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Dr. Robert Berkowitz

Psychiatry
Natick, MA
34 years experience male

Locations

Robert L. Berkowitz, MD

Natick, MA

Address

67 Union St., Suite 404, Natick, MA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(888) 506-8804

About

Bio

I am a board certified psychiatrist practicing in the MetroWest suburb of Boston. My practice is limited to adults. I provide both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. My training fostered a deep integration of these disparate specialties, and I also work to integrate complementary and alternative practices as well.

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

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Doctor Q&A

191 Answers
210 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Yes, but probably no: Most perceived problems of memory in young people are really problems of attention. You can't expect to retrieve something from memory that wasn't properly placed there. Certain medications can interfere with attention, memory and cause word-finding difficulties. There are 10-minute office-based tests that could tell if there is a concern. Talk to your doctor.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Probably : There's debate in the field, but Prozac (fluoxetine) appears to be relatively safe. If you had been on it much longer, my recommendation to continue it would have been stronger. If you can get off it, it is safer for the baby. This is always a difficult decision. The latest data I've read is that a mother's depression is no longer considered dangerous to the fetus, unless it interferes with mother's nutrition.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Talk to your doctor: It probably depends on what Nuvigil is trying to treat. For example, if you have obstructive sleep apnea, Nuvigil is not intended to be used in the absence of treatment for sleep apnea, and I could easily imagine your developing some tolerance to the Nuvigil effect if you're not using CPAP for sleep apnea. If your just taking it for non-specific fatigue, you need to explore the underlying cause.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
May 11, 2013
I recommend Dr. Berkowitz. He has a keen knowledge of psychiatry and medicine in general. His responses are helpful, informative & understandable. He is providing an excellent public service through H...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berkowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Berkowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Were in therapy. She had severe issues with feeling unloved because her dad is unloving and she was sexually abused at 15 by his friend.
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Thank you. My partner is an OBGYN, and doesn't want me to take those. He has recommended I go see a sex therapist. How can she help?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am hoping that with my DBT for the BPD I may lead a normal life

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Davis School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Harvard - Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Completed 1991

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
American Academy Of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society
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