Dr. Namgyal Bhutia, MD

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30-16 31st Street , Astoria, NY, 11102

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Dr. Namgyal Bhutia is proud to offer his patients a collaborative approach to psychiatry, which helps the patient play a part in developing a treatment plan for his or her individual needs. Dr. Bhutia gained a special expertise in treating the elderly during his tenure as a geriatric psychiatry fellow at Beth Israel Medical Center.He is also currently working in Bellevue Hospital center in the inpatient unit and has gained considerable experience working for the last 6 years. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, and Tibetan, and regularly draws on his experience living and working in many different cultures. Dr. Bhutia is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association. He looks forward to meeting you!

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He is wonderful! You are not just another person passing through his office. He actually remembers you and asks the right questions accordingly.

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Pleasent He was gentle Wish we talked longer about my problems Too short of a visit

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He was a good listener and interested in putting together a treatment plan that worked for me.

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He was fast, but to the point. I liked him and I'll definitely be back.

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Very Good and straight forward, Didn't feel neglected

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Nice, fast, and kind!

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Very personable. Good sense of humor. Felt like a human, not just a doctor.

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Absolutely terrible. Have not been able to reach this doctor for OVER a week! Front desk NEVER answers (just called before writing this review). I'm prescribed strong medication that needs to be kept up to date. I ran out and began feeling bad side-effects, as is normal. STILL COULD NOT REACH HIM. Had to finally go to my regular doctor. Will never go to Bhutia again. He does not care about his patients. Also failed to accurately explain medications he was prescribing.

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He listened and was attentive. He also answered the questions my partner and I had about my condition. He was welcoming and understanding.

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Very pleasant and easy to talk to, made me feel comfortable, grateful he took the time to answer all my questions I felt heard and supported, I'm excited to work with him!

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I got on the wrong subway, and although I was very late after I called, they waited for me and saw me.

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Wonderful doctor. Clearly concerned, attentive, professional, smart. Office is great. Staff are accommodating. Highly recommended.

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Extremely professional.

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Listened to me, asked the right questions, very kind and helpful.

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Very useful, efficient and productive meeting.

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Dr. Bhutia did not communicate with me ever after my appointment. I was leaving town and needed prescriptions before I left. After six times of contacting his office and him, I recieved no response. This left me to seek out another doctor, pay for someone who did not take my insurance and the stress of organising a proper amount of doctor stuff upon leaving for the holidays. This was truly the worst experience ever and leaves me to wanting my hour commute and Co pay returned. Do not go here.

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Very professional and attentive to all medical concerns

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Dr. Bhutia is there to write a prescription. He is pretty awkward and doesn't really care about your problems or what you want so I wouldn't really recommend. Go somewhere else.

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Short appointment, but I saw Dr. Bhutia because I mostly knew what was wrong already. He's a calm guy who wants you to be better.

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He is the first psychotherapist that I felt listened to what I had to say and the problems I was facing. Thankful for meeting him.

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Great doctor

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Extremely pleasant and kind, with a very pleasant front desk person. Flexibility during appointments, a kind listening ear!!! <3

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Dr. Bhutia immediately helped me through a difficult episode where I was having trouble receiving my medication. He listened patiently and attentively to my issues and responded effectively with compassion. Thank you, Dr. Bhutia.

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Like others have said, the doctor is mostly just writing prescriptions.. not someone who really goes in-depth into what's going on. Not particularly emotive so it doesn't seem he cares much, although part of that may be his personality.

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He is overall a good doctor. He is better than some and good overall in all respects. No complaints except that he is in unreachable by phone and email takes 24-48 hours for a response. If you require urgent immediate responsiveness I would not recommend him. Good luck

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Great.

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First time ever visiting a psychiatrist and Dr. Bhutia's soft and calm deamenor made me feel at ease right away. I was able to explain, without being interrupted or rushed, my personal issues and concerns. Once I explained all that was necessary for him to know, he then presented and thoroughly explained the steps I could take to work on and improve my problems. Great visit and will be back again soon!

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He was the worst!!! When Iexplained o him that I work in a very busy Manhattan store and I get dehydrated, he old meto use ICE CHIPS!!!!! This is not ahospital!!!!

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Good Doc, thanks for the help!

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He was very prompt and courteous.

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It was very informative he seemed very concern and ready to get me going on the best treatment options

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Professional and caring. Too many patients in the waiting room though.

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hes genuinely concerned and asks yuou for your bakcground. hes sweet and recommmeandations are alwasys well.

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Terrible. He barely hear me out and I was seeking psychologic help! The clinic changed my schedule to an earlier time and I noticed that he spends an average of 10 mins with his patients. I don't think he listens to them careful and it almost seem like psychiatry is a joke just a money making machine. Get them, give them drugs, and get them out.

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This doctor is great. He saw me before my appointment. He also gave good suggestions and feedback.

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Dr. Bhutia was very empathetic and thorough. This was definitely a productive first-time visit. I would say he's definitely on of the best psychiatrists I've met! The office staff were friendly and there was a good vibe in the office itself (the 90s nostalgia soundtrack certainly helped). Highly recommended.

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He was very nice. He is precise and respectful.

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Front staff is completely incompetent and unhelpful. I made the journey to Queens for a first-time therapy session, a speciality clearly listed on ZocDoc, and to my dismay, this is simply a pill-mill joint. The could do nothing for me except attempt to hand me the business card of some other provider, but his lazy staff person already pathetically gave me the last card in the office. Yes, I'm OTT with this review, but this was a complete waste of time!

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Does not really talk to patient about issues or how they feel. Appointments generally last 5 minutes. Prescribes medicine and then accepts your copay.

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Great for medication management!