A renowned addiction psychiatrist, Alfred W. Forrester, MD, specializes exclusively in assessments for patients for prescribing medication, medication management, patient evaluations, and direct clinical care. A medical director at the Maryland Addiction Recovery Center since 2018, he formerly served the recovery center as a staff psychiatrist between 2017 and 2018. In addition, he has held his own private practice in Timonium, MD, since 1988, where he serves as a psychiatrist for patients in need of mental health care. Prior to these appointments, he served New Life Addiction Counseling and Mental Health Services as a medical director from 2016 to 2017, the University of Maryland as a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry from 1987 to 2000, and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions as an instructor from 1986 to 1993. During this time, he also acts as a health professional for NutraMetrix, a role he has held since 2010.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Forrester has been a staff psychiatrist and consulting psychiatrist for numerous entities, including Cann Health Resources, the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Chase-Brexton Health Services, and Towson University Counseling Center, among many other organizations. Civically involved as well, he was active on the Groton School Board of Governors in Massachusetts, as well as the AIDS committee of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland.
Interested in neuroscience from a young age, Dr. Forrester desired to discover how the brain worked and behaved. As he has grown and science has developed, he realized that the medical field is ever changing, and doctors are consistently discovering new methods by which to evaluate the human brain and understand how neurotransmitters work. Looking toward the future, he intends to continue serving the Maryland Addiction Recovery Center as its medical director while opening pathways for prospective interns who will want to delve into addiction psychiatry.
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