About Dr. Joan Z Schmugler MD

Dr. Joan Z Schmugler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Poughkeepsie, NY, with another office in Dover Plains, NY. She has 50 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Schmugler is affiliated with Hudson Valley Hospital Center. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joan Z Schmugler is Bad. Dr. Joan Z Schmugler has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joan Z Schmugler is 1.3 of 5.0 stars.


Dr. Joan Z Schmugler has 2 locations

514 Haight Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
2 Reimer Ave
Dover Plains, NY 12522

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Dr. Joan Z Schmugler has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Joan Z Schmugler has the following 13 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Joan Z Schmugler is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Cold and dangerous

I travel a lot and have been on zoloft for 3 months. Due to travel, I can't see Dr. Smuggler every 30 days, this month I won't be able to see her 10 extra days (40 days since my last appt.). She will not call in a refill. So I have to go through withdrawal now because I can't get to Poughkeepsie before then, I'm literally not in the state. This is dangerous, she could call in a10 day prescription but refuses to. In addition her affect is cold, uncaring, she complains about her job and doesn't ask any probing questions. AVOID.

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She Couldn’t care less

Spectrum behavioral health is horrible. Besides the argumentative receptionist, I found Dr. (Lol) smuggler To Be cold, unkept, uncaring and Judge mental. She is definitely in the wrong line of work.

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One Star

Frigid. She's too important and busy to fill out an 8 question form to help patient receive disability from employer to help lessen burden of situation until I can return to work hopefully soon.

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It's Not Her Fault She has a Bad Staff

You know the old saying: Just can't get good help nowadays? Well, that's her situation. Insofar as her personality, I don't care. I'm not there to be coddled or have my hands held. I'm there for a clinical evaluation & professional detached outlook. If I want a doctor to pull out the guitar & sing Kumbaya, I'll go elsewhere.

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I had an initial appointment scheduled for treatment of post partum depression. The day before the appointment, they canceled it with no explanation. They couldn't get me back on the schedule for three weeks. They canceled the second appointment the day of, saying that the doctor won't be in after all. What good is a psychiatrist who doesn't keep appointments?

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    50 Years Experience

  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1969

  • St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center


  • Dr. Joan Z Schmugler Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Metro

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