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Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio

ADHD & Autism
Lutz, FL
40 years experience female

Locations

Suncoast

Lutz, FL

Address

18958 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 102, Lutz, FL, US
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(813) 33--3-59

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

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About

Bio

Dr. Martinez-Delio received her Bachelors Degree in Science, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. She earned her Medical Degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan. She then completed her Psychiatry residency training at University District Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital in San Juan, PR. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review for Physicians. Dr. Martinez-Delio is a member of the Hillsborough County Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, of which she has served as a delegate on 2005 and has been elected delegate for the FMA for the term 2006-2009, the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytical Society, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review for Physicians and the National Headache Foundation. Dr, Martinez-Delio worked in the James A Haley Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa, FL, and also served as associate clinical professor for USF. She did research with education to Veterans on HIV-AIDS with a multidisciplinary team. This research was presented in Washington DC. She worked as an Associated Medical Director for a Utilization Review and Quality Assurance company. Dr. Martinez-Delio opened a private practice in Tampa, FL, in 2001. She has background and training in Internal Medicine, Neurology and in headache management. Dr. Martinez-Delio has been a guest in Fox 13 news, NBC news, Univision, Telemundo and a frequent Hispanic radio host in the past.

Specialties
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ADHD & Autism

Addiction Medicine

Neurology

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
41 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Not sure : It's difficult to say it's the Remeron that's causing your lip to swell or be red. Since you don't know, it's always safe to stop the Remeron and mayb... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Withdrawal : These symptoms are similar to when people stop SSRI or SNRI abruptly. The jolts are frequently described by patients. However, it could be many other ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Depends: It depends on your lack of focus and how fast you metabolize the medication. One way to know, is if the last dose is taken too late in the afternoon a... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Sedation : Probably not since Risperdal is less sedative than seroquel (quetiapine).
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Sweating : Excessive sweating may be a side effect of antidepressant and is not uncommon. There are other medicines you can use to decrease the sweating. You sho... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Real bad!: it can make you paranoid and psychotic, afterwards, it can make you deeply depressed.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Ignore: Keep a planner. Write down all your appt. Use post it notes or color pens for different activities.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Longer: Lamictal is a seizure medication used to prevent the depression in future cycles of Bipolar depression. However, it's not an antidepressant for the ac... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Augmentation meds.: Good choices to augment an antidepressant like Venlafaxine, would be Wellbutrin, or one of the newer atypical antipsychotics. Rexulti, Abilify, (aripi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Depression: Crying spells are never normal. The symptoms you describe sound like a depression or maybe an anxiety disorder. These are medical conditions that need... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Bullying: The fact that people call you autistic is bullying in itself. Why are they doing it, I don't know, but it certainly has to stop. Even if a person is a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Unresolved bereavement: I'm so sorry for your loss. Many people don't acknowledge that a miscarriage is actually the same pain as losing a live child. By definition, this is ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Taper meds : Tapering down benzodiazepines is not easy, especially if you have been on them for so long. It has to very gradual and with doctor supervision. Once y... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Yes, the strength: Generics usually are required to be within 20% of the defined milligrams on each tablet. For example, if you are on 10 mg of a medicines, than you can... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Dont have too: You can actually take them at the same time for your convenience. I always suggest to take the Klonopin at night to help you sleep and you should take... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Drug interactions: wellbutrin, (bupropion) Adderall ,Zoloft and other psychopharmacology drugs individually may cause the symptoms you are describing. When taken togethe... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Lithium may help: SSRI are usually used for the symptoms you describe, however, SSRI may increase suicidal ideas. Lithium has shown to decrease suicidal ideas in depres... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Tics: It could be a Tic disorder, that may be aggravated by anxiety. It's difficult to say without a physical exam.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Yes, and congrats!: I also have twins, now age 22! That's the best thing in the World. I had no morning sickness till much later in the pregnancy. I did get very tired in... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Diet and depression: Studies have shown that fish oil with omega fatty acids have helped people with depression and also for prevention of heart disease. Eat plenty of sal... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Ignore: Practice good sleep hygiene by going to bed at the same time every night and try not napping during.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Yes it is: This is part of the way you are grieving the loss of your mother. I'm very sorry for your loss. Please try to talk with your Pastor, support groups, o... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Depends : If you are using Klonopin for seizures, the highest dose can be up to 15 or 17 mg a day! However for anxiety, I wouldn't go over 4 mg a day. Very few ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
It could be the flu: Or any viral infection. Try a Gatorade and mild fluids and bed rest. Tylenol is good for the headaches.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Orthostatic BP: This sudden low BP and increased heart rate is what we call Orthostatic Hypotension. It's not uncommon after being in supine position (lying down) for... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
It may be vaginitis: It's probably not yeast if you have treated your self already for this. It may be a vaginitis. The best way to find out is with a vaginal exam. Other ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Probably Gout : It may be Gout, which is an accumulation of Uric Acid crystals on your joint. It's more common on the big toes, then ankles and sometimes the knees. I... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Addiction: By definition being addicted to a medication or other substance, like alcohol or drugs, means that you have either developed tolerance or withdrawals ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Yes : You may have PMDD or what's known as PMS. treatment is available. Talk with your GYN or psychiatrist
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Taper : You are in a very low dose for a very short time, so it should be easy for you to taper down in a week or so.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Check it out: Subdural hematoma can leak slowly for days or weeks. However, epidural hematomas can cause intense immediate pressure and cause spinal cord herniation... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
It could be tinnitus: Or Ménière's disease, have it checked out. High doses of aspirin can also cause these symptoms.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Almost immediately : Concussion symptoms appear shortly after the head trauma. They may last for months, specifically the cognition problems. You should have a CT Scan ASA... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Yes it can: It's called an antidepressant induced mania. And this may help a doctor diagnose a subclinical Bipolar disorder.
A female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Increased ICP : Increased intracranial pressure can happen when you are in a supine position. Many things can cause this. Please see a Specialist, like a Neurologist ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Ignore: To decrease Depression and Anxiety, sleep at lease 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
I wouldn't recommend: Xanax (alprazolam) is sedating. Taking it with any pain pill with opiate type medication, only increases your risk of sedation. Many people have accid... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Phobia maybe?: The fear of "anything" can be defined as a phobia. Is it a fear of using Drano or is it that you have the strong believe and conviction that the Drano... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
No it's not : You can actually take the whole 200 mg at the same time every day. We do recommend to try to take it close to the same time every day to maintain stea... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
You should be safe: SSRI are very safe and it takes very high doses to be lethal. However, you may feel very anxious or tired for the next few days. I would skip the dose... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Yes: But your Suboxone is less addictive and safer. Try the Patient Assistance Programs for help. Check www.needymeds.org for free medication if you qualif... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Drug interactions: vyvanse and Effexor (venlafaxine) can both increase heart rate, blood pressure, anxiety and other undesirable symptoms. Vyvanse is not indicated for a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Go to your doctor : Two days of diarrhea will dehydrate you fairly quick. Imodium should only be used for an episode or two of diarrhea. Start drinking small sips of wate... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Yes: Rexulti is very good for the depressive part of Bipolar or Major Depression.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Racing thoughts: Are not a good sign. Celexa will start working around two weeks after you start it. You are in a very low dose and racing thoughts may be an indicatio... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Wait till tomorrow : Better safe than sorry, and take too much of any medicine.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
ADHD & Autism 40 years experience
Not really: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a long acting stimulant similar to Adderall. It works for like 8-12 hours of focus. Even if you take it every day, you c... Read More

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Jul 20, 2018
Dr Martinez has been a great addition to my health care team. I see her every month and she's always pleasant and professional
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Martinez Delio is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Martinez Delio is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, for trying to help me. I looked into medication assistance and I do not qualify. Even at part-time I "make too much " My Dr. has appealed 4 x and they won't budge. Feels like no options. t...Read More
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Ok thanks but I know this isnt bullying. It's mostly teachers that say
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This checklist was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

1982
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Veterans Administration

Residency

VA Hospital
Completed 1986

Awards

Grand Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Top Psychiatrist , First Place, Tampa Region - Spring
2016
Top Psychiatrist, Second Place, Florida - Spring
2017

Publications

RESEARCH: Narco-therapy in PTSD Vietnam Veterans – San Juan,PR Presented in APA, PR Convention Emotional Disturbance Measured...
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