AboutDr. Michael Ascher, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He has 8 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Ascher is affiliated with Hospital of the University of PA. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Ascher has the following 2 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.
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- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bereavement/Traumatic Grief
- Bipolar Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- Depressive Disorder
- Drug Abuse (Substance-Related Addiction Disorders)
- Intimacy and Relationships
- Learning Disorders
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorder
Dr. Ascher is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Hospital of the University of PA
3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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