AboutDr. David Ko, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Ko is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC, USCNorris Cancer Hospital and Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. David Ko 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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- Alzheimer's Disease
- Brain Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Primary Headache Disorders
Dr. Ko is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Keck Hospital of USC
1500 San Pablo St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
- USCNorris Cancer Hospital
Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center
1200 N State St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90073
25 Years Experience
George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
Graduated in 1988
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital