Dr. Lance Anderson

Psychiatry
Portland, OR
24 years experience

Locations

Northwest Psychiatric Group, PC

Portland, OR

Address

3583 NE Broadway Street, Portland, OR
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

5038270299

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Providence Health Plans

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon

ODS Health Plans

About

Bio

I began an adult psychiatric private practice when I graduated residency at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in 2001. My initial private practice office was downtown, at SW 9th and SW Washington. During that time, my self-employed status became that of an S-Corporation, Northwest Psychiatric Group, PC. I purchased a building in NE Portland (a dumpy duplex) and finished what others describe as "a beautiful renovation" into a commercial building with 4 doctor / therapy offices, and room for administrative assistants. I very much enjoy seeing new people as patients. So, even though my practice is full, there is the appropriate attrition with people moving and improving. I try to see 1 - 2 new people a week. It is extremely important for me to stay ahead of the enormous amount of continuously expanding new information, so I am doing a Master's "Online Fellowship" in Advanced Psychopharmacology. Also, I have a strong interest in computer and database programming, and I'm in the process of finishing the user friendly network interface for an important project I've been gradually improving over the past 11 years. This is a combination electronic medical record (EMR) and office management software I wrote and adapted over time, and then changed from a desktop application to a terrific Web based program with a a cloud based SQL database back-end. I currently perform database, technological, computer, and medical software consultation for Private Practices and for start-ups. My consultation corporation is Mental Health Technological Solutions, Inc. Mostly, everyday I feel fortunate to work in these fields, and helping someone improve from a place of desperation is a tremendous reward.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine

Pharmacology

Preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Anderson
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly anxiety: With any kind of chest pain it is important to get it checked out to make sure that it is not possibly cardiac related. However, it could very easily ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
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24 years experience Psychiatry
It depends: It depends on the type of anxiety medication. I would not advise stopping anxiety meds without talking to yourdoctor first. However, if the medication ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Anderson
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold hides thirst: If somebody has been crying so hard to the point that they are dehydrated (either from tear flow, or drinking fluids and eating) replenishing hydratio ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, MI
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society

Affiliations

Rehab Institute Of Oregon
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