AboutDr. Gerardo Tolentino, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Brentwood, NY, with another office in Port Jefferson Station, NY. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Tolentino is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital, University Hospital and University Hospital At Stonybrook. He speaks English.
Dr. Gerardo Tolentino 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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- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism (Autistic Disorder)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Migraine Disorder
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Tolentino is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Stony Brook University Hospital
101 Nicolls Rd
Stony Brook, NY 11794
University Hospital At Stonybrook
University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
University Hospital & Medical Center Stony Brook
22 Years Experience
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1995
Suny Stony Brook University Hospital & Medical Center
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