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Dr. Joseph Schwartzer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Norfolk, VA, with other offices in Norfolk, VA and Norfolk, VA (and 5 other locations). He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry. Dr. Schwartzer is affiliated with Sentara Obici Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital and Sentara Norfolk Genl Hosp. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Joseph Schwartzer has the following 7 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.


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

600 Gresham Dr
Norfolk, VA 23507

5665 Lowery Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502

6411 Tidewater Dr
Norfolk, VA 23509

830 Kempsville Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502

101 W 35th St
Norfolk, VA 23504

7460 Tidewater Dr
Norfolk, VA 23505

3755 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23502

225 W Olney Rd
Norfolk, VA 23510

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