Dr. Leor Matalon, MD

Psychiatrist

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440 S. Melrose Dr, Ste 201, Vista, CA, 92081

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Leor Matalon is a compassionate, warm, and attentive psychiatrist assisting patients in Vista and Encinitas, CA. Dr. Matalon is a member of the Physician’s Advisory Council and the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Matalon, originally from Chicago, attended the University of Illinois at Chicago to receive his medical education. He then completed his Master’s degree in pharmacology and nutrition from the University of Southern California. Dr. Matalon participated in two residency programs, psychiatry at the University of California’s San Diego Medical Center and child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Southern California. Dr. Matalon specializes in child psychiatry to focus on patients with ADD and ADHD, aggression, autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and abuse victims. With his adult patients, Dr. Matalon treats all of the above, and he takes a particular interest in treatment-resistant depression and bipolar spectrum disorders. His goal as a mental healthcare provider is to provide a thoughtful, caring, and collaborative atmosphere that allows his patient to be at his or her best.

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Dr. Matalon is a great listener and I believe he genuinely cares for how I feel and my well-being. I easily got an appointment with him and was seen promptly. I will be returning to see him again in a few weeks.

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I was able to schedule an appointment right away. Dr. Matalon scheduled a quick follow up to check on my medication adjustments. He evaluated my current and past medical history to make sure my medications are safe to take. My concerns were addressed right away. I felt that he was logical and understanding by listening to what has, and what has not worked with me in the past.

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Better than expected for a Dr. Visit. He seemed genuinely interested in helping, and made my visit a pleasant visit. Asked me if I had any questions without a rushed tone. I would recommend him to anyone that believes they need to see a psychiatrist.

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Dr. Matalon was great. Very professional and easy to talk to!!! I would definitely recommend him to any of my friends or family.

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Dr. Matalon was very professional, patient and understanding. He was wonderful with my son, even cracking jokes now and then, which made my son more comfortable. He took the time to listen and talk with my son, and was patient with him. I would highly recommend going and seeing this Dr. whether it's for yourself or your child.

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Dr. Matalon is friendly and honest. He was so helpful.

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Dr. Matalon is thorough, easy to understand, listens and works with you on a game plan. He explains things to you.

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He was very in depth with things, I felt like someone finally listened.

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Dr. Matalon was very thorough and took his time on my initial. Hecreally cares about his patients. I highly recommend him.

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The visit was nice and very helpful. I wish the doctor had a receptionist though!

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I'm thrilled to have found a great doc

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Efficient but personable. A wealth of knowledge without being preachy. Though and listens

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Wonderful doctor.

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Just saw Dr Matalon for the first time yesterday, and I am happy with him. I felt like he was smart, capable, honest, and he listens well. He is easy to talk to, has a lot of experience in his field, and provided me with well thought out feedback.

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Nice and easy doctor with great depths of knowledge in his field

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Clean, comforting office. Would recommend to a friend.

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Very great guy! Made me feel comfortable right away, very easy going and knowledgeable!! Would so recommend !

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This is a review of my first appointment with Dr. Matalon. He has been a welcome relief from some other psychiatrists I've seen. He listened to what I had to say without interruption and gave great feedback.

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I had a great first office visit with dr. matalon. Despite a little wait time in the office I was much impressed with his practice. Dr. Matalon was quite attentive to what I had to say and showed genuine care to put me on the right track to success.

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Caring proffesional.

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I've been to more than a few psychiatrists in my lifetime and have never had very good experiences so I was nervous about seeing another doctor. However, I was pleasantly surprised with my visit to see Dr. Matalon. He did seem a little distracted during our appointment, but he listened and thoroughly explained the diagnosis he gave me. He seems very knowledgeable and after explaining he put my mind at ease and even became more personable. I can say Dr. Matalon is the first psychiatrist I've seen that I do mind going back to see again.

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I think Leor Matalon was excellent. He was professional yet very helpful when it came to what I needed! I enjoyed the session with him. Look forward to seeing him again.

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Was referred to him by my therapist and I like him a lot. Looking forward to continued visits!

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Dr. Matalon is great. He is professional yet caring. He took the time to actually get to know me and my history. He was observant regarding non-verbal cues & responded appropriately. He explained medication and treatment goals, etc. clearly & with no judgment. I would highly recommend him and intend to continue seeing him for medication oversight.

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Leor was really great – thorough and asked all the right questions. In a relatively short initial session we were able to dig deep and he was able to recommend a treatment plan for me that I can start right away. Really grateful for his help!

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Very professional and kind hearted. Asked the right questions and was nice and understanding of my situation.

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I think he is very knowledgeable and thorough in listening to the patient and determining what is going on. I am especially glad that he really considered my previous treatments and their effectiveness and was able to come up with new and better options. He doesn't talk down to the patient, and is happy to explain and answer any questions. I think he is excellent.

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Good experience especially considering my last psychiatrist wouldn't answer or provide any help whatsoever. We made a plan to figure out what medications are best suited for my condition and then attack any other issues including extreme fatigue and lack of any focus one step at a time

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Very knowledgeable in his field. Took the time to get to know my daughter asking the right questions and helping her to feel comfortable to be open.

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Dr. Matalon has a very kind demeanor that makes the stress of getting a new doctor much more tolerable. He listened well and seemed to genuinely want to help me get better. He went above and beyond to ensure my previous diagnosis was accurate, which was more than my other doctors had done. He also seemed to know more about the medication I was on than my previous psychiatrist, so I'm on my way to getting my anxiety more under control. 10/10, would recommend to friends and family. :) This sounds like a generic "good doctor" review, but really, I can't stress how nice he was enough.

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Dr Matalon seemed very thorough and knowledgeable. He took time to asnwer our questions and gather a complete history.

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I was extremely nervous for our first visit, but Dr. Matalon had a very calm voice and demeanor that helped put me at ease. He was very attentive and compassionate making it easy to share.

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For a first visit I was greeted promptly, having filled out most of my paperwork on zocdoc was helpful and I liked that it sped up the initial office paperwork. Dr. Matalon was very through in his questioning and diagnosis. I believe he was very accurate in his descriptions of my anxiety issues. We decided (he gave me options) to try a new medication to combat my ongoing anxiety related problems. I'll be back in 2 weeks for a follow up. I really appreciate him not watching the clock making sure all my questions were answered before I left my appointment.

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He is an incredibly thorough and professional provider. I highly recommend him.

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I came in to his office for the first time. And I found it very disrespectful that he kept grabbing his phone while I was crying my heart out talking about my problems. He also kept yawning over and over. He also said to me if anyone had told me i talk very fast. Like he was bugged that I couldn't stop talking. I am going to be looking for another professional because he was not professional at all. Very disappointed.

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The entire process from scheduling the appointment, checking in & the actual appointment itself went very smoothly and better than expected. I felt Dr Matalon was very professional and more thorough than any other psychiatrist that I have seen in the past. I would definitely recommend to others.

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Dr. Matalon was one of the most superb psychiatrists I've visited. He cares about the quality of his services and the conditions of his patients. Dr. Matalon spends times with patients, asks poignant questions, and offers detailed patient education. I look forward to future visits. What a first class practitioner.

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Very good doctor. Attentive and respectful.

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Went awesome! Super nice, and deffintly would recommend him.

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I feel like I wasted my time with him. He had no staff or forms when I arrived and made me feel awkward, didn't seem to really be listening to my concerns, just telling me what he "knew"was wrong with me. His phone kept buzzing, he would ck it, then forget what he was talking to me about. I found another Dr that I love! He may be great for some ppl, but definitely not for me.