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About Dr. Ruben R Salinas

Dr. Ruben R Salinas, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New Bern, NC. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Salinas is affiliated with CarolinaEast Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ruben R Salinas is Good. Dr. Ruben R Salinas has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ruben R Salinas is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

New Bern Professional Health Services

3282 Wellons Blvd
New Bern, NC 28562
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Specialties

Dr. Ruben R Salinas 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Ruben R Salinas has the following 13 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Ruben R Salinas is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Just shaking my head

I finally had my first appointment with Dr. Salinas a couple days ago, after rescheduling it 3 times due to waiting for hours for him to get there and see people before me. My appointments were scheduled at 10 and 11. Each time I had to leave around 2 because I had to pick up my son. He didn’t even show up one day until 12:30-1:00. The receptionist was apologizing to all of us and was very patient with all the patients, even though she was getting cussed out by several. She is also the one that set up my first appointment and gave me all the paperwork. She was very competent and professional the entire time. When I finally saw the doctor, he blamed EVERYTHING on the girl at the front desk. How does she control when he gets to the office?? Several other patients were talking about how they thought she was the best receptionist he had there in a long time and one said “he’ll run this one off too”....which doesn’t sound like it’s bad receptionists at all. He constantly talks and almost refuses to listen, even after he’s asked me a question. If I can find another psychiatrist, I hopefully won’t have to deal with him and his self righteous attitude much longer. What a joke!

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NO PROBLEM

Well the only thing I can say is that he took care of my ailment, he listened, he diagnosed and he gave the meds I required, no problem. That he is late? Well he makes visits to inpatients that are in dire need of his care. Yeap I've been waiting for him at times but we have to understand and be patient. Still his patient.

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Quack

He has never given me a diagnoses. Has never discussed a treatment plan to help manage my mental health issues. He doesn't even have my correct information in his little computer. I read another comment in which a patient said he is so in love with himself that he can't focus on anyone besides himself...that hits the nail on the head. He is incapable of accepting when he's made a mistake., and will be rude if you call him out on his mistakes, so I end up letting him think whatever he wants to rather than be insulted and treated like Iam stupid.Ive been subjected to listening to him talk derogatory about women and about his sex life , and his social experiments with young attractive women in the bar scene. He thinks he is such a catch that he believes beautiful young women are crushed when he refuses to pay them any attention.!!!! Makes one wonder if he thinks the same thing about his attractive female patients and if they are receiving fair treatment if they refuse to drool over him. None of this btw is helpful to me,

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Dazed and confused

I have a big heart and am guilty of giving people too many chances. After reading the truthfulness of others reviews, I realize I have accepted bad behavior from Salinas, and I need to move on to a doctor who is a professional. Salinas is always late, always confused. With the new systems that allow every doctor, pharmacy, etc... Access to every doctors notes, I cannot stand by and allow Salinas to confuse me with his other patients and put wrong information about me in the system. He has confused me with other patients on every visit. Who knows what he is typing about his patients, when he rattles off wrong info about me, and when corrected he simply waves it away with a confused face. This is dangerous! He spends the entire appt talking about himself. I should be billing him! His poor secretary's are always left with a room full of angry patients who are waiting up to 3 to 4 hours for him to arrive every day. And then has the audacity to blame being confused, behind, wrong on his secretary's who he goes through as one patient said like toilet paper. I have had to leave several times after waiting 4 hrs, and his secretary has no clue when he will show up. Then he has the nerve to shame me for cancelling my appt. He is washed up, and putting people's lives in danger by entering incorrect info into his records. It says he specializes in adhd in children, but anyone who has sat in his waiting room can tell you, I have yet to see a child there. The waiting room is full of adults strung out on Adderal. I don't belong there. I sat and listened to one after another mid aged woman tell each other how easy it was to get salinas to prescribe adhd meds prescribed to them, and the up and high they get from the med. It was like witnessing junkies in line at a methadone clinic. Stay away from this place if you value your medical records not being confused with his other patients.

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Five Stars

Dr. Salinas is very down to earth. He listens and gets to the point. I would still be going to his office but had to find mental health care closer to Morehead City, NC. As far as his promptness is concerned. He deals with people in mental distress. Each person is different. Some people can take longer to evaluate than others. I understand people not liking the wait time but that's just the way it is.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Universidad De Monterrey (Udem)

    Graduated in 1979

  • Mental Health Institute

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Ruben R Salinas accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC Blue Value
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO

Locations & Directions

New Bern Professional Health Services, 3282 Wellons Blvd, New Bern, NC
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