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I have been in private practice since 2002, with my greatest interest being patients with depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (using the Neurostar TMS system) in addition to medication management and psychotherapy. I value collaborating with physicians and therapists, as I believe that a person's needs are best understood from multiple perspectives. I have worked at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan for years as well as in my own office, focusing on the adult and geriatric population. My medical degree is from Albert Einstein Medical School and my undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Please note: I can set up in-network financial arrangements with most insurance companies for transcranial magnetic stimulation if you qualify for the treatment.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very warm, patient, and reassuring, highly recommend.
Dr. Woo is the bomb. Wonderful listener and very encouraging and understanding. Wish there were as many people out there in psychiatry.
At my first appointment, Dr. Woo was incredibly thorough -- listening to my litany of anxieties, asking about my previous experiences with treatment, discussing the merits and side effects of various potential medications, and bringing up additional strategies involving exercise, nutrition, sleep, and the like. By the end of the session, I felt very well informed, as well as listened to. I left feeling surprisingly optimistic, with less anxiety about my condition, and a good understanding of what we are planning to try and what its potential benefits and side effects might be. I should add that Dr. Woo is easy to interact with -- there was no wait time at his office, we emailed in advance of my intake so he could learn some basics about me, and we emailed again that night about the plan of treatment. Overall, so far, Dr. Woo's patience, knowledge, and attention are excellent.
I have seen Dr. Woo several times and always find him thoughtful, caring and helpful. He takes the time to talk about the issues and is a good listener. I also appreciate his thorough explanation of how different medications could work. I only wish he accepted my insurance.
Dr. Woo was very professional, knowledgeable and prompt. He really listened to me and I feel he best understood my needs. Best doctor's appointment (all fields) in a long time. Also, he followed through when he said he would follow up and when as well. Thank you Dr. Woo.
He put me at ease and was matter of fact and informative.
Professional, courteous, smart, great listener. Dr Woo is an excellent physician in every way. I was fortuante to have found him after my first doctor passed on. Highly recommended!!
Dr. Woo is compassionate, understanding, and attentive. He really works to address your personal needs and troubleshoot whatever problems you are having. Additionally, when I told him I didn't like a certain medication, he would honor my wishes and let me try something new. Unlike many of my other doctors who would completely disregard my adverse reactions and personal opinion. I would absolutely recommend him 100%.
Dr. Woo is extremely easy to work with.
Dr Woo has been an excellent psychiatrist for me. He is sensitive, respectfully, intelligent, and experienced. I appreciate his tech savvy nature. He's very responsive via email, easy to book appointments with, and accepts credit cards for co-pays. Interestingly, I like the decor of his office, which helps when talking about sensitive subjects.
Dr. Woo was efficient, effective, and succinct. I was impressed with his knowledge of medicine and enjoyed my appointment. Excited to go back.
Very kind and understanding.
Guy listens and doesn't bs you - very straightforward with all options, genuinely wants to find the best solution for you.
Dr. Woo is great!
Dr. Woo is by far the best psychiatrist I've had. He is very attentive and seems to genuinely care. As opposed to other psychiatrists I've seen, he actually takes his time to listen and provide feedback given the information I provide. Other psychiatrists I've seen last no more than 15 minutes in a session. Dr. Woo however, takes up the whole time slot (usually 30-45 minutes). He is also very up to date with technology which is really helpful (i.e. he confirms appointments via email and fills out forms electronically when possible).
Dr. Woo was very thorough and asked good questions. He pointed out some things that I didn't know before and I left feeling very positive about the visit.
A great listener. Sincerely interested. I could not ask for more on my first visit.
Warm, thoughtful and seeks to truly understand you and your family history. Beautiful & clean office, as well as prompt email communication!
Very nice guy. Takes great notes so you always feel he's on top of previous visits and history. Very good at managing medication and dosages. I feel like we aim for a good balance all the time.
Made me feel very comfortable right away, easy to talk to, very on point. Feel lucky to have found him.
I really liked Dr. Woo and I would highly recommend him!
Dr. Woo is the best psychiatrist I have ever seen. He is punctual, professional, and a great listener. He has never tried to over-medicate and always talks about how I'm feeling beyond meds. Highly recommend!
Very professional and great attitude
He was very attentive and easy to talk to. He listened intently and was empathetic. He understood my concerns and is working me with to resolve my issues. He is very approachable and welcoming.
Dr. Woo spent more than the allotted 45 mins to chat with us. He clearly cares and ask deep thoughtful questions. His key strength is his ability to actively listen. Overall highly recommended!
Great. Have scheduled a follow up.
Dr. Woo was wonderful. He was professional yet open. I've already recommended him to a colleague of mine.
Dr. Woo was phenomenal. He spent extra time getting to know my entire background and went out of his way to be detailed and thorough. He was kind, patient, and listened to my concerns regarding previous medications. I have seen many doctors (mainly because my insurance changed several times and there was no overlap), and he is by far one of the best.
Dr. Woo was wonderful! I was seen right away, he took his time to get to know me and made me feel very comfortable! He asked good questions and was very warm and sympathetic! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Woo to anyone!!!!
Very professional and thorough...felt very comfortable
Great to work with. I screwed up on the appt time and he was very accommodating. Thanks, doc!
I came away feeling greatly encouraged by my appointment with Dr. Woo. He's a terrific doctor, very thorough, and I felt very much at ease throughout my visit. I believe he will be able to help me, and for that I am grateful.
Exactly the kind of dr i needed to see. He actually thinks about the rx he writes as opposed to so many rx-mills where you walk in and they mumble "you ok?" And then hand you a script. Thats not healthcare. I'm excited and optimistic about my treatment after only 1 session. I want to get better, not just maintain misery forever. He's the doc to make that happen. Very happy.
Very professional and friendly. I am seeing him again next week.
I love Dr. David! Has been treating me for 3 years and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
Very clear, knowledgable, prompt, and flexible. I would recommend him to a friend.
Dr. Woo is great! He just gets you. He listens, he ask questions, he analyzes the situation. Had my first consult today and I am very happy to be his patient. Looking forward to going back.
Dr. Woo is great. I've been seeing him for over a year. He is very open to working with you and listening to your feedback regarding medications and will talk through any issues you may be having in your life, with your depression or with your medication. He works very hard to help you get better.
Going to see Dr Woo has changed my life. I want to be under his care forever. The best doctor in New York City. Hands down! The only people who have anything negative to say are the ones who are complaining that he wanted them to take medication. That's what psychiatrists do. If you're not interested in that, go see a therapist. Dr Woo, Thank You!!!
Having visiting him several times I have to reduce my recommendation as his bedside manner and advice were not as helpful as I had hoped.
Seriously, I'm starting to regret the positive reviews since he's become so popular. But if he wasn't so modest he would be by far the best doctor on those lists that New York Magazine puts out. Excellent. All doctors should be this good.
Made me feel very comfortable, would recommend to anybody
He is very easy to talk to, and seems very intelligent and well-informed.
Dr. Woo is wonderful. Caring, more than competent, compassionate and accommodating. I almost wish I could find something bad to say about him so that his current patients could keep him to our selves, but I can't find anything bad to say.
Nice espresso machine
I haven't seen him in a while but I can tell you that had I not moved, I would still be going to him. He is what a doctor should be, especially a psychiatrist. The appointments were 15 minutes, but it felt like longer because Dr. Woo is extremely insightful, he doesn't just acknowledge a concern, he explores it fully. He educates about symptoms, treatment options and medications. He very much normalizes whatever is happening so that you get a sense that someone believes in you, that you aren't "crazy." When something isn't working, he believes you versus making you feel as if the issue were your fault. He also remembers details so every time you see him a bulk of the appointment is not taken up with the doctor simply trying to remember who you are. Dr. Woo remembers you and I truly believe this quality, as well as the ones noted above, are what keep his clients coming to him. His dynamic is what I seek when I look for new doctors now. He is the standard I set for them. I am truly grateful to him and would recommend him with the utmost confidence in his skillset.
He's a great doctor, very caring. My anxiety issues ended up being caused by a thyroid disease, but I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a psychiatrist.
He's an awesome psychiatrist and there's a reason why he can't take any new patients!
I have been seeing Dr. Woo for quite sometime and he is great! I now travel to see him. He is not a spokesperson for pharms and really cares about you and your wellbeing.
Completely unprofessional Doctor.
This is my first experience with a therapist of any kind, and I must admit: I'm glad that my first encounter was with Dr. Woo. I felt comfortable from the moment that I walked into his office -- a true professional. One thing: I was a bit annoyed that he seemed preoccupied with his phone, but other than that I highly recommend Dr. Woo.
Very sympathetic, ok listener. A bit too formulaic, but good.
I've just had one appointment with Dr. Woo so far, but I was very pleased. He was nice, easy to talk to and professional. He listened well and seemed knowledgeable.
Rock Star Doctor! He was very compassionate and and easy to talk to. Reccomended not just prescriptions but very good insight and details about the issues. The best part is he is going to start taking my insurance in September. Would definately reccomend.
I met with Dr. Woo for the 1st time today. He was very attentive. We spent an hour together. That's a LONG time. He never seemed rushed or looked at the clock, rather he appeared to actually care. I've, unfortunately, seen about 15 Psychiatrists during my life and I am so happy with my initial meeting with him and excited for the future!
He is Great. I was going through a terrible crisis/breakdown with a few trial and error he finally got me on the right medication and I feel great. He'll work with you till he finds the right solution. He is very patient and doesn"t make you feel rushed.
Excellent as always. Should have been listed in New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" issue. Only problem is he has gotten so busy with appointments he'll be hard to get to see. Who knows, they are making great strides in cloning these days. ;)
He is amazing. Absoloutely amazing.
Dr. Woo is one of the best doctors I have seen in NYC. I hesitate to rave too much only because I fear if he becomes even more popular I won't be able to get an appointment. Dr. Woo is truly compassionate and a very smart psychiatrist.
I liked him, alot. He got me.
Dr. Woo seems to be a kind man with strong morals. He listens well and considers everything you say when developing a treatment that works for you. He explained the processes that I'd be going through when adjusting to medication, which made the transition a lot more bearable. He also was sure to make himself available by giving me his cell to call if I had any problems with the medications. I highly recomend Dr. Woo!
Great experience, Dr. Woo is very empathic, creates a soothing environment to discuss concerns. Convenient location for me. I would highly recommend him.
Asked good questions. Good communicator. Prescribed the desired medication, while warning of the side effects appropriately. All-around the perfect psych consult.
I thought it was awesome that he called me the morning of my appointment (and emailed me) to let me know that he needed to move my appointment 15 minutes later. Its clear that being punctual is important to him. He is professional and courteous. A single appointment with him will easily prove to you why he is so highly rated.
Dr woo was kind, caring, and attentive to my needs. It is rare to find a psychiatrist who really wants to know his patient, what has and has not worked for her, and actually have a discussion about options. This is the first time I truly felt like more than just a prescription....I felt like a person. This is the 4th psychiatrist I have worked with over the past 6 years and it was, by far, the best interaction I have had with one. I would HIGHLY recommend dr woo!
Doctor Woo really cares about his patients needs, he thoroughly goes through side effects about possible medications and he has a great sense of humor! I've been seeing him for over a year now. He has a tendency to assume diagnosis though, without thoroughly looking at symptoms. Also waiting time is a bit much. The benefit though is that he does give you his time and effort. You cannot really contact him immediately. The benefits outweigh the cons.
Dr. Woo is excellent, very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable regarding medications and pros and cons of each. He makes suggestions, explains his reasoning, and works together with the patient to come up with a decision. I was very positively surprised and will definitely see him again.
I was a patient of Dr. Woo's for 4 years. He was wonderful and even after my insurance no longer covered my visits with him, I still saw him. I only left because I moved to Boston. He was helpful with medication, understanding, and easy to talk to. He was also really great with email and responded promptly to all my questions! This was a HUGE plus for me. I hope I can find someone like Dr. Woo in my new city! I recommend him to anyone!
Wow. Had to make an emergency appointment with another doc. and just reminded me how hard it is to find a good doc in NYC. And this one, isn't good. He's great!
Dr. Woo is a terrific guy. He REALLY listens. I've already recomended him to a few friends. Dr. Woo creates a judgement free environment that is geared toward helping your individual needs. My quality of life has really improved since meeting with Dr. Woo. Thanks a lot!
Dr. Woo is an EXCELLENT doctor!! I recently got a new job and he doesn't accept my insurance, so I have to pay his normal fee. It's totally worth it because he is the best! He is even agreeing to see me every two months so that his fee isn't a financial burden. It doesn't get better than that. I wish every doctor was as thoughtful and caring as he is. I will continue to go to Dr. Woo until the end of time. Thanks for everything!
The doctor's tone was very soothing and he seemed to understand what I was feeling and even finished my sentences a few times. He is clearly in tune with people, which is so important in a profession that is meant to help people.
The session started a bit late, but I was impressed with Dr. Woo. He was a little quiet at first, but when he spoke he seemed to be quite knowledgeable. He seemed to have good problem solving ideas.
Dr. Woo was engaged and helpful. He listened and was thoughtful and upbeat.
By far one of the best doctors in NYC. When thinking of the way medicine ought to be, Dr. Woo is a wonderful example . Recommended without hesitation.
I feel very lucky to have found Dr. Woo. He is kind, thoughtful and very professional. I will recommend him to anyone I know who is looking for a Psychiatrist.
Always a pleasure. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable.
Although this was my first visit with Dr. Woo, I have nothing but great things to say. He took his time asking me the right questions, and I feel comfortable with the advice and prescriptions he gave me. I will definitely be returning and am hopeful my other appts live up to the same experience I had this time.
A diamond in the rough. A great psychiatrist with appointment availability who also takes insurance is a near statistical impossibility in NYC. I really hit the jackpot! He is easily accessible outside of office hours if you should ever need him. So grateful I found Dr. Woo. He is very keen, intuitive, and cares deeply for his patients. I wish all doctors were like him.
awesome!! listens well!!
Dr. Woo is an amazing psychiatrist. He takes the time to get to know you and what's going on in your life. I had read the reviews and agree with what the others are saying. He will definitely be on the best doctors list very shortly. he is kind, patient, caring and very compassionate. I really dislike going to new doctors because you never know what you're getting but he is just wonderful which is very rare.
I've been seeing Dr. Woo for 2 years now. Couldn't recommend a better Dr. Very accommodating and willing to take the time to find the best treatment and solution.
Hands down the most thorough doctor I've ever seen. He really seems to care about your well-being. He made sure I was seen promptly, and I never felt rushed while speaking with him. I've finally found my doctor!
Dr. Woo was great. He spent a lot of time with me developing a sense of what's going on in my life and what medication would be best. He was also very honest and thorough in explaining the available alternatives and what I could realistically expect from treatment.
Dr. Woo was very engaging and personable. He was thorough in his questions about my history and took time to explain my diagnosis and how it is decided. He was patient, and a good listener.
Dr. Woo is amazing. He is calm and collected and a great listener.
I wouldn't go to him if you are struggling with addictions. He's doesn't seem to have a whole lot of knowledge in that area. Otherwise, he's a very nice person.
Well organized, pleasant demeanor, readily accessible.
Very helpful, easy to talk to.
He's second to none.
Sometimes have to wait up to 15 minutes. Courteous and professional. Also, I think he's a little too eager to prescribe medication.
He's a good psycologist, he wants a lot of details out of you and wants you to be explanatory as much as possible, so you better know what you're talking about! Sometimes, I do feel uncomfortable about talking answering some questions, especially when he goes deep. Otherwise, he does give advice but I don't like the whole medication advising.
He was affable and clear and happy to answer questions.
He is very professional. I felt confortable, calm and secure with him and I know that I will feel better.
Excellent listener..look forward to going back next time
Always a pleasure. Worried if I keep giving good reviews he'll run out of slots, but I figure I owe him. Thanks!
I really enjoyed my session with Dr. Woo. I am looking forward to establishing a long relationship with him.
Best kept secret in NYC. One day will be in New York Mag's "Best Doctors" section.
Dr. Woo was a great listener, however, he kept insisting on prescribing pills for a diagnosis he didn't fully explain the grounds of (including signs I show) and based it on what I told him during my childhood. His diagnosis was pretty quick, yet poor -- I'm not sure if he was even confident in coming to a conclusion that I had this certain condition and almost immediately suggested the use of drugs.
Listened intently, asked the right questions, seems to know what he was talking about.
Very nice, I'll come back!
Very attentive and helpful. Discusses issues thoroughly and gives helpful advice. Highly recommended.
Positive visit with Dr. Woo. He is very attentive and a good listener.
Dr. Woo is extremely professional and caring.
Dr. Woo is very thoughtful and compassionate. He's helped me a lot.
I've been seeing Dr. Woo for about 3 months. He's thorough, asks a lot of good questions and makes suggestions only after he has a complete picture. Very good Doctor.
Right away he made me feel really comfortable and he really seems like a caring guy. He is very professional but he is also able to smile, laugh, and make a joke sometimes which lightens the energy in the room a bit. When I see him, I always end up releasing a lot of energy and emotion I didn't even realize I was holding onto. It is something about him that makes me feel comfortable enough to do so. Highly recommend Dr. Woo! :)
He is so caring and attentive. He see hundreds of patients every week, but was able to remember details about me almost instantly. I will definitely continue to see Dr. Woo.
Dr. Woo was very personable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
He's bright, responsible, a great therapist as well as medication support. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Woo is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend him!
Dr. Woo was attentive, highly informative, and asked many questions. I felt extremely comfortable and will continue use him as my Psychiatrist. I highly recommend Dr. Woo.
Wonderful doctor - absolutely the best! Have been going to Dr. Woo for years now and would recommend to anyone who needs a caring, attentive psychiatrist!
Dr. Woo is a fantastic psychiatrist who takes the time to truly understand your situation and educates you in every way about your treatment options. Really a great find!
He seemed very thorough and knowledgeable. Also made me feel comfortable.
Very courteous and professional. Insightful on my condition and very patient with his explanation of potential treatments and options.
He is kindness and listened my talk well.
He is a very pleasant man. He has a gentle and caring manner. I like him a lot!
I have only seen Dr. Woo once but I thought he was very professional and caring. I will be seeing him again.
Knowledgeable, personable, and genuinely caring.
Dr. Woo has been my Dr for 1 year now.... And I am truly blessed to have found him... So much so .. For our 1 year anniversary I bought him flowers.. Great DR.. Great Disposition.. Personable and proffesional...
I really liked him. Found him very personable and helpful! Great experience!
Absolutely wonderful experience
He's fantastic. Very easy to talk to, very understanding.
I have seen MANY pyschiatrists in my day, and he is one of the best. Wonderful doctor.
I thought Dr. Woo was extremely compassionate, easy to talk to, courteous. I felt at ease with him as soon as I met him. I would definitely recommend him.
David Woo was extremely nice and friendly. I was seen within 10 minutes of arriving and he seemed genuinely interested in my medical condition, spending a whole hour with me talking about my symptoms. I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Woo is a great dr. and I would highly recommend him. He listens, is kind and has all the qualities you want and need in a doctor.
Very warm and friendly,Attentive,And very professional as well as laid back.
Dr. Woo is very attentive and understanding and knowledgable about his profession. I felt comfortable enough to talk to him about what was bothering me for quite some time and he fully explained the upside and downsides of the prescription I was given. I highly recommend him ms hope to feel better when I got to my follow-up appointment.
Dr. Woo is very empathetic and insightful. Going to go see doctor Woo is not a painful inconvenience for me because he does what he can to make it less so for his patients. He's great.
I really appreciated Dr. Woo's thoughtfulness as he listened and responded. I would definitely recommend him.
I had an extremely pleasant visit with Dr. Woo. He asked the right questions and was receptive to my answers. Definitely recommend.
Dr. Woo is great- friendly and professional. I'd definitely recommend him.