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We found 6 addiction providers who accept United Healthcare near New Hyde Park, NY.

Dr. Rosalind Gul Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
Zhh - Department of Psychiatry; 270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY

Dr. Rosalind Hoffman is an addiction psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine specialist in Manhasset, NY and New Hyde Park, NY. She accepts Amerigroup, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Hoffman speaks Turkish. She is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and Southside Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Robert Howard Dicker, MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
420 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY

Dr. Robert Dicker is an addiction psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry specialist. Dr. Dicker takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Dicker (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Dicker has an open panel.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry
875 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY

Dr. Prakash Chordia is a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist in East Meadow, NY, Amityville, NY, and Uniondale, NY. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Chordia honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chordia (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
3 Albert Court
Valley Stream, NY

Dr. Moronkeji Fagbemi is an addiction medicine specialist. Dr. Fagbemi is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Fulton Division. He graduated from the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Dr. Fagbemi accepts several insurance carriers, including Vytra, Family Health Plus, and 1199.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
300 Garden City Plaza; Suite 312
Garden City, NY

Dr. Igal Rahmani practices addiction psychiatry. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Rahmani's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicare, and Oxford Health Plans.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
400 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY

Dr. Julio Castro Gayol's specialty is addiction psychiatry. Dr. Castro Gayol graduated from Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA.

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What is Addiction?

The recreational use of alcohol or drugs can sometimes become so compulsive for a user that it causes physical changes to the body and brain. When people are addicted to a substance, they may want to stop using because of the harmful effects but are unable to do so on their own. Addiction recovery involves medical and psychological help to break free from an addiction.

There are generally three broad steps or phases of addiction recovery. First, detoxification removes the harmful substance from the body. This step can be difficult physically, depending on the substance and level of addiction, and in some cases it can even be life-threatening. Medical care and support are important to help patients through the uncomfortable side effects of detox.

The second step is treatment, which may involve several different kinds of psychotherapy and counseling, medication, or both. The most commonly used forms of therapy are cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and motivational interview therapy. Goals of treatment generally include developing coping skills outside of substance use, identifying what caused the substance abuse in the first place, and repairing relationships. Medications such as methadone, naltrexone, or nicotine replacement help to relieve cravings and curb the physical effects of withdrawal.

The final phase of addiction recovery is maintenance or relapse prevention. Addiction is a chronic disease and treatment will be long-term. So while care at this stage may not be as frequent or intense as during the first two stages, in order to be successful, it needs to be in place.

Addiction is a very difficult disease that takes a huge toll on patients and their loved ones. Treating addiction can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding. Addiction specialists provide hope to those caught in a cycle they cannot escape without help.