AboutDr. Melvin Belafsky, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Loma Linda, CA, with other offices in Burbank, CA and Burbank, CA. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Belafsky is affiliated with VA Loma Linda Healthcare System (Visn 22) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange. He speaks English.
Dr. Melvin Belafsky 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
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
Dr. Belafsky is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System (Visn 22)
11201 Benton St
Loma Linda, CA 92357
St. Joseph Hospital - Orange
1100 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868
43 Years Experience
Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science
Graduated in 1973
U S Department Of Veterans Affairs
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