About Dr. Satnam S Atwal

Dr. Satnam S Atwal, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fresno, CA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

30 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Satnam S Atwal is Poor. Dr. Satnam S Atwal has been rated by 30 patients. From those 30 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Satnam S Atwal is 2.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


7055 N Chestnut Ave Ste 101
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 435-7337

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Dr. Satnam S Atwal has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.<br>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. Satnam S Atwal has the following 13 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Satnam S Atwal is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Overworked,but makes time and effort

Dr. Atwal takes on patients others don't want. It doesn't matter who you are, if you are willing to listen and follow directions you will benefit

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one word horrible

He was so rude....even my loving parents could not stand him. For poor treatment.

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30 minutes
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Doctor and receptionist SUCK

Dr. Atwal sucks and so does his receptionist. I wouldn't advise anyone to go to him. Rude people!! They don't care about you or the next individual and if you are in crisis you might as well take care of it yourself because he and his receptionist won't do anything to help you and they don't listen!! Bypass this stupid office and go to the next because there's no help there!!

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Decent Dr

Dr. Atwal is a decent doc although I do have a few concerns. The appt wait time is often long, but if I happen to be late I must pay a missed appt fee and reschedule my appt. It has been a journey to wellness, but in time I did and do feel better. He does rather rush his office visit, but if you stop and ask him questions, he will take the time with you to answer them. I came in with depression and left with being dx as depressed AND bipolar. He did say that I'm an emotional rollarcoaster at times which is true as I've been called over emotional because i wait to address a situation until the last straw. By that time I AM frustrated AND over emotional. I'm a more manageable case of bipolar I was told.. Overall he's a decent doctor. Just because he a doctor doesn't make him any less human. Give the doc some credit for sticking with you in an often long journey to wellness or use your option to go elsewhere. We always have alternate choices we can make. Dr. saw both my young daughter and myself throughout her long struggle with cancer. He was encouraging and empathic. In a risks, he always manage to squeeze us in, and made time for us.

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Dr Atwal is an insult to his profession and his colleges. He is rude, curt, and I believe that he treats women as a lesser species. He does not listen to his patients nor their advocates. But he sure was quick to remind us of the $15 co-pay after being an jerk for a 20 minute office visit. I will never return and I recommend to anyone that is referred to this quack to quickly ask for anyone else. ANYONE!!!

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  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • Emory University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Creighton University Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Satnam S Atwal accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net CA Primary EPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser

Locations & Directions

HERNDON RECOVERY CENTER, 7055 N Chestnut Ave Ste 101, Fresno, CA
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