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Dr. Panagiota Korenis

Psychiatry
Bronx, NY
14 years experience female

Locations

Office

Bronx

Address

1276 Fulton Ave., Bronx
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

Forensic psychiatrist, board certified. I am the Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at BronxCare Health System and Director of the psychiatry residency training program.

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

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Greek

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
92 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Not so simple: Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are separate disorders. Some studies suggest an increased risk in families with these disorders, however, these di... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Depends on use.: It depends on the amount of marijuana used. If you are a chronic smoker it may last upwards of six months in your hair follicle.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
30 minutes: It is all about getting your heart rate up. 30 minutes at one time will give you the opportunity to really get your heart rate up and get your body in... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Check thyroid: Ensure that your thyroid function is optimized as that could be a quick fix to some excess edema and water weight as well as lethargy and fatigue. If... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Not bad but...: At this age you should have lots and lots of energy that would not necessitate energy drinks. Stay active and eat healthy.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Not a good idea: Methadone is an opiate and is one of the most addictive substances that should only be taken with medical supervision. I really encourage you to thin... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Yes.: It is ok to take tums (calcium carbonate) w Ativan. Don't drink alcohol euthanasia Ativan or take any other benzodiazepines.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Yes it will: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
3-4 days: Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine used to help with anxiety symptoms. A one time dose of 3mg should be out of your system after 3- 4 days. If you are a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Maybe 2 weeks: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
You might be.: Consider getting a home pregnancy test, they can detect levels of HCG in your system to give you the earliest result.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Within A few hours: You should be feeling better within a few hours. Good luck.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Ups and downs: Manic depression means you have mood dysregulation. Atleast once in your life you will experience a manic episode which is atleast one week of sympto... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
It could be.: Make sure you have ruled out all medical causes of fatigue. A big one is hypothyroidism.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Goal oriented: Happy to hear you are pursuing higher educational goals! It's also excellent that you are able to identify triggers for your affective dysregulation -... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Probably not.: Most guidelines do not recommend ambien (zolpidem) higher than 10 for women and in some cases stick to 5mg. Consider thinking about what other things ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
You may not need to: It depends on the class of medication prescribed by your prescriber. If you were prescribed an SSRI and started on another medication of the same cla... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Unfortunately no.: Alzheimer's is a very complicated multifactorial disease that seems yo have a number of contributing factors that result in its onset. There is no sp... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Yes: There is a lot of evidence for a genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder. Twin studies show evidence for genetic predisposition. However, genes a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Ups and downs: Bipolar disorder means you have mood dysregulation. Atleast once in your life you will experience a manic episode which is atleast one week of sympto... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Don't waste your $: At this point ecigarrettes are very new. There are limited number of studies and the research is really just beginning to understand the longterm eff... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
No you don't.: Schizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating illness. It affects millions of people and results in premature cognitive decline, societal drift and oft... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Maybe 2 weeks: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Eat: Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Drink water. Make sure you go to all appointments.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Keep on it: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Full check up: Make sure your thyroid function is stable as hyperthyroid that is not controlled can present with anxiety symptoms including panic and palpitations as... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Strengthen muscles: I suggest you start doing exercises to strengthen your lower back. After csection/surgery your body needs time to recover and heal and during that tim... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Stay active: I agree with my colleagues that we need more information regarding specifics of your symptoms I have a couple of suggestions. 1: make sure you don't ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
No problem: You can divide up the dose just fine. Be sure to let your MD know that you are sensitive to side effects so They can be sure to increase at small inc... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Could be: Around this time your uterine muscles are expanding as the baby is growing. It is pretty common to experience pains around your lower back. Please k... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
You might.: It all depends on the packing and storing of the honey.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Propranolol: Hi- sonwtimes medications called beta blockers can be used to treat specific phobias/anxieties like test taking, flying or public speaking. It is a n... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
No: Red wine is very good for you in moderation. It contains resveratrol which has been linked to numerous health benefits including: prevention against ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Yes: There is a lot of evidence for a genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder. Twin studies show evidence for genetic predisposition. However, genes a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Maybe 2 weeks: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
See your doctor ASAP: If you feel an episode coming on you should try to see your doctor immediately or go to the nearest emergency room. seroquel (quetiapine) is an atypi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Yes it is possible.: Start taking biotin. It can be purchased at any health food store or place where they sell vitamins. It is natural and helps strengthen hair and nai... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Not likely.: PTSD May present with severe psychotic symptoms such as auditory hallucinations, paranoia but generally having a diagnosis of PTSD will not predispose... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Probably not: Marinol is not clinically approved for treatment of PTSD. Perhaps when more research and studies become available it may be considered as an option.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
It depends.: First I would want to make sure that there is no other treatable medical condition underlying your symptoms like: hypo/hyperthyroidism, taking too muc... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Miscarriage: Dear Ressee, I'm sorry to hear that there was no heartbeat. This likely means that the fetus is not viable and you will likely miscarry. Your ob will... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Uterine stretching: During this time you could be experiencing uterine stretching as baby is growing. If pain is severe or you have spotting call your ob or go to the er ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Quite possibly: This varies on the amount of THC inhaled. For chronic users marijuana can be present upwards of one month on ursine toxicology screening.
A member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Possibly: Chronic cocaine use alters brain's parasympathetic nervous functions that help sustain an erection during sex. The chemicals in cocaine gradually tak... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Exercise with baby!: iLook into classes for mommy and baby exercise like yoga classes! Also, if you carry your baby in a carrier that can burn a lot of calories. If you ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
It's ok.: Only take as recommended and nothing more. You should expect that tomorrow you will have excess daytime drowsiness.
A female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
See your doctor: It's not a good idea to titrate meds without MD supervision. It's also not a good idea to double the dose so quickly either bc you may be sensitive t... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Mental health: You should see a mental health professional. There are a number of very effective therapies and medicines to treat these kinds of symptoms. People wh... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Yes don't overdo it: You may have alcohol - however, alcohol in excess is not good for you and in the long run may have deleterious effects on many organ systems in your b... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Panagiota Korenis
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Why do it alone?: Opiate withdrawal is definitely one of the most painful withdrawal experiences anyone can go through. I would really recommend you go into a detox an... Read More

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Oct 4, 2015
Dr. Korenis is a new, and highly welcome addition to HealthTap! I learned a great deal from her answers, and I applaud how she meets patients warmly. Great bedside manner! She also collaborates well w...Read More
Oct 10, 2015
Learnt good practical tips from her answers.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Oct 15, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

Bronx Lebanon Hospital center

Awards

Teacher of the Year 2015
Leadership Award in Residency 2012
Junior Resident of the Year 2010

Affiliations

American Academy Of Psychiatry And The Law
American Academy Of Psychoanalysis And Psychodynamic Psychiatry
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