Dr. Ellen Schlefer, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 66

Dr. Schlefer
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Schlefer, Ellen K MD

20 Ladd St Ste 403 Portsmouth, NH 03801

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(603) 431-3933

Dr. Ellen Schlefer, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Portsmouth, NH and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Alabama School Of Medicine medical school in 1985. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schlefer to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Schlefer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Schlefer treats Schizophrenia more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Schlefer treats this condition more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Schlefer's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

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(603) 431-3933

Dr. Schlefer accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Schlefer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schlefer

3.4

Based on 7 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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She only cares about money. Do not take your child to see this woman. She asked my daughter about our finances and if and where we took vacations when I left the room? Didn’t have the decency to even refer to her notes to get my daughter’s name correct- and it is a basic English name. Poor form. Poor care. Her apathy is palpable.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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cont: Each time we visited I asked her for proactive tips and tools to implement at home to help my kid with her issues--as she offered up nothing. Her credentials and years of practice are impressive- her motivation and actual treatment of my kid as an individual patient were suboptimal; sadly not that of an organized, caring provider.
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Portsmouth, NH – Oct 21, 2016
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After careful research I discovered she is perhaps the top child psychiatrist on the Seacoast and my visits confirmed this. She is empathetic and smart. Though she knows all the ins and outs of medication I never felt she was pushing it as a first option.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Ellen Schlefer, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Portsmouth, NH and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

1991
Ny Hosp-Payne Whitney Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1989
New York Presbyterian Hospital - New York Weill Cornell Center
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ellen Schlefer, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Ellen Schlefer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schlefer frequently treats Schizophrenia, ADHD and-or ADD, and Adjustment Disorder . See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schlefer treats.

Where is Dr. Ellen Schlefer, MD's office located?

Dr. Schlefer's office is located at 20 Ladd St Ste 403, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Schlefer, Ellen K MD

Schlefer, Ellen K MD20 Ladd St Ste 403 Portsmouth, NH 03801
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