Effectively helping a suffering patient requires an integrated understanding of how the mind, the brain, the body, and personal life history and current circumstances interact and influence a disease or distress-causing problem.
In addition to active clinical consultation, Dr. Preter may be called upon for psychiatric and neuropsychiatric forensic expertise to assist plaintiff and defense counsel, the courts, federal and state agencies.
Dr. Preter's involvement as an academic educator, as well as a respected clinical expert and "Doctors' Doctor" has an important international element. Patients benefit from Dr. Preter's polyglot, European and U.S. educational and cultural background.
Most likely, you are visiting this site because you are looking for answers: For yourself, for a loved one, for a coworker or an employee. Perhaps you are interested in a fresh perspective on psychiatry and neurology. Let’s make your time on this site worthwhile!
Here are some issues that frequently arise when making that first call to the expert psychiatrist and neurologist:
▪ I’d be interested in exploring other, perhaps ‘softer’ complementary-alternative treatment options.
▪ Ketogenic diet for Alzheimer Disease/cognitive impairment/memory loss/traumatic brain injury. Might this be worth trying?
And there are many other questions. For the most part, answers require an ongoing collaborative effort between patient and treating physician to figure out what is going on and what to do about it. For starters, a correct diagnosis is critical to getting a patient on the path to wellness (read on). However, the DSM-type manualized approach that is now so common in medicine has its limitations (read on). In reality, many people suffering from psychological-psychiatric, neurological, or physical distress may well have several diagnoses and often other treatable problems ignored by five digit diagnosis codes. This cluster of conditions together causes the distress, and they need to be addressed together (i.e. Parkinson disease causing depression, or the psychological devastation caused by memory loss, or constant pain).
This approach has been called integrated: The neuropsychiatrist /psychiatrist-neurologist understands both your medical and your psychological issues before determining a diagnosis and suggesting a treatment plan. This time-honored, person- rather than symptom-centered way of practicing medicine and psychiatry goes beyond the currently prevalent, quite inefficient subspecialty model. It requires sufficient familiarity with the patient to develop an empathic, efficient collaboration to get the patient back on his or her path to wellness.
As one of a small number of physicians worldwide fully trained and Board certified in both psychiatry and neurology, Dr. Preter is specifically qualified to conduct a comprehensive assessment of your situation, whether it turns out to be “primarily” medical (such as thyroid disease), neurological (such as TBI), psychological (such as relationship issues) or environmental. As a doctor in traditional private practice (and a teacher at prestigious academic institutions worldwide), Dr. Preter, a Castle-Connolly America’s Top Doctor, also provides the kind of personalized access and genuine attention that hospital-based academic departments are struggling to offer. Please click on the link below to make an appointment, but please read this information first.