Kron Michael J MD

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I was diagnosed with acute anxiety and depression two years ago. Even though I had a good relation and trust with my original psychiatrist, I felt like the medications that were prescribed to me at the time were over-medicating me since I was not able to sleep, had continuous panic attacks and was not able to function at work on a daily/hourly basis.

I received a 2nd opinion from Dr. Kron in April, 2010 and within weeks he had completely overhauled my medications to the point that I??m now sleeping regularly and managing very well my day-to-day activities where months prior, I wouldn??t have been able to handle or cope with any given situation.

From the very onset, Dr. Kron made himself available to me soon after our 1st meeting where calls to him were returned almost instantaneously. He would even call me out of concern even when I didn??t expect a call from him. I can honestly say that working with Dr. Kron returned me to a life of normalcy and I am just thankful that I was put in contact with him. Dr. Kron truly knows his field with intelligence and integrity; but most importantly he goes the extra mile to get to know his patients with the sole objective of getting them back in the right direction. I strongly recommend him should you ever need psychiatric help with a personal flair.

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I was diagnosed with acute anxiety and depression two years ago. Even though I had a good relation and trust with my original psychiatrist, I felt like the medications that were prescribed to me at the time were over-medicating me since I was not able to sleep, had continuous panic attacks and was not able to function at work on a daily/hourly basis.

I received a 2nd opinion from Dr. Kron in April, 2010 and within weeks he had completely overhauled my medications to the point that I??m now sleeping regularly and managing very well my day-to-day activities where months prior, I wouldn??t have been able to handle or cope with any given situation.

From the very onset, Dr. Kron made himself available to me soon after our 1st meeting where calls to him were returned almost instantaneously. He would even call me out of concern even when I didn??t expect a call from him. I can honestly say that working with Dr. Kron returned me to a life of normalcy and I am just thankful that I was put in contact with him. Dr. Kron truly knows his field with intelligence and integrity; but most importantly he goes the extra mile to get to know his patients with the sole objective of getting them back in the right direction. I strongly recommend him should you ever need psychiatric help with a personal flair.

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If you are looking for a psychiatrist to help you with whatever is causing your anguish and heartache, look no further. I have been to many doctors over the years but none seem as focused on me and my issues as Dr. Kron. He is not only extremely knowledgeable about psychiatric conditions, from depression to bipolar to learning disabilities, but he possesses an intuitive intelligence that allows him to go to the heart of whatever is bothering me during any particular visit.

He never rushes me and asks brilliant questions that help me to understand what it is I really need to say. He has helped me develop numerous "coping strategies" that have eliminated many daily stresses in my life. He is there when I need him and that, my friends, is worth it's weight in gold.

His office, his practice (particularly now that Nan is on board) and his demeanor, have competence written all over. The way he moves through a visit, handling a dozen little things at once, being an advocate, a case worker, a mentor and a compassionate friend all make him very different, and very much above, most other doctors I have ever met.

I am a full time student returning to school after many, many years and by working with Dr. Kron I have seen my grades and my GPA move steadily upward. Opportunities that I once saw as pipe dreams are now realistic goals I can pursue with confidence. You won't find better help then right here.

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If you are looking for a psychiatrist to help you with whatever is causing your anguish and heartache, look no further. I have been to many doctors over the years but none seem as focused on me and my issues as Dr. Kron. He is not only extremely knowledgeable about psychiatric conditions, from depression to bipolar to learning disabilities, but he possesses an intuitive intelligence that allows him to go to the heart of whatever is bothering me during any particular visit.

He never rushes me and asks brilliant questions that help me to understand what it is I really need to say. He has helped me develop numerous "coping strategies" that have eliminated many daily stresses in my life. He is there when I need him and that, my friends, is worth it's weight in gold.

His office, his practice (particularly now that Nan is on board) and his demeanor, have competence written all over. The way he moves through a visit, handling a dozen little things at once, being an advocate, a case worker, a mentor and a compassionate friend all make him very different, and very much above, most other doctors I have ever met.

I am a full time student returning to school after many, many years and by working with Dr. Kron I have seen my grades and my GPA move steadily upward. Opportunities that I once saw as pipe dreams are now realistic goals I can pursue with confidence. You won't find better help then right here.

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Seeking help for depression can be a daunting task. Please persevere; it's worth it when you find the right doctor.

Here's my review: being new to the area, and having no personal referrals, I began calling various offices after some brief internet research. For many of these calls, it often took two days or longer to get a call back, and the return call would often be from an office assistant requesting a lengthy intake assessment. It would then take a day or two before someone would call back with an appointment slot. Etc, etc.

It's not easy. It's also somewhat of a lottery, in that you never know who you will get. Will they 'get' you, and understand your particular issues? Will you feel comfortable discussing deeply intimate thoughts and feelings? Will they really be able to help you in a lasting way?

I called Dr. Kron after seeing his web page - it said "Call my cell", and there were some patient reviews that seemed genuine.

I called his cell and left a message. A few hours later, at 8:30 pm, I got a call. He asked if I had a moment to talk, and asked me what was on my mind. I told him some of what was bothering me, and although I felt I was not able to explain it all that well, I could tell by the questions he was asking that he was quickly and effectively diagnosing me - sussing out issues that often accompany depression, as well as ruling out those that can present as depression. But it was the way in which he did it that most affected me.

It's hard to explain, but you'll know if you ever have a chance to speak with him. It was as if he was right there with me, and had always been there. An intuition of sorts - a 'knowing' - without judgement, without a doctorly distance. Just a razor-sharp guy with a lot of compassion and a way of explaining the brain's workings in a down-to-earth manner that makes exact sense.

He spoke with me for 45 minutes - about newer medications, about what's worked or not for me in the past, and about how I would like to proceed. He gave me the names of several of the newer classes of meds, explaining exactly how they interacted with the brain, and encouraged me to research them further.

I asked about his background, & he mentioned he had seen about 10,000 patients over the past 8 years or so at big-box hospital. To me, that was key; I believe in experience & exposure above all. I thought if he's seen that many folks, he's probably seen five or ten of me.

In person, he's caring and kind. He gets it, and he listens. There's more I could write, but you'll know all of this if you choose to see him.

But no matter who you see, and no matter how difficult it is, please try to see someone if you are having issues. I don't mean to give advice, but I waited five hellish years before seeking help, and I regret it.

Best - D

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★★★★★

Seeking help for depression can be a daunting task. Please persevere; it's worth it when you find the right doctor.

Here's my review: being new to the area, and having no personal referrals, I began calling various offices after some brief internet research. For many of these calls, it often took two days or longer to get a call back, and the return call would often be from an office assistant requesting a lengthy intake assessment. It would then take a day or two before someone would call back with an appointment slot. Etc, etc.

It's not easy. It's also somewhat of a lottery, in that you never know who you will get. Will they 'get' you, and understand your particular issues? Will you feel comfortable discussing deeply intimate thoughts and feelings? Will they really be able to help you in a lasting way?

I called Dr. Kron after seeing his web page - it said "Call my cell", and there were some patient reviews that seemed genuine.

I called his cell and left a message. A few hours later, at 8:30 pm, I got a call. He asked if I had a moment to talk, and asked me what was on my mind. I told him some of what was bothering me, and although I felt I was not able to explain it all that well, I could tell by the questions he was asking that he was quickly and effectively diagnosing me - sussing out issues that often accompany depression, as well as ruling out those that can present as depression. But it was the way in which he did it that most affected me.

It's hard to explain, but you'll know if you ever have a chance to speak with him. It was as if he was right there with me, and had always been there. An intuition of sorts - a 'knowing' - without judgement, without a doctorly distance. Just a razor-sharp guy with a lot of compassion and a way of explaining the brain's workings in a down-to-earth manner that makes exact sense.

He spoke with me for 45 minutes - about newer medications, about what's worked or not for me in the past, and about how I would like to proceed. He gave me the names of several of the newer classes of meds, explaining exactly how they interacted with the brain, and encouraged me to research them further.

I asked about his background, & he mentioned he had seen about 10,000 patients over the past 8 years or so at big-box hospital. To me, that was key; I believe in experience & exposure above all. I thought if he's seen that many folks, he's probably seen five or ten of me.

In person, he's caring and kind. He gets it, and he listens. There's more I could write, but you'll know all of this if you choose to see him.

But no matter who you see, and no matter how difficult it is, please try to see someone if you are having issues. I don't mean to give advice, but I waited five hellish years before seeking help, and I regret it.

Best - D

Pros: Kind and compassionate

Cons: none

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Seeking help for depression can be a daunting task. Please persevere; it's worth it when you find the right doctor.

Here's my review: being new to the area, and having no personal referrals, I began calling various offices after some brief internet research. For many of these calls, it often took two days or longer to get a call back, and the return call would often be from an office assistant requesting a lengthy intake assessment. It would then take a day or two before someone would call back with an appointment slot. Etc, etc.

It's not easy. It's also somewhat of a lottery, in that you never know who you will get. Will they 'get' you, and understand your particular issues? Will you feel comfortable discussing deeply intimate thoughts and feelings? Will they really be able to help you in a lasting way?

I called Dr. Kron after seeing his web page - it said "Call my cell", and there were some patient reviews that seemed genuine.

I called his cell and left a message. A few hours later, at 8:30 pm, I got a call. He asked if I had a moment to talk, and asked me what was on my mind. I told him some of what was bothering me, and although I felt I was not able to explain it all that well, I could tell by the questions he was asking that he was quickly and effectively diagnosing me - sussing out issues that often accompany depression, as well as ruling out those that can present as depression. But it was the way in which he did it that most affected me.

It's hard to explain, but you'll know if you ever have a chance to speak with him. It was as if he was right there with me, and had always been there. An intuition of sorts - a 'knowing' - without judgement, without a doctorly distance. Just a razor-sharp guy with a lot of compassion and a way of explaining the brain's workings in a down-to-earth manner that makes exact sense.

He spoke with me for 45 minutes - about newer medications, about what's worked or not for me in the past, and about how I would like to proceed. He gave me the names of several of the newer classes of meds, explaining exactly how they interacted with the brain, and encouraged me to research them further.

I asked about his background, & he mentioned he had seen about 10,000 patients over the past 8 years or so at big-box hospital. To me, that was key; I believe in experience & exposure above all. I thought if he's seen that many folks, he's probably seen five or ten of me.

In person, he's caring and kind. He gets it, and he listens. There's more I could write, but you'll know all of this if you choose to see him.

But no matter who you see, and no matter how difficult it is, please try to see someone if you are having issues. I don't mean to give advice, but I waited five hellish years before seeking help, and I regret it.

Best - D

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★★★★★

Seeking help for depression can be a daunting task. Please persevere; it's worth it when you find the right doctor.

Here's my review: being new to the area, and having no personal referrals, I began calling various offices after some brief internet research. For many of these calls, it often took two days or longer to get a call back, and the return call would often be from an office assistant requesting a lengthy intake assessment. It would then take a day or two before someone would call back with an appointment slot. Etc, etc.

It's not easy. It's also somewhat of a lottery, in that you never know who you will get. Will they 'get' you, and understand your particular issues? Will you feel comfortable discussing deeply intimate thoughts and feelings? Will they really be able to help you in a lasting way?

I called Dr. Kron after seeing his web page - it said "Call my cell", and there were some patient reviews that seemed genuine.

I called his cell and left a message. A few hours later, at 8:30 pm, I got a call. He asked if I had a moment to talk, and asked me what was on my mind. I told him some of what was bothering me, and although I felt I was not able to explain it all that well, I could tell by the questions he was asking that he was quickly and effectively diagnosing me - sussing out issues that often accompany depression, as well as ruling out those that can present as depression. But it was the way in which he did it that most affected me.

It's hard to explain, but you'll know if you ever have a chance to speak with him. It was as if he was right there with me, and had always been there. An intuition of sorts - a 'knowing' - without judgement, without a doctorly distance. Just a razor-sharp guy with a lot of compassion and a way of explaining the brain's workings in a down-to-earth manner that makes exact sense.

He spoke with me for 45 minutes - about newer medications, about what's worked or not for me in the past, and about how I would like to proceed. He gave me the names of several of the newer classes of meds, explaining exactly how they interacted with the brain, and encouraged me to research them further.

I asked about his background, & he mentioned he had seen about 10,000 patients over the past 8 years or so at big-box hospital. To me, that was key; I believe in experience & exposure above all. I thought if he's seen that many folks, he's probably seen five or ten of me.

In person, he's caring and kind. He gets it, and he listens. There's more I could write, but you'll know all of this if you choose to see him.

But no matter who you see, and no matter how difficult it is, please try to see someone if you are having issues. I don't mean to give advice, but I waited five hellish years before seeking help, and I regret it.

Best - D

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Dr. Kron is without a doubt one of the best psychiatrists I have ever encountered in my 20 years of working in the field of Psychiatry. I'll tell you why. First, and foremost, he listens and he cares. You will never feel rushed. He treats you as a person and not as a diagnosis. Although he is an expert in the field of Psychiatry, is very bright, is well read and stays on top of the most current psychiatric treatments, he will always insure that you have the final choice in your treatment options. In other words, he works with you as a partner in helping you feel better. And you will feel better! He deserves a 10 star rating.

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Dr. Kron is without a doubt one of the best psychiatrists I have ever encountered in my 20 years of working in the field of Psychiatry. I'll tell you why. First, and foremost, he listens and he cares. You will never feel rushed. He treats you as a person and not as a diagnosis. Although he is an expert in the field of Psychiatry, is very bright, is well read and stays on top of the most current psychiatric treatments, he will always insure that you have the final choice in your treatment options. In other words, he works with you as a partner in helping you feel better. And you will feel better! He deserves a 10 star rating.

Pros: He's the best!

Cons: Too bad there aren't more psychiatrists like him.

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Mike does what it takes to get you better. As soon as whatever you are trying out doesn't seem on target he will ask if you want to trade to the next thing on the list of options that he is always working and reworking with you, based upon what you want the most help addressing. He's very easy access and much more flexible than my other doctors. He'll also advise you how to get what you want from your other doctors. It's nice and unexpected to have one of these guys actually in your corner, rather than in a rush or always responding to roadblocks/insurance limitations first and only responding to your needs second. Others have said they can't recommend him more highly. I definitely second that motion. -CS

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★★★★★

Mike does what it takes to get you better. As soon as whatever you are trying out doesn't seem on target he will ask if you want to trade to the next thing on the list of options that he is always working and reworking with you, based upon what you want the most help addressing. He's very easy access and much more flexible than my other doctors. He'll also advise you how to get what you want from your other doctors. It's nice and unexpected to have one of these guys actually in your corner, rather than in a rush or always responding to roadblocks/insurance limitations first and only responding to your needs second. Others have said they can't recommend him more highly. I definitely second that motion. -CS

Pros: thoughtful, caring, listens, actually acts on what you say!

Cons: should be more docs like him

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2920 Domingo Ave Ste 204

Berkeley, CA, CA 94705

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