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Dr. Michael Lavarnway Is this you?

Specialties

Dr. Michael Lavarnway has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    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.

  • Neurology

    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.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    (2014, 2015)

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    (2015)

  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Clinical Depression
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Lavarnway is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Westwood Lodge Hospital

    45 Clapboardtree St
    Westwood, MA 02090

  • HALLMARK HEALTH SYSTEM/Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

    585 Lebanon St
    Melrose, MA 02176

  • Lowell Treatment Ctr.
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
  • Education

    18 Years Experience

  • New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

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