Encino Neurological Medical
- Neurology |
- 16311 Ventura Blvd Encino, CA 818-990-8561
Doctors in Encino Neurological Medical
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Encino Neurological Medical when asked is excellent. Encino Neurological Medical has been reviewed by 32 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Encino Neurological Medical as provided by patient reviews is 12 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
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.
- University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine
- State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
- University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- Blue Cross California
- BCBS Blue Card
- Blue Shield California
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Patients' Choice Award
- Regional Top Doctors
- Valley Presbyterian Hospital Van Nuys, CA
- Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center-Encino Campus Encino, CA
- Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Valencia, CA
- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing