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About Dr. Jeffrey Flatow
Dr. Jeffrey Flatow, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lawrenceville, GA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry. Dr. Flatow is affiliated with Gwinnett Medical Center, Uhs of Peachfo and Uhs of Peachford. Dr. Flatow has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Jeffrey Flatow has the following 1 specialty
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.
Dr. Jeffrey Flatow has the following 7 expertise
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Jeffrey Flatow is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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First of all, when you get in the office you are not greeted by the most rude and insufferable secretary you have ever seen. She is always on the phone and does not acknowledge you. If you need a return phone call from her for meds or something else good luck! Then you sit down and wait about half hour even though you have an appointment. Dr Flatow has zero interest in your progress, spends about 10 minutes with you and asks you what medicines you are on. He sits with his pad and writes you the prescription. He gave me so much of a an addictive product like speed and another psychiatrist I am now seeing said I could have had a heart attack from such a dose.I was never sent to a lab to see levels of the drugs and how they affect your liver. The worst part is that I needed to get disability as I am a non functional bipolar person. Dr. Flatow refused to deal with Binder and Binder my advocates and I was denied. Now he sits there on oxygen for God knows what. Personally, I think it is time for him to retire and as for Capri at the front desk, the only reason I could see him keeping her on is if she was his daughter!! His bedside manner is atrocious. I am not even sure I have an accurate diagnosis as the meds don't really work. I stayed with dr.Flatow for 6 years just to get the drugs and not knowing where else to go. I think I could have gotten any drug I wanted. I had to ask he didn't suggest anything. To me this is not a doctor but a pill pushing quack.
My husband has been a patient of Dr. Flatow for many years. Up until recently we've been able to tolerate the lack of responsiveness by Capri, the receptionist, and Dr. Flatow, however this is no longer the case. My husband has been out of medication for over a week and is suffering from withdrawal symptoms (100% insomnia, irritability, aches and pains, etc.) and has left at least 5 messages. Lately (the past three days), however, there isn't even an answering machine picking up. This is totally unacceptable and I'll be stopping by there this afternoon to find out what's going on. It's terrible to watch a loved-one suffer so needlessly!!
The office manager, Capri, is horrible. She is rude (from the very beginning), she never answers the phone and rarely returns phone calls. Dr. Flatow has messed up my prescriptions multiple times, writing for the wrong amount. Each time I would have to tell him exactly what medicines and how much to write for because otherwise it was wrong. And he's sick, requiring hospitalization, regularly. I hope him breathing heavily with an oxygen mask doesn't distract you of you do decide to make an appointment. Find another doctor. I would send my worst enemy here.
I had been seeing dr flatow for a couple years. And changed to my PCP. When I called to try and schedule an appointment i called 5 times from my cell and left messages during a span of 2 days and tried calling from my work number twice. Capri is the office manager she never returns calls, and when I went up there to schedule an appointment she snapped at me and said this is not a walk in clinic no wonder your on medication... Enough said on the experience. And another I was at the window checking out, she had just hung up the phone with someone who had lost their prescriptions I guess and was calling to get duplicates and she slammed the phone, laughed abnoxiously loud and bad mouthed the patient to me. Revealing his name, the reason for calling and the medication he was taking. That's against the law... Everyone is free to try their own luck but my advice is, if you truly need psychiatric help, from anything such as anxiety- to suicidal thoughts, find someone who is willing to listen to you and help you sincerely. This place, be the Doctor or his staff is not worth wasting your co payment or time on.
I saw Dr. Flatow from the time I was 15 to when I was 22. I started seeing him at first because I was depressed. I had recently lost my grandfather & moved away from my hometown, and my mother was concerned about all my crying. I went in as a normal teenager going through a sad spell. Dr. Flatow was always really nice, and seemed genuinely concerned about my well being - however each time I went to see him, a new prescription was added to the mix. With each medication, my behavior & problems would change. So, on the next visit - Flatow would prescribe something else. I remember sitting on my bed and staring at the wall for hours - just feeling blank & empty. I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder, then bipolar disorder, then scitzoeffective disorder. I was put on very strong medications (lithium, depakote, xanex, klonopin, zoloft, etc - all at the same time). When I became an adult, I had to go on disability because I could not function in public. I heard voices. I saw demons. It was HORRIBLE - and I thought I was going crazy. I was on so many medications from Flatow, it was hard to keep up. I don't know why, but something told me to stop all the medications just to see what would happen. Guess what? Slowly but surely, all those things went away. After all the medications had finally gotten out of my system, I felt WONDERFUL again. No voices, no hallucinations, no depression, no anxiety. I gave up my disability.. and now I am 32 years old and have not had a single issue since I stopped the medications. I now work on the local news in my area - filming live where millions of people see me. No anxiety, no depression, no voices, no nothing. I truly believe all the medications I was on caused all the problems I had back then - and so do my parents. I think Dr. Flatow is an extremely nice guy, I really felt SO close to him when I was younger. I'd hug him every time I saw him, no joke. But, he seemed to think that medications fix everything - and sometimes you don't need any medication at all.
Patients' Choice Award (2008)
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.
Dr. Flatow is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Gwinnett Medical Center
Uhs of Peachfo
Uhs of Peachford
42 Years Experience
Universite Catholique De Louvain
Graduated in 1971
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Locations & Directions5435 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA
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