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I'm new to living in Austin and I
picked Dr. Fogelman randomly after I found a list of psychiatrists with my insurance providers. They were the first to call me back and schedule me with a reasonable appointment, so I went with them not really reading any reviews.
I'm really glad I picked Dr. Fogelman. I was happy when I stepped into the waiting room to see that it's just a small office that doesn't have a gazillion people in it.
I feel in our first 20-30 minute meeting he really understood all my mental health issues and history. Without looking at my medical history, he exactly pinpointed what my issues had been identified as in the past and helped me to continue my course of treatment.
I was very, very eager to continue my current medication and course of treatment. I feel that Dr. Fogelman really evaluated me thoroughly to make sure that was the wisest choice and it turned out to be, and he recommended one change that I think will be for the better.
I've never been to a psychiatrist like Dr. Fogelman who thoroughly evaluates you. Although Dr. Fogelman isn't a therapist, I really felt that he was making sure that the medication he was offering me would improve my quality of life and not pose any danger to me.
He's also a very down to earth personable guy. I'm a female, and I was very comfortable discussing all my issues with him.
Don't believe everything you read.... I'm glad I don't believe every review I read esepcially about a psychiatrist or I would have lost out on an exceptional doctor with a superb bedside manner. I had just the opposite experience with Dr. Fogelman. I had seen another doctor for about 5 yrs in which I loved, but had quite the turnover in front office staff, I couldn't take it anymore, I decided to move on, I was terrified because I loved my doctor, but his staff was below average. I found Dr. Fogelman and my concerns for finding the perfect doctor were gone and his front office person is wonderful. He is a pleasant man, extremely knowledgeable in his field, as far as medications go, the man knows his stuff. I had a great experience and would highly recommend Dr. Fogelman to anyone in Austin.
Review from a patient trying to get off horrible medications. I have been seeing Dr. Fogelman for a couple of years now, and after my last visit a few weeks ago I realized just how bad the situation I?m in really is. I started seeing him for pretty much situational depression and anxiety from a bad break up. I was put on four different medications, one of which(Klonopin) I had no idea how stong of a medication it was until I did some research on it. I was taking 3mg and tapered off now to 1mg without sight effect but, now I am starting to experience them-irritability, fuzzy brain, severe insomnia and I'm sure many more to come. I wish someone had told me sooner how awful this medication is to get off of. Dr. Fogleman didn't seem to think I would have any problem getting off of it and suggested a tapering off method that would only take 12 days! What a joke! What I'm still taking right now is equivalent to 20mg of Valium! Just reading different peoples experience of getting off of this horrible drug, I can now look forward to 6 months-2 years to finally get back to normal. Klonopin isn?t supposed to be taken for a long period of time because it is a extremely addictive benzo. After telling Fogleman that I wanted to get off Klonopin he was fine with it and gave me his tapering off plan, and then proceeded to tell me that he thinks I am bipolar and wants to put me on lithium and that he is ?just trying to help me?. I couldn?t believe what I was hearing, so let me get this straight. I want to get off one medication and you want to just add another one to take its place? Taking four different medications for depression and anxiety is NOT NORMAL and horrible for your mind and body. I know this is a lot of information to read but I just want to tell people my whole story. A year after seeing him I also started loosing weight. I got down to 92lbs when my normal weight was 110lbs. I knew it was because of the medication I was on because I had never had issues with my weight before. I told Fogelman how upset I was, and even cried at one point asking for help because loosing that much weight scared me. All I basically got were some questions about me possibly having an eating disorder. Don?t you think if I really had an eating disorder that I wouldn?t be upset about losing so much weight? Ridiculous. So after getting no help or support I decided to take things into my own hands, and decided to get off one of my medications- wellbutrin and guess what happened? Within a week I gained 5lbs! Hmm imagine that, I was losing weight because of a stupid medication he put me on. Researching wellbutrin later I found out that it does usually causes weight loss or a decrease in appetite. I swear I am a better psychiatrist than he is! I think that the people who said that all the bad reviews for him were just because he wasn?t giving people the ?pills? they wanted is totally absurd. I?m giving a bad review because I want to get off the unnecessary medications he put me on, not trying to get on a certain one. Stop assuming things ab
Terrible reviews are from patients who want drugs!. I see these varying reviews, and I can tell from his waiting room that patients get mad because they want certain drugs that he won't give them, and then they write bad reviews. The internet is a double edged sword. I've been his patient for seven years and he is terrific! He keeps medications at a minimum, as far as I can tell, at least with me. Great office staff, but the waiting room is small.
DO NOT believe anything this doctor says!.
If you do not have insurance through a company this doctor accepts, he and his office staff will tell you that he can see you on a "single case agreement". He will then tell your insurance company that he will agree to their terms and then bill you whatever he wants. Not only that, he is a serious "pill-pusher" and will try to get to to take all sorts of drugs.
Again - DO NOT trust this man, he has forgotten his Hippocratic oath, and only follows the law of his pocketbook.
All Board Allegations Reversed Five Years Ago!. Dr. Fogelman is my psychiatrist, and has been for 9 years. All of the Medical Board allegations in 2002 have been reversed for over five years He sees my family members too, as he is also a child pschiatrist. He has been very supportive, and has good expertise with mens' issues and medications. He spends as much time with me as I need, as well as with my wife, and he's not reluctant to change my medicines when needed. His staff is really nice, and helpful. I have sent lots of my friends to him and they really like him, too.
great psychiatrist & nice staff. I've been a patient since almost 5 years. Me and my two sons see him. Dr. Fogelman is great. He is a psychiatrist since over 30 years and very smart (he is a Mensa member) His office is very small - but they let you know how he is doing on time and you can come a little bit later when he is running behind. The staff told us that it is hard to schedule sometimes, because patients come for a short medicine check and sometimes that turns out to be longer - you never know if there is an emergency. The staff, Ruth and Tiffany, are very warm and friendly. One time we had to wait 30 minutes and they shared all their cookies with us and we even had a fun time. Ruth is Dr. Fogelman's wife and Tiffany is from Sweden. He probably would be lost without them :) But he is very sensitive and listens very good. My one son (Ethan, 19) had a rough time - but he helped us through it! He and his staff are fantastic!
Great Foster Child Psychiatrist. I am a foster parent, and Dr. F sees some of my foster children. He often is behind, but he is sweet with my kids, and usually can make them laugh. I also like that he tries to keep medicines to a mininum.
Great staff, wek-versed and caring doc. As I see the horrible reviews last fall for my doc, I can only assume these people were mad because they wanted something (Xanax, Adderall, ???) that he was not willing to give them, because he has been my doc, and my two children's doc for about four or five years. People say I am very attractive, and the good doc has never made a suggestive statement to me, or tried to hug me. We have great sessions--I see him for meds and psychotherapy as well. There are only about three great psychiatrists in town, and he is one of them!!!
I am medicade and i like dr. fogleman. I saw the stuff from one patient about Dr. Fogleman's slurring medicade patients. I and my children are on medicade, and hes' been nice to us and listens good.
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