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Phillip Balfanz

Psychiatrist

Dr. Phillip Balfanz is a top Psychiatrist in Boerne, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Phillip Balfanz is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Phillip Balfanz is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Phillip Balfanz is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Boerne, Texas, Dr. Phillip Balfanz is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
15 years Experience
Phillip Balfanz
  • Boerne, Texas
  • UTMB Galveston
  • Accepting new patients

How can I get over my fears of height?

Generally, the treatment for phobias responds to a type of therapy called exposure therapy. A good anxiety therapist would be able to help structure some interventions that could READ MORE
Generally, the treatment for phobias responds to a type of therapy called exposure therapy. A good anxiety therapist would be able to help structure some interventions that could help gradually reduce that fear.

Difference in treatment between a psychiatrist and psychologist?

A psychiatrist is a physician. The approach to care would depend on the individual. A psychiatrist would likely also want to make sure there were not a medical cause of difficulty READ MORE
A psychiatrist is a physician. The approach to care would depend on the individual. A psychiatrist would likely also want to make sure there were not a medical cause of difficulty with mood. Some psychiatrists focus more on medication care while others mostly psychotherapy or some a mixture. A psychologist would likely approach treatment through psychotherapy.

I am feeling very depressed, and have not had success with medication. What can be done to help me?

Medications are a tool for treatment of certain conditions such as major depressive disorder. Psychotherapy is another tool that is often underutilized. Exercise and diet can READ MORE
Medications are a tool for treatment of certain conditions such as major depressive disorder. Psychotherapy is another tool that is often underutilized. Exercise and diet can be very important as well and in some situations work as well as medications. There are more invasive treatments for people that find themselves treatment resistant, but these decisions are best made with a trusted physician.

How can I help my son cope with social anxiety?

Look for a therapist who is trained in play therapy or filial therapy that can help with identifying strategies to work on separating. This is often a process that takes time READ MORE
Look for a therapist who is trained in play therapy or filial therapy that can help with identifying strategies to work on separating. This is often a process that takes time and lots of work and help with reassurance as it will be uncomfortable for both of you at times. In some situations, depending on his age, medications can be useful.

Are there any natural remedies or medications that will help with anxiety and depression?

Healthy diet and exercise can be very effective. Minimizing processed foods seems to be helpful for certain people. The other tool that seems to be underutilized is a good psychotherapy. READ MORE
Healthy diet and exercise can be very effective. Minimizing processed foods seems to be helpful for certain people. The other tool that seems to be underutilized is a good psychotherapy.

Is my back pain psychological?

Pain is perceived in the brain which is a very complicated organ with different levers that can amplify or diminish sensations. Even with pain that comes from an identifiable READ MORE
Pain is perceived in the brain which is a very complicated organ with different levers that can amplify or diminish sensations. Even with pain that comes from an identifiable source, it can be helpful to learn ways to manage or cope with pain. Anxiety can also release hormones and neurotransmitters that cause muscles to tighten and feel painful.

Will prozac use lead to weight gain?

It is dependent upon you as an individual. Generally, I do not expect significant weight gain on fluoxetine and there are others who may lose weight or have appetite suppression. READ MORE
It is dependent upon you as an individual. Generally, I do not expect significant weight gain on fluoxetine and there are others who may lose weight or have appetite suppression. This may partially depend on the dose you take.