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About Dr. Lawrence Fuhrman
Dr. Lawrence Fuhrman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lexington, MA, with another office in Wakefield, MA. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry, Neurology and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Fuhrman is affiliated with Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Winchester Hospital and Choate-Symmes Hospitals Inc.. He speaks English.
Dr. Lawrence Fuhrman has the following 3 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.
- Addiction Medicine
An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- Depressive Disorder
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
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I HAVE BEEN SEEING DR.FUHRMAN SINCE THE 1990'S. I AM ALSO A REGISTERED NURSE. THEREFORE I CAN GIVE YOU AN HONEST OPINION ON WHAT KIND OF A DR HE IS. MY PRESCRIPTIONS ARE ALWAYS CALLED IN PROMPTLY. IF I CALL HIM FOR SOMETHING HE HAS ALWAYS RETURNED MY CALLS WITHIN THE SAME DAY OR WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF MY CALL. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AVAILABLE FOR ME. WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL, HE LEFT HIS OFFICE,TO PERSONALLY TELL ME THAT MY MOTHER HAD PASSED. HOW MANY DRS WOULD DO THAT FOR THEIR PATIENTS? HE IS VERY DEVOTED TO HIS JOB AND I HAVE NEVER WAITED MORE THAN 5 MINUTES TO SEE HIM. IF HE NEEDS TO CHANGE MY APPOINTMENT FOR ANY REASON, HE CALLS ME PERSONALLY. WHEN I WAS IN A GROUP HOME HE CAME FROM WOBURN TO DANVERS TO SEE ME. HE NEVER MAKES ME FEEL RUSHED AND WILL SEE ME FOR AS LONG AS I NEED IN DIFFICULT TIMES. DR. FURHMAN TENDS TO BE A LITTLE SHY YET VERY SMART AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTION I ASK AND HE KEEPS UP WITH ANY ADVANCEMENTS IN MEDICINE. I FIND HIM TO BE A VERY SERIOUS MAN AND DUE TO HIS SHYNESS MAY COME OFF TO SOME PEOPLE AS COLD BECAUSE OF THIS BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE ONCE YOU GET TO KNOW HIM. HE IS ALSO A GREAT LISTENER. I HAD SOME VERY DIFFICULT TIMES IN THE PAST AND I TRULY DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT HIM. CAN YOU FIND ANOTHER DR WHO IS ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT HIS PATIENTS LIKE DR FUHRMAN IS--I THINK NOT. I FEEL VERY LUCKY TO HAVE CROSSED PATHS WITH HIM AND OFTEN THANK HIM FOR HIS KIND SERVICES. IN CONCLUSION, DR FUHRMAN DOES NOT DESERVE THE RATING I READ ON THIS WEBSITE AND IT ANGERS ME TO READ IT. I WANTED TO SET THE RECORDS STRAIGHT FOR ANYONE THINKING OF HAVING HIM FOR A DR. NOW THAT I HAVE TOLD YOU ABOUT HIS PERSONALITY AND EXPERTISE, I SAY "GO FOR IT" AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID.
Dr. Fuhrman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Choate-Symmes Hospitals Inc.
HALLMARK HEALTH SYSTEM/Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
Waltham Weston Hospital
44 Years Experience
Boston University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
Philadelphia General Hospital
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