Dr. Robert Portney has the following 1 specialty
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.<br>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.
Dr. Robert Portney is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Robert Portney has the following 8 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Portney is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital
Arbour HRI Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
North End Community Health Center
Whittier Rehabilitation Hosp, Haverhill, Ma
McLean Hosp, Belmont, Ma
Mass General Hospital
Human Resource Institute of Boston
32 Years Experience
Graduated in 1981
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