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Nancy M Speed MD

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About

Nancy M Speed, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Luis Obispo, CA. Their specialties include Psychiatry. Nancy M Speed is affiliated with French Hospital Medical Center.

Specialties & Expertise

Nancy M Speed has the following 1 specialty.

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.

Locations & Directions

1428 Phillips Ln
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401