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Alexander Eksir
Cone Health Medical Group

Alexander Eksir, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Psychiatry,
  • Behavioral Medicine
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Biography

Psychiatrist Alexander Eksir, MD, has expertise in pharmacological interventions and various modalities of therapy. In addition, he offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a treatment for major depressive disorder for patients who have not had success with or are unable to tolerate side effects of antidepressants. He can think of no greater privilege than to live a life in service to others.

Known for being respectful and compassionate, he is passionate about empowering and educating patients, so they can get the most out of their visits. He feels privileged to be side by side with is patients during some of the most difficult and wonderful times in their lives.

In his free time, Dr. Eksir enjoys relaxing with his wife and their dogs. Also, he is an avid runner and seasonal gardener.

“I believe that mental healthcare is a core tenant of our own self-care. Much like a primary care physician, a psychiatrist aims to further the whole health of their patients, in body, mind and spirit. This requires intention and purpose. Especially during difficult times in our lives, we may need additional support to restore our psyche. In this way, seeking mental health care takes substantial courage and insight.” - Alexander Eksir, MD

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, bipolar spectrum disorders, depression, dementia and cognitive disorders, eating disorders, gender and sexual identity, insomnia, learning disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, thought disorders (schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder), personality disorders, somatic pain and anxiety.

Profile

Education

Medical School

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Residency

Duke University Medical Center

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