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Dr. Alan Steinberg

Psychiatry - Geriatric
Centereach, NY
38 years experience male

Locations

East End Neuropsychiatric Associates, P.C.

Centereach, NY

Address

2539 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY
Directions

Practice website

Fax

6317381226

About

Bio

Alan L. Steinberg, M.D. is a geriatric psychiatrist in practice on Long Island, New York.. Following training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at Cornell-New York Hospital, he co-founded and directed the Long Island Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center. Currently he is the principal psychiatrist in East End Neuropsychiatry Associates, P.C., a multidisciplinary community based academic and teaching practice based in Centereach. In addition to the clinical work, the practice serves as the primary training site in geriatric psychiatry for the Departments of Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine at SUNY StonyBrook, and all residents and fellows spend a month with Dr. Steinberg in his practice. Dr. Steinberg also served as consultant to Adult Protective Services and various nursing homes

Specialties
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Psychiatry - Geriatric

Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Depends: Patients with brain damage from any cause can have drops in their mental status ... delirium, which can be from any number of reversible causes. If the cause of delirium is treated there can be a sudden improvement as well, relatively speaking. As an example, urinary tract infections can cause a sudden drop. With treatment of the underlying infection the mental status should improve over time.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Pseudobulbar affect : To a syndrome characterized by emotional incontinence, lability of mood, and displays of emotionality that are often unrelated to an underlying emotion. It is commonly seen in underlying neuropsychiatric disorders such as multiple sclerosis, as well as in some forms of dementia. The emotional lability and emotional incontinence that is seen is not specific however and it is important to search for.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry 38 years experience
There are several po: The first is to ensure that they are not suffering from delirium, which is an acute confusional state caused by several possible reversible etiologies. The most common in elderly woman is from urinary tract infections. They may also be suffering from dementia and a good work up should be undertaken to ensure that there is adequate treatment of underlying etiologies as well as ongoing symptoms. Cmn.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Steinberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Steinberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE

Residency

Cornell- New York Hospital
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