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Dr. Leonardo (Sarkis) Vando, MD

Addiction Specialist, Psychiatrist

New York, NY

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4.2
Recent reviews
The person who did my screening appointment completely invalidated my personal experiences and told me "I'm fine." He alsochecked his phone during the appointment and discussed his personal text messages with me.
The person who did my screening appointment completely invalidated my personal experiences and told me "I'm fine." He also checked his phone during the appointment and discussedhis personal text messages with me.
Initials hidden · July 4, 2019
Staff is so rude. Won’t go back because the office seems so unorganized and like they don’t care about you.
Staff is so rude. Won’t go back because the office seems so unorganized and like they don’t care about you.
Don H. · June 19, 2019

About Dr. Leonardo (Sarkis) Vando

WARNING! YOUR APPOINTMENT IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL YOU HEAR FROM US. IF IN DOUBT, CALL US. IF YOU NEED TO SEE US IMMEDIATELY AND YOU DON'T SEE AN AVAILABLE TIME, CALL US.**All Zocdoc appointments are pending appointments until you receive notification that they are confirmed.** Please read our intake process before making an appointment. Dr. Leonardo (Sarkis) Vando is a knowledgeable, direct psychiatrist treating patients in the Bronx and greater New York areas. His approach is highly personal and individualized, establishing clear communication with honesty and non-judgmental treatment. He works to educate his patients and set clear and realistic goals for their mental wellbeing, incorporating diet, exercise, and other lifestyle therapies to complement his treatment. For his medical education, Dr. Vando attended the Ponce School of Medicine. He received his training as a psychiatrist at the Beth Israel Medical Center, also specializing in addiction medicine. Dr. Vando now holds Board certification in addiction psychiatry as well as psychiatry and neurology. Note: We do enforce our cancellation policy. If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so 24 hrs in advanced in order to avoid a cancellation fee.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Addiction Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - Ponce Health Sciences University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in Addiction Psychiatry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1225007271

Dr. Leonardo (Sarkis) Vando's office locations

Dr.Vando Psychiatry & Recovery Center

205 E 111 Street

New York, NY 10029

Dr.Vando Psychiatry & Recovery Center

657 E 233rd Street

Bronx, NY 10466

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The person who did my screening appointment completely invalidated my personal experiences and told me "I'm fine." He also checked his phone during the appointment and discussed his personal text messages with me.
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Staff is so rude. Won’t go back because the office seems so unorganized and like they don’t care about you.
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Stay away. Stay far away from Dr. Vando! The office staff have the combined intelligence of a jellyfish. The providers talk to their friends on Gchat while they are in sessions. And they close the office without telling patients in advance leaving you high and dry without medication.
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The office claims that ZocDoc did not notify them of my appointment. Though I signed in, it was an hour before I was told that I had no appointment, though they took my paperwork and insurance card. The staff was veryrude and took no responsibility for their error. An hour and forty minutes of my time was wasted with no apology. They fully blamed your service. Ironically I was one of only two people with actual insurance. The office was full of young, able bodied people on Medicaid. They were all seen with no problem. Ian absolutely furious that my time was wasted. I would like to know who is really responsible for this failure. I was thoroughly disgusted by this office and this experience.
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The psych understood my situation ans ask the proper question. Thank you
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Really great doctor!!
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I didn’t get to see the doctor in the first visit. I saw the psychiatrist instead and then was sent for bloodwork. We’ll see.
Less than 6 months ago
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Nice place nice staff dose not take United Healthcare
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Need medication refilled requires blood test and ekg anti hypersomnia meds.
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Cons: this doc doesn’t prescribe at all but charges copay. Patients need make another appointment to get prescription before that they requires you send blood test report over. Very impatient and interrupts you. Pros: front desk vey professional.Wont recommend this office if you come for refill and urgent care.
Less than 1 year ago
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great so far. looking forward for my next visit.
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Will be going to more appts at this location.
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Everyone from the receptionist to the professional i met with were kind. The office is clean and relaxing.
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Highly recommend the office! It's welcoming. The staff are great. The wait time is only so long because they give you the full time needed for your well being.
Less than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit, only did an intake, but was treated with exceptional care and compassion.
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Dr Vando is a great doctor. He makes you feel comfortable and listens! The only downside is the wait and it can be difficult to get an appointment.
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I wish I could give this facility no stars. They are the most unprofessional physicians you can ever meet in your life. They treat and look at you as an addict not as a person who needs help with mental illness.They are the most incompetent and unprofessional facility I ever went to in my life . Beware they lose important documentation you might give to them, that was the last draw for me ever going back.
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I love the staff that greeted me and set me up for my appointment, I also love the professional that I saw that day. Definitely sticking with them.
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It was a great experience good evulation and quick definitely recommend
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My visit was satisfactory. The girls at the front office were very nice and helpful.
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Not much to it really. Fast and friendly Dr office
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Great staff and great process
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Muy buenas personas
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Very good dr
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Pros: -Clean and pleasant office -Short wait -The PA took time to intake me properly and was very thorough about treatment options as well as non-judgmental Cons: -Front Desk staff had poor attitude and treated me as an inconvenience -Lack ofcommunication between provider & front desk about next steps -Urine test should be more discreet and take place BEFORE entering back into the waiting area. If a urine analysis is required, the patient should receive instructions, not just handed a cup. Be sensitive to the fact that some patients want this process to be more private and explained to them more clearly, to avoid other individuals knowing their medical info and wondering what to do with a full cup after exiting the restroom
More than 1 year ago
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Every time i go its an hour and in the waiting room.
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Dr. Vando is, hands down, the BEST psychiatrist I have ever had. He's compassionate, an excellent listener, and an expert in his field. He takes the time to walk me through my options, the potential benefits, and the potential side effects.His prescriptions are carefully thought out, and I have full faith in his decisions. I'm shocked that he accepts insurance, since he could easily charge patients a high price for his services. I honestly couldn't recommend Dr. Vando more.
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As most other reviewers stated Dr. Vando is great at first then overtime it becomes impossible to get appointments and get call backs. I was seeing a therapist here when my appointments kept getting cancelled and when I called to reschedulethey told me she no longer worked there. Not sure why they would just keep cancelling appointments instead of informing the patients but its unprofessional. I switch therapist because I couldn't even get an appointment with Dr. Vando without having to wait months and then hoping it won't get cancelled last minute.
More than 1 year ago
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It was my first appointment, overall the experience was positive however will need to go several time to have a more precise input of my experience.
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My visit at DR.Vando's office was way better than expected. I had a consultant ask me about my psychiatric history and it all went from there. His staff are caring , friendly and very knowledgeable. I had a psychiatrist before Dr.Vando and his care was nothing compared to what I receive at Dr. Vando.
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It was very professional and reassuring. His staff seems eager to help. I am grateful for the understanding.
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Dr. Vando has two locations if you are closer to the Bronx or the City in Harlem. He is Fantastic
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I stepped out of Dr. Vando's Medical office very pleased with my visit. The staff was very welcoming and I couldn't have made a better decision than to make an appointment. They will definitely continue to see me.
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Very professional office.
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I am so unsatisfy with my first time appointment at Dr. Leonardo office. I arrived about 20 to 30min earlier, the gentleman that greeted me was pleasent and inviting. However, the person I was supposed to meet with, before actually meetingDr. Leonardo was not only late; but unapologetic. She never even acknowledged the her lateness and that alone set the whole mood office. I only had 10min to speak with her, because I had to rush out to go to work. If I would 've know off hand, I would've schedule to come in when I'm off and have nothing else to do. Otherwise I left anxious, and overwhelmed. As if the process of replacing my psychologist is not hard enough. I feel more at edge now.
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Great doctor. Very caring.
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Excellent doctor! I have been really struggling to find a decent psychiatrist with my insurance and I was pleasantly surprised to find Dr. Vando. His Manhattan office is very neat. He gave a very straightforward explanation to me as to whyhe was prescribing a certain antidepressant which I really appreciated. I appreciate psychiatrists who help me understand why they are prescribing certain medications and how they work. Wait time was about 45 minutes, but other than that I was very happy with my first appointment!
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best doctor!!!! really caring!! I would recommended!!!
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Disappointed
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I drove into the Bronx from NYC for appointments. Dr. Vando was very good at the beginning. He was very thoughtful and very quick to respond to emails. Not so anymore. I wrote him a detailed email in early July andasked for a refill of a prescription. He kept saying he'll call me, then apologize and gave me another time when we can be in contact. Never happened. When I called the office, they said they can't get in touch with him but would give a message the next time he called in. I finally had to insist for the prescription and it was sent in and I was told that he will call me the following week.Still waiting for a call. Would not recommend to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
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He is great. Listens to you and makes himself available by phone or email. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Vando.
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If you want to feel like your going through intake at an asylum go see this doctor! I'm surprised I wasn't asked to bend over and cough....
More than 1 year ago
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It was amsome
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I was evaluated today. I go back on June 15th.
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This man makes you feel comfortable and at ease. He is easy to talk to and listens to what you are saying.
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I've only seen Dr. Vando once so far, but he was great. He listened to my issues and concerns, and gave me valuable feedback. I came in for a second opinion, and I got a second opinion. The first visit wasan intake with social workers, who listened to me very closely, and when I saw Dr. Vando (at my second appointment), he had already gone through my file and knew some of my history already. I highly recommend Dr. Vando!
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Office staff is very courteous and they get to you as soon as possible wait time can be 30 minutes to less than an hour. Dr was patient, thorough and well listener. I highly recommend even if you have to waitjust know you receive same care ... who wants to be rushed out?!
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Dr. Vando is an excellent doctor and I highly recommend him! He was patient, calm, non judgmental and very knowledgeable about certain issues that I was having. The wait time was fair, but the staff made me understand the reasons why. Great doctor and staff. highly recommended.
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Great doctor, the staff is extremely kind and accomodating. I can not stress enough how friendly they were. They made conversation with me making my wait time fly by. The Dr was amazing and was very knowledgeable about my condition. I will definitely be back.
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There is something very kind and gentle about Mr. Vando. He is easy to talk to and is very intelligent and helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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