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About Dr. Michael Roath

Dr. Michael Roath, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Springfield, VA. He has 48 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry. Dr. Roath has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael Roath is Good. Dr. Michael Roath has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael Roath is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

8322 Traford Ln
Springfield, VA 22152
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Specialties

Dr. Michael Roath 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Michael Roath has the following 7 expertise

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

Dr. Michael Roath has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Michael Roath is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Old school excellent physician

When it comes to this speciality you want an older experienced physician. He is not a young guy that looks like he walked off the set of a medical show on TV, but that is good.He is careful and methodical and expects the patient to be a good counterpart in the healing process.It appears to me that from the language style, the four negative reviews come from the same person and that is not fair or honest to this doctor.

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Four Stars

Competent, quick diagnosis and treatment offered by Dr. Roath. Not always easy to get appointment scheduled or prescriptions updated, but overall still a helpful physician.

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One Star

Highly unpersonable. Never asks for the effectiveness of prescriptions or make any effort to inquire about patient progress. Does not practice adequate record keeping on his patients. Habitual mistakes with dispensing accurate medication. Often receiving questionable combinations of drugs. Correct medications were never dispensed. Greedy demeanor, must have an appointment each time for a prescription refill. Refills are only filled one month at a time. No staff, very difficult to reach. Uncourteous attitude when asked to rectify errors. Unacceptable.

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Does Not Care About Patients Needs

Dr. Roath is too old and is not a people person. He expects his patients to remember everything and there is no follow up. He is also money hungry and is impossible to get a hold of.

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Too old to practice/Greedy

I have gone to this doctor for about twenty years. He was once a good doctor for management of medication, but he was never good at talk theropy, which is why I have always gone to someone else for that. However, during the last couple of years his heart has not been it his practice any more. Increasingly, he expects the paitent to do more of the dealing with insurance, rembering what medications they are on and facilitating getting test results to him. At the same time he charges for anything he can get away with. He overcharges his paitents what Blue Cross and Blue Shield tell him to. He charges to write between visit prescriptions. He carges for phone consultations, some on which last only a few minutes. He has not kept abrest of new mental illnesses and refuses to consider the possibility that anyone's original problems may have changed. I would replace him in a minute if there were not a shortage of Psychiariststs in Northern Virginia.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

    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

    48 Years Experience

  • Harvard University

    Graduated in 1965

  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

8322 Traford Ln, Springfield, VA
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