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Dr. Stuart Wasser, MD

Addiction Specialist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

I am an Ivy league educated and trained internist with 25 years experience and have worked for over 15 years in my current location. My current practice is a meld of a traditional Internal Medicine and specialty interests. The Internal Medicine practice is run as an old fashion, small office practice. You will see me and no one else. Diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and other risk factors are managed. Other chronic diseases are also treated. Consultations with specialists are sought as necessary. My specialty interests involve treating addictive disorders of all types. I am one of a handful of doctors fully board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and became the first doctor on Long Island to prescribe Suboxone. I prefer Suboxone weaning over maintenance, and have long established protocols that use non-addictive drugs, to accomplish this. However, I believe it is the patient's choice, not mine, that determines the ultimate goal for treatment. I also have well established and effective protocols for detoxification of alcohol, sedatives (such as Xanax, Ambien, Soma, Fioricet and many others), stimulants and marijuana-all on an outpatient basis. Vivitrol shots, and other medications to maintain abstinence, are also used. Obesity is viewed as a chronic disorder and a long term risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Overeating behavior is viewed as a chronic addiction. Treatment requires a long term, multi-pronged approach using medication, diet and exercise. My expertise is to use several different medications, in combination, to suppress appetite. This leads to a loss of 10% of starting weight, or greater, in more than half the patients who initiate therapy with me.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Altius (Coventry Health Care)

Specialties

  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Addiction Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • South Nassau Communities Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • North Shore University Hospital (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Dr. Wasser is certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1922099852

Office locations

Stuart Wasser, M.D.

176 N Village Ave, Ste E

Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Stuart Wasser, M.D.

486 Sunrise Highway

West Babylon, NY 11704

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Dr.Wasser was very caring and knowledgeable. It wasn't just a 1-2-3 appointment he really sat with yo listend to your concerns..
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I think he’s a very great physician He needs to know and handle time management better with his patients and the reception nest needs not to overbook patience and be considerate of everybody’s time
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If your going to addiction specialty they won't take insurance for it. You have to pay out of pocket
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Very cool guy. Made me feel welcomed and ubderstood. Listened to my concerns and explained things thoroughly.
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Very nice doctor
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It's was a great visit. Everyone was kind, accommodating and knowledgeable. Dr. Wasser explained everything to me and it felt like he cared about my well being. I highly recommend him and his practice.
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Excellent doctor
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HE IS A VERY NICE DOCTOR!
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Dr. Wasser is personable, knowledgeable and takes time with his patients. The office is well-run and the office staff is solid all around...
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He helped me to understand more about my treatment and offered me options. He was very nice and made me feel comfortable and i felt like i was in good hands with this doctor.
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Great doctor. Caring efficient and professional.
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Easy to talk to
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Really nice doctor and person, he called me up before I even saw him to see how I was and to confirm certain stuff on the phone. I am very happy I am his patient.
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Fast, no nonsense. Thorough examination. Polite and respectful.
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Knowledgable and down to earth. Actually cares for what's best for YOU and not just going through the motions like past doctors I have seen. Good guy and going to stick with him.
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I was so happy that Dr. Wasser had an approach to my medical issues that seemed reasonable. I am looking forward to future treatment with him.
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The visit was pretty awesome. My Doctors in the past have always made me feel uncomfortable, but Dr. Wasser was extremely cool. I've never felt so relaxed around a Doctor before.
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nice
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First visit with Dr. Wasser. The office personnel were very nice and cordial. Dr. Wasser took his time with me and explained everything clearly. Overall, a very good visit and I will be returning.
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