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What are the differences between an addiction specialist (psychiatrist), a physiologist, or an outpatient program?
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Several
An addictionologist is a doctor who is board certified in addictionology.
There are addictionologists who are also psychiatrists as well as those among other medical specialties. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor, whereas a psychologist has a ph, d. In psychology (usually). An outpatient program is one where you go home and sleep at night, compared to inpatient where you stay and sleep there.

In brief: Several
An addictionologist is a doctor who is board certified in addictionology.
There are addictionologists who are also psychiatrists as well as those among other medical specialties. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor, whereas a psychologist has a ph, d. In psychology (usually). An outpatient program is one where you go home and sleep at night, compared to inpatient where you stay and sleep there.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
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In brief: Different specialtie
An addiction specialist such as a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in the human brain and behavior. A physicologist is a scientist who studies the working of the body i.
e. The physiology of the body, and is not usually a medical doctor. An outpatient program is usually a program designed to help a patient recover from a certain ailment.

In brief: Different specialtie
An addiction specialist such as a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in the human brain and behavior. A physicologist is a scientist who studies the working of the body i.
e. The physiology of the body, and is not usually a medical doctor. An outpatient program is usually a program designed to help a patient recover from a certain ailment.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
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Some psychiatrists are addiction experts, while others know little or nothing about it.
Addiction experts include many different kinds of physicians (I am an internist), and also include psychologists, therapists/counselors, nurses and many others. A physiologist is completely different - basically a scientist who studies biological functions, and some also work in addiction basic science as well

In brief: Don't understand ?
Some psychiatrists are addiction experts, while others know little or nothing about it.
Addiction experts include many different kinds of physicians (I am an internist), and also include psychologists, therapists/counselors, nurses and many others. A physiologist is completely different - basically a scientist who studies biological functions, and some also work in addiction basic science as well
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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