Dr. Benjamin Alderfer, MD

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Dr. Benjamin Alderfer, MD
Dr. Benjamin Alderfer, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Denver, CO. He has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Alderfer is affiliated with Porter Adventist Hospital.

2465 S Downing St Ste 110

Denver, CO 80210

Contact Information

(303) 778-5774

Dr. Benjamin Alderfer, MD

Dr. Benjamin Alderfer, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
very high
more than 95% of peers
Major Depressive Disorder
very high
more than 90% of peers
ADHD and-or ADD
high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alderfer "Dr. Alderfer practices adult, geriatric, and neuropsychiatry and is the medical director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at Porter Adventist Hospital. He provides inpatient and outpatient ECT evaluations and treatments at Porter. He also has an outpatient practice at the Centre for Behavioral Health. Prior to working at Porter, he spent three years at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan, where he was the director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Unit and the ECT program. Dr. Alderfer believes that the goal of treatment is to maximize a person?s functioning and quality of life. When evaluating and treating a person, it is essential to consider all parts of the individual in order to help him or her the most. Issues that are of particular importance to consider in older adults include frequent coexisting and complicating medical problems, drug-drug interactions, cognitive functioning, and grief and loss. Dr. Alderfer strives to consider all of these things while working with families, outpatient providers, and a multidisciplinary team to return a person back to his or her active and full life."

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychological Pharmacology
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Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Attack
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Procedures

  • ADHD Testing
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alderfer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Not Accepting New Patients
Dr. Alderfer accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Alderfer has admitting privileges

Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 S Downing St
Denver, CO 80210
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