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Dr. Edwig K Plotnick has the following 2 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.
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Personality Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
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I come from a family of physicians in the DC area. My expectations of care are extremely high. The review above mine hits the nail on the head when describing Dr. Plotnick as an "extremely skilled, compassionate clinician." She listens to you and truly hears what you are saying, not what someone might project onto you, but what you are articulating, and feeling. She remembers what you told her in years past and brings it all together. She will believe in you even when you're confronting times when you don't think you believe in yourself. If you are a physician seeking a referral source, take it from this patient that you will be hard pressed anywhere in the country to find a psychiatrist who will be as responsive, effective, insightful, and caring. If you are a prospective patient feeling stuck in a specific facet of your life; need help sifting through muck from the past -- or present; want an opinion or clinician for very wise medication management; or are dealing with depression, anxiety, postpartum stress, or really anything else, you will be extremely lucky forever after to have landed in Dr. Plotnick's office or on her couch. Dr. Plotnick should be at the top of every physician and patient referral list. Five stars are not enough to sing her praises.
I have seen Dr Plotnick for about eight years, and am repeatedly struck by her caring manner. She goes out of her way to make sure I'm okay and has even called to check on me!She is intelligent, humorous and knowledgeable, yet not unwillingly to say when she doesn't know an answer. By my next visit she has found the answer, if she hasn't looked it up during my appointment.She is always on time and able to make time to fit in an extra appointment if needed. Truly a wonderful doctor.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2011)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
30 Years Experience
Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences F Edward Hebert School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
Wilford Hall Medical Center
Dr. Edwig K Plotnick accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsEdwig K Plotnick Md, 8720 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD
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