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Dr. Brian Buggie

Psychiatry
New York, NY
19 years experience male

Locations

Chelsea Office

New York, NY

Address

445 W 23 Street, Suite 1EE, New York, NY, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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Fax

(646) 572-9137

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Dr. Brian Buggie is a board certified, licensed New York City psychiatrist with a private clinical practice trained in both medication management and talk therapy to treat all adult psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse/dependence, eating disorders, personality disorders, work stress, and relationship issues. He approaches each patient in a holistic, caring, and nonjudgmental manner. Dr. Buggie graduated from the University of New Mexico summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biological anthropology and then earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine . He completed his psychiatry residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital , an affiliate of Columbia University . In addition to his private clinical practice, he also works as an attending physician in several psychiatric emergency rooms and on a local Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team.

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Psychiatry

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
37 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: A psychiatrist can perform an extensive assessment to clarify your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment from medications, talk therapy ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
An ER: It may be signs of anxiety like panic but may be more serious like a heart attack. Be safe and see a doctor asap.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Maybe.: It's possible to get a false positive with C4 extreme.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
No.: Obstructive sleep apnea is not due to sleeping on a pillow.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
No.: That is an inappropriate use of an antidepressant.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
No major impact.: There's no major health impact from this other than brief period of curly hair.
A male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Yes, a psychiatrist.: Psychiatrists and psychologists can easily perform an assessment including using questionnaires or scales to assess your degree of symptoms. Behavior... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Mild bipolar d/o: Cyclothymia is a mild form of bipolar disorder (manic depressive illness) in which a person has mood swings over a period of years that go from mild d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Yes.: See your primary care doctor for an evaluation and you may need a referral to a sleep specialist.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
There are options.: Neuropathic pain can be treated with a number of medications like Gabapentin or neurontin (gabapentin).
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
See below.: Zoloft (sertraline) should not affect your menstruation. Risperidone can occasionally affect menstruation as it can affect a hormone called prolactin... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Many options.: There are many medications that are effective for anxiety and depression. Some are very good at treating both conditions. A psychiatrist will be ab... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Yes: Feeling anxious as a new mother is normal and usually dissipates with time. A therapist can help you learn to tolerate your anxiety and help alleviat... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
A psychiatrist.: A psychiatrist can perform an assessment of your anxiety symptoms and determine the best course of treatment whether thats medications, therapy or a c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Your PCP: Your primary care doctor can perform a thorough assessment of your sleeping issues. Also, try to improve your sleep hygiene or "all behavioral an... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Some new ones...: Latuda, saphris (asenapine) and Fanapt are some of the newer one but nothing revolutionary or superior to the older ones.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
It's very sedating.: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is notorious for being extremely sedating so it's unlikely a true withdrawal but more a readjustment to not taking such a powerfu... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
I'm not aware of any: I'm not aware of any significant interaction but follow up with your primary care doctor or cardiologist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Haldol (haloperidol) Decanoate: Most of my patients on Haldol (haloperidol) decanoate are on 100 mg to 200 mg every 3 to 4 weeks.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: There are other medications that may be effective and more tolerable for you. Some of your complaints may be side effects that can be managed with th... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
At this point, no.: Initial research by the manufacturer don't show a clinical benefit of 100 mg over 50 mg, but we will see as more research and experience with it emerg... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: A psychiatrist can perform an assessment of your anxiety symptoms and determine the best course of treatment whether thats medications, therapy or a c... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Don't combine both.: Don't take both Ambien (zolpidem) and valium. Have your doctor optimize a single agent as they function similarly.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Common Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) SE:: The common side effects associated with taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are rapid heart rate, palpitations, nervousness, r... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
It depends.: Many of the the ssri medications are very effective for panic disorder. See a psychiatrist who can help clarify your symptoms and together make the b... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: A psychiatrist can transition you to a longer acting benzodiazepine and slowly taper you off while minimizing the withdrawals symptoms and complicatio... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: A specialist like a psychiatrist can help clarify your symptoms and hone in on an effective medication dose with at least 4-8 weeks trial. Don't lose... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: Depression can have an insidious onset that can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Seeing a psychiatrist for an assessment can quickly clari... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Pre-ejaculate: Pre-ejaculate (also known as pre-ejaculatory fluid, preseminal fluid, or cowper's fluid, and colloquially as pre-cum) is the clear, colorless, viscous... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Look for triggers.: Try to look for triggers or precipitants to your anxiety and breathing changes. A quick session with a psychiatrist will be able to clarify if you ha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Yes.: Antidepressants can be very effective in moderate to severe forms of depression. Combined with talk therapy, depression can be effectively treated. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 19 years experience
See a psychiatrist.: A psychiatrist is well versed at clarifying the diagnosis and determining the best course of treatment.

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Testimonials
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Jan 22, 2013
An exceptional psychiatrist.
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Aug 4, 2014
I just started seeing Dr. Buggie but so far he has helped me very much. Just when I thought there was no hope, after alot of pleas 4 help he answered my prayers. If u are serious to get help he is it
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Buggie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Graduated 2008MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of New Mexico
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Completed 2012

Awards

Patients' Choice Awards (2013)
Top Psychiatrist , Third Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Psychiatrist, Third Place, the Manhattan Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
American Association of Community Psychiatrists
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