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About Dr. Rafael Tatay

Dr. Rafael Tatay, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lincoln, NE, with another office in Lincoln, NE. His specialties include Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry. Dr. Tatay is affiliated with Bryan Medical Center West. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rafael Tatay is Poor. Dr. Rafael Tatay has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Rafael Tatay is 1.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Lincoln Regional Center

801 W Prospector Pl
Lincoln, NE 68522
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Plaza West Psychiatrists

2222 S 16th St Ste 410
Lincoln, NE 68502
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Specialties

Dr. Rafael Tatay has the following 2 specialties

  • Child & Adolescent 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Rafael Tatay has the following 15 expertise

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

Dr. Rafael Tatay has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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former patient

This was my experience with him years ago at Bryan West- he may do better now. I just want people to be aware to look out for signs he may still be operating this way, so they don't fall for it.

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Saw him back in 1989, and I see things haven't changed with this guy over the years. I have major depression, and my three previous doctors agreed with this diagnosis. I merely needed a new antidepressant, but HE insisted I was bipolar instead, and put me in the psycho ward on Lithobid. Well, Lithobid proved TOXIC for me (namely because I'm NOT bipolar), and I became so weak, I could barely walk. When I fell into depression, he finally woke up and put me on an antidepressant. It took months for me to get my strength back (whereas he insisted I should recover within 24 hours). Office visits were extremely unsatisfactory (one reason being his very thick accent), but he always appeared to be merely daydreaming through the unnecessary sessions so he could collect the insurance money. His behavior was extremely manic (inappropriately bursting into wild laughter when entering my hospital room and seeing me merely sitting quietly in my bed, writing in my journal). I wasn't his only patient with these opinions. I think HE needs the Lithobid.

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im his youngest daughter

I haven't spoken to him in 3 years. All he has does is lie and he was always very abusive towards me. Don't believe a word this man says. He is completely crazy and I wont ever allow my son around him. He was supposed to have retired by now but due to financial problems he isn't able to. I hope he loses his home.

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One Star

Kept calling me by another name even though I've been under his care for over a year. Changed my diagnosis and took me off meds. Seems to be very unknowledgeable about mental illness and substance abuse. Wouldn't recommend him to my worst enemy!

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Lacks all tact, professionalism. Asserts a subjective opinion about you without even taking the time to properly evaluate you as individual or the circumstances regarding your mental state. Disappointed in quality of care I received. I acted like a robot in order for him to transfer my care to another doctor and to get away from him. I would not recommend him to anyone.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

  • Georgetown University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Rafael Tatay accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO

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