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About Dr. Silvia Hafliger

Dr. Silvia Hafliger, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX, with another office in New York, NY. She has 24 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Hafliger has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Silvia Hafliger is Good. Dr. Silvia Hafliger 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. Silvia Hafliger is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


1941 East Rd
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 486-2500

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Nyp Columbia University Medical Center

622 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032


Dr. Silvia Hafliger has the following 3 specialties

  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • 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. Silvia Hafliger has the following 13 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Silvia Hafliger is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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it's ironic for a mental health provider to be this rude, dismissive, and dehumanizing. because she shuffles between being semi-nice and then making accusations and yelling at you, it perfectly fits abuse, because you start to trust her, and then she cuts you down, and then you're grateful that she's nice again, and then she cuts you down. she's the opposite of what mental health patients need!

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Excellence in working with pre-liver transplant patients

From personal experience I can attest to Dr. Hafliger's commitment to the patient and the patients families/caregivers. She uses her skills to help them during the difficult period before liver transplant and then after liver transplant.

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Silvia Hafliger

I am so happy I came across this site. My husband was a patient of the NYP transplant program. The whole experience from start to his death in 2010 was a nightmare from the office to the physician, Robert Brown to Dr. Hafliger. She is a unprofessional, rude, unsympathetic, down right disgusting human being. I was appalled as my husband was dying from liver failure and his stomach was filled with ascites,being evaluated for a 2nd transplant that she told him he had changed dramatically since she saw him last he was not the same mentally. She was so cold and callus but my favorite was when she advised him to go home and make some calorie filled smoothies to drink while he waited for treatment. The whole program at that place was disgusting. 3 years after my husbands death I still have nightmares over her.

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Angry woman

One of Silvia Hafliger colleges started me off on treatment for Hep C with a psych drug that I had a bad reaction to. I was told to contact Silvia and she yelled at me for taking the drug. Saying that I should know better since I worked in healthcare. She disregarded that I was a patient following doctor's orders. She then proceed to place me on a different psych drug that put me into drug withdrawal. It even stated on the label that it should not be used by people with liver problems. She accused me of taking recreational drugs which was not true. She should not be treating patients.

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Quick to judge

My care at NY Colombia/Presbyterian was cut short as a result of Dr.Hafliger's impulsiveness and quickness to jump to judgement. On a few different occasions, Dr. H would explode on other health care professionals and had no tact. Despite consistently passing urine screens on a daily basis, the Dr. was relentless. She would accuse me of not providing samples in the presence of other health care workers who witnessed and performed the daily testing. She erroneously labeled and treated me as an addict. I have since been to another facility, tested and diagnosed with NO reference to abuse of alcohol or drugs, which is accurate. My health has been stable since leaving NYColumbia/Presbyterian. Getting a second opinion was the best step I could have taken. I had allowed Dr. Hafliger to put me through a rigamarole of expensive tests, travel, and unnecessary scrutiny. Dr. Hafliger does not belong in healthcare unless it is in an isolated lab away from the public.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • New York University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Silvia Hafliger accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire HMO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

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