COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE: Since March 26, 2020, I have been seeing patients who are physically located anywhere in Florida ONLY by telemedicine. I am in my office Mondays and Tuesdays (if one day is a holiday, I am in on Wednesdays) to have access to charts. To minimize utilization of paper and the postal service, patients with balances due will receive a text message so advising and instructions for sending payment via Zelle (preferred).
On January 2, 2014, my office moved from Dadeland Medical Building, where I started practicing in 1982, to 9703 South Dixie Highway, Suite 205, Pinecrest, FL 33156. My phone number changed to 305-667-1101.
Every new patient I see receives a thorough unhurried evaluation to permit development of an appropriate individualized treatment plan. I fully educate patients about their diagnoses and treatment so they may actively participate in their recovery.
An initial evaluation typically requires 90+ minutes and involves obtaining a chronological narrative of the development of the symptoms of concern, any past psychiatric or substance abuse problems, past medical history (major illnesses, surgeries, hospitalizations, immunizations, current medications, medication allergies), family history, and social history; evaluating the current mental status; formulating a diagnosis; and developing a treatment plan.
I evaluate and treat adults, usually age 35 and older, suffering from depression, anxiety, mood swings, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit disorder, and mental problems of late life.
I participate in traditional Medicare but do NOT contract with any Medicare Advantage plans (Medicare HMO's and PPO's). As of January 1, 2006 I do not contract with any managed care plans. If your insurance has out-of-network benefits, I will assist you in securing any reimbursement to which you are entitled.
Monday 10-12, 1-5
Tuesday 10-12, 1-4:30
Wednesday By special arrangement
Thursday By special arrangement
Friday By special arrangement
Special Driving Directions
My office is in Pinecrest, in a two-story building (which says "9703" on the outside) on the northeast side of the intersection of US 1 (South Dixie Highway) and SW 98th Street, in the same plaza as Captain's Tavern, across US 1 from KFC. If driving from the north on Florida's Turnpike or SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway), exit eastbound onto North Kendall Drive (SW 88th Street), drive eastbound to US 1, turn right onto US 1 and head to the left-hand lane, turn left on SW 98th Street (or into the plaza immediately before reaching 98th Street), and take the first left into the plaza. If driving from the south, you may take US 1 northbound and turn right into the plaza just after you cross SW 98th Street and pass Ethan Allen.
Around lunchtime, the parking lot may be completely full. Please do not park in reserved spaces. If you are unable to find a vacant space, you may park in the lot across SW 98th Street behind what used to be Staples, but please do not park in the spaces reserved for First Bank.
Directions for bus riders coming from South Dade
Unless your bus stops at SW 98th Street, get off the bus at the Dadeland South Metrorail station. Do NOT get on the Metrorail. Cross US 1 at the traffic light at Dadeland Boulevard or at Datran Boulevard. Walk south about a quarter mile on the sidewalk along US 1 until you see Captains Tavern just before reaching SW 98th Street; the 9703 building will be in the middle of a row of buildings to your left.