AboutDr. Seward Rutkove, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA, with another office in Boston, MA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Rutkove is affiliated with Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children`s Hospital Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - West Campus. He speaks English.
Dr. Seward Rutkove 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
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Diabetic Neuropathies
- Elbow Neuropathy (Ulnar Neuropathies)
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscle Inflammation (Myositis)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Neuromuscular Diseases
- Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Dr. Rutkove is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
- Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Children`s Hospital Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - West Campus
1 Deaconess Rd
Boston, MA 02215
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
- Children`s Hospital Boston
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Campus, Inc.L CORP
148 Chestnut St
Needham, MA 02492
28 Years Experience
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Graduated in 1985
Harvard Medical School