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About Dr. John Sanitato Jr
Dr. John Sanitato Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Cleveland, OH, with other offices in North Royalton, OH and Lakewood, OH (and 1 other location). He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Sanitato is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic HS - Lakewood Hospital, Lutheran Hospital and Cleveland Clinic HS - Fairview Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. John Sanitato Jr 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.
- Clinical Psychology
A psychologist is someone who specializes in the study of the mind, as well as human behavior. Psychologists sometimes focus on certain types of people or certain age ranges. Commonly you might find a child psychologist, school psychologist or clinical psychologist to name a few. There are many reasons why someone would see a psychologist including PTSD, issues with self esteem, OCD, alcoholism, ADD and more.
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I too have a parent in his care. He may be rare and knowledgable. However, it is so rare to ever see him or speak with him. As the other reviewer wrote, he was rude to our family as well. He never was available to talk to or discuss our parents diagnosis and further treatment. Office was just as hard to get a hold of!!! Bad news!!!!
Geriatric psychiatry is a rare specialty and always an emotional one for the family of the patient. Ironically, when treating dementia or Alzheimer's, the patient themselves may not even be aware of the condition being treated. I've included this with my review because it is important to read any opinions here in that context. Dr. Sanitato treated my Mom while she was in an inpatient psychiatric unit. I was impressed with the thoroughness of his investigation into her overall mental and physical medical history. He monitored her meds and made some good changes. Post discharge we met with him and I found him to be extremely intelligent and caring. It was clear that he got to know my Mom in the few times they had met -- she was not just a # to him, and for that I was impressed. He was willing to discuss the medications and help me weigh the pros and cons. While I don't like that my Mom needs multiple medications, managing the changing symptoms of her disease makes it essential to her quality of life. I believe Dr. Sanitato helps the patients and families make informed decisions. It's not easy to get an appointment with Dr. Sanitato because he is highly in demand. I respect the fact he serves as an attending physician to the hospital's geriatric behaviorial health unit because I am sure that if he went into private practice he'd have a mile long line of patients waiting to see him. So there are trade-offs in his accessibility. He is very candid and efficient. This is not a problem for me but may be for others. Again, Alzheimers is a frustrating and heartbreaking disease and I feel that Dr. Sanitato has helped my Mom achieve more peace and less pain. And that's an A+ ranking in my book.
Dr. Sanitato is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Cleveland Clinic HS - Lakewood Hospital
Cleveland Clinic HS - Fairview Hospital
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Fairview Hospital, Lakewood Hospital, Lutheran Hospital
16 Years Experience
The Ohio State University
Graduated in 1997
Dr. John Sanitato Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
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