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Dr. Alfred Forrester

Psychiatry
Timonium, MD
42 years experience male

Locations

Alfred W Forrester, MD, PA

Timonium, MD

Address

9515 Deereco Road, Suite 1001, Timonium, MD
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

(410) 453-0904

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Specialties
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Psychiatry

Doctor Q&A

87 Answers
44 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Forrester
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Different prep.: This was a question for which I needed to consult a pharmacology reference book, because I had not previously encountered Gralise. The latter is an extended release preparation of gabapentin: while the latter is usually prescribed on a BID to TID schedule, the Gralise is prescribed once a day, usually after the evening meal. Gabapentin would probably be just as effective, although less convenient.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Forrester
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Needs assessment: There are many issues which can interfere with concentration: medical or psychiatric conditions, life circumstances, medication, et al. Someone taking careful history from you - date of onset, correlation with any of the above issues, family history - can further define the cause and help in its management. I would suggest consulting an MD or psychologist to help pin down the diagnosis.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Forrester
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No!: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain; used as an over-the-counter sleep aid, it does not cause physical dependence which some of the prescribed medications might.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Forrester is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Forrester is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I eat well and I exercise every day for an hr or more so I agree it could be stress. I get off it in April so I can monitor my weight.
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Thank you for your reply. I worried because another psychiatrist later told me lamictal is too much for me and i dont need it & it has risks
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I will follow this good advice. I need help. But it really is my son.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Psychiatry: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association, Amer Med Assoc, Maryland Psychiatric Society
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