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Dr. Ilene Spitzer, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Female • Age 59

  
Dr. Spitzer

Ilene B Spitzer, MD

230 Lafayette Rd # C Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Dr. Ilene Spitzer, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Portsmouth, NH and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med in 1986 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.


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Dr. Spitzer treats Marijuana Addiction more than 61% of her peers

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Dr. Spitzer treats Phobia more than 59% of her peers

Dr. Spitzer treats this condition more than 59% of her peers

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Dr. Spitzer treats Drug and Alcohol Dependence more than 49% of her peers

Dr. Spitzer treats this condition more than 49% of her peers

Dr. Spitzer's conditions and procedures:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Phobia
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness

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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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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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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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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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 fo...

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

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

Awards