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Dr. Robert Okin, MD

Psychiatrist

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Please Be Advised: You must include your Insurance Carrier, Member ID, Address, Phone Number and the Customer Service Number on your Insurance Card when booking your appointment. If this information is not included, your appointment request will not be honored. Robert L. Okin, MD, was born in the Bronx, New York. He attended college and medical school at the University of Chicago, and after a psychiatric residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, he spent two years at the National Institute of Mental Health, where he became interested in community psychiatry. Early in his career he was appointed Commissioner of Mental Health for the state of Vermont, and then for the state of Massachusetts where he led the development of community based services for people who had previously spent years in public mental hospitals. He was one of the first commissioners to recognize and advocate for the creation of supportive housing for these people. A leading psychiatrist and internationally known expert on mental health service reform, Dr. Okin is a founding member of the board of advisors of Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI). He served as MDRI’s lead psychiatric expert on technical assistance projects and investigative missions in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine. Following the release of MDRI’s report on Mexico in 2000, Dr. Okin served as an expert consultant to the Mexican government and helped close the abusive Ocaranza psychiatric facility in the state of Hidalgo, replacing it with more homelike settings and community-based services. In Paraguay, Dr. Okin helped MDRI negotiate a historic settlement agreement through the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. As part of the settlement

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Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Medical School - University of Chicago, Doctor of Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1891863809

Office locations

Robert Okin

582 Market St., Suite 403

San Francisco, CA 94104

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Dr. Okin was very warm, and you get the feeling like you've known him for some time. I was a bit nervous, being my first appointment of this kind, but our first session went really well. Looking forward to future visits!
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