About Us - Dr. Rudominer
As a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with over 35 years of experience, Dr. Rudominer has extensive experience treating patients with a wide range of psychiatric disorders. He has been listed as one of the best psychiatrists in the USA and Canada specializing in the treatment of people with Mood Disorders on a leading depression website.
Dr. Rudominer has been honored with the 2012 Patients' Choice Award. Among the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent qualify for the award, based on patient feedback. Doctors are rated on-line by patients on various components of care, including accuracy of diagnoses, the amount of time spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care.
Many patients have a misconception that psychiatrists are trained just to treat problems with medication alone. Although in some cases that might be true, Dr. Rudominer’s training gives him the expertise to treat the "whole patient" with psychotherapy and medication if needed. Dr. Rudominer believes that, if possible, it is always best for the patient and family to deal with only one clinician rather than deal with a psychiatrist just for medication and a separate psychologist or social worker for counseling. He is one of the few psychiatrists in New Jersey who has a full-time psychotherapy practice in addition to seeing patients for medication treatment. Dr. Rudominer also welcomes referrals from other psychologists and psychiatric social workers for medication management alone and will work closely with them to help achieve patient goals.
Unlike many psychiatrists in New Jersey where you often have to wait weeks to months to schedule an appointment, Dr. Rudominer will almost always see you within one to two days if there is an emergency. His “hands on” approach, including his availability to speak to patients by phone whenever they are in need, even on weekends, is unusual for psychiatrists. He also encourages patients or their family members to email him with important information.
In addition Dr. Rudominer has expertise in rendering second opinions regarding diagnoses and treatment as well as treating the "difficult patient". And because of his medical training, he may be able to diagnose an underlying medical condition which may have gone undetected by a non-medical professional.
Dr. Rudominer’s extensive psychodynamic and psychoanalytic training in the 1970's prepared him extremely well for this dual role. He began his full time private psychiatric practice in New York City. He is board certified in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. During the 1980’s he founded Brooklyn Center for Families in Crisis, a non-profit state-licensed mental health center designed to help meet the social and mental health needs of the community.
In 1993, after 20 years in private practice, Dr. Rudominer relocated his full-time child, adolescent and adult psychiatric and psychoanalytic practice from NYC to Livingston, NJ. In 2005 Dr. Rudominer once again felt, as he did in the 1980's when he founded Brooklyn Center for Families in Crisis along side his private practice, that he needed to expand his private practice to meet the needs of many patients and families that he could no longer service as a solo practitioner. He opened a second office in Livingston and hired two psychiatric advanced nurse practitioners, Kathleen Prendergast and Katherine Jackson, to expand his practice.
In a flexible and affordable way he is now able to add many more patients to his expanded practice. With the addition of Kathleen Prendergast and Katherine Jackson he is also able to add more psychotherapeutic modalities such as child social skills, parent and adolescent groups and cognitive behavioral therapy to name just a few.
In addition to his private practice and clinical experience, Dr. Rudominer is the author of numerous psychiatric and psychoanalytic articles in professional journals and books; He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at NYU Medical Center and has taught and lectured on a variety of mental health topics; has appeared on local radio; and continues to receive advanced training, and certification in the use of new types of treatments.
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