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Dr. Jack E. Rosenblatt

25 N Caroline St
Baltimore, MD 21231
(301) 873-7904

 

7000 Carmichael Ave
Bethesda, MD 20817

 

Dr. Rosenblatt, a psychiatrist, is very knowledgeable about tapering psychiatric drugs slowly at the rate of individual tolerance. I just had an extensive conversation with him.

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arwilliams

If you can edit the post Daniel Johnson, MD, Asheville, North Carolina currently works in Forest City,  NC and is in patient only according to the office (828) 248-1117.  I tracked down where he works and was rather disappointed.  They would not give me his personal phone number.  Most in the South East are not accepting patients currently which I called unfortunately but I know this may change for others. 

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SkyBlue

This is an online doctor site that might be an option for refills (probably not tapering advice, etc):

 

https://www.doctorondemand.com has an initial online visit w/psychiatry for $229 which is (sadly) not a bad deal. 

 

I do not have experience with it. Please let us know if you try it and whether you would recommend. I'm thinking it could be an option for refills if someone has exhausted other options/providers. 

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Dabhob33
40 minutes ago, SkyBlue said:

This is an online doctor site that might be an option for refills (probably not tapering advice, etc):

 

https://www.doctorondemand.com has an initial online visit w/psychiatry for $229 which is (sadly) not a bad deal. 

 

I do not have experience with it. Please let us know if you try it and whether you would recommend. I'm thinking it could be an option for refills if someone has exhausted other options/providers. 

Unfortunately it doesn’t help with benzo taper.   They don’t rx conttolled substances.  

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SkyBlue
31 minutes ago, Dabhob33 said:

Unfortunately it doesn’t help with benzo taper.   They don’t rx conttolled substances.  

No. Nowhere online is likely to prescribe benzos.

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Rabe

and theres a kicker too..when you have a doctor who is prescribing things for you there is a fear of losing that if you dare deviate from advice because some just say no....then where are you?  Its all so messed up and sad...

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Rezten
On 10/9/2012 at 12:37 PM, fj929 said:

Harold R. Jordan, M.D.
53 Center St
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-5555 (Office)

1233 Main St
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 536-5111 (Office)


Dr Jordan is a believer in long term withdrawal from SSRI's. He's a nice guy who is easy to talk to.

 

NOTE 10/18/13 : A member reports Dr. Jordan is no longer at either of these locations. If anyone knows his new office, please let us know.

Here is his current information. I have not spoken with him at this point in time, but am considering giving him a call

 

http://doctorjordan.org

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Manny78

Any psy doc from Germany? 

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Jewlz

Hello everyone-any updates on providers who assist in tapering duloxetine in the Central United States, specifically western Missouri or eastern Kansas? St. Louis is do-able but a 5 hour drive. Thanks!

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planifolia

Hello. Anyone know any psychiatrist in Asia? 

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Altostrata

Very unlikely, planifolia.

 

This psychiatrist in London, Ontario, Canada, has written a sympathetic article about tapering and withdrawal:

 

Psychiatrists don't know all. Sometimes, they need to defer to patients' lived experiences

https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/antidepressant-weaning-1.5069789

 

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Dr. Javeed Sukhera is an assistant professor of psychiatry and paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. He also has a PhD in education and researches stigma, equity and implicit bias within health professions education.

 

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eymen23
Posted (edited)

Hi all,

 

I have what may be some very positive and exciting news for U.K. members. Today I went to London and met a new psychiatrist who I found online. I could tell from her biography that she did not see medication as the key to solving emotional symptoms. 

 

She was like a breath of fresh air compared to my GP and recent psychiatrist. She really listened to my medical history and lifestyle. She asked deep and important questions about my values, my relationships, what stresses me out etc. Lastly, she agreed I appear to have an adverse reaction to Escitalopram and despite not having done it before, she wrote me a private script for compounded liquid. She said she regularly prescribes the NHS available SSRI liquids to patients.

 

Although she wasn’t totally in line with everything we encourage here (10% drops per month for example), she definitely valued the importance of tapering as slowly as required by a patient and she was totally non-pressuring in regards to how quickly I should taper. She was very flexible and valued the importance of working as a doctor-patient team, rather playing a dictator role.

 

The only downside is that without medical insurance she is very expensive to see as she works privately on Harley Street. My first consultation set met me back a smooth £500, but she respected I’m self funded and noted that I do not have to see her on fixed intervals and can email her briefly outside of appointments, without worrying about payment. She also noted I can see her in future using Skype and follow-ups are cheaper.

 

Her name is Dr Nagore Benito. I told her about this site and she said it was ok to put her details here. 

 

http://drbenito.co.uk

pa at symbol drbenito dot co dot uk

07714 203320

 

I am in no way affiliated with Dr Benito and will of course update this if I have any issues with treatment in the future. In the meantime I’m very happy to finally have somebody who listens. 

 

Edited by ChessieCat
changed email address to try to stop bots

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Altostrata

Hello, everyone, thanks for your suggestions and posts about your experiences with listed clinicians and tapering off psychiatric drugs.

 

I have to chase down every mention of a doctor here, which is very time-consuming and why I haven't updated this topic for a while.

 

Let's work together on this: If you're posting a recommendation here, please also post contact information for the practitioner and, if possible, a link to information about the person.

 

I personally appreciate you're doing the extra work on this. Thank you.

 

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ShiningLight

I called the office of Paul Abramsom MD today seeking help with slow taper of gabapentin (since my current psychiatrist refuses to call in rxs to compounding pharmacy and also isn't very available).

 

The receptionist took my info and will ask the MD, but warned me up front the MD is "aggressive with his tapers." 😡

 

I'm waiting for a call back to see if another provider at the same location will accept me, however, he is the medical director of this practice, so I feel unsafe going there hearing those words. Maybe he's different with antidepressants? I did tell the receptionist that I'm med sensitive and developed problems going off too quickly, but I bet that gets translated into "addict."

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planifolia

I have tried to contact Dr Yolanda Lucire, but she is currently unable to take patients as her practice has been suspended by authorities. This is due to a suicide incidence last year. 

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mdwstrx

Hello. 

Seeking the name of a good therapist/counselor and doctor to help with health anxiety and other issues for a friend living in St. Louis metro east area in IL.  Unfortunately, the friend just started Sertraline at the direction of her Dr.

Thanks!

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Ryder

Doctors will support if they can see you making process. At some point, you gotta take the decision into your own hands to taper down.

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mdwstrx

Thanks Ryder.  This person needs counseling and could use a good therapist which is very hard to find.  I threw in the doctor since the one they are seeing started Sertraline. :(  

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DavidfromTexas

Hi, everybody. I’m wondering if anybody has had success finding a psychiatrist in the greater Houston area who recognizes the possibility of withdrawal syndrome and treats struggling patients like us with this in mind. In searching though these threads I didn’t find anybody that was recommended here in Houston. 

 

I would very greatly appreciate any recommendations. Thank you!

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blackhawks89

Looking for a doctor in northwest suburbs of Illinois who is familiar with withdrawl and tapering. Anyone got any recommendations?? Thank you!

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Guilietta
On 11/26/2011 at 3:20 PM, Altostrata said:

Our esteemed member cinephile has had good experiences with these psychiatrists, both near Boston, Massachusetts:

 

Mark D. Green, M.D.

c/o Westbridge Inc.

275 Mystic Ave, Suite C

Medford, MA 02155

 

Phone: 617-913-2971

Email: markdgreenmd at mac.com

 

Bill (Wm D) Slaughter MD, MA

49 Hancock Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617.233.8957

 

Website: http://www.wds-md.net/

 

Is there any more recent feedback since 2011 on Dr. Green and Dr. Slaughter?

 

Thanks,

 

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Gigi66

Is there any knowledge about doctors helping via skype and tele-video in the united states , maybe as even a liaison to a local doctor?

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kiki2015
On 5/13/2015 at 9:49 PM, Wondering said:

I have been trouble having finding Dr Kelly'S phone number, she isn't at the numbers I tried. Do you know if her middle initial is a? I would appreciate her phone number and address. I thank you. I have her faculty number, (if she is the right Dr Kelly)- but can't find her office number.

 

 

Dr Kelly has been extremely supportive. She is respectful and compassionate. I've been seeing her for about a year and a half now. From the beginning she stated that I should probably not have been medicated at 15 and that Cymbalta was a. not doing anything for me and b. probable that it was causing adverse side effects. This was before I was diagnosed with an untreated neck injury that was complicating symptoms. After finding out about my neck, she agreed to hold off on coming off until the issues with my neck improved and started stabilizing. She recommended the initial taper that was too fast. She was prompt in responding to my phone calls addressing the severe withdrawals I was having (even on weekends). She advised me to stop tapering immediately and hold tight while she made some phone calls. Within a few days she had spoken to colleagues and also called Eli Lilly to figure out what was going on and a plan for what to do next. Even though she said she had never been aware of a patient with such severe withdrawals on the taper we were doing, she stated repeatedly that she absolutely believed me. This was the first time any professional has ever properly diagnosed this for me (hence me being on for 17 years even after several attempts to come off).

She repeatedly informed me that no, these were not returning symptoms but were indeed withdrawal. She also stated that no, these symtpoms were not justification for why I needed to be on Cymbalta. She also has told me that these withdrawals mean that it's going to be harder for me to think clearly, and offers support and reminders when I've been feeling at the end of my rope. She has stated multiple times that she thinks it very possible that I do not need to be on medication and is fully supportive of coming off and in fact is recommending that.

After doing more research than I've ever been aware of any psych doing for me as a patient, she recommended the 10% of current dose decrease. She even spoke with a mathematician about how to devise a system using graph paper for all the beads.

I will say that she has prescribed and suggested benzodiazepines while tapering but at this point I have told her no.

I am still in close contact with her, and she tells me that it is possible to be off, but to hang in there as it will take time. She asks for updates and info on what methods I'm finding work. She also recommends and is supportive of holding on the dose until my system has stabilized before decreasing again.

I have to say that I am uncomfortable with having her name and location connected with my account, but I hope that someone will be able to find the information useful. I'm still so aware of stigmas and misinformation of the general public when it comes to antidepressants. Even though so many of us are on them!

Dr Kelly sounds like a wonderful doctor.

 

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drugged

Has anyone had any experience with or knowledge of doctors either at Mayo Clinic/Rochester or at University of Iowa Hospital/Iowa City?  

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