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Dr. Edward Simmer, MD, MPH is a Doctor primarily located in Bethesda, MD, with another office in Portsmouth, VA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry. Dr. Simmer is affiliated with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Naval Medical Center - Portsmouth. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Edward Simmer has the following 14 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 2 board certifications.


A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.


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Locations & Directions

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

4494 N PALMER Rd
Bethesda, MD 20889

620 John Paul Jones Cir
Portsmouth, VA 23708

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