About Dr. Alex B Altamirano

Dr. Alex B Altamirano, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Palmer, MA, with another office in West Springfield, MA. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. He speaks English.

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The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alex B Altamirano is Excellent. Dr. Alex B Altamirano has been rated by 1 patients. From those 1 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Alex B Altamirano is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

BAYSTATE WING HOSPITAL

40 Wright St
Palmer, MA 01069
(413) 284-5274

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CENTER FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

246 Park St Ste 201
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 737-4718

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Specialties

Dr. Alex B Altamirano has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.<br>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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Alex B Altamirano has the following 13 expertise

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

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Helped Me.

Dr. Alex B. Altimarano helped me more than any other doctor. I have had psychological problems since I was a child. I am 32. The medications I have been on in my life has ranged from A-Z...Literally!!! My diagnosae are severe long term depression, anxiety, intense OCD, ADD, Tourette Syndrome with mild all the way to very intense TICS (if you were to see me in an "episode" you would call 911 because it looks like a seizure), insomnia, Type 2 Bipolar Disorder and numerous other non-psychological problems (back, neck, shoulder pain etc.). Out of the 50 ish MDs I have seen Dr. Altimarano was able to help me with become a functional human being without having to take 17 different medications. When I first saw him I couldn't even finish a statement without having to say every other word 3 times because of my OCD and having constant TICS 90% of the day. The only thing that I did all day was lay in bed. If it wasn't for him I would be in a much worse place in my life...if I was lucky. If you are able to get him as your Psychiatrist...keep him. There isn't any better.

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  • Education

    18 Years Experience

  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

    Graduated in 2000

  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine At Elmhurst

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Alex B Altamirano accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO

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