Dr. Dmitry Primak

Doctor of Medicine (CA, NJ)


About Me

Prescribes Medication: Yes 

Age Range: 18+ 

Dmitry E. Primak, M.D. is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association who is offering psychiatry services to adult residents of California, New Jersey, and Florida. He has extensive experience in treatment of variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, chemical addiction and other psychological disorders. He approaches individuals with a passion for helping them learn about their conditions and treatments as well guiding them to heal.

Dr. Primak has been practicing psychiatry since 1973 after graduation from Zaporozhye Medical University in Ukraine where his interest in behavioral health care began. He has completed psychiatry residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. For the past 18 years Dr. D. Primak has acted as attending psychiatrist and chief psychiatrist of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Bergen Regional Medical Center, as a psychiatrist in emergency screening and outreach at CarePlus Center and as a psychiatrist in his own private practice. Throughout his career, his joy has come from watching a measured improvement of the lives of people he works with.

In his personal life, Dr. Primak enjoys hiking, reading books and swimming. He recently relocated to California to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He interacts with the world through his values of optimism, realism and persistence keeping in mind one of his favorite quotes from Fredrich Nietzche: “He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”

Dr. Primak requires no less than twenty-four (24) hours advance notice of a canceled appointment. Clients canceling appointments with less than 24 hours’ notice, will be billed $120 for an initial assessment and $50 for follow-ups, as a No Show Fee. This fee will be billed automatically to the client’s credit card at the time of the cancellation.



May 1998 – Present, Bergen Regional Medical Center, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Chief Psychiatrist, Attending Psychiatrist

Apr 1998 – Present, Private Practice


Aug 1997 – Sep 1998, Shoreline Behavioral Health

Attending Psychiatrist

Dec 1997 – Present, CarePlus Center


Nov 1999 – Mar 2001, West Bergen MHC


1990 – 1993, Educational break, non-physician employment

1986 – 1990, Psychiatric Hospital #17, Moscow, Russia

Chief Attending Psychiatrist

1977 – 1986, Psychiatric-Narcological Hospital, Zaporojhye, Ukraine

Medical Director, Psychiatrist

1974 – 1977, Lazurny Sanatorium, Berdyansk, Ukraine

General Practitioner Physician

1973 – 1974, Hospital 1, Berdyansk, Ukraine

General Practitioner Physician Internship


Aug 1993 – Aug 1997, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Psychiatry Residency, PGY-2-4, Chief Resident

Aug 1993 – Aug 1994, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA

Psychiatry Residency, PGY-1

1986, Moscow, Russia


1979, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

Psychiatry Specialization

1981, Moscow, Russia



  • ADHD (adult)
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psycho-pharmacology