A Definition of Solstice:
1. Either of the two times a year when the sun is at its greatest distance
from the celestial equator
2. A furthest or culminating point; a turning point
About Solstice and Alexander E. Storch, M.D.
CONFIDENTIALITY: Patient information is always treated with resolute confidentiality, and in accordance with State and Federal privacy rules.
CREDENTIALS; MODES OF TREATMENT: Dr. Storch utilizes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic (psychotherapeutic) interventions in a practice focused on adults with ADHD. Dr. Storch also treats individuals with sleep disorders; and to some extent, individuals with mood and anxiety disorders.
INITIAL VISIT: An initial visit with Dr. Storch is a comprehensive psychiatric consultation; therefore, one may anticipate a comprehensive evaluation of their history, in addition to, a review of current symptoms. Dr. Storch may recommend blood tests (such as vitamin D and iron levels) or other testing. Approximately 90-minutes time is required.
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT: Dr. Storch provides psychopharmacology services to established patients that already have a therapist, or when psychotherapy is not possible or not indicated.
PSYCHOTHERAPY: In select cases, Dr. Storch may be able to accept a new patient for psychotherapy; however, a minimum visit frequency of once-a-week is required. Otherwise, Dr. Storch has a number of highly qualified psychotherapists which he refers to, depending on individual needs.
GENETIC TESTING: Dr. Storch currently utilizes the Genecept Assay provided by Genomind to augment his clinical decision making, which he has found very useful in certain cases. For additional information, please visit genomind.com.
PAYMENT and INSURANCE COMPANIES: Dr. Storch does not currently participate on any insurance panels and is not enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid. For individuals with Medicare or Medicaid that would like to see Dr. Storch, an agreement must be signed that no claims shall be submitted. For additional information on payment and insurance companies, please call the office.
BACKGROUND AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Dr. Storch trained at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York where during his senior year (with principal investigator Kishor Malavade), he conceptualized, organized, and implemented the Resident Case Presentation Performance Improvement Project on the Acute Care units.
In his years before medical school and residency, Dr. Storch worked for Lehman Brothers, The Roundabout Theatre Company, and as a personal trainer at The Carlyle Hotel. It was during this period that Dr. Storch decided to go to medical school and completed Post-baccalaureate premedical sciences at the City University of New York (Hunter College).
Dr. Storch has volunteered for a number of organizations including The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Dr. Storch’s stepfather, A.E. Hotchner with Paul Newman created the camps for children with serious disease), and NYU Medical Center Emergency Room Liaison Initiative.
Dr. Storch’s approach to patient care begins with an integral respect for his patients; continues with efforts to accomplish the immediate goals of maximal symptomatic relief while minimizing and mitigating any potential side effects, then striving to achieve the longer term goals of excellence in one’s professional endeavors, with stability and satisfaction in personal and family relationships.
Dr. Storch lives in New York City with his wife and son.
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Dr. Storch is a member of the American Professional Society of ADHD & Related Disorders; the American Psychiatric Association; the American Medical Association; Licensed & Registered to practice Medicine in the state of New York. American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-Certified / Diplomate ABPN.