AboutDr. Ina Becker, MD, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. She has 26 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry, Neurology and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Becker is affiliated with New York Harbor Healthcare System, New York Presbyterian HospitalColumbia Presbyterian Center and NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell. She speaks English.
Dr. Ina Becker has the following 3 specialties
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.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
- Clinical Psychology
A psychologist is someone who specializes in the study of the mind, as well as human behavior. Psychologists sometimes focus on certain types of people or certain age ranges. Commonly you might find a child psychologist, school psychologist or clinical psychologist to name a few. There are many reasons why someone would see a psychologist including PTSD, issues with self esteem, OCD, alcoholism, ADD and more.
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America's Top Doctors®
Regional Top Doctors
Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™
(2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Patients' Choice Award
(2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
On-Time Doctor Award
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
(2010, 2011, 2012)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- Depressive Disorder
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Becker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
New York Harbor Healthcare System
423 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010
- New York Presbyterian HospitalColumbia Presbyterian Center
NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell
525 E 68th St
New York, NY 10065
- Presbyterian Hospital Acu
New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia
630 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032
New York Presbyterian / Westchester
21 Bloomingdale Rd
White Plains, NY 10605
26 Years Experience
Graduated in 1987