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About Dr. Robert B Ostroff

Dr. Robert B Ostroff, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hamden, CT. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Ostroff is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert B Ostroff is Good. Dr. Robert B Ostroff has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert B Ostroff is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Spectrum Psychiatric Group Pc

60 Washington Ave Ste 304
Hamden, CT 06518
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Dr. Robert B Ostroff 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

    13 Expertise

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

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Dr. Ostroff: outstanding Psychiatrist

Dr. Ostroff saved my life. The care that I received from him and his team at Yale was the most comprehensive, informed, and compassionate that I have ever experienced. He has a wonderful manner: he is astute yet approachable, discerning and professional, but also funny (a bit of levity goes a long way in times of acute personal crisis.) The most memorable part of my treatment was the implied message he consistently communicated to me-that I would prevail. I am grateful to him and YPH.

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Long time with him yet he became awful the last few times I saw him. He reacted to me as if I was really mentally ill!! Don't need this from any doctor. Very bad and unacceptable- say goodbye

I finally had to leave because of his lack of ethics!!!

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The Sage of Connecticut

While difficult to get in to be seen, because everyone wants to see Dr Ostroff, the living legend, it is a life-changing experience! He has tons of knowledge and no ounce of arrogance. He is wise and joyful. He is a pleasure to see and a wonderful model to follow. Most gratefully, one of his very many patients and disciples.

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Dr. Ostroff, while being in a "helping" profession seems less than concerned about the people he's supposed to be helping then I would have imagined from someone in his position.

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Terrrible Experience

I had a terrible experience with ECT under Dr. Ostroff's care. At a time when I could barely function, his lack of compassion and understanding was something to behold.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1976

  • Yale University School Of Medicine


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert B Ostroff accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Anthem
    • Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
    • Anthem CT Pathway X Enhanced Ind HMO
    • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
    • Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim ElevateHealth HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Healthy Connecticut
    • HealthyCT
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
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Locations & Directions

Spectrum Psychiatric Group Pc, 60 Washington Ave Ste 304, Hamden, CT


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