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Dr. Sorin Bircea, MD

Psychiatrist

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**PLEASE BE ADVISED! There will be an inatake call, you won't be seen without completing this call. -Please be sure to input your insurance information when booking online. If you have an HMO insurance, you will need a referral. -Please feel free to fill out the form provided on ZocDoc to save time at the office! Your information is protected and secure. Also be advised that you have to complete the medical history forms for your visit; if you are willing to do it prior your appointment, contact the office and we will email it to you. -Please know that there might be longer wait times because Dr. Bircea is fully committed to his patients and their needs. Dr. Sorin Bircea is a psychiatrist in New York, New York. He received his medical degree from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy and has been in practice for 9 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Romanian, and French. Dr. Bircea is very compassionate towards his patients in professional level. Payment forms accepted: debit or credit cards

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Iuliu Hatieganu Facultatea de Medicina
  • Delaware Psychiatric Center, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Residency in Psychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Romanian

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1871631556

Office locations

Astoria Behavioral Associates

30-63 38th Street, Suite B 1

Astoria, NY 11103

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He was the most helpful doctor I've seen regarding psychiatric medicine/diagnosis. He spent plenty of time with me in order to find a proper diagnosis and treatment plan as well as provided me with numerous resources to help me find all I might need.
Less than 1 month ago
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I was so impressed by Dr. Bircea on my first visit and really look forward to working with him. I have seen many psychiatrists over the years and no one has taken as much time as he did to educate meabout my diagnoses. I have two co-morbid disorders and Dr. Bircea is the first doctor I've found who seems to understand both disorders and how they interact. He gave me tons of resources and readings to better understand and manage my disorders and he even recommended therapists and lifestyle changes to optimize my treatment. The office was clean and welcoming, the receptionist was friendly and helpful, and I saw Dr. Bircea at my scheduled time - no wait! I highly recommend Dr. Bircea.
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De. Sorin Bruce’s is a great doctor. Easy to speak to cares about your well being and will go above and beyond to help in any way he can. Also, receptionist Alina is the sweetest! I highly recommend going to him!
Less than 1 month ago
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If I could give zero star, that’s what I would give him. He was cold, and didn’t send his medical notes to insurance company for 4 months even after repeated efforts. He had no care whatsoever. He just prescribes medicine and no care for the patient. Absolute horror.
Less than 1 month ago
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Excellent doctor. Very patient and thorough. Takes the time to educate his patients and give them a lot of resources.
Less than 1 month ago
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I am truly disgusted by the way I've been treated by this doctor. I have seen him a number of times and I know it takes a while for any professional to get to know a new patient and really understandtheir situation, but each time I have seen him, Bircea has been completely unprofessional and incredibly disrespectful to me. I thought maybe because of how great his other reviews are that there was a fluke and I caught him on an off day after the first session, so I decided to give it an honest try and continued booking appointments, but his bedside manner has devolved into completely unacceptable behavior. He has not listened to anything I said to him and actively manipulated my words without ever giving me a chance to clarify or correct his misunderstandings. He constantly threatened to call 911 and send me to the hospital, often cutting me off with these threats while I was trying to explain my symptoms, and repeatedly suggested I see a different doctor. Yet, he still wanted to prescribe me multiple medications, despite making it obvious that he did not care to listen to what my current symptoms or struggles were. He also refused to adjust my medication after I told him it was too strong for me. Not once did he ask about my current situation, deferring only to what I had written in my medical history paperwork. He has rushed me out of his office during every single appointment and never stopped to explain things or ask if I had any questions or concerns about anything he said. This man is absolutely terrible and I would not recommend him to my worst enemy. The only positive part of my experience was with the receptionist, Alina, who was always very courteous. It seems to me that she cares more about the patient's wellbeing than the doctor himself. I wish I never set foot in this horrible man's office.
Less than 3 months ago
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Such a kind, sweet ,caring doctor makes you feel comfortable very Professional and understanding he listening to what you have to say .
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Dr. Bircea gave me tons of resources and was extremely thorough and professional.
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Dr Bircea was caring and took his time with me. I feel so much better. Great doctor!
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Dr. Bircea is the best therapist I have seen in many years. Dr. Bircea takes the time to evaluate, educate, and offer solutions to your issues. As a Hospital Administrator for a respectable institution, I was impressed by Dr. Birceaknowledge and expertise on my ADD/ADHD condition. Most importantly, he is ethical, and he will abide by the FDA standard guidelines. Please, you won't be disappointed on your first visit. This doctor deserves more than five stars for what he has done for me.
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Dr. Bircea is thoughtful and informative. He made me feel a lot better than I did when I walked in. There's a LOT of paperwork to complete for your initial visit. It helped that I arrived 10-15 minutes early.
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Excellent doctor and fantastic coordinator.
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All I will say is I went into the appointment in an OK mental state, and I left feeling lost, emotional & angry...
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr sorin definitely doesn’t make it feel welcoming when you first meet him - He gives you the feel that you are just another person to him that he’s going to give meds to. Doesn’t seem like he truly even caressince he didn’t t even ask me about what has made me seek help in the first place. All he wanted to know was the issue I had, a very brief background on it (and I mean brief) and that’s all. He seemed so judgemental, disapproving and a bit confrontational and just didn’t make me feel comfortable opening up to him. The receptionist was very nice and the office is small but bey well kept and clean.
Less than 1 year ago
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He really seemed to be uninterested in a solution. His suggestions were not realistic since I was coming to him for medicinal reasons. Waste of time and money
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bircia is a wonderful Psychiatrist. I saw him for about two years. He takes a holistic view of his patients' health and well being. Its not just about medicine. He is caring and helped me more than I can say. Highly recommended. The office staff is phenomenal.
Less than 1 year ago
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Such a kind and caring doctor. Lovely receptionist as well. Highly recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bircea understood my condition very well and provided great expert advice on how to cope. He shows great care and patient with outlining solutions.
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It went very well. I’m looking forward to my next appointment
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Only met with him once because he recommended I see someone else for my specific case. Seemed like a nice guy and was willing to listen to me and my concerns instead of just going along with what my previous doctor said
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Dr. Bircea was extremely kind, patient and made me feel comfortable right away. He explained my medications thoroughly and also discussed supplements and counseling services. I would highly recommend him .
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Very thorough
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Great office, great receptionist, great doctor. He was thorough, explained everything really well to me and gave me material for me to take home. Overall great experience with Dr. Bircea. Highly recommended.
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Complete waste of time. The entire appointment was just a very rude and insensitive advertisement for his partner's practice in Manhattan. He kept interrupting and talking over me all to push a sales pitch for a financial trap for one ofhis buddies that doesn't take my insurance and he knew this. Ends session with "Good luck... you're REALLY gonna need it."
More than 1 year ago
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Wonderful experience.
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I'm only 24 but I've been to many therapists and psychiatrists in my lifetime. The majority of psychiatrists I meet are very old, forgetful, and usually just want to increase your dosage. Dr. Bircea is honestly the best psychiatrist I've everhad. When you meet with him his time is really dedicated to helping you and he strives to be as clear and open as possible. I've haven't left an appointment disappointed. The secretary is always kind and the waiting room/office is very pleasant and modern. If I had to complain about anything it would be the wait time, but it's usually less than half an hour and with his amount of patients it's completely reasonable. 5/5 stars, highly reccomend
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Dr. Bircea was very attentive and made me feel comfortable. Definitely recommend!
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Dr. Bircea was super informative and comforting throughout. He cares about the patient being aware of the resources available to them and making sure they understand everything being discussed. Great to see an MD so invested in his practice!
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Very kind doctor with a sense of humor that makes you at ease. Oil diffusers make the office smell nice as well!
More than 1 year ago
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I would say appointments with him lasted an average of three minutes. More like someone I got drugs from than anything else.
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I spent a couple years giving up on serious mental health treatment or medication, in no small part because of my frustration with every psychiatrist I spoke to. Dr Bircea finally helped me settle into a routine. He's practical, never patronizing,is happy to talk about the research behind various meds with honesty about pros and cons. He makes suggestions based on my concerns and feedback and makes sure I have other tools and support along with medication. Unlike the other pill-mill psychiatrists I've seen, he actually seems to care about his patients's well-being
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It is clear that Dr Bircea is a licensed psychiatrist. The only other facts about him that I can garner from one meeting, is that he is insensitive. Especially to the very real and obvious side effect of poverty: not enoughmoney for everything he knows (and to his credit, explains extensively) are necessary to pay for when taking psychotropic medications.
More than 1 year ago
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Nice staff
More than 1 year ago
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The whole team made me feel very comfortable. Dr Bircea was caring and empathetic. Privacy is a high priority for him. I appreciated his demeanor, concern and sense of urgency
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he's great!
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He's an amazing doctor, he's very helpful and very knowledgeable
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This was actually a very helpful, worthwhile visit.
More than 1 year ago
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LOTS of paperwork, but he has really good energy and I liked him. I will be back.
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I felt very comfortable the office staff snd Dr. Bircea were very polite and professional. Dr. Bircea is one of those doctors thats actually care about learning about his patients. I had some at home test and plenty of resources tolook into. There should be more doctors like him.
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My experiences with Dr. B have been positive. He was friendly and put me at ease. He also provided a lot of information and resources to help treat my condition in addition to medication (i.e. the right foods to eat andlifestyle changes to make, specific books and websites to look it, etc). Overall he has been a very thorough doctor who is helping me to find the right treatment for my disorder.
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Dr. BIRCEAwas very welcoming and made me feel comfortable. He's very informative and does his best to make you understand.Hes a very good doctor and I felt at home. Office setting is inviting a lot of light and comforting and tranquil..whichis what I look for. I would recommended him to anyone. PS . Make sure paperwork is filled before appointment ,save time
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Dr. Bircea is very receptive to my issues and always willing to listen. He provides lots of outside information which helps manage the struggle. I highly recommend Dr. Bircea!
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Very professional, informative and helpful. Couldn't treat my current issues, but did an excellent job of explaining why and pointed me in the right direction. Perfect example of what a quality provider should be.
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I was trepidatious about seeing a psychiatrist but Dr Bircea's office felt inviting and calming as soon as I entered. The receptionist was very nice and chatted with me about my kids, etc before I saw the doctor. I felt socomfortable and that was a huge deal for me. The office was clean and well kept also. The doctor was thorough and talked me through everything from further recommendations, to treatment options to other professionals that may be helpful. I highly recommend Dr Bircea.
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Dr. Bircea was great! Highly recommended. Took his time, explained everything in great detail, and showed me all my options. Very pleased!
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Dr. Bircea is attentive, thoughtful and thorough. His staff is excellent and accomodating. I'm really glad to have found him through Zocdoc.
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He wanted me to get some tests that costed thousands of dollars and were not covered by insurance. When I balked at the price, and asked about alternatives, he essentially said he didn't want me as a patient. He refused toexplain further, but perhaps he didn't think he'd make enough money out of a patient who was sensitive to cost? In any case, I can't think of a justifiable reason for cutting me off and not explaining further, so I think that's a pretty bad way to treat someone. He did ask me to get an EKG, and the doctor who gave me one said that didn't really make any sense and was not normal. That's another reason to be suspicious. Since I only had one appointment, I can't speak to his ability to treat. In other ways he came across reasonably.
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Dr. Bircea was extremely nice and helpful. I highly recommend him to others!
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Holds late hours which is convenient. Very pleasant staff.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Bircea's office is clean, everyone is friendly, and even though this was my first visit and I had a lot of paperwork to fill out, my wait was not that long. Dr. Bircea was professional, informative, and listened to me about my concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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