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Dr. Stephanie F Newby has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
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10/13/2017 1 Stars (1 out of 5) by TERESA FISHER Review for STEPHANIE F NEWBY I wish there was a negative star rating...My brother spent 4 days in CMC after surgery. The day he was released, he was home about 4 hours. He had laid down and slept then awoke with severe swelling at surgery site and redness. He had 102.6 fever. I take him back to CMC Main ER with these complications from his lung surgery. He was fine in the ER, he was fine in radiology, he was fine in CT for testing. He was fine the 4 days he was in hospital after his lung surgery. Placed in a room, Dr. Newby decides not to follow My brothers prescribed pain maintenance. He has been on these prescribed meds for about 12 to 13 years. She decides she wants to take this CANCER patient off his pain meds? He already suffers with degenerative disk disease and now lung cancer and lung surgery and she decides he doesn't need his prescribed pain medication. Ok yes, here comes a problem. When this Dr. Newby learns his family will remove him from this hospital......she has him involuntarily COMMITTED. She claims 'he's not making good decisions'......Doesn't contact the family, he's not given an opportunity for a second opinion. She just goes to a magistrate to involuntary commit him to that hospital. The man is 64 years old with debilitating pain, on disability from the condition, suffering now with cancer in BOTH lungs and Dr. Newby decides she wants to save him from pain medication. I'm not sure if anyone reading this statement thinks this is sound medical treatment or just a clueless drug addiction psychiatrist playing god and flexing her ego. If my brother had issues with taking his pain meds, he would've been removed from his pain doctors care, but he has been a patient there for approximately 5 years with no abuse issues ever. I'm a little mad but actually I'm more terrified that this doctor, unfamiliar with my brother, has nothing to do with his condition he seeks treatment, has the ability to make such drastic decision to force him to stay in a hospital just so she can force her plan of treatment on him because she decides he doesn't need his medication. His family was not even notified. The other destructive repercussions of her actions is...based on what she has done to him, he now will NOT allow the doctors to remove his other lung and will now risk dying from the lung cancer from which he suffers to avoid being imprisoned as Dr. Newby as done to him. Very BAD decisions made by a Very BAD incompetent doctor. Her actions will set the course for me to loose my brother much sooner than necessary. Yes I do hold her actions responsible for my brother deciding to not go through this ordeal again to remove his cancer riddled lung. Her actions will go before legal counsel and because as she accused my brother of not making good decisions, she will have to explain her bad decisions to a panel of her peers. The medication my brother is perscribed is what my brother takes...he has taken it for many years. He takes no street narcotics, and he doesn't take more than prescribed....nothing extra. Patients BEWARE!
I'm not sure why Dr. Newby chose addiction as a specialty. Watching her interact with a patient who has an addiction was painful. She treated him poorly and made the patient feel even worse than he already did, both mentally, and physically. While she was around people she seemed nice, but one on one, she was really mean and hurtful. Dealing with addicts is hard and it is it something everybody can do. I'm not sure how she has lasted in this field. My suggestion to her would be to find a way to connect and empathize with the patient, or find another specialty.
33 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center
Dr. Stephanie F Newby accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsSe Anesthesiology Pain And Spine Care, 927 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC
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