HealthTap is thrilled to feature Dr. Stuart Wasser, a ClubMD Member. Dr. Wasser has his own private practice in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine in Long Island, NY, an area which he has worked in for over 20 years. While he practices general internal medicine, he also specializes in the treatment of addictive disorders, especially alcohol, pain medication, tranquilizer abuse, and overeating. Additionally, he works at Medicenter, an urgent care facility, and has several medical directorships of outpatient substance abuse clinics.
Dr. Wasser received his MD at New York University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the North Shore University Hospital. He then became interested in addiction medicine with his first job at an inpatient detoxification unit, which expanded to include two other inpatient detoxification units and an inpatient rehabilitation unit. He later became the Medical Director of two outpatient facilities and was eventually part of the first group of physicians certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Wasser is married with two children and is the proud owner of a Shih Tzu dog named Genny. According to Dr. Wasser, his passion is fueled by his ability “to be quite creative by practicing addiction medicine.” He enjoys HealthTap because it “is a way to communicate [my] knowledge.” We commend Dr. Wasser for addressing the important issue of addiction.