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Dr. Kimberly Erway

Psychiatry
Rochester, NY
21 years experience

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Rochester, NY

Address

Rochester, NY
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Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
48 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Depakote too: A number of psychotropic medications can cause a lowering of blood cell lines, platelets especially. One common offender is Depakote or valproic acid... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Many factors: When it comes to drug use, the causes are likely multifactorial. Being genetically predisposed, being raised by addicted parents, learning to use sub... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
No, but...: No, the anxiety itself won't kill you, and it's important to remind yourself of that. At the same time, anxiety is an independent risk factor for sui... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Agree with Dr Soto: Dr soto is describing "sleep hygiene, " and it sounds like you could really benefit from educating yourself about the lifestyle changes you can make t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
You and 25% of women: Up to 1/4 of women find it impossible to reach orgasm, even when alone. This may be physiologic and it may not necessarily be "abnormal, " though it ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Try alternatives: These include: other medications, low low doses, or no medicine and lifestyle changes. Therapy and lifestyle change (especially exercising and health... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Tough One: Most of the treatments for adhd can make symptoms of schizoaffective disorder much worse. Because of this, it's really important to get that under co... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Up to 40mg: Celexa (citalopram) is prescribed up to 40mg. Some individuals, especially those with high anxiety or obsessive symptoms, will find that their sympto... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Call your Dr.: Don't be afraid to call your doctor if you are feeling that your symptoms are more urgent. Don't wait until you need to go to a hospital to ask for t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yep!!!: Fiber is wonderful. And we don't get enough of it. Try it for a week or two, you'll probably stick with it... And feel better.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
This may be normal.: I disagree with dr zawawi. For many women and some men, orgasm is far easier to achieve during self-stimulation or masturbation. Orgasm with a partn... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
DBT: Dbt (dialectic behavior therapy) has been helpful for some with bpd. If it is available in your location, it is a good first step. Some 12 step prog... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Learn Tolerance: We all struggle with anger and frustration every day. Learning to get perspective, take deep breaths, and be as tolerant as possible is good for you ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Highly Unlikely: It is unethical for us to prescribe medicines just because those drug companies want us too. We are expected and almost always do treat with the most ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes.: Dependence is possible and we see it regularly. Further, all sleep aids can cause issues with psychological dependence, and they truly change sleep a... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
So many!!!: Less money, less sleep, less need for sexy bathing suits, less partying, and less selfishness! :).
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Time to see your Dr: I'm trying to follow what you are saying, but one thing is clear. Something is not right. Many of the symptoms you describe may occur from hormonal ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
No right answer: The best ssri is the ssri which works for you. How do we figure that out? Well: what worked before, or what worked for a close relative. We try tha... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Turn it off!: Fear not! try a radical change. This issue is getting increasing attention, much of it on the internet! remember: the internet is not physically ad... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Of course not!: More and more women are having children even into their 40's. It is important to recognize that your risk of Down syndrome and some other birth defec... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Dr Byrnes got it!: Vounteering is a wonderful suggestion. Once we are out of school, retired, or just not working, many of us get lonely because we are, in fact, alone.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Talk with your Dr: Adderall XR is still a pretty expensive drug. However, generic Adderall and generic Ritalin (methylphenidate) are less expensive. Your doctor may be... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
SSRI's: If this is a continuous or more noticeable problem, (<1 minute) and if it really bothers you and or your partner, there are medications that are highl... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Nope.: Asperger's syndrome is a high functioning form of autism which affects an individuals communication and their development of social skills. Understan... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
What Dr Junig said!: Wellbutrin (or bupropion) is an excellent medication for folks who have previously struggled with drug addiction. It is not addictive, helps many to a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Tic?: This is usually psychogenic. That doesn't mean you're crazy, it's a common thing. It can be associated with globus (a choking feeling) or with a swall... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
No, it's not: In fact, many amphetamine overdoses are not fatal. At the same time, amphetamines are very dangerous to the heart, and the risk from overdose is an a... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Med wt gain blues...: Weight gain is associated with almost all antidepressants except bupropion (wellbutrin). The drug company likes to say Lexapro (escitalopram) is diffe... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Depends on the cause: Some medications cause drooling. The easiest solution is: sugar-free gum or candy. This doesn't fix the problem but encourages you to swallow often, ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Then don't do that..: Sometimes the most obvious answer isn't the easiest one to hear. If your mental stability is compromised each time you try to approach this relationsh... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Yes.: And the physical addiction can be life threatening if alcohol is withdrawn too quickly and without medical treatment. Once a person is over the initia... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Time to see a doctor: You are describing both mood lability (changes in mood from up to down) as well as an impairment in judgment (spending money you don't have) which is ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Prevent It!: While there is no full-prrof way to prevent depression if you are genetically predisposed, there are a number of things you can do to try to prevent i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Try a new med...: While atypical antipsychotics like Geodon (ziprasidone) are effective for bipolar, the mood stabilizers are also great options which work well. Lithiu... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Maybe, indeed.: Dr ashley's answer is excellent. I agree that many times, onset and duration of action are important. Also, make sure your weight hasn't changed con... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Not a good idea.: First and foremost: don't mix Ativan (lorazepam) and alcohol. They don't play well together. Their similarities mean one can 'overdose' more easily an... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Be careful: The lasting effects of behavior like this can ruin a marriage. They don't always, but the risk is there, and it's far higher if you are already uncom... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry 21 years experience
Many: If you are taking vicodin when the pain is gone or minimal... If you feel you "need it" or get shaky or anxious without it... You're addicted. Don't ... Read More

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HealthTap member
Jun 18, 2013
where is your Practice and are you accepting patients if so do you accept medicaid, Thank you
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Erway is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Erway is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for taking the time to answer my question! I do exercise, and watch what I eat, so I'm hoping the weight gain will be minimal.
HealthTap member
Thanks alot Dr.Kimberly .. that means alot to me ! gonna do it now ! .. oh wait i'm on it now aswell!! Gotta run
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The best food sources of dopamine are Macuna beans and fava beans.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 2001MD

Awards

University of Rochester Hodgman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Teaching
Top Psychiatrist, Third Place, New York - Spring
2015
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