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Dr. Elena Padrell

Psychiatry
lewes, DE
40 years experience female

Locations

Office

lewes, DE

Address

32180 Oak Dr , lewes, DE
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My office hours

Thursday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
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About

Bio

I'm a middle age lady doctor from Spain whom always kept good rapport with my family and spanish culture. However after medical school I embarked in a long trans cultural journey, mostly to the US, where I was fortunate to do a PhD in Psycho pharmacology basic research work (Baylor college of medicine 1984-88) and later on to complete a categorical psychiatry residency program at Mount Sinai, NY (1989-93). My clinical experience as a general adult psychiatrist since 1993, it has encompassed meeting thousands of patients, from a vast variety of psycho social and cultural backgrounds. Different settings, including: small town private practice, nursing homes, state clinics, veterans at the VA , correctional institutions, C&L in large hospital, I have lots to offer, lots to share.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Delaware

Languages spoken

Catalan

Doctor Q&A

77 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 40 years experience
SSRI: Hypochondria belongs to the obsessive thinking disorders, all included under the higher anxiety disorder's umbrella. Continue CBT while taking an SSRI, paroxetine,sertraline, fluoxetine , citalopram o escitalopram etc. . Meds will decrease anxiety and dilute the obsessions.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Careful: It could help appetite loss but Cardiovascular adverse effects may be associated with phentermine (the active ingredient contained in Adipex-P) Palpitations, tachycardia, elevation of blood pressure, ischemic event have been reported. Primary pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart disease has been reported in patients taking phentermine . Is a matter of try and see but is not well studied .
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 40 years experience
It's risky: Not to have proper neurological follow up , it can lead to seizure breakthrough any time putting yours or somebody else's,life at risk. Don't understimate the risk for a sz. No scientific studies show any protective effects of herbs or diets. Xanax (alprazolam) requires a script and due to its short acting is not a good long standing sz med. Better try to stick to a traditional epilepsy treatment.

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Nov 28, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thank You. It has not been easy quitting. More painful than any opiate
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! I really appreciate your input!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so so much! I really appreciate it!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Autonomous University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine, Spain
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER

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