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About Dr. Ruth Liberfarb
Dr. Ruth Liberfarb, MD, PHD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA, with another office in Newton, MA. She has 39 years of experience. Her specialties include Adolescent Medicine, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics. Dr. Liberfarb is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Hospital and Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Ruth Liberfarb has the following 4 specialties
- Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.
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 pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Medical Genetics
Geneticists are doctors with expertise in genetic or hereditary disorders. Many of the diseases we get are inherited, or passed on through the genes of our biological parents. These specialists study the biology behind a genetic disorder's origin, the traits that it presents in a patient and its pathway. This allows them to diagnose and treat each illness effectively.
Dr. Ruth Liberfarb has the following 5 expertise
- Chromosome Deletion
- Connective Tissue Diseases
- Inherited Retinal Degeneration
- Mental Retardation
Dr. Ruth Liberfarb has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Ruth Liberfarb is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Liberfarb is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mass General Hospital
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Childrens Hosp, Boston, Ma
39 Years Experience
Graduated in 1974
Massachusetts General Hospital
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