Dr. Robert Sterling, MD

Dr. Robert Sterling, MD

Addiction Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Robert Sterling, MD is an addiction medicine specialist in Norwalk, CT and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Faculty of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in addiction medicine and family medicine.Read his story

120 East Ave Ste 1E

Norwalk, CT 06851

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Dr. Sterling's Experience

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

Dr. Sterling's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sterling "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."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sterling "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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2  Specialties

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Family Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Sterling does not have any board certifications listed.

1  Conditions Treated

  • Addiction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

2 Sanctions
  • 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
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Lutheran Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Southside Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Creole
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Sterling's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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