Dr. Elena Volfson, MD

Dr. Elena Volfson, MD

Addiction Psychiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Elena Volfson, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Haverford, PA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from St. Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University in 1996 and specializes in addiction psychiatry, internal medicine, and more.

385 Lancaster Ave Ste 206

Haverford, PA 19041

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Dr. Volfson's Experience

Dr. Volfson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Addiction Psychiatry and Psychiatry
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Volfson "Being a director of the Integrated Care program at the Philadelphia VA I work closely with primary care providers to use medications more effectively and minimize poly-pharmacy. My background in Internal Medicine helps me to approach psychiatric and medical issues more effectively, even though I am not practicing Internal Medicine any more. I am very interested in gender differences in mental illness and substance use and consider hormonal influence on mood, anxiety and general well being."

4  Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Women's Health Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Addiction Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

23  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Alcohol Testing
  • Behavior Modification
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Detoxification
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Drug Testing
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • St. Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • St. Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • St. Petersburg Medical Academy For Postgraduate Studies
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • SUNY Albany School Of Public Health and The Nys Department Of Health
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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Dr. Volfson's Reviews

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Dr. Volfson's Performance

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  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dismissive, invalidating, doesn’t really seem to care
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