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Dr. Leonard Lado

Psychiatry
Bonita Springs, FL
33 years experience male

Locations

Lado healing institute

Bonita Springs, FL

Address

26671 dublin woods circle, Ste1, Bonita Springs, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(230) 288-0574

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

CIGNA Health Care

Cigna

Tricare

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Lado graduated from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy of Long Island University in 1983 where he received his Degree in pharmacy. While in college he received a scholarship to conduct Biomedical Research. He continued his training at the the Universidad Del Noreste in Tampico Mexico where he got his degree Medicine and Surgery. He was accepted to Mt. Sinai School of Medicine Fifth Pathway Program.He completed his internship in General Sugery in the Michael E DeBakey program at Baylor. He then completed his residency at the University of Texas in Houston Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is now practicing in Bonita Springs as a Board Certified Psychiatrist with Emphasis in Addiction. He has been Prinicipal Investigator in at least 10 clinical trials and and subinvestigator in about 80 Clinical Trials. He integrates the science of pharmacogenetics in the treatment with psychotropics to enhance targeted efficacy. He has appeared in various television and radio shows. The biggest challenge in the field of psychiatry are simply two fold. Making the correct psychiatric diagnosis and matching the medications with persons own metabolism. My practice has the ability to do both Computer Assisted Psychiatric Diagnosis and Pharmacogenetic Testing for Psychotropic Medication response which takes out the guessing game of matching the right medication for the highly probable diagnosis and patient metabolism. Pharmacogenetic testing is now possible in our facility and obtain results within 3 days.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine

Geriatric Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English, Hungarian

Doctor Q&A

236 Answers
55 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Weed and memory: Cbd a type of weed derivative causes the psychotic-like effects of cannabis over time in recreational users. Higher thc negatively impacts on memory ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Coca cola: Approximately 6% of adolescent and young adult males in U.S. Civilian and military populations consume energy drinks daily most contain caffeine. Exce... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Facial flushing: Facial flushing can be caused by many things if it becomes very severe. Flushing is also a cardinal symptom of carcinoid syndrome—the syndrome that re... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Energy drinks: Caffeine is the main active ingredient in energy drinks, and excessive consumption may acutely cause caffeine intoxication, resulting in tachycardia, ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Mother bipolar: I am assuming she has been diagnosed by a professional. The second problem is her acknowledgement that her behavior is causing impairment in relations... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Adderal and wired: Most likely you have developed Tachyphylaxis a a medical term describing an acute (sudden) decrease in the response to a drug after its administratio... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Peripheral neuropath: Peripheral neuropathy from nerve compression of the cervical neck vertebrae is worth exploring. A neurological examination of brachial plexus is warra... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Lust or sex: Hypersexuality is also known as a type of impulse control behaviours (icbs) have been reported following the use of das and Levodopa in patients with ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Anxiety treatment: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) and serotonine reuptake inhibitors (snris) together with Pregabalin are actually considered by interna... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Catatonic: Catatonia, which is characterized by motoric immobility (inability to move) such as catalepsy or stupor (significant altered levels of consciousness) ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Hypomania and spendi: In bipolar illnes Risk-taking behaviors during hypomanic states are recognised, however the high-risk nature of some behaviours-including the potentia... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Obessive rumination: Rumination is similar to worry except rumination focuses on bad feelings and experiences from the past, whereas worry is concerned with potential bad ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Lithium and veins: Endothelial cells have the key function of participating in the maintenance of open and functional capillaries. Dysfunction of the vascular endotheliu... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Flushing and heart: Im not a big subscriber in looking for zebras when horses are present. However your condition merits that your physician look for neuroendocrine tumor... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Geodon (ziprasidone) and sleep: Dizziness, light-headedness, vertigo or feeling faint; shock-like sensations or paresthesia; anxiety; diarrhea; fatigue; gait instability; headache; i... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Reality testing: A reality test is something you do to help yourself come to grips with reality. When you have paranoid/delusional ideations, you have to do reality te... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Alcohol and basal: The relationship between menstrual cycle phase and alcohol use in female social drinkers was studied by harvey et al. Sixty-nine normally menstruating... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Anxiety or depressio: First a professional evaluation is a must because both conditions can not only coexist but it is a chicken or egg question. Did depression come first ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Autism and hallucina: It is quite possible that your son could be having an episode of auditory hallucinations causing his ability to function and suddenly stop talking. P... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Aware of illness: Many individuals with schizophrenia are unaware of the symptoms and consequences of their illness. Unawareness of schizophrenia is linked to poorer ad... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Fas: Freunscht et al 2011 examined the biographical development and living situation of 60 adult patients with fas. In their childhood, all the patients ha... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Brain and marijuana: Ashtari et al have found adolescents and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than non-users to have disrupted brain developm... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Wife and I: The things you bring a relationship together is not always the same that keeps it together. Trust and open communication is usually what makes a relat... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Caffeine: The problem with caffeine is it is now found and many drinks. It is found in sodas, in energy drinks, in candy bars, in health food stores, in coffee,... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Abnormal taste: In a study by nordin et al in 2004 they found that abnormal smell and/or taste perception was reported by 76% of the pregnant women, typically believe... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Fear of getting sick: Your fear is type of catastrophic thinking characteristic of a condition called generalized anxiety but requires many other symptoms to meet criteria.... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Stroke: When the brain is injured either from vascular accidents or close brain injury it responds differently than healthy brains to psychoactive medications... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Middle insomnia: Your sleep problem may be a manifestation of many things. For example sleep apnea, do you drink more alcohol than you realize, are you drinking energy... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Stopping welbutrin: First thing is to ask yourself why are you taking welbutrin? If its for depression is it working? If its for smoking cessation is it working? The only... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ocd go away: Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder with characteristics of intruding thoughts of symmetry, contamination, destructive or sexual thoughts that have to b... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Munchausens: Although they not be a cure the most important thing is find the pattern caused by the pattern to protect the child. Once detected and the parent conf... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Tired: Fatgue is a manisfestation of many things that include low thyrroid, chronic recurrent viral infections, sleep deprivation, unrelentless stress, low o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Thyroid meds: The most important part of taking thyroid replacement is the selection of chemical form eg thyroid vs thyroxine, taking blood levels, drug interaction... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Depression: Before you deal with any disease the following steps have to happen 1. You need to make sure you have the correct diagnosis. Board certified psychiatr... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Bipolar: Bipolar is a tricky disease since in the manic phase people can be productive and see these symptoms as normal. However the clues of problem include t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
7 days a week: I am not sure if you are married, single, your age, sex, having financial problems, having certain fears such as fear of failure, future financial pla... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Always tired: I am not sure what blood work was done but make sure that epstein barr virus was included and if you are male that a testosterone profile is included.... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Numb in body: There are many conditions that can cause this symptom. Stroke or what we call brain infarction. A brain infarction is when the brain is prevented fro... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Lamb headache: Its hard to make any correlation but is worth exploring two pathway to your answer. Is the lamb cooked with monosodium glutamate to enhance flavoring.... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Cant understand: This problem requires more questions. How old are you, example dementia. Do you have medical problems, diabetes vascular dementia. Do you drnk excessi... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Sleepless night: The first question is is he being treated for this condition? If he is being treated for this condition why is it not working? If he is taking medicat... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Anxiety and ocd: First you need to know that wellbutrin (bupropion) is not effective in OCD and may actually make it worse shown in a study by vulink nc in 2005. Seco... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Sexual obsessions: It may not be voices.Sexual obsessions are common symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd). The literal content of these obsessions superficial... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Flagyl and thc: Medications are often metabolized in the liver by enzymes called cyp 450. Data on the effects of Metronidazole (flagyl) on specific pathways of drug m... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Genetis of addiction: Wang et al 2012 answered this question nicely. The most well-established genetic factors associated with alcohol dependence are in the genes encoding ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Nails and health: One the most underlook signs of health problems is the clubbing of nails also known as drumstick fingers is associated mostly with heart and lung dise... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Tired: First you must consider some basic medical issue your body mass index is about 30. This is already suggesting that more activity can be of benefit. Ho... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
2 years younger: In my opinion this difference in year is that of significant. But what is more important than other elements in the relationship be present .His inclu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Pillows: I would be more worried if you still want to do this.. It was probably a transitional phase perhaps because you're under a lot of stress. But if you w... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Reading pain: When breeding is painful, and your body is telling you that something is wrong. It is for this reason that a simple evaluation with a family practitio... Read More

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Dr. Lado is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
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Mixed feelings about this but thank you for the answer. I guess I don't think of it as a spending "spree" or manic behavior. It all just adds up and I don't have $ to cover it. Thanks, tho.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your suggestion. MD ordered a "memory screen" by a psychologist. Unsure as to what that entails but am eager to get answers. Thank you!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I never understood or could find the words to say what & how it feels. Thank you for this because it helped :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mt Sinai School of Medicine Fifth Pathway Program
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

universidad del noreste tampico mexico
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

baylor college of medicine Michael E DeBakey surgery Program

Residency

michael e de bakey surgery program baylor college of medicine

Awards

None
Top Psychiatrist , First Place, Fort Myers, FL - Winter
2013
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Affiliations

Lado Healing Institute
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