Dr. Alan Koenigsberg

Psychiatry
Plano, TX
44 years experience male

Locations

Alan Koenigsberg, M.D.

Plano, TX

Address

2325 Coit Road, Suite E, Plano, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

409 Answers
73 Agrees
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes: There are many medications that are used for the treatment of tension headaches. Call your primary care physician and discuss all of this with him or... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Essential: The treatment for psychiatric illness, as with all of general medicine, is based on science. This is necessary, because years of research, throughout... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Very drowsy: In my practice, the average dose of Restoril (temazepam) is 15 - 30 mgs at bedtime. Depending on a multitude of your personal health factors, you may... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
See family physician: Make an appointment with your family physician for an evaluation. The headache may be a symptom of some general medical illness, and your best bet is... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Ask family: The way to know if you have a family history of diabetes is to ask family members. Your parents would be the best source of information, but grandpar... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
yes: In my practice I have many patients taking Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep who also take some form of anti-inflammatory medicine for arthritis or other joi... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
a few things: A full, good night's sleep is essential. Check your sleep hygiene: excellent bed, cool room, minimal nighttime stimulation. Gentle, regular exerci... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Maybe: Your question is worth looking into, but without specifics as to what exactly is your current testosterone level, and what is optimal, it is not possi... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Ask doctor: I really don't understand your question about speeding up metabolism and withdrawal symptoms, so I strongly recommend you make an appointment with you... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Probably not: In my practice, with my patients, I have found that the average dose of Klonopin, or clonazepam, is 1 or 2 mgs per dose, taken twice daily, for a tota... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Discuss with doctor: If you are being treated for anxiety and depression, I would avoid all alcohol until your depression an anxiety are in remission. After discussing th... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Go to family doctor: Your anxiety may be causing your pains, but you may also have other injuries, inflammatory conditions, bursitis, and so on. Your family physician is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Probably yes: If you have not taken your OCD medication for several days, you could very well have any group of withdrawal symptoms, and insomnia is common. Restar... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
That's correct: You are correct... wellbutrin (bupropion) doesn't usually cause hunger or weight gain, especially if you are also taking topimax. Perhaps there are ot... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Talk to doctor: There are several newer medications that fit your criteria... Servile, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Fetzima are all good choices. Talk to your doctor abo... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes: Baldness can be a genetically predisposed condition, and you may very well begin to lose your hair over the next decade.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
NAMI: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill is a nationwide organization that does outstanding outreach for persons with bipolar disorder and schizophr... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Antipsychotic med: The best answer will come from the Psychiatrist who is treating you...please ask him or her why you are being prescribed this. In my practice, with m... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Serotonin modulation: An excellent question. Amitriptyline affects multiple neurotransmitters, and it is believed that its modulation of serotonin calms the nerves that st... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Not in US: To my knowledge, antidepressants are available by prescription only in the United States. They may be available in other countries over the counter. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Talk to doctor: This is an ongoing difficult area in Psychiatry and Obstetrics. Research is ethically prohibited, so we only have anecdotal evidence. All medicines ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes: Central to the diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a tendency to ruminate, which is thinking about something over and over. In many patient... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
May be low thyroid: Your best option now is to have a thorough evaluation from your family doctor as well as a Psychiatric consultation. Your depression and hair loss co... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Activates neurons: Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain and intestine. It reacts with cells' receptors to signal a neuron to fire. Depending on what nerve cell ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Decreases fidgeting: Some patients do gain weight. A lot of patients with depression have significant anxiety, and fidget all day long. This can burn 100 -200 calories d... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Incorrect info: Schizophrenia is an illness that rarely affects children, usually begins in the teenage years, and generally fully appears in early adulthood. Your e... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Most newer ones: Most of the newer antidepressant medications affect specific neurotransmitters. Each does it slightly differently, accounting for the different respo... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Probably: Paracetamol is known in the US at acetaminophen, or Tylenol. I have many patients taking venlafaxine and clonazepam who safely take aspirin or acetami... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes: The studies on teens are fewer than in adults, but most of us in clinical practice have found that most antidepressants work well in teenagers. We d... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Ask pediatrician : Without details as to how much your child actually weighs, i can't give a specific answer. However, your child's pediatrician can after seeing, evalua... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Get child to doctor: If my child had croup, i would immediately take him or her to the pediatrician. It may not be croup, but if it is, it could be dangerous. Don't worry... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
No objective tests: All of the pain syndromes, like most psychiatric illnesses, are almost completely subjective, and therefore, very difficult to accurately diagnose. T... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Depends on location: If the cold sore is in a place that doesn't make contact with your mouthpiece, you can still play. You may want to see your family doctor to consider... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Using it properly?: Assuming you are administering the patch properly, and are experiencing pain relief, it may be that the drug tests are not testing for fentanyl, but o... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
None: In my experience, there is nothing that will provide quick relief, let along instant relief. You need to consult with your family physician, get a tho... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Physician vs Not: I agree with dr. Pappas' response on their training. Psychiatrists are physicians, and think as physicians. We evaluate the entire patient, from both... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Psychiatrist: Since you have had a difficult time with your anxiety, it is my professional clinical opinion that your best option is to consult with a psychiatrist ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
correct dose needed: In my practice, with my patients, I have found that many of them have been underdosed when treated by non psychiatric physicians. The therapeutic dos... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
No: Excellent question. As physicians, we know that self diagnosis is dangerous. It's a good start to be knowledgeable, obviously, but then you need to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Maybe sometimes: In my practice, with my patients, I have prescribe Adderal regularly for patients with ADHD, and sometimes to patients with depression. In those case... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Get Psychiatric exam: From your description, it is quite possible that you have bipolar disorder. The best option in my opinion is to call and make an appointment with a p... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
shouldn't be: All medications, whether branded or generic, sold in the United States, are required by the food and drug administration (fda) to have plus or minus t... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Talk to doctor.: I have prescribed Lexapro (escitalopram) for many years, and never at such a low dose. Either you have the dose written incorrectly, or you may be ta... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Talk to your physician about your treatment. In my practice, i explain to my patients that they should always discuss with me their ideas, concerns a... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Maybe: Call the gastroenterologist who performed the procedure and ask him or her. He or she is best qualified to answer that question for you.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
depends on interests: What career path is primarily answered by what you believe your primary interest is. If you are primarily interested in treating patients, and doing s... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Metabolite: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is an active metabolite of effexor. The body converts the venlafaxine molecule into o-desmethylvenlafaxine. Some patients w... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Talk to doctor: In my practice, most antidepressants, including Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, don't usually cause constipation. You need to carefully discuss this with y... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes.: Have the woman consult with the physician prescribing the pain medications and review all of the symptoms she is experiencing. She may have some other... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Probably not cancer: Yes, an infection in the mouth can spread to other areas, and may be causing your other symptoms. While i obviously can't definitively answer your qu... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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