Rebecca T. ~Walnut Creek, Ca.

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Mike Kron is a savior in my life. I have been to several doctors, both psychiatrist and psychologists, to seek help for my PTSD and depression. Mike was spot-on with the medication he prescribed. I am literally a new woman! My spirits have improved so much, and my energy and zest for life is back! He helped me so much that I was even able to get myself together enough to get a fantastic job.

When I made an appointment with Mike, my life was spiraling deeper and deeper into a very dark place. I was self-medicating with drugs and alcohol to go numb. I was comfortable enough with Dr. Kron to confide in him how out-of-control my life had become. He was completely non-judgmental and so easy to talk to. I am happy to report that my mental well-being has improved so much that I don’t feel the need to numb myself with drugs/alcohol anymore.

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Mike Kron to anyone seeking help for mental illness. Thank you, Mike!

Douglas H. ~Berkeley, Ca.

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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.


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Best Psychiatrist in the Bay Area!

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.

Bill S.

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Best Psychiatrist in the bay area!

I met Dr. Kron years ago when he was at kaiser in Oakland. He helped me when no one else was able to. Then my employer switched to Aetna and I was not able to see him again.

I went through so many Doctors one that was on probation with the medical board left me hanging when he closed and didn’t tell his patients a thing. I recently learned that Dr. Kron switched to private practice and I was excited to see him.

Unfortunately he did not accept my insurance BUT referred me to several colleagues that did. Now if that doesn’t tell you what type of person he is nothing will.

I can highly recomend him. Nice person, knows his meds and is willing to work hard for you. Thank’s Dr. Kron for everything you have done for me.


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Compassionate, knowledgeable Dr who actually listens!

Dr. Kron literally saved my life by finding the right combination of meds for my sensitive system. I’d gone thru numerous shrinks and started carrying my list of drugs that didn’t work because the docs never listened. One dr almost killed me by prescribing the wrong stuff when I clearly told him what I couldn’t take.

Not so with Dr. Kron, he actually listens and is unbelievably knowledgeable. I have PTSD and depression and believe it or not, I am now having positive thoughts again and feeling hopeful and less malleable by my anxiety.

There are not enough stars for giving someone a life back! Thanks Dr. Kron.

Dr. Gersho

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Dr. Michael Kron is as good as it gets…

As a clinical psychologist, it is always a challenge to find a competent psychiatrist to refer to. I have referred my clients to Dr. Kron for years.

The feedback my clients have given me has been uniformly consistently positive. They have not only been impressed with his skillful ability to prescribe the right medication at the right dose, but have been VERY pleasantly surprised how much time he devotes to them in every meeting. They have found him to be very kind, warm and compassionate. As a result, I refer ALL clients in need to Dr. Kron. It really makes ME look good by doing so!