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Dr. Ralph Wolf

Psychiatry
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40 years experience male

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Co-founder of Psychotherapeutic Services, Inc. I am Board Certified in Psychiatry with added qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry.

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Psychiatry

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121 Answers
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Stopping neurontin (gabapentin): Definitely not a good idea to stop cold turkey. Call your prescribing healthcare professional and follow their timetable as they may want to switch to... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Hormone issue?? : Not enough info to answer accurately. First question that came to mind is if you're sexually active. If so you could be anxious about possible pregnan... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
-pregnancy tests: If concerned get serum HCG lab test as it is more sensitive than urine pregnancy tests. However that being said there are several possibilities for a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
17yo-pediatric dr.: It's been my experience that pediatricians regardless of sub specialty will refer after patients turn 18yo. Discuss with current dr. And if this is th... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Anxiety treatment : You do not mention your dose of Paxil (paroxetine) daily. Depending on which anxiety disorder your doctor is treating you for the maximum recommende... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Stopping smoking: The sooner the better. You will have extra money too!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Sciatica pain: Sciatica is most often caused by a herniated lumbar disc usually starting in your bum and radiating down back of leg to foot with or withou tingling a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Mixing drugs: No! the fda recently lowered the maximum recommended dose of Ambien (zolpidem) for females. Maximum for males is 10mg. Mixing meds can be a deadly c... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Wrist pain: If u fell on you palm in flexed position you may have navicular fracture. Get a x-ray.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Dizziness: Not really clear where you r pressing or how hard but your left and right carotid arteries could be in the region u describe and they supply oxygen to... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Strep test: Go to your family doctor and he/she will do a throat swab for culture and sensitivity. If positive u will b prescribed an appropriate antibiotic.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
ECT Tx. : May want to get a 2nd opinion as i assume u meant ect--electro convulsive treatment. Also is he on any psychiatric/somatic meds and if so how much?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No insurance/money: Schedule intake at your counties mental health center. Google mental health centers in galveston texas. Some work on a sliding fee scale and can even ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Tachycardia: First do you smoke as nicotine like caffeine is a stimulant? What is your heart rate and bp? You may need 24 hour holster monitor to determine if an... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Scar dating: Not that I have ever heard of. Maybe somebody here has a better suggestion but scar formation occurs and i know of no dating process.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Zpack & methadone : Taking this combination can cause elevation of serum Methadone levels or cause irregular heart beat by prolonging your cardiac qt interval. I suggest ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
2mg. Lunesta (eszopiclone): No. Maximum dose of Lunesta (eszopiclone) is 3mg/nite. Talk to your prescribing healthcare professional. A cocktail of medications to treat insomnia i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Wine with Zoloft (sertraline): As a psychiatrist who works primarily with severely persistently mentally ill consumers statistically 70% of my patients are using illicit drugs or al... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Alzheimer Sx. : Sorry, but I do not remember. But seriously this topic is easily googled. Try here first: http://m.Alz.Org/10-warning-signs.Asp hope tha is a good... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Really??: If this is a legitimate question and you just started bleeding from your 'bum' two months ago it does not matter if there is bright red blood or very ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) has been used off label to reduce the severity of both high and low mood swings . It's important to get baseline blood work and s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
OCPD at midlife: Personality d/o usually develop in adolescence or early adulthood. However stressful situations may present previously unrecognized personality d/o. ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
TID: Ideally 'three times per day' medication dosing refers to 6am, 2pm, 10pm. Or every 8 hours unless it must be taken with food in which case breakfast,... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Klonopin (clonazepam) d/c: You do not say if you are prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) for seizure disorder, panic disorder, anxiety, periodic leg movement, or neuralgia. That b... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Phobia tx.: Phobias r usually 1 of 3 types. Social phobia, fear of outdoors, and specific phobias. They are intense fear of something most people would not fea... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Antipsychotic Sx??: You don't say which antipsychotic or what dose you are prescribed. That being said I would ask your prescribing professional to either lower your dos... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Anxiety tx. : First do you do any stimulants? Caffeine, nicotine, rx, otc, street drugs, etc? If not get a complete physical with bloodwork to r/o medical cause f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Quetiapine in blood: Your rxing practitioner most likely said it takes 4-6 weeks to see its full effect and therefore it will take at 4-6 weeks to get out of your system. ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Institution: Can you be more specific as to the type of institution, your symptoms, and your geographic location as well as any insurance you are covered by if any... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Roche Klonopin (clonazepam): Roche is a fine brand.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Benzodiazepines. : Why r u taking any benzodiazepines while pregnant? These need to be prescribed by your doctor/np. 2 mg of xanax (alprazolam) is about equal to 20mg o... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Antipsychotic d/c: To try to get off your antipsychotic you need to do this in conjunction with your prescribing professional and tapered slowly over extended period of ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Saphris (asenapine) dosing: You don't say but usual starting dose is 5mg twice a day. It ca be increased up to 10mg twice a day. You must place tablet under your tongue and let... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Electric shocks: Very common symptom of a herniated disc(s). Get an MRI of thoracic/lumbar back. Maybe even cervical region. Good luck.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Xanax (alprazolam) cause headache: Xanax is a benzodiazepine & considered 10x more potent than Valium. If taking for anxiety you might ask your prescriber for a trial of BuSpar (bus... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
SVT & altitude: No problem. Even commercial jets pressurize to about 10,000 feet of altitude and Denver is the 'mile high city.'
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Latuda (lurasidone) side effects: Side effects always precede the actual medication's positive effects. That being said you should begin to find out if this medication and the subseque... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine) & metoprolol: It's okay to take them together but since Paxcil CR's half-life is 21 hours and it is eliminated by the liver you might want to consider taking them s... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Asperger's symptoms: I assume you meant asperger's sx and u r 42yo. This is a high functioning autism dx. Eye contact is frequently avoided and may be taken for shyness. T... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Depressed??: In my opinion you need a full physical with labs including thyroid panel to rule out somatic cause then if normal i would get referral to mental healt... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Anxiety and pregnant: Congratulations on your pending birth. In my experience women with GAD have no extra difficulty with the birthing process. If concerned about pain ca... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
TSH question: When i order bloodwork for persons who have coverage or wants a complete picture i order all 3 tests to get the full picture.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) dose: Might want to talk to your prescribing professional about trying Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr (extended release). Max dose ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Strattera (atomoxetine): Did not say what your dosage is but you might try twice daily dosing to reduce side effects. Talk to your prescriber.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Needs eval ASAP : Yes it is one or the other but should not be taken lightly. Your sister needs a complete medical and mental health evaluation to rule in or out a soma... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Sleep: No. But you should talk to your pcp to determine why your sleep has become disturbed. Somatic vs psychological causation.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Insomnia: Need more info....Do you smoke, do drugs, consume excessive caffeine, abuse etoh etc? What exactly is your sleep pattern. Have you gone to a sleep la... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
MJ and oxazepam: Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine. There have been 20 reports to the fda of serious interaction when combining these two substances. These reports date fro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Stress tx: Ativan is a benzo. Approved for tx. Of anxiety, short term insomnia, status epilepticus, or chemo related nausea. No mention of your weight but lowe... Read More

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Dr. Wolf is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolf is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolf is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I saw my dr and they said it could just be my cycle after having a baby 1 yr ago- they didn't think it was from mj- what do u mean by somati
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I take no drugs or meds. I also don't drink coffee or soda. Thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you..i guess its important to be patient and not diagnose myself

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia coll of osteo med
Graduated 1972MD

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Recipient Warren Williams Speaker Award-APA
Top Psychiatrist , Third Place, Maryland - Summer
2013
Top Psychiatrist, First Place, Maryland - Spring
2014

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Affiliated Psychiatry
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