Dr. Namgyal Bhutia, MD

Psychiatrist

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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 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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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!

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Dr. Bhutia is fantastic! You are not just another patient walking through the door, you are a person whom he wants to help.

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Sweet and caring doctor Seems to really care about me.

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Good communication and wait time!

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I'm actually shocked to see how many good reviews Dr. Bhutia has received. He's a nice enough person but he is not a good psychiatrist. He's a prescription factory and has demonstrated zero interest in me as a person. You're in and out the door in about 2 minutes with RX in hand. The other thing, and this is a big thing, is he DOES NOT respond to emails or calls. I've never had a psychiatrist be so completely unresponsive. There have been a couple of times when I've had a question about my medication and I'll have to write him 3 or 4 emails over the course of a week before he'll write me back. Stay away from this guy and go into the city to find a real doctor.

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If you want a script written, he's your guy. Otherwise not the best. I went with someone else eventually.

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Great bedside manner! The front desk reception area is a bit loud though- when I came in the receptionist was blasting rock music and didn't turn it down. Not sure if that was to cover up any conversation coming from the office for confidentiality reasons or what.

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Very quick to prescribe meds without actually doing much in the line of therapy.

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IT WAS GREAT . NO WAIT EXCELLENT DOCTOR.

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Dr, Namgyal Bhutia is a highly knowledgeable, kind and gentle Medical Expertise. He saw me even before the appointed schedule time. Very likable demeanor and personality.

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He's awesome, real nice guy, very little wait and the front desk people are all nice. I definitely recommend him.

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He seemed to listen and was very helpful.

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I saw him once and he tried to put me on an intense anti-depressant. Not a fan of his medical approach

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I think this doctor is kind and compassionate, but doesn't act professional under every circumstance. He made me feel uncomfortable on various occasions about my treatment, especially if I advocated what I wanted/didn't want. He made me question if his treatment plan well thought out to not only fit my best needs, but consider my physical medical needs as well. At times his office was very difficult to get in contact with, even after leaving many messages pertaining to appointments. When they would have to move appointments because the doctor was out of town or had another conflict, they did not understand the importance of it coinciding with your treatment/need to see the doctor in a certain time-frame. I think the worst part was that I was unable to see the doctor for other medical reasons and I never had a follow up, are you well call. Again, this doctor was not for me, but for people looking for direction and decisions from a doctor and not a partnership, he may be great