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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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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.

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Dr. Alderfer's Care Philosophy

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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  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • 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
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Education

  • Medical School
    U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychological Pharmacology

Procedures Performed

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