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About Dr. Howard Benensohn

Dr. Howard Benensohn, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Washington, DC, with another office in Miami Beach, FL. He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry. Dr. Benensohn is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, Dc. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Howard Benensohn is Great. Dr. Howard Benensohn has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Howard Benensohn is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

4545 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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975 Arthur Godfrey Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33140
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Specialties

Dr. Howard Benensohn has the following 1 specialty

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders

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Ruined my life

I went to him when I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. I had trouble swallowing pills and he told me specifically to pour the powder from the Prozac capsules onto some applesauce then ingest it that way. It turns out doing that creates an adverse reaction. Because of his incompetence, I ended up in the hospital, where they made me take even more medication because of the state that I was in. That was in 2011 and I am still recovering from that situation. He definitely shouldn't have his license and unfortunately I didn't have it in me to sue him for medical malpractice, which is what he deserves. I could fill a book with all the troubles that snowballed from his misguidance. Never go see him.

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I have seen dr. Benensohn in his office.

I have seen dr. Benensohn in his office. I would send everyone I know his way.

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Howard S. Benensohn is one of the best therapists I have ever met. I have met with him over a 10-to-15-year period, and it is fair to say that his treatment has changed my life--for the better. I wouldn't think of treating with another psychiatrist. He has my highest recommendation.

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Very insightful and helpful

I don't know about that other review - sounds like she doesn't know much about psychotherapy/analysis. You don't go to a single session expecting a 'quick fix'. Treatment can takes months or years. Second, 1 star for follow up doesn't make sense because analysts aren't supposed to follow up. I don't want my shrink calling me at home! About MY experience: finding the right analyst for YOU is a personal, subjective consideration. I felt Dr. Benensohn was very easy to talk to, definitely smart and insightful, and trustworthy. He has tons of credentials and experience. He started right on time and ended a few minutes OVER. The office is soothing and modern without being over done.I'll go back.

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My worst experience with a therapist

This MD is teh worst experience in my life. He overbills taking advantage of patients and insurances. He takes minutes off the session, he repeats teh same things over easch session without making any progress, he falls asleep during session. I am shocked he still has a license.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, Dc
  • Education

    47 Years Experience

  • University of Chicago

    Graduated in 1966

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    Dr. Howard Benensohn accepts the following insurance providers.

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