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About Dr. John B Bezirganian

Dr. John B Bezirganian, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Ithaca, NY. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Bezirganian has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

41 Ratings with 22 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John B Bezirganian is Great. Dr. John B Bezirganian has been rated by 41 patients. From those 41 patients 22 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John B Bezirganian is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Tompkins County Mental Health

201 E Green St
Ithaca, NY 14850
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Specialties

Dr. John B Bezirganian has the following 4 specialties

  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 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.

  • 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

    21 Expertise

  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Obesity (Bariatrics)
  • Mental Retardation
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Alcoholism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug Abuse (Substance-Related Addiction Disorders)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Clinical Depression
  • Mental Illness
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders

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Reviews

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Doesn't make me come in for visits if I'm doing well

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He just doesn't listen.

Very dissatisfied with Dr. Bezirganian. I cannot take psychiatric medications- I had a massive heart attack which required a triple bypass from taking Zyprexa, {not prescribed by Bezirganian), and as a result, my pancreas was badly damaged, leading to borderline diabetes. Dr. Bezirganian insists on administering massive doses of meds, without any concern for my physical health. Does not respond to repeated requests for consultation, extremely hard to get ahold of. Also very arrogant and uncaring whenever I do get the opportunity to speak with him. Gives the impression that he's not even listening to me. Not professional at all.

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Four Stars

He has been my doctor for 6 years n in that 6 years he has definitely saved my life more than once. He is very caring, compassionate doctor n is very knowledgeable in many different areas. I would highly recommend him.

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Went well

Talked for a long time. He explained all the medications and wasn't pushy.

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He is a careful doctor

He checked tests and called me. He stopped two medications that I did not need and does not like giving too many medications, which is good.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2014, 2011)

    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 Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2011, 2013)

    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 (2014)

    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.

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John B Bezirganian accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Tompkins County Mental Health, 201 E Green St, Ithaca, NY
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