Dr. Ilene Spitzer, MD

Dr. Ilene Spitzer, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Ilene Spitzer, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry doctor who practices in Portsmouth, NH. She is 57 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

230 Lafayette Rd # C

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Contact Information

(603) 431-0222

Insurance Accepted

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Dr. Spitzer's Experience

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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spitzer "I have over twenty years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. I place a premium on thorough and comprehensive initial evaluation to ensure adequacy of the diagnostic assessment and, therefore, the appropriateness and indication for treatment recommendations. I am deliberate in my effort to engage the patient in the process in ways that facilitate their subjective agenda and concerns while also taking the time to derive the necessary historical information to make an accurate diagnostic formulation. I support parents and school districts in appreciating the educational needs of the child or teen in school. I do not discriminate based on the presenting diagnostic issues  and do not avoid cases that may be marked by a high degree of complexity or acuity or cases marked by dissonance or conflict. I provide diagnostic assessment, medication evaluation and management as well as individual therapy for adults, children and adolescents and conjoint parent consultation."


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  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety
  • Psychiatric Diseases

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • C F Menninger Mem Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • C F Menninger Meml Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spitzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spitzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spitzer to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. Spitzer's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Spitzer Says:

I welcome patients bringing their concerns, questions and frustrations to me directly. Part of the work of psychiatry is encouraging patients and families to communicate even the most distressing issues and I also welcome their doing so even if those issues relate to me and the practice. While I respect their using this or any forum to express their concerns, I want patients to know that I am always willing and able to listen and


Patient Comments (2)

Portsmouth |
Dr. Spitzer truly cares about her patients and fully explains answers to any questions you have. For the first time I feel that I have s doctor who is on my side to help support my progression of getting better.
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Burlington, MA |
She misdiagnosed my son, contradicted all his previous testing, then started him on antipsychotic medication. She never checked his blood levels to see if these medications were causing him harm. She felt only her opinion was valid and never truly listened to the input from the school counselors....more
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I am sorry you were so frustrated. I Would have welcomed any dialogue regarding these issues. Very few medications require or even use blood levels for monitoring including antipsychotics. I do wish you and...more
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