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Dr. Elena Padrell

Psychiatry
lewes, DE
41 years experience female

Locations

Office

lewes, DE

Address

32180 Oak Dr , lewes, DE
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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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

76 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Ignore: Learn as much as you can of your illness. Don't ever denied it . Take your meds. Keep busy!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Ok: It's OK. However better ask and inform your cardiologyst ,so he can monitor your BP and future need for Losartan or similar.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Rarely so: If he washes his hands often and keeps good hand, nails hygiene, it shouldn't be an issue. Saliva has plenty of enzymes to whash off most common minir... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No way to know: It all depends how damaging was the time of use , age and general health status. However is a good idea not to use again, same quit smocking as soon a... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Antidepressants: If you had an steroid induced depression in the past, you may have same reactio once reexposed to prednisone. Best is to prevent it. Start taking the ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No need to mix: Alternative herbal treatments are poorly scientifically studied , if you have mild depression/anxiety, they may help you, but is not recommendable to ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No need to increase.: Effexor (venlafaxine) and Klonopin are synergistic in their therapeutic effects but not in their mechanism of action. Increasing Effexor (venlafaxine)... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Days to weeks: If anxiety is severe, affecting your general functioning, it is recommended you start low 5mg or go slow, increase the dose, by 5 mg every week, to f... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Panic atack?: Is it the first time u take zoloft (sertraline)? .Do you have stomach problems? Any thing changed?. Were u fasting (empty stomach)? Usually eating s... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Need thorough checkp: Fibroids may imply heavy bleeding, and anemia, fatigue, tiredness..Im not a Gyn , you need one. Why is prolactine high? Any meds? I would be concern... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
It may lower: Tegretol or carbamazepine, is an hepatic enzyme inducer, what means it makes other meds to be metabolized faster and therefore we'll see lower levels... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Ignore: DO write things down, record messages on cell phone, tell your friends, share frustr and accept it.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Ignore: SLEEP WELL, like setting a routineof sleeping a good 8 hours a night. Avoid shift work!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Ignore: Talk to him about worsening frustration, when words don't come easily .
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Keep up abstinence: 10 years is a long time. Your opiate receptors may be missing some of the excitement, but u went a long way to be here. Congratulations. Don't give up... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Control is the word: As long as you are aware of your promptness to inner dialogue , and as you say , you experience it as a volitional act, then, there is no concern. I... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Seasonal afective DO: Is a possibility, it would be, if u had other symptoms, like a low, poor mood , poor motivation, loss of interests, lack of enjoyment, change of appe... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Rare: It is very rare that such low dose of Sertraline could cause memory loss, on the other hand because of dose being low and almost negligent, Ok to get ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Hard to say: Both agents have sexual dysfunction as potential side effects. Around 20-30% of chances. It depends on individual susceptibility and also it varies up... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Is OK: Taking Zoloft or sertraline 50mg should not be any problem . Is a very well tolerated medication when it comes to drug interactions. Adding oxycodone... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Ignore: Avoid shift work to ensure a regular, consistent sleep.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
See an ophtalmologys: The symptoms you're mentioning are concerning. Brain fog and vision problems, especially. A thorough ophtalmological exam, will be able to discern if ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Through your eyes: Light boxes mean to replace natural sunlight exposure which when is missing or decreased it's felt to be contributing to SAD. What's damaging to the e... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Tip of the iceberg: Meaning, there is a lot to be found out, talk to her and see what's her take on it. Was it a convenience marriage?, Has she ever been interested? Is ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Need more informatio: How old are you? are you under the influence of any psychodelic, psychotropic , neurotoxic agent?, drugs, alcohol?, Yes?, stop what you are taking and... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
See a neurologist: Have u had those symptoms x 3 years? Or had they appeared now? If they are anew , I wouldn't relate it to the past concussion.They would require a n... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Negligible: Oral absortion is what it is, swallowing powder or the whole pill. It will improve somewhat timing effects but not to a significant difference. Don't ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
OK with guidelines: The mix of benzodiazepines and opiates, like the ones given to you for pain, is unfortunately a very common practice . It has potential risks for addi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Need help from GI: If you have a peptic ulcer,most important is to start the right GI treatment, with acid secretion blockers +/-antibiotics, etc.according to your gastr... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Unlikely: More information is needed to answer aproprietly your question What kind of headache? Trigger factors?, quality, location, how long, does it last?, wh... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
There are few option: I would need to know what side effects you have with Topiramate and how effective it is. A Low dose of high potency anyipsychotics like haloperidol or... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Close but not cigar: Independently of their dosages, they are both atypical antipsychotics. They share similar properties as antipsychotics and mood stabilizers . What's d... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No need to wait.: The change has been likely done because Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg qD wasn't covering your daily anxiety symptoms, .Is that right? My concern is that lo... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Need check up: Spit up a blood clot, it means there is a bleeding point somewhere, that needs to be fund out asap. Do you drink Eth in excess, esophageal varices? of... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Could be better: The reason for not smoking after oral surgery is to avoid raising oral temperature and to decrease further infection potential. Is a good reason to qu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Do a test online: I understand your mom doesn't want to consider being checked up for anxiety/ depression diisorder. If someone else close to you like your school counc... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Yes and no: the alcohol level in plasma could be 0 by then , that is if you are healthy, a good metabolizer and drink plenty of water. however there are other bio... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Im sure: Smocking anything is bad , specially if you have a headache and tonsilitis. It's a direct irritant agent to your throat. . Now THC or marihuana can ma... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Get an evaluation: Is rare for Welbutrin withdrawal to last that long, so many other other questions are to be answered, like: are you still taking other psychotropics?,... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Unlikely: A brain tumour causes severe problems in short time, as the skull is a very rigid structure and the increase of its inner pressure is a cause for ence... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Most likely: All the symptoms you are referring to are anxiety related, certainly the teeth grinding , unspecified dermatitis.. the sleep excess or sleep attacks w... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
It's safe, but...: Sertraline, like the other SSRI's are classified by the DEAE as safe antidepressants during pregnancy, meaning that the risk for prematurity, low birt... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Consult a neurologis: What you describe requires further questioning and testing and hopefully a physical exam. Involunteer movements are the scope of neurogists, and if th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Yes maam: Like all the other SSRI s, escitalopram can cause sexual disfunction in 20-30% of cases. Decreased lobido, delayed orgasm are those unfortunate com... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
May be: If you have hyperglicemia or diabetes II, you should be F/U by an endocrinologyst. If you need a drug like Aripiprazol , glucose levels should be car... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Likely 30 days: It depends on your individual metabolism, liver and mostly kidney function. In general conditions, no matter the dose, it will likely take an averag... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
SSRI: Hypochondria belongs to the obsessive thinking disorders, all included under the higher anxiety disorder's umbrella. Continue CBT while taking an SS... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Don't wait til Feb: May be go to GP if not another GYN and get another blood test. Repeat hormone levels. R/O ovarian cyst? May need a abdominal sonogram .
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
More info is needed: Are you in a hospital setting?how bad of a lithium intoxication? . A low dose lorazepam 0,5mg po q4-6 hours should help. Not sure what breathing probl... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
Psychiatry 41 years experience
Yes, you may: Chronic use of opiates, first suboxane, then heroine, IV, even if only 5 days, once you stop it will lead to a withdrawal. Usually starting at 12 to 2... Read More

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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Nov 28, 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

Awards

Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Maryland - Winter
2015
Thought Leader, Second Place, Maryland - Winter
2015
Top Doctor, First Place, Salisbury Region - Winter
2015

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