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Dr. Howard E Stone Jr has the following 1 specialty
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.
- Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Sleep Disorders
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I've been seeing Dr. Stone for many years. He is the smartest, most knowledgable, compassionate and brilliant doctor I've known. Though he has been in practice many years, he stays up to date with the latest research in both psychiatry and physical health. He is an expert Psychopharmacologist, and also understands the connection between physical health and it's effect on the brain. He is a rare breed these days... He is kind, thoughtful, takes his time, is an incredible problem solver, and actually CARES about his patients. Dr. Stone is always respectful, and treats patients as equal partners in their treatment. He has literally saved my life, and has never given up on me. I am forever grateful for his expertise and care.
I have been seeing Dr. Stone for years now. Initially, his practice was full because of his solid reputation as a knowledgeable person who can carefully evaluate which specific medicine or balance of medicines are appropriate. Once I had my first appointment, it was always easy to be seen or talk when I needed it. His assistant is helpful and compassionate. People need to understand that every business requires a gate keeper. Dr. Stone taught me the critical importance of dosage and how you have to carefully deduce what amount is most effective. Sometimes less medicine is more effective than more of it. Also, many people can't get proper treatment from a GP who writes out a general prescription with a 'recommended' dosage of a popular anti-depressant medication. People's reactions to different SSRI's are varied. Dr. Stone understands that and is patient in helping to uncover what will help the individual. He is incredibly compassionate and thorough about follow through. He stays current in his specialty. Can't say enough great things about him. By the way, if you have a family member who doesn't understand what you are dealing with, he is a great person to have speak to them.
Dr. Stone is a very caring and understanding doctor and friend. I have been a patient of his for 30 plus years and would never entertain the thought to leave his practice. If I need him at any time, I call the ans. service and he usually returns the call with l to 3 hours. He is a wonderful man, I can not say enough positive things about him. His office staff is another thing. I feel she is rude, offers medical info that she should not, and make me very uncomfortable if I call more than twice a week.
I was referred to Dr. Stone from a friendwho had nothing but great things to say about him. I made an appt but don't remember how long it took to get my1st appt. I do remember on various visitswaiting a while (the most 30 mins, but if you needed more time with him, he'd give it to you). My impression of him washe was a super-nice guy, and a good doctor. Also, the fact that he liked the Red Sox didn't hurt. He was knowledgable,and at times I felt too knowledgeable, ifthere's such a thing! lol. One thing I never understood was, how he thought lessof Fluoxetine (Prozac) was better.Like I said, I don't see him anymore,(b/cI was self-pay and couldn't afford it anymore), but he was probably the mostdown-to-earth doctor I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2011)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
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.
51 Years Experience
Wake Forest University
Graduated in 1967
Locations & Directions130 County Rd, Ipswich, MA
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