Dr. Ilene Spitzer, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryFemaleAge 60

Dr. Spitzer
Accepting new patients

Arthritis Seacoast

230 Lafayette Rd Portsmouth, NH 03801

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(603) 431-0222

Dr. Ilene Spitzer, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Portsmouth, NH and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med medical school in 1986. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spitzer to book an appointment.

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Dr. Spitzer's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Dr. Spitzer accepts the following insurance:

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My daughter has been seeing dr spitzer for more than 18 months. Dr spitzer worked hard to gain her trust. Dr spitzer keeps the parents informed about most things without breaking the trust of my daughter. If you have a teen that could use advise or what the child feels is a safe ear. Please go to dr spitzer. You will not regret your decision
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Bruce – Jun 09, 2020
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Dr. Spitzer responds below that routine monitoring of a patient's blood via lab draw is not necessary while on antipsychotics. Since 2003 the FDA has require labeling of all second generation antipsychotics and require measuring metabolic markers prior to prescribing and after prescribing antipsychotics. It blows my mind that a person prescribing drugs to children and adolescence wouldn't know that. Dangerous. Appalling.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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farley44 in Portsmouth, NH – Jun 23, 2018
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Dr. Spitzer is someone who is a dedicated Psychiatrist.! I have personally suffered great losses in my life and she has been beside me all the way. She understands the process of grief. Dr. Spitzer has compassion and empathy! She prescribes judiciously. She thinks holistically. She is aware of her patients strengths and weaknesses. This doctor does her homework and is up to date with new medications and treatments. I find her to be very accessible. She always returns calls in a timely manner.
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Feb 22, 2018
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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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Portsmouth – May 02, 2017
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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. She was condescending toward our pediatrician and i would not recommend her.
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Burlington, MA – Dec 21, 2016
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I have over twenty years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. I place a premium on thorough and comprehensive initial evaluation to...Read more


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry


C F Menninger Meml Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
C F Menninger Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
Medical School


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Dr. Spitzer frequently treats Adjustment Disorder , Anorexia, and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Spitzer treats.

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Dr. Spitzer's office is located at 230 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Arthritis Seacoast230 Lafayette Rd Portsmouth, NH 03801