About Dr. Elizabeth D Alfson

Dr. Elizabeth D Alfson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tewksbury, MA. She has 9 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. She speaks English.

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Primary Address

TEWKSBURY HOSPITAL

365 East St
Tewksbury, MA 01876
(978) 851-7321

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Specialties

Dr. Elizabeth D Alfson has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    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.

  • Neurology

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Elizabeth D Alfson has the following 9 expertise

  • Mental Illness
  • Personality Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Clinical Depression
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Insomnia

Board Certifications

Dr. Elizabeth D Alfson is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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  • Education

    9 Years Experience

  • University Of Virginia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2009

  • Brigham & Womens Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

TEWKSBURY HOSPITAL, 365 East St, Tewksbury, MA
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