AboutDr. Elizabeth Howell, MD, Ed.D is a Doctor primarily located in Salt Lake City, UT. She has 33 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry, Neurology and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Howell is affiliated with Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lakeview Hospital and University of Utah Health Care. She speaks English.
Dr. Elizabeth Howell has the following 3 specialties
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.
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.
- Addiction Medicine
An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.
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- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- Drug Abuse (Substance-Related Addiction Disorders)
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Opioid-Related Addiction Disorders
- Personality Disorder
Dr. Howell is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Veterans Administration Medical Center
500 Foothill Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
630 Medical Dr
Bountiful, UT 84010
University of Utah Health Care
University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
University of Utah - Neuropsychiatric Institute
501 S Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
33 Years Experience
Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
Sc Medical Center
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