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1 . resultSelene Pena MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

1 Ave. Albolote; Plaza Real Suite 310
Guaynabo, PR
(787) 300-5488

(rated an average of 5 in 3 ratings)

Dr. Selene Pena is a specialist in psychiatry. She works in Guaynabo, PR. She attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Pena's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for CIGNA, Humana, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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2 . resultDr. Luis Rafael Polo MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

29 Calle Washington; Suite 609
San Juan, PR
(787) 725-0788

Dr. Luis Polo works as a child & adolescent psychiatrist. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Polo's training includes a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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3 . resultVilma T McCarthy MD
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Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry

Clinica De La Escuela De Medicina; Reparto Metropolitano Shopping, Ave. Americo Miranda
San Juan, PR
(787) 766-0940

Dr. Vilma McCarthy specializes in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. McCarthy is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. McCarthy graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. McCarthy speaks Spanish.

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4 . resultDr. Lorenzo Gonzalez MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

1357 Ave Ashford; PMB #282
San Juan, PR

Dr. Lorenzo Gonzalez works as a child & adolescent psychiatrist in San Juan, PR. He accepts Medicaid insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Gonzalez attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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5 . resultMichel (Michael) A Woodbury Sr MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

307 Eleanor Roosevelt
San Juan, PR
(787) 754-0872

Dr. Michel Woodbury's specialty is pediatric psychiatry. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

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6 . resultDr. Luis M Polo MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

32 Calle Ponce; Hato Rey
San Juan, PR
(787) 996-2446

Dr. Luis Polo is a specialist in psychiatry. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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7 . resultMaria Teresa Gandara De Navarro MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras; Medical Sciences Campus Psychiatry Department 9th Floor
San Juan, PR
(787) 766-0940

Dr. Maria Gandara's area of specialization is psychiatry. She is a graduate of the University of Santiago de Compostela.

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8 . resultRosa Ivannia Vargas - Soto (Vargas-Soto) MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

VA Caribbean Healthcare System; 10 Casia ST
San Juan, PR
(787) 641-7582

Dr. Rosa Vargas-Soto's specialty is psychiatry. Dr. Vargas-Soto speaks Spanish. She attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico.

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9 . resultOlga M Mora-Aldrich MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry

VA Caribbean Healthcare System; 10 Casia Street
San Juan, PR
(787) 641-7582; (787) 739-5555

Dr. Olga Mora-Aldrich is a physician who specializes in pediatric psychiatry. She studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Mora-Aldrich speaks Spanish.

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10 . resultDr. Andrea Lazara Gonzalez-Duenas MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

A10 Calle Treviso; Town Park
San Juan, PR
(787) 761-1728

11 . resultDr. Oscar Antonio Ruiz MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

400 Ave. F.d Roosevelt; Suite 410
Hato Rey, PR
(787) 753-6414

Dr. Oscar Ruiz, who practices in Hato Rey, PR and Rios Piedras, PR, is a medical specialist in psychiatry. Dr. Ruiz speaks Spanish. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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12 . resultDr. Andres Montalvo Carbia MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

Carr. 877 Km. 1.6 Camino Las Lomas
Rio Piedras, PR
(787) 748-9252

Dr. Andres Montalvo Carbia is a physician who specializes in psychiatry. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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13 . resultDr. Zaida M Reoyo MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

VA Caribbean Healthcare System; 10 Casia Street
San Juan, PR
(787) 557-5640; (787) 744-4778

Dr. Zaida Reoyo works as a psychiatrist in Caguas, PR and San Juan, PR. She is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program.

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14 . resultDr. Alberto M Varela-Fernandez MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

431 Ave Hostos
San Juan, PR
(787) 753-9515

Dr. Alberto Varela-Fernandez practices psychiatry. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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15 . resultLuis H Negron MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

A # 201 Areterial Hostos Ave., Cond Galeria 1; A Pt. 1703
San Juan, PR
(787) 751-3148

16 . resultDr. Yvette Marie Cruz MD
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Specializes in Psychiatry

405 Hostos Avenue
San Juan, PR
(787) 753-9515

Dr. Yvette Cruz specializes in psychiatry. Dr. Cruz attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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What is Psychiatry?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who works at the place where the brain and body meet. Psychiatrists understand mental wellness and illness, as well as how illness in the physical body can cause problems within the mind.

A patient may see a psychiatrist for a variety of different problems. Some problems come on suddenly and are treated over a matter of days or weeks. Others are long-term issues that can last a lifetime. Feelings of sadness or hopelessness, hallucinations, panic attacks, anxiety, insomnia, hearing voices, and compulsive behaviors are all examples of the kinds of issues treated by psychiatrists.

Because psychiatrists are medical doctors, they can order laboratory blood work and prescribe medication. Some mental health problems are caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain and can be treated with medicine that gets the chemical levels back to where they should be. Occasionally a physical health problem such as hypothyroidism (where hormone levels in the body affect metabolism) or a brain tumor can be the cause of problematic thoughts and feelings. In these cases, psychiatrists know that the underlying physical problem needs to be treated in order to correct the mental health disorder; if necessary, they will refer the patient to an appropriate doctor.

Like psychologists and counselors, psychiatrists can use talk therapy with their patients. However, psychiatrists have access to additional resources and treatments, such as prescription medication, electroconvulsive therapy (where electric shocks are applied to the brain) to treat severe depression, or hospitalization for patients in crisis. Psychiatrists are also trained in the way substance abuse affects both the physical and mental health of patients and can treat addiction using medication and therapy.

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