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Dr. Tamer Wassef, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

I will not prescribe amphetamines of any kind to patients that can not prove that they have attention deficit disorder that started in childhood, including psychological testings and written statements from their teachers. Dr. Wassef is specialized in addiction psychiatry, skilled board-certified psychiatrist, particularly interested in the mind-body connection and utilizing a creative and cooperative pathway to wellness. While providing an expert opinion, Dr. Wassef very much is interested in working together with you. So, in a caring fashion, a careful assessment of your symptoms is conducted, including a full medical history, to then devise a treatment plan.Dr. Wassef is available either as a sole provider for mental health issues or as a compliment to your already existing psychotherapy or counseling. Special areas of experience and interest are addiction psychiatry, depression, anxiety,PTSD, relationships, and stress management. Dr. Wassef has lived in various metropolitan cities providing a unique exposure and understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds and religions. I had my addiction psychiatry training from University of Pennsylvania. That allowed me to offer my patients the opportunity to try new and effective medications and leading edge clinical care. I invite you to visit my profile to learn more about my service and treatment approach.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Meharry Medical College, Residency in Psychiatry
  • University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1255654752

Office locations

Dr. Tamer Wassef, MD

152 Livingston Ave

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Dr. Tamer Wassef, MD

74 Brunswick Woods Dr

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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I really feel I was treated as if my opinions mattered to dr. He mad me feel at ease with his suggestions and guidance as to what medication he thought was best for my MDD. I was comfortable there and Iappreciate his service as well, his office manager was very sweet and kind to me and made me feel comfortable also, I’m glad I was the patient for once.
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Found a medication that works perfect for me after a little trial and error.
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Dr. Wassef really takes time and consideration every appointment
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I have seen a lot of therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists etc so I could Call myself an expert. Dr. Wassef is the only one I have been able to stick with. I look forward to our appointments and feel he really caresabout me. Plus, I'm doing much better. Dr. Wassef is the perfect balance of knowledge & academic with kind, warm, compassionate understanding. His knowledge of the research on medications is impressive. he is down to earth and easy to talk to. Strongly recommend him.
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This is a poorly run operation and the doctor is something of a bully. He definitely puts his interests ahead of the patient. Recommend: AVOID
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Great initial visit with Dr Wassef. I think his office is the most busy office in the whole block. We had a good conversation and discussed the right next steps for me. He's clearly well-qualified in his field, and I felttotally comfortable speaking with him. He has very flexible appointment times. Recommend.
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he was great, minus a hiccup with figuring out my insurance that out of both of our control, the visit was really good. I would highly recommend.
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Terrible. He categorizes you as a drug seeker the minute you walk in and whatever meds you're one from previous doctor , he will try and change it first visit. He doesn't care about ur mental health and well-being. Just wants to prescribe you "non-addictive" drugs.
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What a wonderful , kind, understanding, and smart man Dr. Wassef is! My first appointment with him went so great that I can't wait to see him again!
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The wait was short, by the time I finished my paper work the doctor called me in.
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Great first visit.
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Caring, intelligent doctor.
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Dr Wassef is great... no complaints.
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The waiting room was a nightmare (in East Brunswick). Even though I filled out all my information online (ZocDoc), I still had to write everything again, and some of the pages they gave me weren't printed properly (which is funny, sincethey tell you to sign the page and it says make sure you understand and read this properly!). The lady secretary was rude and inattentive. She was also asking for personal information out loud while other people were in the room. The bathroom was dirty and not functioning properly, and the secretary did not seem to care after we let her know. The doctor on the other hand was pretty nice, but doesn't let you talk a lot (he probably wants to get straight to the point). Overall, I would not recommend going to see this doctor.
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This is my second psychiatrist and so far so good! Dr. Wassef took the time to explain everything to me and the treatment plan going forward. He was also very willing to answer any questions I had with thoughtful and informative answers which was what I was looking for!
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He doesn't even have patience to listen to patient views. I am disappointed completely.
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My appointment with Dr. Wassef went well. I was very comfortable talking to him and felt that he was really listening to me. I did not feel rushed at all. I left his office very pleased.
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Dr. Wassef was very helpful and a good listener. His office is responsive to phone calls. I would recommend this doctor.
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One of the best! Very empathetic and helpful
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Visits are short, to the point, effective, and always felt personal. I haven't been to many other doctors in this profession but I felt completely comfortable when speaking with Dr. Wassef, which is enough for me to give out a good review. Will continue to see.
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The staff is very nice and friendly and the most important thing is Dr. Tamer is very knowledgeable and understand. I already pre booked my next appointment.
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Dr. Wassef is a very laid back and personable practitioner. He is very attentive and professional. He seemed to be able to determine my needs in the shorter time we had and he seemed professional and knowledgeable. The practice is verybusy but he listened to my needs and acted accordingly.
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I was quite pleased with my visit overall, but I would've preferred not to be kept waiting past the time of our appointment to be seen.
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Dr. Wassef was fine for my needs, though pretty perfunctory. He is definitely knowledgeable and not lacking in empathy, but he did not spend much time getting to know me (under 15 minutes). When I had a follow-up a very shorttime later, he didn't remember anything about our last conversation or when I had seen him. It feels like his style is to categorize and prescribe as quickly as possible--luckily, that's all I really needed. But if you are looking for a more in-depth conversation along with a prescription, this might not be your guy.
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Opened a new office 3 weeks ago to see more patients. I was seen right away. Has a friendly secretary to greet patients. Hope my visits continue to be this good. Doctor is very computer savy.
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Wait time was a little long but everyone in the office was very nice and extremely helpful. They followed up to make sure I remembered my appointment which was very helpful. Bedside manner was very good.
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Nice atmosphere. Kind people
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Was great highly recommended
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