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About Dr. Horacio A Capote

Dr. Horacio A Capote, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Orchard Park, NY, with another office in Buffalo, NY

. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Capote is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Of Buffalo. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

38 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Horacio A Capote is Good. Dr. Horacio A Capote has been rated by 38 patients. From those 38 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Horacio A Capote is 2.6 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Horacio A Capote has 2 locations

get directions DENT NEUROLOGIC INSTITUTE
200 Sterling Dr Ste 400
Orchard Park, NY 14127
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3980 Sheridan Dr Ste 600
Buffalo, NY 14226

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Specialties

Dr. Horacio A Capote has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Horacio A Capote has the following 13 expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug Abuse (Substance-Related Addiction Disorders)
  • Depression
  • Mental Illness
  • Psychiatry
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depressive Disorder

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Pompous

I saw Capote in the fall of 2016 after waiting an hour and a half past my appointment time. Then I saw a nurse who conducted some brief testing with words and pictures. Then sent back to wait for another 45 minutes. Then I saw the Dr. For 10 minutes he stared at his computer, did not make any eye contact, never asked questions . Just ordered tests including about 13 blood tests, a sleep study, prescribed Latuda, which if he indeed read my paperwork, had a contraindication with the statin I was on. My insurance wouldn't even cover it and if they had, it would have been $180 per month co pay. He insisted this was best after I called back and then found out all follow ups were with a PA not a Dr in the practice. He also bashed my neurologist I was seeing at the Dent for a head injury and car accident. I left both of them to find better doctors with second opinions and they both booted me out of the Dent for life. Just as well. I don't believe this place is suitable for a veterinary clinic

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Good things to say

Yes,Dr Capote was a good Dr for my needs .not only did he save my life,but he also sent me in the right direction with my addictive behavior.unfortunately I was discharged from his care . If I didn't lose my transportation I would still be in the care of the best Dr I have had the pleasure to have met. I highly recommend him and wish I could go back!!!!

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Find another doctor

He has a reputation for being knowledgeable but even that is not true. He misdiagnosed me and caused me to spend a year in unnecessary agony. Will agree with his PAs no matter what idiotic thing they say. He also has no bedside manner or compassion.

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INCOMPETENT

We were referred to Dr. Capotes office over a year ago with the expectation that he offered additional treatments that other doctors don't provide. We soon found out that you only see him at the initial visit then are assigned a PA to take your case. A year later and on our 4th PA who finally seemed to be able to help we endured 3 who were completely incompetent and for treating a teenager with sever OCD, kept prescribing mood stabilizers and medications that were in her "use with extreme caution'" category. No one seemed to empathize with what she was going through and with the treatments they provided (or should I say NON-treatment) she has regressed so significantly that when I expressed her regression (leaving a message I might add as you can NEVER speak with a person directly!) I was told we should go to another facility where they "specialize" in treatments. With 4 weeks left until graduation from High School they wanted us to obtain a "2nd opinion" as if we don't know what she has been suffering with for the past 7 years! So basically they are saying they don't know how to treat her. I called and left another "message" indicating that we would definitely switch doctors if they felt they couldn't treat her but as my daughter has grown attached (finally) to a competent PA. I was reluctant to switch. Several hours later I received a call to go ahead and increase her dose of the med which I believe will finally help her. So we will stay for now but this is definitely the last chance. For all the "extra testing and procedures" they claim to have done and offer - then you find out that your child is too young? Bad experience so far. Finally found a PA who is empathetic and seemed to have a plan. Hoping that is the case!!

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Bad memories

I have been thinking about my various mental health treatment over the years and have done a lot of soul-searching to see where I've gone wrong. I have not seen Dr. Capote since 2006, but maybe my review will show anyone looking for a doctor that his lackluster performance was noticed going back as far as 2001, before he even joined DENT. His wait times were awful pre-DENT. All he would do was nudge up my medication almost every single time I saw him. He never educated me on any of the side effects or the long-term consequences of this drug (Paxil) and I felt he failed me because I was only 19 at the time and I was ignorant of taking charge and asserting myself, doing research on my own, etc. The last time I ever had an appointment there, he delegated me to one of his physicians assistants with no notice until she came out to get me. I told this girl that I was feeling worse, and all she could tell me was "well, you've maxed out on your Paxil" and "I feel down a lot too, I go through rough times." Never once was a medication change even suggested in the 5 years I saw him. I moved out of the area for a job soon after and that was the end of my treatment with him. Also, I can vividly remember a few times where I had to wait upwards of 2 hours. I told the desk multiple times that I was a college student and I was late for class or late for work (and losing money by not being there). Total disrespect of my time. I see from the other reviews not much has changed. Avoid this doctor.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Capote is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara

    Graduated in 1991

  • Suny

    Residency

  • Dr. Horacio A Capote Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Independent Health
    • Independent Health Encompass HMO
    • Independent Health FlexFit HMO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups

More about Dr. Horacio A Capote

Dr. Capote serves as the Medical Director of the Division of Neuropsychiatry at DENT. In addition, he is Medical Director of Addiction Services at Brylin Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, and Faculty Physician Assistant Program at Daemen College. He is presently a principle investigator in numerous trials on Alzheimer's disease, vagal nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, Bipolar disorder and addictive disorders. A member of the National Steering Committee for the National Institutes of Health's Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Intitiative, Dr. Capote also serves on several national advisory boards. Locally, he is active with various organizations including the Alzheimer's Association of WNY and the National Alliance for the mentally ill. In May 2009, he entered the international stage when he was invited to be keynote speaker for the International Symposium in Neuroscience and Addictions in London, England. Dr. Capote is also active in various professional societies, including the American Academy of Neuropsychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Cuban American Psychiatric Association. He also shares his knowledge by teaching physician assistant students, pharmacology residents, and family medicine residents. He is very involved in educating his peers by presenting a variety of lectures ranging from grand rounds to round table discussions. He has authored numerous publications, some of his most recent include, Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Ropinerole in the theatment of Bipolar Depression. In addition, he recently presented some of his research at the US Psychiatric Congress in Orlando, Florida.

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