Dr. Philip W. Halstead M.D., Internist
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Dr. Philip W. Halstead M.D.


602 S. Atwood Road Bel Air Maryland, 21014


Philip W. Halstead, MD, began his career in medicine after graduating with his medical degree in 1988 from Tufts University School of Medicine. After completing his residency at Faulkner Hospital, Dr. Halstead went on to practice holistic medicine. He says he believes he has been successful in this field because of his desire to help patient heal their bodies by helping themselves. Today Dr. Halstead practices medicine at Philip W. Halstead, MD, LLC, in Bel Air, Maryland.

Education and Training

Tufts University School of Medicine

Tufts Univ Sch of Med, Boston Ma 1988

Tulane University School of Medicine 1988

Board Certification

Holistic Medicine

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 36 years of experience
Dr. Philip W. Halstead M.D.
Dr. Philip W. Halstead M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • What is the best remedy for mouth ulcers?

    Most likely these are aphthous ulcers which can occur when the immune system is weakened through physical or emotional stress. As you noted they usually are self limited but to ease the discomfort in the meantime my favorite remedy is topical vitamin E oil. Just pierce a vitamin E 400 IU capsule and squeeze the oil directly on the ulcer. Pain relief is virtually instantaneous and you can do this unlimited times until the ulcer resolves. Hope this helps! READ MORE

  • Menopause has been brutal for me

    Your best option is to find a doctor who evaluates and treats menopausal women with something called bioidentical hormones. These hormones are made by prescription at a compounding pharmacy. They are plant-based and the structure of these hormones is virtually identical to human hormones, making them extremely safe and effective. The problem with synthetic hormone replacement is that premarin is made from urine of pregnant mares, hence its name. This estrogen is totally different from human and not well accepted by the body. The other issue is that there is no synthetic progesterone that can be taken to balance the premarin, therefore estrogen dominance occurs and the risk of breast and uterine cancer rises significantly. With bioidentical hormone replacement, first the blood levels of your hormones are checked to see what hormones are needed and how much is needed. If estrogen needs to be replaced, progesterone is replaced with it to prevent estrogen dominance. Also, other hormones such as testosterone, DHEA, thyroid and Vitamin D (more of a hormone than a vitamin) can be checked and replaced, if needed. Based on your symptoms of hot flashes and insomnia, you will most likely need at least estrogen and progesterone. Hope this helps!! READ MORE


  • Menopause
  • Sinusitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pain
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (adhd)
  • Vascular Disease

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Desire to Help Patients

Hobbies / Sports

  • Exercise, Basketball

Dr. Philip W. Halstead M.D.'s Practice location

602 S. Atwood Road -
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
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