AboutDr. Sarah Lisanby, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Durham, NC. She has 22 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Lisanby is affiliated with Duke University Hospital, New York Presbyterian HospitalColumbia Presbyterian Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute. She speaks English.
Dr. Sarah Lisanby 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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Patients' Choice Award
On-Time Doctor Award
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Clinical Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)
- Cognition Disorders
- Depressive Disorder
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
- Mental Disorders
- Parkinson Disease
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Lisanby is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
- New York Presbyterian HospitalColumbia Presbyterian Center
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10032
New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia
630 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032
22 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
Duke University Medical Center