AboutDr. Shamsha Doran, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Monica, CA, with other offices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. She has 12 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Doran is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus and UCLA Medical Center. She speaks English.
Dr. Shamsha Doran 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)
- Brain Aneurysm
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Evoked Potential Studies
- Facial Pain
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Movement Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular Dystrophies
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
- Primary Headache Disorders
- Seizure Disorders
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Dr. Doran is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plz
Los Angeles, CA 90095
- John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
UCLA Medical Center
10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095
- Ronald Reagan UCLA Med Center
Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center
1250 16th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
12 Years Experience
University of Southern California
Graduated in 2003