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Dr. Robert S Burnstein has the following 2 specialties
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.
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.
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Sleep Disorders
- Personality Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Depressive Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Mental Illness
- Bipolar Disorder
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Dr Burnstein should be under psychiatric care NOT providing it. He is arrogant, condescending and rude. In my opinion he runs a pill mill and has no business treating anyone with metal health issues. He seems to have too many of his own. The most judge mental and downright mean psychiatrist I have ever heard of and had the misfortune of seeing. He needs to be reported for misconduct.
I read all of the reviews here and still scheduled an appointment because I like to form my own opinion. I'm glad I did. Now, granted, I've only seen Dr. Burnstein once to date. I understand that my opinion could change over time, and if it does, I will be back to update my review accordingly. However, at this point, I have to disagree with the negative reviews on this site. I think perhaps people have unrealistic expectations going in. No one doctor or therapist has the ability to magically make everything "all better" - regardless how many visits you've had with him or her. There is no magic pill that can be prescribed which will take the pain away. And I know a little something about this because I've suffered with major depression for decades and have recently been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. The majority (>90%) of my days are spent being depressed, anxious and sometimes even suicidal. It would be unrealistic of me to expect Dr. Burnstein to be able to "fix" that in X number of visits. He read my chart, asked me a lot of questions and listened to all of my answers. He verbalized empathy with my situation. He never said anything to me that implied he thought I was "pathetic" as some here have said. He never said anything belittling to me. It's true, he's not all teddy bears, rainbows, unicorns and sunshine. But I didn't expect him to be. Maybe that's why I'm not disappointed. Bottom line is, I believe he is in practice because he does care and he does want to help people. I didn't get the impression from him or from his staff that all they care about is the money as some here have also said. That was not at all my experience. Just like him, his office staff were not warm and fuzzy, but they were polite, courteous and professional. There were a lot of patients coming and going through there during my short 10-15 minute wait. It takes a lot to keep a busy office like that running smoothly. As far as I'm concerned, if his office staff can do that, then they've met my needs. I need them to schedule my next appointment and handle the insurance billing, etc. From what I can see, they do a fine job of that. No complaints. For now, I've walked away from my first appointment with a change in meds which will hopefully yield some improvement in my symptoms. I have a follow up appointment in 3 weeks to see how my meds are working and tweak if needed. That's the extent of Dr. Burnstein's obligation to me. It's MY responsibility to continue in my talk therapy, which I will do. Dr. Burnstein is not a talk therapist. (Most Psychiatrists do not do talk therapy. The usual purpose for going to a Psychiatrist is for medication only.) All in all, I'm pleased with Dr. Burnstein after my first visit. I find him to be professional and thorough. I find his staff the same. As I said earlier, should my opinion change significantly, I will come back and revise this review.
I've been a patient of Dr burnstein for the last 4 years. Six months ago everything suddenly went haywire. He stopped trusting my judgement and opinions, and even told they would "take a survey" of how many people are sent to voicemail vs. Actual pickups. In my four years, I have never spoken to someone on the phone unless they call me back. And that usually takes days. Burnstein blames his staff for this, but frankly he's unwilling to talk unless you come in and pay for a session. He recently "tapered" me off risperdal, while he was on vacation. He cut the dosage literally 9x faster than he should've. I got so sick after the first taper, I vomited 9 days in a row and lost 11.5 lbs and he felt that was nothing to be concerned with (FYI I'm normally 120 lbs). And continued to deny the possibility of risperdal withdrawal. After having to go to urgent care, and speaking with several medical professionals at the office, all of them confirmed the withdrawal is real, it puts people in hospitals. We have all concluded he's a manipulative ahole. I strongly suggest not wasting your time, particularly if you are young and female. He has no respect for his patients, is egregiously late to every appt, and has actually left my emergency appt to take a personal phone call... For 15 minutes. This man is a disgrace of a medical professional.
Dr. Burnstein is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
44 Years Experience
University Of Michigan Medical School
Graduated in 1974
University Medical Center
Dr. Robert S Burnstein accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
- BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- PriorityHealth HMO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
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Locations & DirectionsAssociates In Psychiatry, 43157 Schoenherr Rd, Sterling Heights, MI
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