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About Dr. Michael A Posternak

Dr. Michael A Posternak, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Wellesley Hills, MA. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Posternak is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Posternak has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

38 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael A Posternak is Great. Dr. Michael A Posternak has been rated by 38 patients. From those 38 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael A Posternak is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Newton Wellesley Physicians

372 Washington St Ste 1
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
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Specialties

Dr. Michael A Posternak has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Michael A Posternak has the following 19 expertise

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

Dr. Michael A Posternak has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Michael A Posternak is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Excellent doctor. Finally put on correct meds

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Five Stars

He takes the shame out of crazy. Thank you Dr Posternak for helping me with anxiety issues. You've helped me immensely.

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Wouldn't go back

Not very friendly and seemed disinterested. Appointments are short. Forgets things previous sessions. Should look into improving his people skills at least.

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horrible

No beside manner. Very cold & just sent me out of the office w a medication that made me sick as a dog because it was way too strong for me. I do not suggest going to him at all!

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Five Stars

Dr. Posternak is a wonderful doctor. He is very easy to talk to, really listens and works with you as an individual. His approach is much more in depth than the stereotypical psychiatrist. Dr. Posternak takes the whole picture into account - symptoms, life situations and side effects when devising a treatment plan. His calm demeanor impressive depth of knowledge inspires confidence. I have been seeing him for a few years and wouldn't consider seeing anyone else.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael A Posternak accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim ElevateHealth HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO

Locations & Directions

Newton Wellesley Physicians, 372 Washington St Ste 1, Wellesley Hills, MA
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