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LEONARD S. GOLDSTEIN, M.D.  
On Friday, June 15, 2012, Dr. Leonard S. Goldstein of Gaithersburg, MD. Beloved husband of Kathy Goldstein; father of Alexis, Leah and Joseph Goldstein; brother of Barbara Davis and Lisa Lachs. Graveside service will be held at Garden of Remembrance, Clarksburg, MD on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. where Shiva period will be announced. Arrangements by HINES-RINALDI FUNERAL HOME, INC., under Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington Contract.



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Published in The Washington Post on Jun. 18, 2012.
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114 entries
January 15, 2020
Dr Goldstein was a great employer but more importantly a great friend when needed. Never was too busy to lend an ear. You are missed and loved...
Sharon Matthews
February 4, 2017
I just found out about this book but time does not matter here. Lenny and I had multiple connections. Starting in 10th grade we shared ambitions for or life. We both attended pre-Med at Rutgers for a while and shared some course stuff and fraternity choices.I moved to U of P second year but after our college graduations we re-united at Georgetown Med. What crazy times we had. While studying, we still got into the marches, music and all the sentiments of those hippie times. We started our own newspaper, "the Subterranean Homesick News" which lasted several issues and we endlessly discussed medical school and life choices. Lenny was always really a very philosophical guy with a great command of words and very creative. He was very smart and great fun. I really miss talking with.
After Med School we both started in Psychiatry residency at GT. He was totally engaged in the GT psychoanalytical thinking while I, having just returned from a more neuro-chemical training externship in California, was into the the early use of anti-depressant drugs for treatment. GT was not a good fit for me and I left after year 1 to complete an a residency in internal medicine. My bond to Lenny and psychiatry was a hugh part of my internal medicine practice and over the next 30 years Lenny and I shared many many patients, many medical questions and medical business issues, and lots of life's questions about our kids, families, and future. Often this took place while jogging on the beautiful canal path in Maryland. Like us all, he had his demons but he always meant well. He had a kind, helping heart.
I felt terribly sad at his passing and still miss him a lot as he was then, and even more, as I know he would have been. I am actually still a little angry at him for dying, he would understand that well. He was a great guy.
Artie Rubin
December 19, 2016
Dr. Goldstein was a wonderful doctor and helped me through some difficult times in my life. Rest in peace.
LG Mills
March 30, 2016
still, years gone by, I think of Leo so often...still miss him...
March 29, 2016
I'm finally seriously thinking about following in your footsteps.
Leah Goldstein
September 19, 2014
Missing you so much today xoxo Really wish you were here
Lisa Lachs
September 17, 2014
Dr Goldstein was my "Grandfather Twilight". I was the pearl and he helped me learn how to live my life. I will never forget him. He was a good man and a great doctor. My love goes out to him in Heaven and to his family here on earth.
Betsy Shead
August 24, 2014
Lenny was social director at ZBT at Rutgers 1967 and 1968
Fun guy
Reid Daitzman
June 19, 2014
Out of touch with Lenny since 68 but memories of my friend, frat brother, roommate, business partner, unholy trio member, banana skin co-baker, million laughs, late night donut forays are memorable. I knew Lenny when it was the last job on earth you would imagine him becoming a psychiatrist. RIP Lenny.
Marty Horowitz
June 15, 2014
c.
June 15, 2014
Lenny made this pledge paddle 1964.
Lenny was my "little brother" during his ZBT pledge period at Rutgers. I just remember him as a sweet kid . We never stayed in touch after Rutgers. Sounds like he did pretty good.
Sorry he is gone.
Tom Shefrin
June 20, 2013
Leonard Goldstein was the initial inspiration for my young adult novel, Doctor Goldbunny, just published yesterday. Here is the excerpt from my Acknowledgments page:
"And I especially, wish to acknowledge three people who were critical to this work, and whose spirits live on in its pages:
First, while the character of Doctor Goldbunny is a composite of many healers, including the early 20th century Polish pediatrician, Henryk Goldszmit (pen name Janusz Korczak), it was the late Dr. Leonard Goldstein who first suggested, back in the 1980s, that I keep a journal of goings-on in Washington D.C., thus beginning this story."
Thank you, Leonard.
Valerei Haynes
April 24, 2013
October 15, 2012
Lenny was in my gym class, I will never forget his trepidation when he was assigned to wrestle me, we were good friends and the coach paired us up and wanted us to use great force and fight hard. I was always in shape and Lenny was not strong at that time. We assumed the wrestling position and I whispered in his ear, don't worry about anything, I will make you look great. Every time I saw him after that he always came over and gave me a hug. He became a great Doctor and I was proud of him. I shall miss him. R.I.P. Lenny, glad we were pals.
Ron Lipton
April 23, 2013
i first started meeting 'leo', as i funly refered to him, in 1977. off and on for years and years, he was always there, returned every call out the blue moon...as with most here, cannot describe the positive influence his life still has on mine...
alan altizer
December 17, 2012
Last week I was devastated and deeply saddened to hear that Lenny had died. I hoped it was not true.As James Taylor
sang, I always thought that I would see you
again..................


Lenny and I passed through
several phases of life together.

I knew him when he was a
Neighbor of friends on kenz terrace in west orange, I knew him when he was the friend of
my best friend renay's brother
in elementary school but our friendship was solidified in
Washington, when Lenny was
in grad school and I was in undergraduate school at gw.

Lenny was always funny.
He was always sincere and he was
always always above all, a great and dear friend!

I am so sad that I will not see him again.

My love surrounds his family,
Peggy hess lubman
Peggy Lubman
December 14, 2012
Our deepest sympathies from the John White family, his patients and friends for many years.
John White
November 20, 2012
I just heard Dr. Goldstein's passing. It's very saddening losing such a great human being. Without his help, I wouldn't be alive today. I am saddened and tearful. I called his office hoping to talk to him since I haven't talked to him for awhile. I was shocked when I heard the bad news. May god bless his soul. I have lost not just my doctor, but a father who helped me to stay alive. What a sad day!!!!
Genet Abate
November 8, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the Goldstein family. I worked with Lenny at Potomac Ridge and as a social worker, learned more from him in a 8 month period than from any other physician I have ever worked with. My heart goes out to all of you!!
Stacy Phillips
October 16, 2012
I am truly saddened by the passing of Lennie. We were friends in high school and I have many fond memories of him. My deepest condolences to his family.
Marilyn Silverman-Burton
October 16, 2012
I am saddened to hear of Lenny's passing. My high school memories of him are all accompanied by a smile. Condolences to his family.
Susan Fauer
October 16, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Goldstein family. I have warm and wonderful memories of shared times in high school, particularly in Spanish class. Lenny was one of the good guys. My heart goes out to you.
Beverly Friedman Engel
October 15, 2012
I just heard about Lenny's death and I am so sorry. My sincere condolences to his entire family. I will always remember the great times we had in high school. Again I am so sorry to hear the news and I know he will be greatly missed.
Steven Hyman
October 15, 2012
my last contact with Lenny was during the planning of our high school reunion. I was so looking forward to seeing him at our 50th. Needless to say I am saddened so deeply. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I will always have the wonderful vision of him in my mind when I think of those school days.
He always had a smile on his face and what a wonderful face that was. Rest in peace Lenny
debby timins
October 15, 2012
Lenny was in my gym class, I will never forget his trepidation when he was assigned to wrestle me, we were good friends and the coach paired us up and wanted us to use great force and fight hard. I was always in shape and Lenny was not strong at that time. We assumed the wrestling position and I whispered in his ear, don't worry about anything, I will make you look great. Every time I saw him after that he always came over and gave me a hug. He became a great Doctor and I was proud of him. I shall miss him. R.I.P. Lenny, glad we were pals.
October 15, 2012
I remember the days as teenagers in History class. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My sympathy goes out to his family and all those who were close with him. Bernice Suffel Seigel
October 4, 2012

I just heard about Lennie's passing. I only have fond, admiring memories of him. I hadn't seen Lennie for many years, but his passing has touched me, as his life has. Please accept my condolences.
Lynne Newhouse Segal
September 24, 2012
Dr. Goldstein was an exceptional doctor and I always looked so forward to my sessions with him. He offered me great advice and insight and Im thankful for having known him. He will be missed.
Brooke D
September 10, 2012
Dr. Goldstein was an excellent person to work with early in my career. He will truly be missed.
LaCresha Mitchener
September 6, 2012
A great great human being who touched many lives and helped many in great need. It has been several months but I still pain for Dr G's loss. A patient of 10 plus years. J
J Conard
August 16, 2012
Dear Family of Dr. Goldstein, may your heart and soul find peace and comfort. I am deeply sorry to hear about his passing - I just heard about it yesterday.

Even though I have not seen or talked to him for the last thirty two years, he was always there somewhere in the back of my head. He helped me more then he ever know - I appreciated his candor, his direct approach and his delicious sense of humor.

NORTHWEST INDIAN MEMORIAL

ON DEATH (Author unknown )



Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there.

I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the autumn rain.

When you awake in the morning hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of birds circling in flight.

I am the stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there.

I do not sleep.

------
Shalom...
Marina Erdos Pflieger
August 7, 2012
C.
August 6, 2012
Just found out today in a most roundabout way. Our sincerest condolences to Dr Goldstein's family. He helped both my wife and myself in many ways over the years. At a moment of (seemingly) great crisis, he said "What's the problem?" and we knew immediately what our solution was. He will be missed in more ways than you can imagine. God should make more like him.
Mike and Janet Wilson
July 30, 2012
I simply cannot put into words (others have done so) how shocked and saddened I was to hear the news. I miss him terribly and like so many others he did so much for me over many many years. The last time I saw him was on a Saturday and that was quite unusual. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I will miss you....
Kathy Wright
July 23, 2012
lenny was a really dedicated man a real hoot for his sense of impish humor and as kind as you could find those of us who meet him along the way in whatever role he played in our lives are better off for it
marvin miller
July 18, 2012
I'm glad this Guest Book will remain online. People may not yet have heard the sad news and will find comfort here.Some of you have described him so well, I can see him as I read your messages. It is hard to believe, harder to accept. We will all miss him, we will all keep him in our hearts. I will always remember his gentle, pithy humor. His gifts were shared so freely, and his influence will continue to expand. I've sent a small token of my gratitude and esteem to the memorial fund at Georgetown. If you want to do that, please see the notice on the NovaPsy home page for details. My sincere condolences to Dr. Goldstein's family.
Chris
July 12, 2012
Since my mail was being forwarded from a previous residence I am just now learning of Dr Goldstein's passing. My heart is broken and I feel like I just lost only a doctor but a true friend as well. I cannot tell you the impact that man had on my life beginning with my hospitalization in 2003 to now. He was a confidant, caregiver, friend, father, brother, favorite uncle all in one package. I thank God for his presence in my life and offer my deepest and sincerest condolences to his family. I cannot imagine the loss that you must feel in your lives at this time. I will never forget him as long as I am alive. May God bless you all

William Smith
William Smith
July 7, 2012
I offer my deepest condolences to the loved ones of Dr. Goldstein. He made an enormously positive impact on my life when my life was at its worst. His sense of humor was amazing. He refused to let me behave negatively and had the absolute best way to speak to me that made me want to be a better person. I moved a year ago back home, but not being able to have him as my doctor was one of the biggest negatives of leaving VA. I thank him for everything that he did for me!
Jaimie Smyser
July 3, 2012
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to Dr. G's family, friends and colleagues. I just returned from vacation and was surprised and deeply saddened to learn of his passing. I started working with Dr. G over two years ago and he had a profound impact on my life. I was always impressed with his knowledge of the latest research and his empathetic approach towards treatment. I loved his sense of humor and will miss him very much. In reading the testimonials in the guest book, it is evident to me that Dr. G had a major impact on the world and made a difference in the lives of all who he worked with. Not many can lay claim to similar accomplishments. I hope that all who knew him draw comfort from each other and in the wonderful legacy that Dr. G leaves behind.
David
July 2, 2012
My Big brother meant the world to me. He took care of me and was my friend too. I miss him and will remind people of his good humor and love of family. His passing has left a big hole in my heart.
July 2, 2012
Kathy and kids,
Jane and I were so sad to hear of the loss of Lenny. It is heartwarming to read the postings of clients. This server would not hold the testimonials that could be written. Lenny also had (and is having) a profound effect on tens of thousands of people who were impacted by his visionary leadership in managed care. I first met him 25+ years ago and he gave me the first meaningful opportunity to grow professionally. He always treated me and Jane with respect and kindness. Through the years, I have spoken to/emailed him and he has always responded with warmth and grace. We are so sorry for the loss of a wonderful friend, father, husband and physician. He was one-of-a-kind and we were incredibly blessed to have known him.
Gary Bell
July 1, 2012
Dr.G, A man of wisdom,and compassion.he saved me from myself, and for that I am eternly gratefull. Dr.G had such a great impact on so many people. I will allways carry his words,and advice in my heart.
July 1, 2012
My heart goes out to Dr. Goldstein's family, friends and patients. It helped to read the comments posted here. I have been seeing Dr. G for many years and am happy to see that I was not the only one who experienced his wit! I learned to shut up and get the help that I needed and will use forever. As another patient stated, I always left his office with a smile on my face. Thank you, Dr. G! Although I am sad, you gave me the foundation to be the person that I am. I will think of you and miss you always.
Jody
June 29, 2012
To have met and talked to Dr. Goldstein was truly a gift from above.
June 29, 2012
Lenny was my drummer in high school. He was a really smart kid, and I remember him as always smiling. Wish we had stayed in touch. He was the "Wipeout" King. RIP my old friend.......
Harvey Sarch
June 29, 2012
You will be missed Dr. Goldstein. You really helped me and you made me laugh!
Bless you.
June 28, 2012
I was so sad to hear of Dr. Goldstein's passing. Although there are many stories already posted here, I will add mine to them because I want his friends and family to know just how many people he helped: I went to Dr. G at one of my lowest points, when other doctors had done me quite a bit of harm, misdiagnosing and misprescribing drugs to me. Dr. Goldstein saved me from all that--in fact, his biggest gift was getting me off all the medication, and for that I will be forever grateful. He brought me back to myself. Perhaps he would appreciate it to know that in addition to all his professionalism, advice, warmth, good humor, and kindness, I will also really miss his shoes. They gave him just that extra kick that made him who he was. Thanks for everything, Dr. G.
T G
June 28, 2012
Bradley Beach
Barbara
June 28, 2012
together
Barbara
June 28, 2012
I will dedicate my new garden to Dr. Goldstein
I feel so privileged to have known Dr. Goldstein. In a few weeks he changed my life.
He was simply the BEST.
Jan Chappelle
June 28, 2012
Thank you, Dr Goldstein for helping me through my illness; you gave me tools to fight and accept my problems. I will miss you.

Nancy Mapother
June 27, 2012
Dr. Goldstein was a mensch...he took me from darkness to light...i will always feel so grateful for his wisdom, counsel and wit...I am deeply saddened by his passing...a person who had such a big influence on my life is no longer here...i miss him...
K
June 27, 2012
Dr. Goldstein was a great doctor and a good man. I will miss him.

Dan
June 27, 2012
Lenny, I hope you knew all the wonderful thoughts people have about you. You will remain my big brother and I will always hear you in my mind..
Barbara Goldstein
June 26, 2012
Lisa Lachs
June 26, 2012
Dr. G was a real human being, and he knew how to help others find their bearings in a troubled world. I will always be grateful for his insight and advice. But more than that, I will miss his sense of humor and ability to focus on the positive in all situations. I'm so sorry that he is gone, and wish the best for his family.
Joel
June 26, 2012
My sincere heartfelt condolences to Dr. G's family, colleagues, friends and fellow patients. Dr. G has been a huge part of my life over the last 10 years. He genuinely wanted me to get well and be happy. I feel as if I've lost a close family member and so appreciated his brilliance, sarcasm, wit and genuine warmth. I'm filled with gratitude for all he has done for his profession and for his patients.
Suzanne
June 25, 2012
I have been reading the stories of other peoples experiences with Dr G. I too had experiences that seemed similar to the things people are describing. He would tell me to stop talking. He would say you talk too much are you ADD. He loved it when he picked on you and then you would picked back at him. It was like he was saying "it is all okay" and it did make you feel like it was all going to be okay. He was like saying don't take it all so seriously and he would get a little twinkle in his eye and things did seem better. He had this dance of words going on and loved it when you were dancing back. It was like his fairy dust. The thing that made him so healing as a doctor. He was more than just a walking prescription pad.
June 25, 2012
First person in my life who understood what I have been living with. I enjoyed talking with him and looked forward to every meeting. I am deeply saddened and puzzled by this. Please except my deepest Sympathy for your loss.
Dana Wilson
June 25, 2012
R.I.P. Doc
Michael RunelsMichaelR
June 25, 2012
Dr. Goldstein was more than just a doctor to me - he helped me find myself again after other doctors had given up. To this day, I credit the person I've become and the successes I've achieved to his insight and ability to see past the obvious and into the subtleties that were the root of my problems. I am a better person today because of him, and may thoughts and prayers are with his family in this very difficult time. There is no doubt...Dr. Goldstein will be missed by many.
June 25, 2012
My first several visits to Dr Goldstein I thought he was curt. When I saw him in May he mentioned the time; I wasn't ready to leave and wanted to ask a question, he mentioned the time again. I said "it's because you keep talking", he let me get my question to him. I smiled for weeks when I remembered telling him to stop talking. He walked me to the elevator, put his hand out and we shook hands as he gave me words of encouragement. You're amazing, he said. He took our complicated lives and through his brilliance put it to us in a simple and direct way. A great man. Two of my sons, after years of my asking, finally said to me, "Mom, I'm ready to go to your doctor". May God comfort his family and all who mourn him. Nancy Gaimpa
Nancy Giampa
June 24, 2012
To Dr. Goldstein's family, I am so very sorry. Dr. Goldstein gave me the most effective treatment I ever had. I knew his heart was in what he did and therefore I could trust him. He will be very, very missed.
June 24, 2012
A wonderfully kind and professionally outstanding human being we will all miss greatly. My sincerest condolences to The Goldstein family!
Warm regards, Julia Olijnyk
June 24, 2012
Dr. Goldstein was so much more to his patients than just a doctor. He counseled me for the past 20 years and my life has been forever changed for the better because of his knowledge, humor, directness and advice. He was truly one of a kind.
Sad but grateful patient
June 24, 2012
Dr. Goldstien was the right person for me at the right time for that I will always be grateful. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will always remember his advice and how he helped a lost person find himself again
Joe
June 24, 2012
My sincere condolences to the Goldstein family. I grew to know Dr. G over the past couple of years. He was an absolutely stellar person with an outstanding sense of humor and incredible command of the trade. He was very helpful to me during my times of need and I will miss our conversations deeply. One of the last times we spoke he requested the picture attached. He seemed to get a real kick out of the fact that I actually go out and look for these things. Blessings to his family, friends and coworkers.
Todd
June 23, 2012
June 23, 2012
Words cannot express the sadness I feel for the passing of Dr. Goldstein. He was such a brilliant man. Very wise. He helped me more than words can ever say. I will remember him and keep him in my prayers always. May God Bless his wife and family. My heart goes out to you. He will never be replaced.
Colleen Long
June 23, 2012
I have never had a doctor that had such an affect on my life. I never had a doctor that cared so much. I will not only miss him as a doctor. I will miss him as a person. He really made a heart connection with people. I couldn't be in more grief it a member of my own family past away.
June 23, 2012
Dr. Goldstein saved my life. I will be forever grateful to him. I have been a patient of his since 2007 and he saw me at rock bottom. It was him that helped me get back to the person I am presently. My sincerest condolences to his family and colleagues,
Aaisha Rielly
June 23, 2012
This is very sad news. I just received the letter from his office informing of his passing. I am very sad. He helped me very much, and was a nice man. I don't know how to express my sorrow, but wanted to share he will be missed.
Scott
June 23, 2012
I will need to get a bracelet that says WWLS: "What would Lenny say?"

To his family: For each of the postings here there are thousands of other patients and ex-patients out there living better lives because of Dr. Goldstein.

I felt like he was a father figure to me. I reluctantly joined a group in the 1990s. Today I attribute much of my success in my marriage, work and relationships to what I learned back then. I continued for occasional "check ups" over the years. The last time I saw Dr. G, we discussed our mutual love of gardening. I asked about retirement, and he said he had no plans to retire. "I'm not going anywhere," he told me. I wouldn't be surprised if he were telling God right now that he wasn't ready to leave!His sincerity, his mirth, his directness -his ability to see right through the layers -- oh, how the world has lost a great man.
I only wish I had the opportunity to thank him for sharing his wisdom and to hug that teddy bear on the couch one more time.
Brenda K
June 23, 2012
I had just started seeing Dr. Goldstein, so I didn't get to know him well, but he came across as a kind man with a good sense of humor. My thoughts are with his family.
Kate Weber
June 22, 2012
As I read all the messages, I am struck by the number of people who have been so profoundly helped by Dr. Goldstein. He literally gave us back our lives. I will remember him with love and gratitude for his great knowledge and compassion.
Ann
June 22, 2012
I was a patient of Dr. Goldstein and wanted to let his family know how much he will be missed. I always left my appointments with him with a smile on my face and an upbeat outlook. I will miss his sincerity of the hurt I felt and his quick wit.
Linda
June 22, 2012
I am deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man. He helped me so much and I was so grateful to him. I will miss him deeply. God Bless His Family.
With much respect,
Barbara Hartmann
His life will go on in our hearts, and he will be remembered like a beautiful tree that blooms for the season. He gave so much...
Barbara Hartmann
June 22, 2012
I've known Dr. Goldstein since 1996. What a wonderful human being!!!!!!!! I've never known a better doctor - always willing to take his time, answer questions, and figure out the puzzles to the human brain. The last couple of times I saw Dr. G. I joked with him about retirement, and he said, "why would I retire? I love what I do. It's not like work." He was always so happy. I'm so saddened for your family, his co-workers and all of the many people he has helped. Be strong. I'll always remember his tennis shoes. Love you Dr. G.
Bernice W.
June 22, 2012
Our family was shocked and saddened to hear about Dr. G. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, coworkers and children. He helped our family in a dark time of crisis, especially after my son had spent 3 weeks in the hospital, and got him back to his natural happy self again. He helped the rest of us too, with advice, and humor, and knowledge about the best meds available. He was the most progressive, knowledgable doc in this field I have ever known. He was kind and helped our family and many of our friends; we never hesitated to send someone who was suffering in his direction. May he rest in peace.
Susan T.
June 22, 2012
Dr. Goldstein has treated me for the past five years. He has met my children, made me laugh and it was obvious how deeply he loved his family. Thinking and praying for you all.
Kelly
June 22, 2012
Kathy & family: So shocked & saddened by the news if Len's passing. I wish you and the family hope & strength during these dufficult times. Steve and I would love to see you guys as its been a few years since we have spent time with you and yours. Please accept our sincere condolescenses & dont hesitate to call.
Jean Bussone
June 22, 2012
Dr. G saved my life. I reached the point where I was going to lose my family and my job (which I eventually did, but he bought me almost a year to get well and transition to a new job). Even if I had stayed exactly the same as I was the day I walked in to Dr. G's office I most likely would have died young and have had the pleasure of knowing all sorts of unpleasant things.

I have my kids, my spouse, and my wife because of Dr. G. There is no amount of gratitude that can equal what he gave me.
June 22, 2012
I have been a patient of Dr. Goldstein for over 10 years. I last saw him about a month ago. He seemed to be very over worked and I told him he shouldn't see patients on Saturday. He was always wanting to help people. I am so sorry this happened. It has effected me very deeply. There were few allopathic doctors that I trusted and he was the main one. I went to him for other things like high blood pressure. I send my condolences to his family and close friends. One of the last things he said to me was do you know how hard it is to practice medicine and be a good doctor and I am a great doctor. I said I am sure it is very hard and you are a great doctor. He was very human in the way he acted practiced medicine. I wish miss him very much.
Mary
June 21, 2012
Dr. Goldstein really believed in me and gave me the confidence to believe in myself. I will truly miss him and I am saddened for his families loss. Novapsy lost a wonderful doctor and friend that meant a lot to many people. RIP
Ashley Graling Tang
June 21, 2012
My heart goes out to the family of Dr. Goldstein. I am so saddened by the loss of such a
wonderful person & physician.

He showed such a deep commitment to the better health of his patients. I benefitted so much from the time I knew him. And I will always be grateful.
Bettye
June 21, 2012
It was a privilege to work with Dr. Goldstein and im truly sorry to hear about the loss. I will keep his family in prayer. Dr. Goldsteing was very nice and always had a very good sense of hunor.
Shawanda Foxx
June 21, 2012
Sarah
June 21, 2012
Dr. Goldstein was my doctor for the past 8 years. Recently he changed a med I had been on for 20 years and it made a huge difference! He was genuinely pleased to see me doing so well the last time I saw him, about 3 weeks ago. He always had something kind and funny to say to make me laugh. I am still in shock to lose him when he was still so young. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and close friends. He helped so many people, there are literally hundreds of patients absorbing this sad and very unexpected news this week. I hope I can stay with the NovaPsy practice as Dr. Goldstein had the best front desk people and partners, especially Maria who has always been so kind and thoughtful and helpful to me. Rest in peace, Dr. Goldstein, you made a huge difference in the world.
Sarah
June 21, 2012
Dr. Goldstein and Family,

Where to begin, like so many have said, you have helped me come through one of the most difficult times in my life. You were an avid learner/reader because every time I saw you, you “quoted” the latest research and suggested something new to try. You could be abrupt at times, but always said what needed to be said and always had the best interest of your patients at heart. I will miss your sneakers and sport coats, your leg crossed over your knee holding your computer and your eyes peering over your glasses to give me that “look” that said, “I know what I'm talking about, am I right?” You were right, most of the time:)! While I've only known you for a couple of years, I took comfort in knowing that you would always be there if I needed you and you reminded me of that each time I made my next appointment when you said, “Or come back sooner if you need to.” No one can fill your shoes, or should I say sneakers, and you will be greatly missed. You have accomplished much in your life and I hope that your family will take comfort in the fact that you have helped so many and lived with a purpose and commitment to help others. I take comfort in knowing that you will always be with us in memory and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Jennifer McNulty
June 20, 2012
What can I say that hasn't been said? I will miss him a lot. My deepest sympathy goes to his wife and family. What a great person and doctor.
Anne
June 20, 2012
Dear family....I can only say thank you, for having shared your wonderful husband and Dad, with all of us whose lives are richer and stronger and more worthwhile for his brilliance and enlightenment. For my daughter and for myself, he changed our worlds with his knowledge and insight, his hard work and caring. He effected a change in both of us that forever changed us, our family and our extended family, and we will remain forever grateful. The last time I saw him he was raving about his son's golf prowess and he literally lit up talking about him! And as I was walking away, he stopped to give me 2 rewarding and sincere compliments on my health and life, and for a man who only said what he meant, I will hold those words close to my heart and try to live up to them. My sincerest sympathies go to you all, and also to his staff and partners. I know he was soooo very happy with his new digs!....so proud.....! I am so very sorry for your loss of him. most sincerely, Terri Russell
Terri Russell
June 20, 2012
I just found out today when I called to re-schedule my appointment and it really hit me hard. What a great loss, Dr. Goldstein was wonderful. He made me laugh every time I came to see him. I remember telling him on my first visit that he was not in the Army I was the retiree. He was kind and helped me overcome my difficulties. I am so grateful for his dedication, his charisma and his recommendations and humor. The world has lost a great man but heaven has gained an angel. My deepest sympathy to his family, friends, colleagues and patients. May he rest in peace.
Sonia Funes Wagner
June 20, 2012
Saw Dr. Goldstein for the past 2 years best doc. i ever had!!!!!So sorry for the loss.
June 20, 2012
Doc was the best doctor ever. He saved me from a terrible life through his brilliance. My family will never forget hsi impact on our lives I only miss the fact that I couldn't be at his funeral. Kids of doc? you had the best dude ever... Gonna miss ya bro!
Mike Giampa
June 20, 2012
My sorrow and respect for the family of Dr. Goldstein. I was his patient for only a few years and have never before experienced a doctor so excited about new advances in medicine and happily sharing it if it suited me. I will miss seeing him, benefiting from his directness, and knowing he would give me something to laugh about every session. He was like a very smart, big kid...and it helped me to relax talking to him. I am still so shocked about this and have no idea what happened. If he was sick, car accident, etc. I had emailed him a couple of times last week about a medication he started me on. Not receiving any response, I called the clinic yesterday and got the news. Again, I am so sorry for the family's loss as well as the loss to so many patients. I will say some prayers for the good doctor. I would like close with one little story. I gathered he was close to his daughter, as I remember her calling a few times during one or another of my sessions. They were short calls or texts (can't remember), and he apologized. But he seemed to get a little charge or chuckle from her calls, and I gathered he was probably close to his daughter.
Tony Weger
June 20, 2012
I was deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Goldstein's passing today. He truly saw me through my darkest days and guided me through the other side. I truly hope his family knows the impact he had on so many lives and how deeply he will be missed. My thoughts are with them in their loss.
Leslie
June 20, 2012
My deepest sympathies goes out to Dr. Goldstein's family and close friends. My husband and I were both patients of Dr. Goldstein's for years. We are saddened to hear of the news. May God bless Lenny and his family.
June 20, 2012
I will miss him terribly. Not only was he my boss but he was a friend. We liked to argue but in the end we would laugh. I will remember saying to him in the ER."what happens in the ER stays in the ER" and we both busted out laughing!!!! I am grateful I got to join Novapsy and become his right hand. He was a brillant doc.
Maria Castillo
June 20, 2012
My daughter and I were patients of Dr. Goldstein and we both feel a great loss and sadness. He was a brilliant doctor but was also very caring with his patients. We lost a great man and will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. May God give them comfort during this very difficult time.
Lorraine
June 19, 2012
A brilliant mind left us all here to wonder how one man can have such a profound impact on so many...I will miss his wit and wisdom and know that he was a real Mensch.
Jackie Franklin
June 19, 2012
Dr. Goldstein's passing brings so much
sadness. He was a gifted doctor and
he helped me out of the darkness. My
sympathy to his wife and family
Dicy Macerollo
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