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About Dr. Thomas L Van Aken

Dr. Thomas L Van Aken, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Garrison, NY. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Van Aken has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas L Van Aken is Good. Dr. Thomas L Van Aken has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Thomas L Van Aken is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Thomas L Van Aken Md

291 Indian Brook Rd
Garrison, NY 10524
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Specialties

Dr. Thomas L Van Aken 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. Thomas L Van Aken has the following 13 expertise

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

Dr. Thomas L Van Aken has 0 board certified specialties

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Five Stars

I love dr. Van aken, he is genuinely there to help you.

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Please do not use this doctor

My borther is a patient of Dr. Van Aken and we have watched him continue on his downward spiral since seeking help. He is being heavily medicated by Dr. Van Aiken, mixing uppers and downers, OCD & ADHD medication and sleeping pills all prescirbed to him within 2 weeks of each other. Please do not seek any medical advice or treatment from Dr. Van Aken, it will only bring more harm to you.

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So glad I found such a great doctor!

Dr. Van Aken is great. I have been his patient for over a year now and he has helped me through some tough times. Every time I visit him, he makes me feel welcome, and genuinely cares how I'm doing. I recently needed an urgent appointment, and his office staff fit me in right away, no problem. Doctors in any field are overworked, understaffed and over-stressed, but Dr. Van Aken cuts through all that and centers on helping me get better. I am so glad I found him!

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this doctor prescribed huge doses of medication for my 20 year old son

My son ultimately needed to go into detox to get off meds prescribed by Van Aken. My son had siezures during this detox period.Although I contacted his office and supplied all information regarding my son's hospitalization and asked the doctor to please contact the hospital to work with them on his condition, Dr. Van Aken never made any calls, nor did he return my calls.

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Treating my preteen

Dr. Van Aken has been treating my 14 year old son for the last 2 years. He is caring and warm. He also has had to deal with my difficult ex husband and handles him effectively! He works well with my son and the school district and is very knowledgeable about ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, learning disabilities and prescription meds.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Universidad Del Noreste

    Graduated in 1982

  • Umdnj

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

Thomas L Van Aken Md, 291 Indian Brook Rd, Garrison, NY
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