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About Dr. David B Wexler

Dr. David B Wexler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Wexler has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

32 Ratings with 21 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David B Wexler is Excellent. Dr. David B Wexler has been rated by 32 patients. From those 32 patients 21 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David B Wexler is 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

DAVID WEXLER MD

10850 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1260
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 818-3821

Specialties

Dr. David B Wexler 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 B Wexler has the following 12 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. David B Wexler 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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Comprehensive, Compassionate Care

I am taking antidepressants prescribed by Dr Wexler. When I began, he monitored my response to the meds very closely to ensure they were effective, He responds to voice and email quickly. Once I left a voicemail and he called me back - from Paris! (during his vacation). He really listens to you and explains things in understandable language. He is compassionate and thorough; communicates with all your doctors - w/your permission. Dr. Wexler’s level of attention to me makes me feel like I’m his only patient. I highly recommend him .

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Saved my life

I suffered from depression my entire life. Over 10 psychologists and psychiatrists. So many differs meds. Nothing work. Dr. Wexler diagnosed me as Bi-polar that no one else ever did. Gave me a new RX and my life did a 180. I am the man I always wanted to be. Thank you so much Dr Wexler

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9 Reasons You Want David Wexler (MD) as your Doctor

1. Dr. Wexler is, without a doubt, one of the most brilliant men I've had the pleasure of working with. He has a remarkable understanding of the mechanisms, interactions, and nuances of medications that is incomparable. 2. He is always up to date on the most recent literature. The man is impressively in touch with the cutting edge of psychiatry despite all the time he manages to spend with his patients. He must never sleep (despite his emphasis on taking care of your body). 3. Wexler is fueled by an unyielding passion to put each of his patients not only on an effective treatment, but to put them on the BEST treatment regiment possible. Changing medications is a frustrating process (although Wexler is well equipped with plans to make transitions as smooth as can be), and it can sometimes lead to complacency in a persons mental health journey. Dr. Wexler does not set out to cure a disease, he sets out to create wellness and stability in the lives of his patients. 4. Dr. Wexler is keenly observant, even via telemedicine. Not only does he take what is reported into account, but he also easily picks up on shifts in mood, speech patterns, and even telling mannerisms. Far from off-putting, this attention is his commitment to patient wellness made evident. 5. He truly does use each failed medication as a piece of the puzzle, so if you feel as though you've tried everything (or far too many) without success you're in luck, in the hands of Doctor Wexler your case isn't hopeless but has a wide birth of information available to it. He has proven to me time and time again as a patient that psychopharmacology does not have to be the random, luck fueled, guessing game that most others in his field treat it as. 6. His treatment plans are always based on the individuals specific symptoms, medical history, goals, and the latest literature. Everything is individualized, as it should be for individuals. 7. Dr. Wexler is clearly well aware that if a patient does not believe in their recovery, progress is stalled. He goes to great lengths to ensure a patients comfort with their treatment. Medicating your mind is scary for anyone, but Wexler takes the time and patience to instill confidence in the people he works with. For me, this meant explaining what exactly medications would do to my mind on neuroscientific level, and despite the fact that he is not my biology professor, he took to the task. 8. While his scientific capabilities stand on their own, Wexler's bedside manner is impeccable as well. He is pleasant, respectful, and truly cares about his patients. He is uniquely accessible in a way that seems vital considering his line of work. I.e., if you are having an mental health crisis on Friday night you will not have to wait as your situation deteriorates until Monday morning. Wexler's respect for the urgency of treatment in his field comes not only from a medical perspective but also a desire to practice the best patient care. 9. Finally, Dr. Wexler (while well aware of the wonders modern medication is capable of) takes a wholistic approach to treatment and collaborates with others on the patients medical team (e.g. therapists, physicians). Not only does he inquire about an individuals symptoms and side effects (as do all psychiatrists) but he takes into account life developments and behavior. Long story short, Dr. Wexler is a man that you want on your team. He is intelligent, attentive, and compassionate. I count myself as extremely lucky to be in his care, and could not sing higher praises.

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Brilliant and compassionate

I have been a patient of Dr. Wexler’s for more than 15 years; we began working together after my best friend died from suicide. That was a devastating loss and convinced me to take my mental health care seriously. Within a few visits, Dr. Wexler was able to provide a diagnosis (bipolar disorder) and identify a highly effective combination of medicines and therapy. More recently, we worked through a pregnancy, which went more smoothly than I expected. He is extremely familiar with the neuroscience and clinical literatures and is highly respected by other physicians. He is known for tackling complex cases, bringing compassion as well as scientific insights and innovative approaches. He is not a run-of-the-mill psychiatrist. He works at the cutting edge of psychopharmacology. He certainly draws on a wealth of experience, but he is very intellectually curious and isn't afraid to use new technologies or treatments that have proven effective. He's also incredibly responsive and transparent. After every visit, I can immediately access a detailed note describing our progress and treatment strategy. I know that if anything ever goes awry in my life, I'll be able to reach him straight away. And he has great cultural competency-- whether you've experienced stigma related to mental health, or have been "open" about your experiences, he knows how to support you and help you find a path forward.

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Dr Wexler is best in his field!

Dr Wexler is Amazing!! He is a one of a kind master chemist and has an unprecedented knowledge of psychiatric medications and how they can affect individuals depending on personality, symptoms present and other drug interactions. I met with him 10 years ago and he quickly diagnosed my issues and developed a treatment that kept me functional and productive and only required visits every 6 months, which I actually looked forward to. A few years back, he announced he was moving to China. This was a very sad day for me. I attempted to see a few other highly recommended psychiatrists, none of whom invested the time to get to know me, what was important to me nor did they attempt to educate me on new advancements in treatment related to my situation. I could not find a replacement which honestly gave me anxiety. About a year ago, I knew something was really off and I did not know what to do as I had not been able to find a worthy replacement and I was in dire need of medical help. I reached out to Dr Wexler to ask if there was anyone he could refer me to and help me get immediate attention. To my surprise, he called me back that day and told me he was back in the states and was seeing patients remotely and could squeeze me in two days later. Hallelujah!!! I almost felt instantly cured. In a half hour session I was back on track and so relieved to have him available to me again. Dr Wexler is so amazing and important to my care and well being that I would honestly fly down to LA from the bay area to continue care every three months if that was required. His fees are more than most, but he is truly one of a kind, extremely highly regarded in the academic and medical communities and is one of the absolute best in his field. Dr Wexler is a tremendously caring human being and is in medicine to make a difference by helping highly effective people maintain balance to achieve their greatest potential without suffering the affects of any psychiatric issues. His care is life changing.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

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Locations & Directions

DAVID WEXLER MD, 10850 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1260, Los Angeles, CA
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