445 W 23rd St #1EE, New York, NY 10011, USA


450 W 24th St #1B, New York, NY 10011, USA


Dr. Brian Buggie

Psychiatrist

New York, NY


Voro score

91% recommended

147 out of 162 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

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4.8(162)

Approach

I am a board-certified, licensed psychiatrist trained to treat adults and older adolescents with all psychiatric issues ranging from depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, mood disturbances, substance abuse, sleeping difficulties, attention problems, relationship issues and work stress. I work in private practice and several psychiatric emergency rooms across NYC. I provide psychiatric evaluations and comprehensive treatment which may include psychotherapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, and when necessary medications. I try to use medications sparingly and stop or reduce them when appropriate. My style is warm, encouraging, empowering and collaborative with your other treatment providers. Please expect a phone call from me after you book your appointment so we can make sure my practice is a good fit for your needs.

Biography

Educations

University of New Mexico, MD

Certifications

Psychiatry and Neurology

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (162)
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 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Buggie was warm but also direct in asking me about stressors in my life. His assessment of my current medications was thoughtful, and he considered other health factors, even recommending an endocrinologist for me. He also checked in to make sure I was able to pick up my new medications. I feel so relieved to have found a good psychiatrist.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?A fantastic doctor that works with you to ensure that you are getting the right treatment. I had anxiety about my condition outside of an appointment and Doctor Buggie made sure to answer any and all of my questions right away. Highly Recommend!
Amir S.Sep 24
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great psychiatrist. Made me feel at ease from the fist minute I walked into his office. Listens, understands, offers impartial advice, and has a joke or two up his sleeve.
AnonymousAug 20
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Not a cookie cutter diagnostician or prescriber. With Dr. B, you get an individualized plan based on your needs, well studied medications, AND socioeconomic considerations (like drug cost). You can tell he’s about more than the bottom line, but is actually invested in the outcome of those under his care.
AnonymousJul 12
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?First visit but Dr Buggie seemed great. Nice, easy to talk to, knowledgeable, etc. Great space too.
Mike N.May 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?Easy to talk too, listens, good feedback and he has given me the help I needed.
AnonymousMar 27
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How was your experience with the doctor?Finding the right psychiatrist can be a long and arduous process, so let me save you some time and energy by telling you that Dr. Buggie is the most exceptional doctor you can trust with your physical and mental health. I've been seeing him for several years, and his perceptive and insightful disposition makes him both a supportive counselor and a brilliant practitioner. He is unfailingly available to address his patient's medical and emotional needs, inside and out of the office. I would never have ended up in the solid place I am today without his compassion, encouragement, and expertise.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie has an almost intuitive sense of getting you to understand your core issues. I am extremely grateful for his skilled guidance and continued care. Highly recommended.
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How was your experience with the doctor?We are extremely grateful for being referred to Dr. Buggie. He is an exceptional professional - compassionate and considering with his modality of treatment. Highly recommended.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie is a godsend. Finding a great doctor in NYC (particularly Manhattan) is a full-time job, one that I can quit now. Dr. Buggie is very attentive, insightful, thoughtful and genuinely appears to care about his patients. Haven't had a great experience like this in this city -- or maybe even ever -- before. Highly recommend.
AnonymousJul 20
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Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie is clearly very bright and he has a very strong understanding of medications. His recommendations regarding adjustments to what I am taking were excellent. His manner was professional and focused, although I did sense a trace of judgement in some of his comments. He does not accept insurance so be prepared to shoulder the full cost.
AnonymousMar 29
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Buggie is a caring psychiatrist, who truly wants me to be my best self. He's very knowledgeable across the spectrum and with medication. He's also very easily reachable and available, and he's very tech-savvy, he electronically refills my medication. At the same time, he utilizes a practical approach and certainly doesn't overprescribe or think all solutions require medicine. Dr. Buggie also helped me through a tremendously difficult time, and now I'm better than I've ever been, and I will always be appreciative of his support, which I'm glad to say is continuing.
AnonymousMar 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very personable and relaxed disposition
AnonymousFeb 16
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and thoughtful. Really works with you to make the right diagnosis and prescribe the right medication. A lot better experience than many psychiatrists i have been to!
AnonymousNov 21
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How was your experience with the doctor?I have been seeing Dr. Buggie for a while and I have known him to be an outstanding doctor. Very professional and easy to speak with. The new office is very nice as well. I highly recommend him.
AnonymousJul 26
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was contacted by Dr. Michael Colin on Dr. Buggie's and he was wonderful as well as the simplistic ZocDoc website and interface. Thank you!
AnonymousJun 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?Awesome
AnonymousMar 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie was able to see me on short notice and I couldn't have been more pleased with his services. I felt like he truly listened and cared about my situation and I was very satisfied with his insights. Also his office was clean and charming. Definitely recommend.
AnonymousMar 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?Really enjoyed it, I will be going back
AnonymousJan 27
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie is fantastic. Very highly recommended.
AnonymousJan 15
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent, caring Dr. who really took his time with me and explained my options very well. Highly recommend.
AnonymousJan 12
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I really enjoyed my initial consultation with Dr. Buggie. He was really calm, relaxed and personable, but equally interested and perceptive. He listened really well and we had a good conversation. I felt quite understood in a short amount of time, and not at all rushed. I would highly recommended him.
AnonymousOct 14
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?This doctor has a wonderful manner, that puts you at ease. Even more than that, one feels he is not jaded, and truly cares, on top of being intelligent an professional. His follow up and follow through is tremendous. I am booking another appointment based on that follow up and attention to detail. I had been to other psychiatrists before, but absolutely none of them compare to the follow up and sincere intelligent care of this doctor. Finding the right doctor for one's "mental" state is incredibly personal. I am very glad I went to see him and will go again.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I can't say enough good things about Dr. Buggie. From the get go, he took the time and effort to get to know me and make me feel comfortable, and worked with me to determine a medication plan that would be right for me. As anyone who suffers from anxiety can attest -- switching medications can be very uncomfortable. Dr. Buggie has been available and accommodating whenever I've needed him (off hours, late at night, weekends, in the middle of a hurricane.... nothing deters this doc from helping his patients!) I've never had a psychiatrist who is this caring and helpful in working with me to meet my goals. I'm so grateful to have found him!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor! Has given me hope in a time when it's certainly needed. Highly recommend!
AnonymousApr 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?Well grounded and very professional!
AnonymousMar 23
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie has really been helping me through a hard time. When I first began seeing him I felt absolutely insane with everything from work and personal life on my plate. Since working with him things have definitely changed for me. He recommended different options for how what I was feeling could be treated and really guided me through the process. I would 100% recommend him to anyone feeling the tremendous load of stress, going through major transitions or experiencing debilitating anxiety. I can honestly say that I feel totally different than the first day i walked in to his office. I had to make multiple life changes but working with him definitely set me on the right track and enabled me to do so.
AnonymousMar 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie was very personable and professional. Highly recommended.
AnonymousJan 29
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How was your experience with the doctor?Felt very comfortable with Dr. Buggie, my first visit couldn't have been better.
AnonymousJan 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?I felt comfortable talking to him.
AnonymousJan 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie was exceptionally easy to talk to. I had alot of things to get through for our initial conversation and he really did not make me feel rushed. He listened and really tried to assess each situation separately. I loved that he was modest and asked me about some business terminology that I used instead of pretending to know what it was. He is very genuine. He took the time to explain the plan of action for the future and even followed up via email. I was really nervous about seeing someone but im happy because Im certain that i landed in the right office.
AnonymousOct 31
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very good. I felt like I was speaking with a peer or friend and not a doctor but a very insightful friend.
AnonymousSep 28
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie was attentive, asked good questions, and thorough in his history. He made me feel at ease and. I would definitely recommend this doctor.
AnonymousAug 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?I like Dr Buggie's approach and is easy to talk to. he takes his time to try to understand the big picture. It was my first visit but for see that he will be a big help in my treatment.
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How was your experience with the doctor?My first visit with Dr. Buggie lasted an hour and forty-five minutes and was a very positive experience. He is incredibly generous with his time. He is approachable, asks targeted questions, and listens with genuine concern. Dr. Buggie takes a sincere interest in his patients' well-being -- he cares about follow-up and makes himself available to the patient when he/she needs to communicate with him. He also offers very flexible appointment hours. Finally, Dr. Buggie creates a sense of optimism that left me feeling hopeful when the appointment concluded. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
AnonymousMay 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing! Dr. Buggie made me feel comfortable right away. He has prepared a new treatment plan that I'm very optimistic about. Highly recommended!
AnonymousJul 27
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?AMAZING!!!! I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE!!!! He helped me realized what I was doing wrong in an appropriate way, but still gave me reasons and resources to change my life and make it better!! He even let me know he may not be the most affordable option and let me know who would be the best option for me. I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER EXPERIENCE. He wasn't like lets just give you pills so you can chill, he gave me real life advice, and tackled one thing at a time. VERY PROFESSIONAL!!!!
AnonymousJan 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?I felt very comfortable. The office is quiet and private. There were no other clients waiting or an administrative/secretary to discuss 'reason for visit'. Dr. Buggie showed sincere individual concern and did not rush me through the appointment. He went out of his way to, not only make very helpful suggestions for some problems, but, he even printed informative forms and guidelines for me to take home. Amazingly helpful and courteous. I felt very at ease and it helped me discuss my concerns.
AnonymousOct 18
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie is very professional and compassionate. I feel he really wants to help me and I can trust him. I'm very happy I found him during this crisis time in my life.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie was prompt and responsive, which is important for any mental health consultation. I appreciate his transparency around pricing and policies, too. Unlike other psychiatrists I've seen, he did not do an extensive history intake, but seemed to focus on what's presenting in the moment. I think that's important since many of us who've had a lot of trauma tire of repeating the story to every new provider when it's not usually relevant to the current crisis or if we've had loads of therapy talking about it already. He seems conservative in his recommendations, which include finding more efficient ways of medicating.
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Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?He was late for the appointment and didn't let me know about him being late. I was standing in the hall way not knowing if he is coming or not, because he was not in the office and not answering questions. I felt like he is only worried about money that he receives from the patient and doesn't really care about them
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie is by far the greatest doctor I have ever worked with. You can really tell that he cares about his patients/practice and does everything in his power to help them. I was very comfortable talking with him about all of my issues, and he helped me manage medication in a way that was right for me as an individual. Unfortunately, he doesn't take insurance, but it was definitely worth it nonetheless. He goes the extra mile by using the latest technology to stay in contact with his patients and make things easier for them. Very transparent overall, and he has flexible hours, too! I would go as far as to say he is the best psychiatrist in New York.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggies is very patient and understanding. He is a very trusted advisor in my mental health journey.
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How was your experience with the doctor?He's great! Kind, professional, helped me refill my meds and referred me to great psychotherapist. Highly recommended.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Answered all my questions and took his time talking to me. Very informative and pleasant! Highly recommend!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie is a warm, light hearted doctor who really takes the time to get to know and help you!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie is very intelligent and intuitive. He is great at listening, and makes sounds recommendations. His office is tasteful and beautiful as well.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buggie is excellent - he is very knowledgeable, thoughtful, helpful, and polite. It is obvious he really cares about his patients. Would highly recommend to anyone