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Mar 28th, 2014

I had a bad experience with Dr. Roda. He didn't even know what medication I was taking. I had to actually tell him the name of the medication and the dosage so that he could write a prescription. He seemed very forgetful. The only reason why I kept going to him was because I was new to the country and didn't know where else to go. He seemed to be only interested in the co-pay. One time, I forgot to pay him at the end of the session. He reminded me. I payed him and made a joke about forgetting about paying people because I have ADHD. Then he tried to take advantage of that by saying that I had not payed the last session as well. I am sure that I payed him! Then I told him that I had payed him and he smiled, as if he was thinking "yeah, I know". Don't go to him. I am sure you can find someone better in NYC.

Cranky Man show details Cranky Man
Jul 23rd, 2013

The doctor who has been a psychiatrist for many years, seems to not understand it when a patient is in extreme distress. He gets cranky about insurance forms, cranky about prescriptions, etc. He hardly speaks. In a 45 minutes session, you would like to know what he is thinking, would like to have him offer you a bit of advice or something, etc. You cannot call him in an emergency, etc. I gave him too long of a chance. He did seem a bit empathetic if I cried about anything, but other than that, he has not been helpful. I wonder if he ever thinks about his patients when he goes home at night.

Avoid Jan Roda show details Avoid Jan Roda
May 24th, 2013

Jan Roda seems either burned out on his job, or just not to care in general about his patients. I understand that a large part of psychiatry has become the rote dispensing of medication; but that said, Roda is so rote in his approach as to seem robotic. He checks the clock constantly during sessions; he spends the first five minutes (while the patient is talking) check off forms and things in his planner; and then the best for last: when you give him the check at the end, he endorses it right in front of you. He gives little or no advice about symptoms for withdrawl from medications (I was on an SSRI), and he seems irritated when you call him. Someone needs to remind him that he's supposed to be in a "helping profession."

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does not give any advise show details does not give any advise
Dec 25th, 2011

You do all the talking.It is like being on a date and she does not speak.Where did he get his license

Physician, heal thyself! show details Physician, heal thyself!
Sep 13th, 2011

Absolutely uncaring and devoid of even the least bit of empathy for his patients. He lets you decide what meds and dosage to take and offers no guidance whatsoever. All he's interested in is the copay, copay, COPAY! Avoid him like the PLAGUE!!!

does not seem to care show details does not seem to care
Mar 13th, 2011

if you ask him a question he will ask one right back.Gives no real advise

Fantastic! show details Fantastic!
Jul 6th, 2010

Dr. Roda is terrific! He is willing to see you on a very flexible schedule. He is very understanding and listens very well. Since he is a psychiatrist his job is to ask questions and listen--so if you're unwilling to open up then he's probably not the right doctor for you. And if you're looking for a doctor to look at you and just tell you what is wrong then you're going to have trouble getting a diagnosis with any doctor! Bad reviews come from patients who do not understand what a psychiatrist does. Dr Roda gets to know you as a person to have a better understanding and plays it safe when it comes to writing prescriptions for the patient's well-being. Definitely recommend to others!