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26 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA 02478, USA


Tue, May 26

Dr. David Brendel

Psychiatrist

Belmont, MA


Voro score

92% recommended

135 out of 146 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

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4.9(146)

Approach

My practice welcomes adults with a wide range of personal issues including depression, mood swings, anxiety, relationship issues, attention deficits, sleep problems, disordered eating, and substance abuse. If you choose to work with me, I will conduct a thorough initial evaluation, establish a diagnosis, and make treatment recommendations. Depending on your individual situation, I may suggest psychotherapy and/or medication treatment with me or another clinician. My patients come from the Greater Boston area, throughout the United States, and around the world. I trained at Harvard Medical School and am the author of Healing Psychiatry: Bridging the Science/Humanism Divide (published by the MIT Press).

Biography

Educations

Harvard University, MD

Certifications

Psychiatry and Neurology

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (146)
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How was your experience with the doctor?OK experience. Intake didn’t feel particularly thorough or detailed. Dr. didn’t seem open to my ideas or perspective; I felt a tad dismissed. Nice guy, but expected a higher level of care given the price point.
AnonymousJan 29
 Recommends this doctor
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brendel is a godsend, and created an incredibly comfortable atmosphere in our session that was conducive to finding a diagnosis for me. I felt heard and supported, and he explained the logistics of billing, future appointments, and prescriptions very thoroughly. I highly recommend him!
AnonymousJan 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?My first visit with Dr. Brendel exceeded my expectations. During the first visit, he spent a full hour listening and providing welcoming, nonjudgmental feedback and insight. It’s clear that he is interested in my overall well-being, and he provided many treatment options for me that were both medical and holistic. I left the visit feeling heard and understood. Since that first visit, I’ve been back for follow up and my experience has been the same. He’s responsive, fully present, and has shown great empathy to normalize the symptoms I’d been experiencing so I don’t feel ‘broken’. I recommend him without reservation!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brendel saw me at a busy time before the Holidays when I was struggling. He was responsive with email, interested in my issues, and took time taking notes to better understand me. I felt comfortable even at my 1st appointment with him, and felt he gave me more attention than any other provider I’ve seen over the past few years. Highly recommend Dr. Brendel.
Jeff S.Oct 16
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor Brendel was super helpful, knowledgeable, and passionate about his craft.
AnonymousJul 18
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How was your experience with the doctor?Awesome! Very caring, Listens and has great advice. Helps you make the right choices by talking everything out. Highly recommend!
AnonymousMay 14
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brendel has been a life saver! After spending hour after hour at an insurance covered psychiatric office, I decided to take the plunge and pay out of pocket. It has been refreshing having a doctor who really takes the time to get to know me and recognizes my issues. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
AnonymousMar 26
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How was your experience with the doctor?I’ve been a patient for over two years and it is always a great experience. Dr. Brendel truly listens. It is easy to make appointments and appts run on time.
AnonymousMar 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brendel is the rare psychiatrist who sees the big picture, beyond simply prescribing medication. I appreciate his kind, thoughtful approach and would definitely recommend him!
AnonymousJan 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Brendal was excellent. Saw me the same day I reached out to him. He was attentive,listened, assessed my current state and had a plan of action on next steps and medicines he recommended and the reasons why they were the right ones. His bedside manner is compassionate ,but also pleasanr and direct and a really great communicator. He genuinely wants to help others and I had an instant real connection that gave me confidence in him and my course of action.
AnonymousJan 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent
AnonymousNov 20
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brendel is very attentive and engaging during conversation. He clearly knows what he is doing at both the medical and personal levels. He presented a strong treatment strategy for follow up, and he answered pre- and post-meeting emails quickly and thoroughly.
AnonymousJul 21
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How was your experience with the doctor?Listened intently, line of questioning appropriate, responsive to reason for session, willing to outline limitations in services could provide, however, willing and knowledgeable about condition and referrals could provide to support multifaceted treatment plan. Very satisfied with session, initial assessment of diagnosis and how to improve interventions.
AnonymousJul 11
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent! Makes you feel comfortable, relaxed and easy to talk to
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How was your experience with the doctor?My visit with Dr. Brendel was precisely what I had been seeking. He is knowledgeable and caring doctor. He made it very comfortable during the process to understand the situation.
AnonymousMay 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very personable and a good listener. Not what you would expect from a regular psychiatrist. Glad to have found him!
AnonymousFeb 10
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How was your experience with the doctor?Exceeded expectations in every way. Easily one of the best/ most impressive experiences we have had. A unique blend of skill, personality, competence and bedside manner.
AnonymousJan 15
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brendel really took the time to listen. He was thorough with his questions but maintained a conversational feel throughout the session; at no point did it feel like an interrogation. He gave me a range of options to consider for the concern I came to speak to him about (adult ADHD), and then helped me work through the best path forward for my specific situation. He also helped me recognize some factors that I hadn’t previously considered but were likely contributing to the issues I was experiencing. I would highly recommend Dr. Brendel.
AnonymousSep 15
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How was your experience with the doctor?I loved his experience & expertise. Worthy of applause & many thanks.
AnonymousSep 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great listener, really wish he'd of told me to shut up
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brendel has a rare breadth of knowledge and carefully evaluates his patients to determine treatment and medications.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I had an excellent experience with Dr. Brendel. He has a rare combination of kindness and knowledge. He is up to date with the most current information concerning illnesses and treatments. He also really listened to my thoughts on treatment options and what would be most appropriate for my lifestyle and situation. What was probably most important to me was the genuine understanding and compassion I received from him. At a time when I was feeling particularly vulnerable, I think that I found a Dr. that I can put my trust in. That is invaluable to me.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Ive been more comfortable talking to fiscriminatory police officers. Will interrogate you, treat you like youre "doctor shopping" if you happen to have treatment resistant depression that has only ever unfortunately responded to adderal. Lowered my dose because of my medications reputation and bullied me into accepting it, making my major depression symptoms worse. I am extremely exhausted by psychiatrists and have given up hope finding someone who isnt patronizing and dehumanizing - they do not exist. See him if you like being called by the wrong name and want to hate yourself even more for the absolute misfortune of suffering a mental illness you didnt chose in a society that deeply stigmatizes it. My entire family has never dealt with substance abuse and I am an exact product of that - I have never in my life been treated like a "drug addict" before meeting him. I cant remember how many times I explained how treatment resistant my personal depression ans PTSD are, how many things I have tried, and how what I am on is unfortunately the best combination after having begun trying medicatons from the age of 15. If you want to remember what its like to be in high school scolded by an abusive parent claiming you must be abusing drugs, enjoy.
 Recommends this doctor
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brendel is very friendly, approachable, and highly professional.
AnonymousMar 30
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and created a very relaxed atmosphere. It was my first time seeing a DR in this type of situation and I will certainly be returning.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I am grateful for my time with Dr. Brendel. I felt like he really cared about what I was going through, empathetic about my struggles, and very proactively listened.
AnonymousOct 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?In the middle of a crisis like I've never experienced, the first 45 minutes I spent with Dr Brendel improved me a ton. He's continued to support me after, but when I felt my most hopeless, Dr Brendel was the only thing that was able to help me.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I'm very happy with the information I received
AnonymousJul 23
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How was your experience with the doctor?I recently completed an initial visit with Dr. Brendel. I have been to multiple psychiatrists, therapists and psychopharmacologists over the past 30 years for treatment resistant depression. Never have I felt as confident in a doctor's ability to treat my condition as I feel with this doctor. This is a huge step forward for me. I feel that Dr. Brendel will be able to help me and won't give up until he does. He is extremely professional, warm, kind and intelligent. He knows his stuff, to put it bluntly. It is very difficult to find a doctor in this field that combines all of these qualities..anyone who is dealing with depression, especially when it's treatment resistant, understands what I mean. I finally feel that there may be hope. That's amazing.
AnonymousJun 24
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How was your experience with the doctor?I met with Dr. Brendel for a consultation on other treatment that I had. His credentials validate the excellent assessment he provided to me. If I lived in the Boston, area I would continue to see him.
AnonymousJun 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?A phenomenal doctor. Attentive, thoughtful, and supportive. One of the best psychiatrists I have seen.
AnonymousFeb 27
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How was your experience with the doctor?Attentive and compassionate. Took note of all considerations. Very luck to have had the chance to meet with him.
AnonymousJan 26
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent questions to bring out issues in a comfortable manner, and immediate plan to start dealing with them.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Extremely thorough easy to talk to. Made me confident that we can work together and make progress.
AnonymousDec 11
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How was your experience with the doctor?Fantastic physician. Understanding and willing to work with you. I work out of town frequently however he is very flexible. Great doc!!
AnonymousJul 31
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How was your experience with the doctor?No complaints,exept pricey,expensive
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How was your experience with the doctor?He is very professional and attentive, very flexible and responsive. Excellent Doctor
AnonymousMar 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?I have faith he can fix the mess with my meds that I came to him with. Very good first impression. Really nice guy.
AnonymousJan 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brendel and I instantly connected on a personal level and he was able to quickly hone in on my therapeutic and counseling needs. Despite the fact that I've only had a single visit, I believe that we'll have a strong working relationship as he offers a unique, multi-disciplinary treatment approach consisting of medication, talk therapy, as well as executive coaching and mentoring. It was a truly outstanding first office visit for me.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent first visit! He is very caring and kind. A very good listener and gave great feedback,
AnonymousDec 26
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How was your experience with the doctor?Seems very professional, personable, knowledgable, patient, reasonable, and kind. I've only had one visit but based on that meeting I would recommend Dr. .Brendel.
AnonymousJun 15
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How was your experience with the doctor?Wonderful doctor.
AnonymousNov 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?I enjoyed meeting Dr. Brendel and discussing some of my concerns with him. He was attentive and helpful. I would certainly recommend him.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I was terrified to find a new Dr. and was skeptical, thankfully Dr. Brendel was wonderful. Compassionate, knowledgeable, plus a good sense of humor. I am thankful I was fortunate to find such a good Dr.
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How was your experience with the doctor?So intelligent, witty and personable. He was just great!
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How was your experience with the doctor?He was an enormous help to me. Personable, skillful, a fine listener, a thoughtful guy. I highly recommend him.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great guy and highly skilled physician. Highly recommend!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Brendel was professional, prompt, and very helpful.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I could not live with out Dr. Brendel. He has saved my life more than once.