to say he is the best psychiatrist in New York.
I have been seeing Dr. Buggie for a while and I have known him to be an outstanding doctor. Very professional and easy to speak with. The new office is very nice as well. I highly recommend him.
He was late for the appointment and didn't let me know about him being late. I was standing in the hall way not knowing if he is coming or not, because he was not in the office and not answering questions. I felt like he is only worried about money that he receives from the patient and doesn't really care about them
I was contacted by Dr. Michael Colin on Dr. Buggie's and he was wonderful as well as the simplistic ZocDoc website and interface. Thank you!
Dr. Buggie was able to see me on short notice and I couldn't have been more pleased with his services. I felt like he truly listened and cared about my situation and I was very satisfied with his insights. Also his office was clean and charming. Definitely recommend.
Dr. Buggie was prompt and responsive, which is important for any mental health consultation. I appreciate his transparency around pricing and policies, too. Unlike other psychiatrists I've seen, he did not do an extensive history intake, but seemed to focus on what's presenting in the moment. I think that's important since many of us who've had a lot of trauma tire of repeating the story to every new provider when it's not usually relevant to the current crisis or if we've had loads of therapy talking about it already. He seems conservative in his recommendations, which include finding more efficient ways of medicating.
Really enjoyed it, I will be going back
Dr. Bugggie is a wonderful psychiatrist -- I only wish he wasn't out of network. The financial burden will most likely prove to be too much in the near future, but at the moment it is worth it to see such a high quality doctor.
Dr. Buggie is fantastic. Very highly recommended.
Excellent, caring Dr. who really took his time with me and explained my options very well. Highly recommend.
I really enjoyed my initial consultation with Dr. Buggie. He was really calm, relaxed and personable, but equally interested and perceptive. He listened really well and we had a good conversation. I felt quite understood in a short amount of time, and not at all rushed. I would highly recommended him.
Dr. Buggie was great and professional, but could not provide me with any answers at all during my first visit which was intended to be an evaluation, instead asked me to come back and he could tell me during the next visit. I was left with many questions.
This doctor has a wonderful manner, that puts you at ease. Even more than that, one feels he is not jaded, and truly cares, on top of being intelligent an professional. His follow up and follow through is tremendous. I am booking another appointment based on that follow up and attention to detail. I had been to other psychiatrists before, but absolutely none of them compare to the follow up and sincere intelligent care of this doctor. Finding the right doctor for one's "mental" state is incredibly personal. I am very glad I went to see him and will go again.
Great doctor! Has given me hope in a time when it's certainly needed. Highly recommend!
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Buggie. From the get go, he took the time and effort to get to know me and make me feel comfortable, and worked with me to determine a medication plan that would be right for me. As anyone who suffers from anxiety can attest -- switching medications can be very uncomfortable. Dr. Buggie has been available and accommodating whenever I've needed him (off hours, late at night, weekends, in the middle of a hurricane.... nothing deters this doc from helping his patients!) I've never had a psychiatrist who is this caring and helpful in working with me to meet my goals. I'm so grateful to have found him!!
Well grounded and very professional!
Dr. Buggie has really been helping me through a hard time. When I first began seeing him I felt absolutely insane with everything from work and personal life on my plate. Since working with him things have definitely changed for me. He recommended different options for how what I was feeling could be treated and really guided me through the process. I would 100% recommend him to anyone feeling the tremendous load of stress, going through major transitions or experiencing debilitating anxiety. I can honestly say that I feel totally different than the first day i walked in to his office. I had to make multiple life changes but working with him definitely set me on the right track and enabled me to do so.
Dr. Buggie was very personable and professional. Highly recommended.
Dr. Buggie is a warm, light hearted doctor who really takes the time to get to know and help you!
Great doc, easy to talk to!
Felt very comfortable with Dr. Buggie, my first visit couldn't have been better.
I felt comfortable talking to him.
Dr. Buggie was exceptionally easy to talk to. I had alot of things to get through for our initial conversation and he really did not make me feel rushed. He listened and really tried to assess each situation separately. I loved that he was modest and asked me about some business terminology that I used instead of pretending to know what it was. He is very genuine. He took the time to explain the plan of action for the future and even followed up via email. I was really nervous about seeing someone but im happy because Im certain that i landed in the right office.
Very good. I felt like I was speaking with a peer or friend and not a doctor but a very insightful friend.
Dr. Buggie was attentive, asked good questions, and thorough in his history. He made me feel at ease and. I would definitely recommend this doctor.
Dr. Buggie has a relaxed way of making you feel comfortable right away. He has a great low key sense of humor and really takes the time to get to know you, and cover every detail. He is also extremely thorough and does not rush one bit through the appointment. As an added bonus, his office is very pleasant to be in and he has delightful taste in home decor.
I like Dr Buggie's approach and is easy to talk to. he takes his time to try to understand the big picture. It was my first visit but for see that he will be a big help in my treatment.
My first visit with Dr. Buggie lasted an hour and forty-five minutes and was a very positive experience. He is incredibly generous with his time. He is approachable, asks targeted questions, and listens with genuine concern. Dr. Buggie takes a sincere interest in his patients' well-being -- he cares about follow-up and makes himself available to the patient when he/she needs to communicate with him. He also offers very flexible appointment hours. Finally, Dr. Buggie creates a sense of optimism that left me feeling hopeful when the appointment concluded. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Amazing! Dr. Buggie made me feel comfortable right away. He has prepared a new treatment plan that I'm very optimistic about. Highly recommended!
Dr. Buggie is a breath of fresh air. He is kind, smart, funny and really creates a plan of action for his patients He makes you feel at ease even when you are going through a very difficult time. I have hope!
Maybe a little expensive and doesn't take insurance, but definitely worth every penny. You can tell he definitely cares about his patients and goes above and beyond to get down to the root of their problems. Highly recommend if you want someone who treats you like a real person.
He's great! Kind, professional, helped me refill my meds and referred me to great psychotherapist. Highly recommended.
AMAZING!!!! I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE!!!! He helped me realized what I was doing wrong in an appropriate way, but still gave me reasons and resources to change my life and make it better!! He even let me know he may not be the most affordable option and let me know who would be the best option for me. I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER EXPERIENCE. He wasn't like lets just give you pills so you can chill, he gave me real life advice, and tackled one thing at a time. VERY PROFESSIONAL!!!!
Dr. Buggie was exceptional. He was very professional, knowledgeable and I felt like he genuinely cares about his patients well being. I am very happy to have found Dr.Buggie and highly recommend him.
That was my first visit, we spent more than hour together, Dr Buggie was raising many questions, I wish all the doctors are like that - some of them just write you a prescription after 10 minutes visit.
As someone with all sorts of anxieties, it's not always easy to open up without feeling overly self conscious or hyper aware of everything I'm saying or doing. What it is about Dr. Buggie that made me feel instantly comfortable, I don't know and it doesn't really matter regardless. I was able to share private, uncomfortable and honest thoughts, feelings and experiences with him and i knew he was listening with empathy. More important than his empathy was the time he took to start getting to really know and understand me in order to provide the best care possible.
Answered all my questions and took his time talking to me. Very informative and pleasant! Highly recommend!
I felt very comfortable. The office is quiet and private. There were no other clients waiting or an administrative/secretary to discuss 'reason for visit'. Dr. Buggie showed sincere individual concern and did not rush me through the appointment. He went out of his way to, not only make very helpful suggestions for some problems, but, he even printed informative forms and guidelines for me to take home. Amazingly helpful and courteous. I felt very at ease and it helped me discuss my concerns.
Dr. Buggie is very professional and compassionate. I feel he really wants to help me and I can trust him. I'm very happy I found him during this crisis time in my life.