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Dr. Heidi Fowler

Psychiatry
Newport, RI
26 years experience female

Locations

Office

Middletown, RI

Address

91 Pequot Lane, Middletown, RI
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Office

Newport, RI

Office

Newport, RI

About

Bio

As a practitioner I strive to address emotional, physical and spiritual well-being through psychological interventions, use of psychiatric medications and acupuncture. Current services include: Comprehensive assessment, psychotropic medication management, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Mood disorder Group therapy, Substance Abuse assessments, Fitness for Duty evaluations & forensic evaluations. My work as an acupuncturist focuses on mental health issues as well as treating a multitude of physical conditions and injuries. I currently provide care only to Department of Defense beneficiaries. Dr. Fowler received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She qualified as an expert field medic & military parachutist. After an internal medicine internsh

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Psychiatry

Holistic Medicine

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

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85K Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
How about what are: the Con's to using nitrazepam as a sleep medication? It is a benzodiazapine. You can develop a tolerance to this class of medications. This is NOT a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
I saw your earlier: question. One can purchase very expensive food products or supplements. But often the same benefits can be achieved through a balanced diet without p... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: But normally medical reasons are ruled out before definitively blaming anxiety for the symptoms.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Very unlikely: Different studies had different findings. One study showed: 0.3% to 3% failure rate.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Your choice: You need to weigh out the risks and benefits. The risk of taking is possible side effects. Many of my patients experience no side effects or only mil... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
NO: She is not because there has been sexual penetration.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you have a: new onset bruise - I wouldn't worry too much. Injuries can occur without us being aware. However, if this does not recede (as a bruise normally does) ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Depersonalization: I am sorry that you are going through this. The sense that you no longer feel real is likely depersonalization. When the rest of the world doesn't fe... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sxs: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling & tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ ur... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Antibiotics: Untreated strep throat can lead to serious complications. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin & blood; scarlet ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't guess.: This really merits medical evaluation.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You are welcome.: Your appreciation is appreciated. Be well.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Plan B: Potential SE’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of p... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Possibly no side: effects. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose st... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Would: encourage you to discuss her behavioral issues with her pediatrician. Child psychiatrist or Child psychologist eval may be recommended.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
A blood pregnancy: test may be able to accurately show that you are pregnant before a standard home urine pregnancy test would.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Potential drug: interaction. Combination of remeron (mirtazapine) & methadone may lead to v judgement, cognitive impairment, sedation, poor concentration & di... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No: Most often there is no bleeding with implantation. When it occurs it is drops or less.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sure: Even a tubal ligation isn't 100% effective.
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
A medical check: by your physician should be able to confirm what you are feeling in your scrotum. Sorry, trying to visualize your palpation is just a little difficu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't really: recommend neosporin because of the possibility of becoming sensitive to it. Please don't use toothpaste as an acne treatment - as you have seen - it c... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Consider: cognitive behavioral therapy as one good option. Congratulations.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
I would hope that: you are still following with a therapist who works with eating disorders and a physician. It would be best to address this question with those people.... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Norovirus: Norovirus can be spread easily with close contact with others, shaking hands, sharing foods, handling contaminated utensils, eating infected food, vom... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Salmonella: Salmonella may be found in feces of infected organisms. It can be in raw poultry & meat as well as raw eggs & seafood. Some fruits & vege... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Leprosy remains a: health concern. Per WHO- Leprosy in endemic in 91 countries. Over 50% of Leprosy in the world is centered in India. There are areas of high prevalence... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Valley fever: Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) may have no sx's or cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, low fever, night sweats, headache, muscle/joint... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Rodents: Rodents can trasmit Hantavirus, Plague, Leptospirosis, Tularemia, Rat bite fever, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV) & Monkeypox.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Psych medications: Wellbutrin and Paxil are both antidepressants. Abilify is an atypical antipsychotic that is sometimes used as an adjunctive medication for depression... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Don't know-: Classic pregnancy symptoms normally don't begin until a female has actually missed her period. You could take an early response type home pregnancy te... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Nightmares can: occur with depression. See that you also have high blood pressure. Consider discussing prazosin/ minipress with your physician. It has been used off-... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: A female can still become pregnant with a Chlamydial infection. But if you desire to become pregnant please wait until your chlamydia infection has be... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Possible concussion: sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nau... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is often treated with topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hantavirus: There are a # of Hantaviruses. Some names: hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, HFRS, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, HPS, hemorrhagic nephrosonephri... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
One possibility.: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w/ itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. Som... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Cautery: Jewelry is removed to prevent burns to skin in case cautery is used during the procedure.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not at all normal: This definitely requires medical evaluation.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It is very painful: to take a hard look at one's self and admit that there is a serious problem. It is also hard to share that. BUT - the first steps in getting well as a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Apri - effective: Apri is brand name for Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) oral contraceptive & contains desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol. It is effective.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Malaria Symptoms: may include headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cycli... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Con... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Panic attacks sxs:: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vom... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Take a pregnancy tes: to know. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy te... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
?dermatographia ?: Not sure - dermatographia usually resolves in about half an hour. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dermatographia/basics/definition... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
In general: taking prenatal vitamin wi 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid is recommended. But you may need higher doses if you or other relatives have had babi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You can take a: home pregnancy test if there is no further bleeding. Take care.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
This will need to : be medically assessed to diagnose and to recommend specific treatment.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
NSAID's like: Motrin can be purchased over the counter. But if you need to seek medical eval - do so.Take care.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Brown vaginal D/C: may be old left over blood being cleaned from your uterus. Take care.
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Dr. John Fung
Nov 27, 2012
I think one of the most complimentary thing that a physician can say about another physician is to acknowledge his/her passion and commitment to patients. Dr. Fowler certainly fits that description t...Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Sep 18, 2013
It is without hesitation that I recommend Dr. Fowler not only for her excellent and broad-based clinical knowledge, but for her ongoing willingness to be of service to humanity after an exemplary life...Read More
Oct 21, 2014
When a physician has so many colleagues who admire her and her work, it should not be a surprise that she is an outstanding doctor. But Dr. Fowler has that something extra that almost seems magical. S...Read More
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! I showed this to my cousin and he was very grateful. He also laughed and assured me he cleans up, but still gets paranoid he missed some (he watches a lot of NCIS I thi...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Dr. Fowler, thank you so much for your quick reply. Seems it's no more than a irrational fear that I would have to deal with. Just had a counseling with my psychotherap...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This has been worrying me so Much. This was helpful advice and I feel so happy now I know what to do. I thought I would have pcos and I'm certain I'm not pregnant but im...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
Graduated 1983MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of New Hampshire
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

National University
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

National Naval Medical Center

Residency

Naval Medical Center San Diego

Residency

Naval Undersea Medical Institute

Awards

Top Behavioral Health Provider, Surgeon General United States Navy
Meritorious Achievement Medal, U.S. Navy
Meritorious Service Medal, US Navy

Affiliations

American Medical Association
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
Naval Hospital Pensacola Florida

Publications

Combat related PTSD
Signs of Depression
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