Dr. Mitchell S. Rubinstein, DO

Psychiatrist

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110-50 71st Road, Suite 1F, Forest Hills, NY, 11375

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I can help people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, panic, as well as other psychiatric problems (including Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, memory problems etc.) Women’s psychiatry is of special interest to me. When and how should a pregnant or nursing mother consider taking psychiatric medication? Psychiatric issues around infertility, abortion, adoption, menopause, and female cancers are other areas encompassed by women’s psychiatry. My practice is diverse, serving people of all ages and backgrounds. I often work together with non medical psychotherapists to provide medication, as appropriate, for their clients.

Only a qualified psychiatrist can offer you a comprehensive evaluation including medical, psychological,and lifestyle considerations. A treatment plan can then be customized to your individual needs. Psychotherapy and/or psychopharmacology (medication) are available. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine are unique among other physicians in our holistic approach to patient care.

At this time I am the only psychiatrist in Queens who is doing computerized cognitive testing (for memory problems) in the office. My Forest Hills office is located just steps from the 71st/Continental subway station (E, F, M, R lines), and 2 blocks from the Long Island Railroad.

Graduated University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Biddeford, Maine).

Postgraduate Education at Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn, New York).

Special interests include:

Psychopharmacology (medication)
Psychotherapy
Women’s Psychiatry
Anxiety Disorders
Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Psychiatric care of the medically ill
Schizophrenia
Sexual Dysfunction
Anger Management
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Dr. Mitchell S. Rubinstein is an outstanding psychiatrist.

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One sentence; he talks too much and he goes off topic.

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My visit with dr. Rubinstein was excellent! He's super friendly and very informative, which resulted in my total confront! He answered all questions and concerns. Will definitely be going back.

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Dr. Mitchell Rubinstein is an amazing psychiatrist, outstanding in his field.

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I think it went well

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Don't waste your time here.

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He was very condusending

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He is very professional and honest. I recommend him to anyone who wants to work on what they need to work on, in order to move on with their lives.

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He was talking too much, more about himself and friend than my concern. I felt I needed to help him instead he helping me.

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Dr. Rubinstein was the consummate professional. It was my first time seeing a psychiatrist & I was very pleased with his through manner of addressing whatever problems I may have. I am excited to continue seeing him & what his recommendations will be. I was almost scared away by the negative reviews I saw here, I am glad I decided to come in & find out for myself.

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Extremely helpful and clearly has a lot of experience in his field.

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Money grubbing fool

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very nice but he talked excessively and about irrelevant things

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Dr. Rubinstein saw me almost instantly after I arrived, and he was to the point about what the goals of the appointment were. He was direct, and he came across with the knowledge of being able to articulate and translate my wants as a patient, and laying out the treatment options available to me. I would absolutely recommend him.

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Dr. Rubinstein was very patient and understanding. I found it refreshing to have a doctor talk plainly and not talk down to me. I have had doctors that are condescending and Dr.Rubinstein lets you be yourself and feel welcomed and relaxed. It opens the door for you to feel you can tell him anything and he is not going to judge you, he is going to listen.

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Do not go to this Dr. awful. He is a psychiatrist and refuses to take on me a patient bc I came already on medications and he didn't want to be responsible. He shouldn't be a dr then. Stay away. Awful. Didn't bother to get to know me. Pushed me out. Doesn't want responsibility as a dr. Stay away!!!!!! And I was early for my appt and wasn't called in until late and he had the nerve to say my appointment was late and would be cut short. Awful man. Spineless doctor. And I wanted to give a 0 for the referral rating but this site wouldn't acknowledge. Stay away. He even acknowledged his awful reviews.

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Worst Doctor ever. Talked about himself the whole time. He didn't even ask anything about me! He doesn't even know what I do for a living!

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I am very pleased with my experience visiting Dr. Rubinstein. He was very friendly and understanding. I highly recommend him to all.

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It was the worst 15 minutes I've ever spentaken in a "professional setting." Dr. Rubinstein is simply awful at what he does, he is a complete Ahole. I would never In a million years recommend my worse enemy to see him.

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Read the negative reviews, unfortunately they are true. Like many of you, I've seen my fair share of doctors in this field, he's at the bottom.

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I think the doctor might be good! I also think everyone is entitled to a bad day.

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so rude! stay away, very unprofessional.

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Needs to understand the developmentally chalenged individuals

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Save your time and trouble. Total hack. Convinced that my intake of 2 cups of coffee a day is causing my problems and not the ACTUAL depression that I was attempting to seek help for. Told me that he didn't think he could prescribe me medication for my depression on the off-chance that I might ever become pregnant because I'm a woman of reproductive age. So because I'm a woman of reproductive age I don't qualify for mental health care? He talked at me and asked zero questions about how I got to the point that led me to his office or even anything about me at all. I walked out.

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I sadly was late to my appointment so I did not have much time with him (probably 20 min). he was a huge turn off for me and I've been to other psychotherapists so at this point I know how an intake appointment works which wasn't like that at all. the dr rambled on and on about irrelevant subjects and went off on tangents like how cocaine used to be in Coca Cola (????). also picked up a phone call during my appointment from his personal cell phone and explained to me what happened. also some moments he would just awkwardly stare at me as I was waiting for him to ask questions relevant to my mental illnesses. I barely talked about the reason why I was there (long battle of depression and anxiety). almost cried in the office for god knows why... probably just felt very uncomfortable and disappointed. he though I was lying about my drug use when I was being honest, and when asked about my love life, said that reading self help books and articles would do me no good since I can't have a relationship with a book. however, since I started reading self help books and articles, my quality of life has significantly changed as I learned very important psychological tools. when I was leaving he made a comment saying that the person on the phone sounded "ghetto" which turned me off and solidified my decision to not come back. the only upside was that I was seen right away, however, I won't be waisting my time with him again. although my insurance covers him, it makes me upset that insurance money was wasted on him.

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He was really awful and pretty much wasted my time. He not only wasted my time but he has his clock set for 7 minutes ahead. So much for your 45 minute appt. He was really rude and unrprofessional. Definately would not recommend him.

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Bedside manner may not be appropriate for all but I loved his frankness.

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He was very nice , polite and kind. We had a good talk he seems like he cares about his patients. I would definitely recommend.

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The "man" is a pig. A soulless, uncaring, pig. He made mocking derogatory comments about my mental health and my life situation. He was rude, sarcastic, and obnoxious. I left his office hysterically crying feeling worse then when I entered. NEVER SEE THIS "MAN"

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He was talking more than me, the patient. Although he had good insight. It would have been nice to hear from the patient me. Not a good experience AT All

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The worstl experiance EVER!! The doctor said me that I live too far to be his patient (just like this!), despite its up to me, and it's not really far... He asked me how did I get his office, I told that I took Uber. Also he said that my insurance is not good for him, that it's better try to find somebody around my house even tough they don't take my insurance, I can just pay and save up money that I am going to use to get his office!! This is terrible! He completely forgot what Doctor should do, thinks only about money.

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Perfect easy to talk to

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I went in for a consultation and nothing for my health was accomplished because he brags about himself or goes off on tangents about the health care system. When I try to explain my health concerns, he is so rude and immediately goes back to trying to sell himself to me as a Dr. It's easy to get an appointment and now I see why. Don't waste your time.

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Made a good connection. Felt comfortable speaking to him.

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Receptionist was very impersonable , rude and has no social skills.. The doctor was. Also rude and. Of no help. The only good thing was the wait time because it was short but that could be because of the hospitality. No patients

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I shouldn't be excited to come home because I have a bad review that I just NEED to write but that's precisely how I felt after I saw Dr. Rubenstein. When I managed to miraculously find parking I thought to myself "it's a good day already" but little did I know how wrong I was. I've read bad reviews before but thought I'd give him a shot and boy, what a waste of my time and my emotion. There was no wait time because who would be waiting? This particular doctor has apparently seen so much abuse in the medical field that he spent a good fifteen minutes feeling the need to educate me on how doctors "prostitute their prescription pad." There's absolutely no reason for me to feel like I have to testify my case when he, himself, was able to pull up the documentation of my entire pharmacological history, which indicates a healthy and consistent regimen. I made the mistake of waiting until the last minute to get a new prescription for my medication and unless I take it, I get terrible withdrawal symptoms. I want to stop taking the medication but can't abruptly and I needed something to hold me over until I saw my usual doctor to further discuss gradually reducing my dose. Usually I pay out of pocket for a doctor that has helped me tremendously but due to lack of funds I was hoping to find a doctor that my insurance covered that could be of help in the meantime. I don't know how I overcame the desire to cry. I felt so defeated, like an injustice had been done. I shouldn't be made to feel like a drug addict for requesting a prescription to be written for me, by a doctor who has specifically studied psychiatry, when the medication I take has been under the supervision of a reputable doctor for months. The doctor was sure to tell me of countless stories in which people tried to abuse the law. He told me how the health industry was getting worse and yet the worst thing that I've witnessed, personally, was how his cynicism left him with a jaded attitude and the inability to hear out the genuine and concerning needs of a patient. As I walked out and thought of the withdrawal symptoms that I cannot imagine experiencing again, I told him "It's difficult being in this situation because the withdrawal symptoms are just so bad." He turned to me to respond "The withdrawal symptoms aren't that bad. Kids come off ADHD mediation in the summer all the time, they don't get any withdrawal symptoms." I wonder how sure he is of that.

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Dr. Rubenstein very clearly cares alot about his patients, having high moral standards. He is very accommodating and reasonable with his treatment procedures.

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By far and away the worst Doctor I have ever seen. I didn't think that all the prior bad reviews could be true but it was all accurate. He is a rude, arrogant, incompetent Doctor. I would not recommend him to anyone.

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Horrible bedside manner for someone who claims to be a mental health professional. I left his office in tears and full of anxiety.

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I'm not sure exactly what happened - he read through my patient history and was rude from the onset. Baffled by how condescending he was, I asked him what sort of relationship he wanted to build. He reminded me of two things: "You are not my patient, just someone looking for treatment (huh?)" and I don't need to treat anyone that I don't want to. Ok DOC. 0 stars for you.