AboutDr. Alon Avidan, MD, MPH is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA, with other offices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Avidan is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He speaks English.
Dr. Alon Avidan has the following 2 specialties
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
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America's Top Doctors®
Regional Top Doctors
Patients' Choice Award
(2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
(2012, 2013, 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area
Top 10 Doctor - City
Top 10 Doctor - State
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- REM Sleep Parasomnias
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
- Sleep Disorders
- Sleep Disorders (Circadian Rhythm)
Dr. Avidan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plz
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1250 16th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
- UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
- John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
UCLA Medical Center
10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095
19 Years Experience
George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
Graduated in 1994