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Dr. Susan Tansil, MD

Psychiatrist

Brooklyn, NY

About Dr. Susan Tansil

I am a psychiatrist in private practice. My services include therapy and medication management for many mental health concerns. I'm excited to work with you to help find relief and to help you grow in parts of your life in which you feel lost or stuck. I have experience in treating many problems and issues. I have worked in specialized psychiatric emergency rooms, provided psychiatric consultation to people who are admitted to hospitals for medical problems, and worked on inpatient psychiatric units. I have worked abroad, as part of a team specialized to provide mental health care and support to women who are pregnant or have infants. All of this work has been meaningful to me, as is working with people in my practice. I look forward to discussing the ways you would like your life to feel and function better, and exploring different ways to work towards these goals. I am currently accepting new patients on Mondays for talk therapy, treatment with medication or a combination of the two. In prescribing medication, I aim to prescribe as few medications in the lowest doses possible to achieve results. NOTE: All initial appointments MUST be confirmed over the phone so I can better understand the reasons for the Consultation and discuss other details relevant to the first visit. Insurance is NOT accepted however documents necessary for out-of-network reimbursement can be provided.

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

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Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Residency in Psychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1093949182

Overall rating
4.6
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Making an appointment was easy and we started right on time. She was great in session, too. Very professional. No complaintsat all.
Making an appointment was easy and we started right on time. She was great in session, too. Very professional. No complaints at all.
Initials hidden · July 11, 2019
Doctor treats meds as a forcing mechanism to generate revenue for herself rather than having any interest in cultivatinga treatment relationship based on mutual trust. As evidenced by her refusing to write even a short term prescription for a drug with known sudden stop withdrawal symptoms, which she strongly advocated for me to take. I had been looking to enter a long term treatment relationship but had to delay a meeting due to unforeseen circumstances. I then had my (reluctantly accepted) prescribed medication be held hostage, over a 2 week delay in meeting schedule. We’re not talking narcotics here just low dose of cymbalta. Treatment and meds should go hand in hand but there also has to be trust between doctors and patients that goes beyond the next billing cycle. Refusing to write a script longer than two weeks just to force more regular paid sessions indicates a pretty disingenuous and not empathetic physician. It makes more sense if a patient is not genuinely interested in holding up there side of the bargain but I would argue that having to push back an appointment 2 weeks doesn’t obviously constitute abandonment of the treatment plan.
Doctor treats meds as a forcing mechanism to generate revenue for herself rather than having any interest in cultivating a treatment relationship based on mutual trust. As evidencedby her refusing to write even a short term prescription for a drug with known sudden stop withdrawal symptoms, which she strongly advocated for me to take. I had been looking to enter a long term treatment relationship but had to delay a meeting due to unforeseen circumstances. I then had my (reluctantly accepted) prescribed medication be held hostage, over a 2 week delay in meeting schedule. We’re not talking narcotics here just low dose of cymbalta. Treatment and meds should go hand in hand but there also has to be trust between doctors and patients that goes beyond the next billing cycle. Refusing to write a script longer than two weeks just to force more regular paid sessions indicates a pretty disingenuous and not empathetic physician. It makes more sense if a patient is not genuinely interested in holding up there side of the bargain but I would argue that having to push back an appointment 2 weeks doesn’t obviously constitute abandonment of the treatment plan.
Initials hidden · Less than 3 months ago

Dr. Susan Tansil's office location

Dr. Susan Tansil

142 Joralemon Street, Suite 5F

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Making an appointment was easy and we started right on time. She was great in session, too. Very professional. No complaints at all.

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Doctor treats meds as a forcing mechanism to generate revenue for herself rather than having any interest in cultivating a treatment relationship based on mutual trust. As evidenced by her refusing to write even a short term prescription for a drug with known sudden stop withdrawal symptoms, which she strongly advocated for me to take. I had been looking to enter a long term treatment relationship but had to delay a meeting due to unforeseen circumstances. I then had my (reluctantly accepted) prescribed medication be held hostage, over a 2 week delay in meeting schedule. We’re not talking narcotics here just low dose of cymbalta. Treatment and meds should go hand in hand but there also has to be trust between doctors and patients that goes beyond the next billing cycle. Refusing to write a script longer than two weeks just to force more regular paid sessions indicates a pretty disingenuous and not empathetic physician. It makes more sense if a patient is not genuinely interested in holding up there side of the bargain but I would argue that having to push back an appointment 2 weeks doesn’t obviously constitute abandonment of the treatment plan.

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When dealing with mental health, i feel its worth paying out of pocket for Dr Tansils service rather than visiting someone under my insurance policy who will just write me a prescription and send me away. Tansil is receptive and ready to treat, not just medicate.

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Dr. Tansil is very professional. Her office is lovely and overall it's very pleasant and comfortable to be there. What I don't know yet is if what she is recommending will work--but I will know in a month. My one pause for what it's worth--she is HIGHLY reluctant to prescribe sedatives, so if you have panic attacks like me and are looking for something for that she most likely won't go in that direction.

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When I think about how I was doing a few months ago, I am relieved I'm doing so much better now. I wasn't sure about taking medication, but I'm glad I did, and sessions are helpful.

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Thank you

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My appointment was on time and I felt pretty comfortable. She really wanted to get a sense of why I was there, which, tbh, was helpful for me, too.

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Helpful and approachable, asks good questions, reassuring. Thanks!

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