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Dr. Alan Steinberg

Psychiatry - Geriatric
Centereach, NY
39 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

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Psychiatry - Geriatric

Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the level, location, severity of the vascular lesions or cerebral insults, there is a possibility that some sxs will be reversed somewhat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Not directly: A;lzheimers disease per se leads to a decline in the correct functioning of other body parts---such as adequate and safe swallowing and nutrition, or ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Prob: The question is whether we can figure out what is the cause of insomnia in a person with dementia---at times it can be caused by sleep architecture br... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
LBD: By common accepted clinical work at [present , visual hall are extremely uncommon except in lewy body dementia; the sxs typically respond poorly or wo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Underlying cause: The risks for vascular dementia are based on the underlying factors such as hypertension, sleep apnea, obesity, diabetes, etc----treat those, adopt a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Somewhat : The typical course of alzheimers is slow and insidious with global deficits across several realms of coh=gnition; the typical course of vascular demen... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Yes...: Any changes in a persons underlying health can temporarily worsen the confusion or non cognitive sxs---incl a cold....
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
There are many: Agents that can contribute to cognitive decline although none are known to specificallly cause alzheimer's disease. In general it is best to avoid wha... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Make sure that: All other potential causes or contributants are addressed. Get treatment for the pneumonia as soon as possible. Make sure that your family is aware th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Sort of: There is more of a connection between delirium and those scenarios, but the same things that cause renal and heart failure also cause brain failure...
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
It is an: Acute confusional state that can be caused by more than 60 reasons. The diagnosis is often difficult to make. It is characterized in a typical case b... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Medical issues : It is possible that there are other underlying medical issues, some of which may by serious, and others less so. Things like dehydration, as well as s... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Yes: The main question is whether her hypertension is adequately managed with inderal (propranolol). If it is managed appropriately it is unlikely that 10 ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Test exam: A full exam by a qualified expert in the field; MRI or ct of the brain often done; lab work to r/o reversible causes; consideration of depression as a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Many sxs: There are over 60 causes of dementia, both reversible and irreversible---including alzheimer;s disease and vascular dementia, parkinsons disease, stro... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Biased: I would make the argument that a geriatric psychiatrist (if you can find one) is best suited to both diagnose and treat dementia, as well as address t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Progressive: Unfortunately as dementia progresses, it leads often to difficulty with chewing and swallowing; therefore there isa a risk of choking or aspiration if... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Not exactly: Diabetes is a risk factor for vascular disease, which then causes dementia....Most commonly vascular dementia; the exact relationship between the deve... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Indirectly: People with dementia may have misperceptions of their environment, diff with depth of field, and vision, which can all contrib to a perception of dizz... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Investigate: For any rapid progression, please search for reversible etiologies....
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Not exactly: Early onset dementia is quite rare, and often occurs in clusters with a family history; i would ensure that there are no other reversible contributant... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Old term: Not used that often anymore; used to refer to a person who developed dementia before 65, then felt to be the only form of alzheimer;s disease....
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Disinhibition: There are several causes of frontal dementias; they are characterized by poor judgment, poor impulse control; emotional incontinence; lability of emot... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Yes...: If a person has vascular central nervous system disease, that is a risk factor and precursor for vascular dementia.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Yes: You should take care to control your weight, exercise as much as allowed; watch your diet, lower your blood pressure if it is high, and control the le... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Social: Any form of social enrichment, but paretic those involving supervised visits with children or animals adds life to years, and paretic those with demen... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Great question: The non cognitive sxs are part of the disease, as important if not more so, that the cognitive deficits, for which the diseases causing dementia are k... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Vary greatly: Dependent on the causes of the dementia; the earliest sxs can be a personality change; emotional lability; changes in balance or tremors; depression; ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Changes: Keep in mind that vasc reviewed dementia, diagnoses, etiologies, and treatment options. Reviewed environmentall, behavioral and medical treatment opti... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 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 emotio... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Not directly: There is no evidence that folks with preexisting aurtism spectrum disorders are at higher risk of developing any form of dementia; there is a risk tha... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Not exactly: Imaging of the brain is recommended primarily to rule out reversible causes of dementia; alzheimers per se is associated with brain atrophy, but this ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 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... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Frontal lobe dementi: Can have several possible causes. One of the most common is of course injury to the frontal lobes in the form of trauma such as can occur from sports ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Yes...: Alzh is just one cause of dementia; there are at least 60 causes of dementia....Some can be from treatable medical conditions; side effects of meds; l... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Question: Sadly, since most assisted living communities are in reality tertiary care psychiatric facilities, but without the acknowledgement of that reality, yo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Question: My advice is to question everything; in older folks, parkinsonism is very common and can have many causes, including reversible ones, such as side eff... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Possibly: Some people notice that the medicines like Prozac (fluoxetine) can be somewhat activating, so most people do end up taking them in the morning this is... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Schedule: Schedule activities. Stick to it. exercise every day.fruits and vegetables Don't smoke.Smile often.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Steinberg
Psychiatry - Geriatric 39 years experience
Depends: It completely depends on 1) the underlying cause---some are more rapid in progression and 2) how well cared for they are as the disease progresses.

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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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What is depth of field mean?
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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

Awards

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