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About Dr. Michael S Perlman

Dr. Michael S Perlman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Northampton, MA. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Perlman has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael S Perlman is Excellent. Dr. Michael S Perlman has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael S Perlman is 4.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Stephen Sewell Dashef Md

57 Gothic St
Northampton, MA 01060
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Dr. Michael S Perlman 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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

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


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Five Stars

Dr Perlman is an excellent diagnostician, compassionate, listens to what you say, and is willing to try various approaches. He enjoys what he does!

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I haven't been a patient for several years, but felt I needed to let people know how fabulous he is. After seeing several other psychiatrists, I was referred to him. What a difference! Instead of pushing pills one after the other, he really listened to me, gave me a valid diagnosis and then helped me get back on with my life. I highly recommend him.

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Life saving

Perhaps the smartest person I've ever met; but more relevant, an extremely insightful, experienced , helpful care-giver.

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My 50 minutes with Michael

My battle is with a serious mental illness which often takes its victims by suicide. Dr. Perlman has, on more than one occasion, saved my life. No melodrama, just truth. A fine clinician with an ever curious mind about his chosen profession and what he brings to his patients, he is an exceptionally good psychiatrist as well as being a very enthusiastic celebrator of life. This is important to me in one who practices any healing art. I would gladly recommend (and have) him to anyone who is at a point in their life when they need help.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (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.

  • Education

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • Mass Mental Health Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael S Perlman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • 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
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim ElevateHealth HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
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Locations & Directions

Stephen Sewell Dashef Md, 57 Gothic St, Northampton, MA
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