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Dr. Matthew Pitera, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Pitera

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2446 Church Rd Ste 2D Toms River, NJ 08753

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Dr. Matthew Pitera, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Toms River, NJ and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1991 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.


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2.7

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when my child was going to him he was on way to many medications. Was making our child worse.
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Excellent care
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Dr. Pitera seems to have good knowledge of the medications he prescribes. However, it is ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE to get him or his office "manager" (and only employee/wife) on the phone. When you leave messages, they NEVER GET RETURNED, When you are finally lucky enough to reach Mary (office manager) on the phone, she will never apologize for not returning your phone calls. I have no doubt that my own mental illness was made WORSE by my frustrating dealings with his office manager.
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Dangerous doctor. Doesn't care about his patients.
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Dr.pitera is an outstanding psychiatrist, I had seen seven psychiatrists before going to him and I had given up at that point. This man is credited with saving my life, he doesn't lie to you or beat around the bush, he listened to me and didn't push me out the door with a prescription and have me talk to a psychologist, he pays attention to details. Pitera is an old school doctor who's not worried about cutting your time short so he can get to the next patient, a rare quality to find nowadays.
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I've been going to Dr. Pitera for years, and he has helped me immeasurably. He always pays close attention to you, and makes sure to fully answer your questions & address your concerns. He's also always very knowledgeable and professional. After struggling with depression and anxiety for my entire life, we finally found the combination of medications that I needed, and I've been doing so much better. The only downside is that his office hours are irregular and he's sometimes hard to contact.
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Biography

Dr. Matthew Pitera, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Toms River, NJ and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1991 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

UMDNJ New Jersey Med School
Residency Hospital
UMDNJ R W Johnson Med School
Residency Hospital
1991
Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
Medical School
1991

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(732) 244-6626

Dr. Pitera accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pitera's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pitera treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pitera treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Antisocial Personality Disorder
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pitera treats Antisocial Personality Disorder more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Pitera treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pitera treats Nondependent Cocaine Abuse more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Pitera treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Pitera's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder