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About Dr. Robert S Castroll
Dr. Robert S Castroll, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Smithtown, NY. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Castroll is affiliated with St John's Episcopal Hospital-South Shore, St Barnabas Hospital and Southside Hospital. Dr. Castroll has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert S Castroll 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.
Dr. Robert S Castroll has the following 14 expertise
- Sleep Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Depressive Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
Dr. Robert S Castroll has 0 board certified specialties
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Dr. Castroll is a very secial doctor, he cares about his patients and treats them with respect. He helped me in so many ways and he never gave up on me even when some others did. I would not be here today if it was not for him I owe him my life, He made me whole again I love life because of him. My kids have a mother and my husband has a wife and I have all of them......Thank you Dr. Castroll
Out of the 5 doctors I had seen during my bout with mental illness, Dr. Castroll was the absolute least helpful. He is more so a person that would "put a bandage over a gaping wound" instead of treating it first. But the bandages in this case are the plethora of expensive medications that he -liberally- prescribes. Mental illness is very different, from let's say the flu. With the flu you could take a pill and feel better, and with mental illness, there is obviously more than that needed for proper treatment, as for example, coming to terms with past problems. He is friendly, but still, very impersonal. If you are the type of person intentionally seeking medication, I would recommend this doctor. If you are looking for treatment, there are plenty of real doctors that genuinely care about your well being out there that can\will result in an approach that could be better suited for you. This man is a very strange and peculiar person with odd ticks and habits, such as practically being a nocturnal person and holding late night office hours. He is very fond of talking about Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin and Timothy Leary (if you don't know who he is, look him up on google, he's an important figure in the history of synthetic psychotropic drugs). I could never figure out why, but if I am looking for therapy, I would not want to talk about evil dictators and people that use LSD recreationally, I would have rather talked about understanding my issues, and he would have a tendency to ramble on without letting me interject or change the subject, it's more so like he enjoys hearing himself speak.I would advise against seeing Robert S. Castroll because there are more qualified people out there for your problems, and by qualified, I mean more than a degree, a qualification in understanding people, life, and social skills. He was a waste of my time and my money, and I am honestly very relieved that genuinely helpful doctors are more readily available than you could assume.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2018)
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.
Dr. Castroll is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
University Hospital Suny Stony Brook
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Locations & DirectionsNorth Shore Psychiatric Consultants, 222 E Main St Ste 210, Smithtown, NY
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