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Qualifications and Experience
*Please note that Dr. Colin only sees patients affiliated with Aetna at the Neighborhood Psychiatry location at the hours listed on this page. Dr. Michael Colin is a New York state licensed psychiatrist, double board certified in adult and addiction psychiatry. He graduated from Boston University with Honors with a dual degree in Psychology and Biology and completed his post-baccalaureate medical sciences degree at Columbia University. He earned a medical degree from the New York State/Sackler Medical School, and completed his residency in adult psychiatry, as well as a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan. In addition to psychiatric training, Dr. Colin has additional training in psychotherapy through the Psychoanalytic fellowship program at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Colin has worked in NYC in a variety of different settings, working in private practice, as an Emergency room physician, and as an attending clinician in community-based clinics, doing both psychiatry and substance abuse-based treatment.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great doctor. Above expectations.
very professional, seemed to know his work well.
Odd visit. I felt like Dr. Colin was viewing me as an alien would view a human upon arriving on earth. Not sure if it was my own interpretation, but he seemed to be judging the frequency of which I drank alcohol and almost implied that he would not treat me if I continued as such (for reference I drink a beer after work most days and go out once a weekend or so, at most. I feel this is fairly regular for most young working folks) Overall wasn’t really satisfied with the treatment but I’m sure he would be a good fit for others.
Dr. Colin was the firs Psychiatrist I've ever met with and he made it a pleasant, and beneficial experience. He immediately addressed my reasons for visiting him and has helped me begin treatment.
Dr. Colin was a good listener and very thoughtful in his responses. I've found that many psychiatrists come across as arrogant or dismissive, but Dr. Colin seemed to genuinely care and wanted to spend time developing a treatment plan "with" me, not just "for" me. Additionally, the doctor's practice was communicative and clearly outlined instructions prior to my appointment, including sending paperwork in advance so I could complete it on my own time.
If you've ever seen or read Coraline, it's like that scene when she ends up in an alternate universe where her parents have buttons for eyes. There's this dystopian creepiness about the office and its doctors that I couldn't shake. Now, this is totally my personal experience, and to play devil's advocate maybe a psychiatry office should have cold, unfeeling, socially awkward doctors so they can be unbiased healers. It's not like they're therapists. But just as a human being in general, I felt that something was lacking in the team's EQ and social skills. Felt creeped out to be honest, and though they did diagnose me and prescribe me something within 30 min of getting to know me — ie, did their job — I don't feel confident about coming here regularly. Weird vibes, I'm sorry; wasn't a fit.
He was very professional. I was seen right away and he was very attentive to my issues. He offered me options in terms of treatment instead of saying there was only one way to go, which I appreciated.
The overall session went pretty well. He prescribed me a new anti-depressant which I was excited to try out, but once I got to my pharmacy to pick it up they said the prescription was never sent in. I called the office 3 times in the following couple weeks to figure out what the issue was and if it could be resolved. The first time I was told the doctor was out of town on vacation; the second time the receptionist said she'd leave a note for the doctor; the third time I was told I would receive a call back to resolve it. Never received that call back. Unless you count the call six weeks later where they tried to schedule a "follow-up" appointment to see how I was responding to said medication that I never received. Overall, a pretty frustrating experience.
This was my first appointment. I dint see Dr. Colin but I saw an NP that is a part of the practice. The "evaluation" was very comprehensive - we covered so much so that he could get a full view. I would definitely recommend this dr.
Michael Colin is a star; very good bedside manner, good sense of humor, and very attentive with thoughtful suggestions. Seems like a very well-run practice as well; no wait time at all.
Dr. Colin really listened and understood what I needed and have been going through. He is helping guide me to a better solution and better life. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of help.