Dr. Robert Sterling, MD

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Dr. Robert Sterling, MD
Dr. Sterling has been practicing medicine for thirty years. In addition to his board certification in Addiction Medicine, he was residency trained in Family Practice, ran several ambulatory care centers and practiced Occupational Medicine for thirteen years.

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Dr. Sterling's Care Philosophy

As an Addiction Medicine specialist, Dr. Sterling offers his patients a broad range of competencies. His training and experience foster an approach to addiction recovery that is both holistic and empathetic. Addiction is not just a disease of "substance abuse" but one of conditioned memory which takes the act of drug and alcohol use and associates it with the normal daily activities of associated behaviors. These associated behaviors become the basis for the triggers that so often start round after round of relapse. Dr. Sterling offers a variety of methods for the treatment of substance use disorders, all of which are evidence-based. The treatments involve medication assisted therapy, cognitive, and motivational, behavioral therapies as well as mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Group treatments and individual therapies are offered and prescribed, and 12 step programs are strongly promoted.

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Dr. Sterling's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Sterling has been practicing medicine for thirty years. In addition to his board certification in Addiction Medicine, he was residency trained in Family Practice, ran several ambulatory care centers and practiced Occupational Medicine for thirteen years.

Dr. Sterling's Care Philosophy

As an Addiction Medicine specialist, Dr. Sterling offers his patients a broad range of competencies.  His training and experience foster an approach to addiction recovery that is both holistic and empathetic.    Addiction is not just a disease of "substance abuse" but one of conditioned memory which takes the act of drug and alcohol use and associates it with the normal daily activities of associated behaviors.  These associated behaviors become the basis for the triggers that so often start round after round of relapse.

Dr. Sterling offers a variety of methods for the treatment of substance use disorders, all of which are evidence-based.  The treatments involve medication assisted therapy, cognitive, and motivational, behavioral therapies as well as mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Group treatments and individual therapies are offered and prescribed, and 12 step programs are strongly promoted.

Dr. Sterling's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Addiction Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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  • 2
    Sanctions

    Dr. Sterling has received 2 sanctions

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    • Other (1/7/2010)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Robert E. Sterling; License # 025666

      Nature of Complaint:

      Allegations charged in the Statement of Charges contained in Case # 2009-20091258.

      Action Taken:

      The physician Voluntarily Surrendered his license to practice medicine in the State of Connecticut in settlement of the allegations contained in the above-reference case.

      March 15, 2011-Reinstatement Consent Order

      The physician has applied to have his license reinstated.

      The physician's license to practice as a physician and surgeon shall be reinstated when the physician satisifes the requirements for reinstatement of his license. Immediately upon issuance, the physician's license shall be placed on Probation for a period of five years subject to various terms and conditions including but not limited to the following:

      1. The physician shall participate in regularly scheduled therapy with a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist pre-approved by the Department.
      2. The physician shall abstain from the ingestion of alcohol in any form and the ingestion, inhalation, injection or other use of any controlled substance and/or legend drug unless prescribed or recommended for a legitimate therapeutic purpose by a licensed health care professional authorized to prescribe medications.
      3. The physician during the first and second years of the probationary period shall submit to twice weekly random urine screenings.
      4. The physician during the third, fourth, and fifth years of probation shall submit to screens on a weekly basis.
      5. The physician shall attend support group meetings on an average of eight-ten times per month and shall provide quarterly reports to the Department.
      6. The physician during the period of probation shall only practice medicine in an office and practice setting that includes other licensed physicians.
    • State: Connecticut
    • Noncompliance with a Board Order (11/10/2009)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Robert E. Sterling; License # 018216

      Nature of Complaint:

      The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine staff on 10-08-2009 received written confirmation from the Maine Medical Professional Health Program that the physician had tested positive a second time for ethyl glucuronide, a metabolite of alcohol.

      The physician admitted that he violated the 07-09-2009 Consent Agreement for Conditional Licensure on more than one occasion by testing positive for the presence of a metabolite of alcohol and using alcohol.

      Action Taken-Consent Agreement

      The physician agreed to the immediate, permanent and voluntary surrender of his Maine medical license.

    • State: Maine
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Conditions Treated

  • Addiction

Education

  • Medical School
    Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Faculty of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Lutheran Medical Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Southside Hospital

    Completed in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Creole
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Family Medicine

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