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Dr. David S Ludwig Is this you?

About Dr. David S Ludwig

Dr. David S Ludwig, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

37 Ratings with 19 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David S Ludwig is Good. Dr. David S Ludwig has been rated by 37 patients. From those 37 patients 19 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David S Ludwig is 2.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Galvez & Homayun MDs

20 E 74th St
New York, NY 10021
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Specialties

Dr. David S Ludwig has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David S Ludwig has the following 12 expertise

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Clinical Depression
  • Depressive Disorder

Board Certifications

Dr. David S Ludwig is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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Horrible doctor

I wasn't in crisis when I saw Dr Ludwig but I was after seeing him. He was authoritarian and dismissive of my concerns, and he made no effort to engage with me. He made me feel afraid and small.

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Please be careful with Dr. Ludwig. He will very freely prescribe pills. He spends the first half of the session simply reviewing your file while you sit on the couch in awkward silence. He then has you come back as often as possible, presumably to get an extra insurance payment. His bedside manner is awful. His office assistant who takes your co-pay is beyond rude. My advice is to find another psychiatrist.

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Terrible

I had to wait for a long time see him. Did not help at all! all he did was take notes. Not a good Dr.

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I disagree with other reviews

I have been seeing Dr. Ludwig for 5 or so years now, and I completely disagree with the negative reviews. Yes, he does read your file at the beginning of the appointment, but isn't that better than him not having his memory refreshed? I find him to be very careful and very analytical with his treatment. He always weighs all options and is willing to listen to your input. He adjusts your medication in increments, if necessary, so as to avoid severe reactions. He listens to all of your issues and is very deliberative. He is a nice and genial guy, too. I mean, he has called me out of the blue when he has had follow up thoughts. Find a doctor in Manhattan who does that and takes insurance.... Yes, his receptionist is not a pleasant person, but who cares, she is not the one treating me....

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One Star

I just want to say that he is the by far the WORST Dr. I have ever been to. I wish i read all his reviews before going and seeing him, but i as well by many were refered by another DR. EVERYTHING NEGITIVE that everyone is saying is true. He pushed so many pills on me and i ended up in the hospital. His assistant is so RUDE. He is most concern with your co-pay and making you come in more then you should so he can get that CASH. Please do not put your trust in this man and struggle as i did, i should have been more aware of how much he was taking advantage of me with the pills, but i TRUSTED him as you should a Dr. I never make posts on anyones sites but HAD to get the word out that he is very dangerous and not someone you should trust your health to. Thanks and best of luck

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  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David S Ludwig accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro

Locations & Directions

Galvez & Homayun MDs, 20 E 74th St, New York, NY
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