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What kind of doctor sees somebody for alcohol abuse

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Dr. Matt Malkin
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Multiple: For treatment, psychiatrists and addiction specialists are important, while the pcp can also be a great asset. However, alcoholics have many medical p ... Read More
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Addiction: An addiction specialist. This is often a psychiatrist.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
33 years experience Anesthesiology
Addictionologist: Your family or personal doctor is capable of counseling one with alcohol addiction and i want to point out that the one who matters most is the patien ... Read More
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, .
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Depends on doctor: It is present in roughly 10% of the us population.
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
33 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Alcohol and other substance abuse is very common, oftentimes a patient will see their doctor about a minor problem and they may be there, whether they ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Reeves
30 years experience Neurology
Neurology: See a neurologist.
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Dr. Tod Haller
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Neurologist: Or neuroophthalmologist.
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Dr. Tanzid Shams
13 years experience Pediatric Neurology
ER or Neurologist: Triad of wernicke involves: eye movement problems, change in mental status and gait disturbance. If you are symptoms are sudden onset, you may need t ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Shukhman
31 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ask for help: unfortunately, treating people who do not want to be treated or do not understand that they have to be treated is almost useless. Working with homeles ... Read More
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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
That is not all: All of these have risk of death. Alcohol is part of the risk but we need to know about the patient, the compliance to all of their healthcare iss ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Anthony
21 years experience Dermatology
Many: Binge drinking, drinking that affects work and relationships. Look up the cage questions and seek help if you need it!
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Dr. Benjamin Sanidad Jr
51 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes, indeed!: Alcohol abuse can slowly affect one's liver. End result is death from liver failure due to cirrosis.
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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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There are none.: If your pattern of drinking is excessive and daily then a problem exists. If people have told you this and you are avoiding people and situations due ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Gieck
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol abuse refers to use of alcohol to the extent that it interferes with core responsibilities and tasks (family, work responsibilities), or cause ... Read More
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Dr. David Hoffman
21 years experience Clinical Psychology
Effects of Alcohol: Is is a central nervous system depressant (slows it down) that can alter peoples’ thoughts, feelings, sensations, perceptions and even their reactions ... Read More

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