Dr. Mitchell S. Rubinstein, DO

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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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This place is a joke. First of all, don't waste your time here. I was taken back by Dr. Rubinstein and asked to sit on the couch. I am suffering from crippling anxiety and panic attacks that can keep me up all night. He did not want to discuss my problems, only wanted to get me hooked into a weekly visitation so he can milk my insurance for all its worth. He gave all kinds of weird analogies about why I'm such a terrible person because I can't commit to coming to his office once a week. I'm so busy and overcommitted as it is right now, having to go to his office weekly would only further increase my stress and anxiety. I suggested trying some medication and coming back to follow up in a month - no dice.... If you're hoping for any type of medication or relief without some serious insurance billing (and that means copays for you) go somewhere else. I'm not sure of the specifics on this but I saw him/overheard him threaten to send some sort of letter if a patient didn't come see him again on Monday. Imagine that? He's a total racket - don't waste your time here. He's just looking to drum up business for himself and waste your time and not really help you with your problems.

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Very informative

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Dr Rubinstein is a good doctor and a kind human being.I am currently seeing Dr Rubinstein on a weekly basis and I must say this is the only Dr that I ever went to and didn't get a prescription thrown at me. I was kind of hesitant to see him after I read his reviews, but I am glad I made the right decision to see Dr Rubinstein he is very welcoming and listen to what I have to say. We work together and figure out a treatment plan that's good for me. I would recommend many more patients to him.

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His bedside manner was so strange and made me uncomfortable. He was off topic for the entire consultation, didn't even ask me anything about myself, and said the word "probed" at least three times. He also talked down (for several minutes) to psychotherapy as a practice, and hinted quite transparently that he would be better for me than my current therapist. As someone with social anxiety, I was very polite through the consultation, but would absolutely not recommend him for any modern or young person seeking a comfortable relationship with their psych.

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Dr. Rubinstein is patient and kind, he was able to identify my issues effectively and efficiently, also giving me the procedures on how to improve the aspects of my daily life to improve my health

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I filed a complaint against this doctor. He is abusive and predatory, and I don't believe he should be allowed to work with vulnerable populations. Please do not see this doctor, he only cares about money, and uses his patients to gratify his own ego, and line his pockets.

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Atrocious. He did not try to understand my discomfort or my problems, didn't listen to anything I said, had obviously dismissed me as a potential patient before I even sat down.

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He was excellent at listening to and addressing my situation. I am sad to say that he could not help me with my particular need, but explained the process to me. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Dr. Rubinstein is the most efficient psychiatrist i have ever been to, he tries his hardest to be patient and compassionate with his patients. He is very insightful, providing many tips on how to improve the daily life and well-beings of his patients.

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This has got to be the worst psychiatrist in the area. Not only is his bedside manner atrocious but he doesn't seem very good at his job in general. I would expect someone of this field to make you feel comfortable so you can speak to them. According to this guy however, it isn't his job to listen or ask questions. I started the session with something an opinion from a medical profession, which he pretty much laughed at because according to him "what do medical professionals know about medicine?" This was brought up multiple times; completely off topic, and just thrown in my face. I would suggest if anyone needed to see a psychiatrist, they should go to someone competent in their job.

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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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In short: Stay Away from Dr. Rubenstein. Women - beware. Dr. Rubenstein was rude, asked me "why I don't have a boyfriend", then proceeded to list the reasons why he "thinks I should". He jumped to prescribe a strong drug "because it's safe to get pregnant on"**, and denied me when I pressed him that becoming pregnant was not of importance to me. ** I read about this same comment in a previous ZocDoc review, but proceeded to book an appointment anyway. As a woman, I DO NOT recommend seeing this doctor. His demeanor is predatory and condescending. He treated me with minimal respect and became disturbingly worked-up when I inquired about the chemical components of the drugs he was prescribing. Then his tone completely shifted - he told me about the dangers of coming off the drugs he had me on for the last week, and told me that if I kept asking questions, he would refuse to refill my prescription. Psychotherapy is nowhere in his agenda, as he talks about himself, and trails off on indulgent tangents. If you are looking for a listening ear, you will find yourself incredibly frustrated.

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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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terrible psych.. he talks about how great he is. doesn't prescribe meds youve been on for ten yrs until he sees you weekly and milks your insurance. don't waste your time with this terrible doctor.

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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.