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About Dr. Oscar Pakier

Dr. Oscar Pakier, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tarzana, CA. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Oscar Pakier is Good. Dr. Oscar Pakier has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Oscar Pakier is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Alternative Recovery Systems

18226 Ventura Blvd Ste 210
Tarzana, CA 91356
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Specialties

Dr. Oscar Pakier has the following 3 specialties

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 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. Oscar Pakier has the following 13 expertise

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

Dr. Oscar Pakier has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Oscar Pakier is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Very patient Doctor

Dr. Packier listens to you and will talk about what he thinks may help. The doctor will continue with different medications and advise until you are more comfortable both mentally and physically. He is an excellent doctor.

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One Star

Spoke to him on the phone, described my symptons, said I didnt want to spend the money unless he COULD help me, made apt, had proof of the medicine I have been taking for 15 years, refused to prescribe it, during our sessions he would ask me a question write down my answer, asked me the exact same question 5 mins later, the best part, he told me first session was $500, each session thereafter was $90 but then for the second session he told me it was $190.00 I was shocked because $90 is the going rate for this type of doctor in this area but I paid him as he held my prescription hostage. And when I did pay him cash, he put it right in his wallet! No thank you.

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One Star

Horrible bedside manner. Gives up easily and is of little help.

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The boring doctor

He looks down and doesn't look at you. In other words doesn't care. Asks you the same questions over and over again like a robot. He scribbles on his notes and looks at his watch. Prescribes medication in a dangerous way that can land you in a mental hospital. The only good thing he returns calls that's it. He doesn't give you hope and doesn't believe you will ever get better nor is he willing to lower the medication if you ask. Stay away from him.

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Five Stars

I have seen this doctor for many years and is a true professional. His administrative staff is excellent.

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  • Education

    45 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Lac Usc Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Oscar Pakier accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO

Locations & Directions

Alternative Recovery Systems, 18226 Ventura Blvd Ste 210, Tarzana, CA
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