Psychiatrist Samuel Polek M.D.
Dr. Samuel Polek is a psychiatrist in Birmingham, Alabama. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 10 years
PSYCHIATRY | WHAT IS IT?
Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. This includes mood disorders (depression and bipolar illness), anxiety, stress, ADHD and alcohol dependence.
Psychiatry 280 offers comprehensive mental health treatment and consultation to our patients and their families.
A condition that affects the brain in a way that can cause extreme mood swings that vary in length
ANXIETY AND PANIC DISORDERS
An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent unexpected panic attacks
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PSYCHIATRIST AND A PSYCHOLOGIST?
Since psychiatrist are trained medical doctors, they will be able to prescribe medications to their patients. They spend a lot of their time with patients throughout the course of a treatment.
Psychologist focus heavily on therapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients. They are qualified to conduct psychological testing to assess a person’s mental state and determine the most effective course of treatment.
Dr. Polek is truly an amazing doctor. I have seen and heard so many people that are patients of his that are very pleased. Some patients even drive hours just to see him. They wouldn’t even think of going to another doctor because he’s just the best! He truly cares and tries to help you if you are ready and willing to help yourself. He creates an interactive treatment plan hearing and acting on your questions, comments, and concerns and then adapts to them and creates the best plan for you. It’s never a 1 size fits all like some doctors.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Psychiatry
AL State Medical License
Active through 2017