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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Awesome guy

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I would definitely recommend a visit to Dr. Rubinstein .

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Truly horrible experience. The reviews on ZocDoc and Yelp are accurate - he talks the entire time! He asked me maybe 1 or 2 questions and spent almost the entire session lecturing me about coffee/caffeine and making bizarre analogies. He told me that we might not be a good fit b/c he's not "warm and fuzzy." However, I don't believe "warm and fuzzy" is what I need. I was just expecting him to ask questions, listen and provide feedback/assistance (as that was how it went with the psychologist I used to see). I ended up in tears in his office and not b/c I was working through anything, but because he was making me feel awful. The more I think about my appointment with him this morning, the more I can't believe how he acted. I will not be returning.

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At last I have found a doctor that is able to treat me in an honest and straight forward manner. He made me feel comfortable and able to open up in a way that no other doctor has been able to. I feel as if I know Dr Rubinstein for years. I look forward to my next visit.

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Very pleasant and welcoming. Receptionist is friendly as well!

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Dr. Mitchell S. Rubinstein is the best psychiatrist i have ever visited, he was able to quickly and effectively analyze my issue, and recommend the action i need to do in order to improve my health

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I highly recommend Dr. Rubinstein to anyone that wants an honest and real evaluation. He is educated, to the point and I will definitely be returning.

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

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Unprofessional receptionist and unprofessional doctor. He scolded the receptionist right in front of me. They are cash only and did not inform me beforehand. I had to go to the ATM and get the extra cash I needed for my co-pay. I found it difficult to talk to the doctor - he would start speaking for long periods of time about side topics and I couldn't get a word in. I will not go back to this doctor.

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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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Dr. Rubinstein is refreshing. He speaks to you like a regular person. He puts you at ease which lets you feel you can trust him and speak about any subject at all. He is not all high and mighty like some doctors I've been to. Also, some doctors have no bedside manner at all. Dr. Rubinstein greets you warmly on each visit. He has a sense of humor and is interested in what you have to say. I've been to doctors who want to hasten you or are looking bored by your presence. I recommend Dr. Rubinstein to my friends who may want to seek help/advice/consultation with a professional.

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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 feel sorry for you if you think this guy is going to help you or even listen to you. The fact that this guy is a doctor is hilarious. Save your time and effort and look for another doctor

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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"