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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg

Psychiatry
Plano, TX
43 years experience male

Locations

Alan Koenigsberg, M.D.

Plano, TX

Address

2325 Coit Road, Suite E, Plano, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

(972) 596-4656

About

Bio

I am accepting new patients, and usually am able to see new patients within two weeks. By working directly for each patient in a fee for service practice, I believe I am able to provide the best care I am capable of. Clinical decisions are made by the doctor and the patient, without third party oversight or regulation. I spend a lot of time with each patient, who receives my full attention. Patients are respected, listened to, and get well. My mission statement is to provide the best quality care I know how to give, to improve the well being of each patient. I am passionate about my practice and look forward to going to my office every day. I am also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

409 Answers
73 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
See physician now: Your daughter should be seen by her treating physician immediately. If she becomes actively suicidal, get her to an emergency room immediately. She s... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Dehydration: Any of several conditions, including some which may warrant your getting checked by your family physician. You may be dehydrated and have low blood pr... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Probably not true: You most likely vomited because of a combination of marijuana and gluten in the brownie. In one of my patients with that situation, i would probably ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
See physician: I'm not sure what you mean by this deficiency, and don't know about alternative treatments. This site is intended mostly for main stream physicians. ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Call doctor: The fact that you don't have insurance doesn't prevent you from seeing your physician. Call and make an appointment to continue treatment. Explain t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Situational: They are both anxiety disorders, and treatments may be similar. In social phobia, the anxiety increases only when the person is in certain social sit... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Maybe!: 1. Consult with your treating physician to get a specific answer for your conditions. 2. A lot depends on the dose of the medications, when you tak... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: A person may have a variant of bipolar disorder known as rapid cycling, in which he or she experiences changing between highs and lows very quickly. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Talk to doctor: In my practice, with new patients on the fentanyl patch, i keep them on their previous oral narcotics for a few weeks, until we have found the correct... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
One day: For my patients, I use 50 - 100 mgs of trazodone as the average starting dose for insomnia treatment. They notice benefit the first night. Many pati... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Too many: Psychological illness is generally considered to be emotional in nature, and best treated with various forms of psychotherapy, not medications first l... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Biological illness: Anorexia is a Psychiatric disorder, with both biological components and psychological components. Patients with anorexia decrease the amount of food t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Possibly, but...: In my practice, in my experience, the vast majority of bipolar patients have not been sexually abused. Bipolar disorder is primarily a biologically i... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes, but...: Yes, you certainly can take both, and many patients do. Keep in mind that many calcium supplements act as antacids, which reduce the stomach's acidit... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Withdrawal symptoms: While it's most likely not life threatening or dangerous, I never recommend to my patients to quit any medicine all at once. I have them gently taper... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Just the opposite: The average effective dose of sertraline for anxiety in my patients is between 200 and 300 mgs daily. 50 - 75 mgs daily is a good starting dose, and t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Stay in treatment: Consult with a Psychiatrist who is familiar with eating disorders, and get a thorough evaluation. While there are not specific medications that alway... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Talk to doctor: i'm not sure what you mean in your question about the brain "returning to normal." No one is prescribed neuroleptics who has a "normal" brain to beg... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Get second opinion: If you are in pain and your OBGyn is comfortable treating your headache, discuss this with your family physician or seek a consultation with a neurolo... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Your doctor is correct. The higher doses of SSRI's like Lexapro (escitalopram) are the therapeutic doses for treating anxiety. The lower doses work b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Neurotransmitters: Tricyclic antidepressants are probably the most effective antidepressants we have. They affect a number of neurotransmitters and multiple circuits in... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Maybe: You may very well be on too many medications, but you did not say what your diagnosis or diagnoses are. It may be exactly the right combination of me... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
yes: An emergency physician does not usually have the time or resources to have all the necessary information to formulate a comprehensive psychiatric diag... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Neurotransmission: Antidepressant medications act on enzymes, receptors, and neurotransmitters in various parts of the brain to modulate the functioning of circuitry tha... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
See below: Actiq is an excellent treatment for breakthrough pain when a patient is taking an around the clock opioid medication for chronic pain. Some downsides... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Many reasons: Unlike medication or surgical treatments, where you can obtain objective, quantitative measurements, there are no such criteria in psychotherapy. Sec... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes. : In my practice, i regularly treat patients with fears of flying. After a thorough evaluation, i may prescribe a medication like Alprazolam or clonaze... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not that dangerous: If you are the one who is pregnant and depressed, please consult with both your OB and a psychiatrist. You are at "advanced maternal age, " and alrea... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes. Call doctor!: Babies with yellow skin may be jaundiced, a potentially serious liver condition. Call your pediatrician immediately and set up an appointment for you... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Biological base: In my practice, the majority of patients with eating disorders have bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, so a similar anxiety disorder. T... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No.: Within the general medical community, there is no controversy about vaccines and autism. Based on the research, there is no correlation, and the vacci... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Evaluation : Take your child to his or her pediatrician for a thorough evaluation. Your child's pediatrician can then refer you if appropriate to someone more qua... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Doesn't exists: In my opinion, there is no simple, cheap treatment for any medical illness. You need a careful, thorough examination by your family physician to dete... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Make appointment: Perhaps I am not aware of something relevant, but you make an appointment with a psychiatrist the same way you would any other physician. Talk to you... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Withdrawal: In my practice, I have several patients who have related feeling ill or irritable as their Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) wears ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Talk to doctor: Talk to your obstetrician as soon as possible. You are at or close to full term now, and going to deliver soon. Your obstetrician knows you, and can ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
It shouldn't: Temazepam is a benzodiazepine medicine used to treat insomnia. It could be the insomnia is preventing you from losing weight, for several reasons. O... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: I have had many patients stop Cymbalta (duloxetine) without problems. I have never had any patient relate any of the symptoms you are describing. Ple... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
call obgyn: Go see your obgyn promptly--this is why you have one. Let him or her guide you through this pregnancy together, so you don't feel alone in getting h... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
maybe: Consult with your treating physician in detail to get a comprehensive answer for your specific situation. What may be safe for someone else may not b... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Better meds for that: In my experience, the best treatments for panic attacks are a combination of a long acting benzodiazepine, such as clonazepam, along with an ssri medi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Generally not: In thirty years of my practice, I have not run into a single case of infertility that we could attribute to medications you listed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Use metal paint can: There are several very simple, inexpensive ways to store and dispose of used needles and the like. I recommend to my patients that they go to a local... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Could be!: It's certainly possible, and is worth checking with your family physician or internist. If he or she then recommends you follow up with a consultation... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
See below: The side effects of lithium sometimes depend on the dose, with more side effects seen at higher doses. Common side effects are tremor, fatigue, increa... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Depends: If you are experiencing symptoms of mania or hypomania, standard mood stabilizers work. They include lithium, topiramate, lamotrigene, depakote, and ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: As far as we know, hormone levels are not relevant during mania or hypomania. They are not causing bipolar symptoms. The symptoms of bipolar disorde... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: You are concerned about the effect of steroids on your diabetes. Please call your treating physician if you are not sure, because i don't want to mis... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
See neurologist: Migraines are a common cause of doctors' visits. Your husband needs to make an appointment with a neurologist for evaluation of his headaches. Neuro... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Call doctor: You may indeed be experiencing a medication side effect, or you may have another illness. Call your treating physician to discuss this.

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May 26, 2014
Well trained, experienced ,empathetic Psychiatrist. Responses are well thought out and make common sense reflective of his basic medical training in France.
Jan 1, 2014
Thank you for being a part of the Health Tap community for the benefit of doctors and patients alike!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Koenigsberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you I took generic Lexapro 5mg for 1 days had to stop today 5/18 I hope it will be gone by tomorrow feels like I have a fever notside effect or withdrawal.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Great! Needed another expert's opinion on issue; yours backed up what he/I discussed. Appreciate it much, will see if he ^ it up to 50 or 60mg.
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Thank you. You are right. I do eat more when I feel better, I think. I am 5' 6" and 142. Female. Been doing cardio and trying eat better

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Faculte libre de medecine lille france
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

Ecole libre de med, lille, france
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

SAN MATEO MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

SAN MATEO MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1983

Awards

Nancy Roeske Certificate Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association
Top Psychiatrist , First Place, Texas - Summer
2013
Top Psychiatrist, First Place, Dallas Region - Spring
2014

Affiliations

Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
North Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
Texas Pain Society
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