About Dr. Alan A Axelson

Dr. Alan A Axelson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 52 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Axelson has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

11 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alan A Axelson is Great. Dr. Alan A Axelson has been rated by 11 patients. From those 11 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Alan A Axelson is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

INTERCARE PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

180 Fort Couch Rd Ste 304
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
(412) 833-8405

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Specialties

Dr. Alan A Axelson has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    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.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.<br>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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Alan A Axelson has the following 12 expertise

  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mental Illness
  • Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Clinical Depression
  • Schizophrenia

Board Certifications

Dr. Alan A Axelson is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Excellent Doctor - Saved my life

I strongly disagree with the individual who wrote a negative review. Doc A is an excellent physician and an amazing person. I am so blessed to be under his care. I have been his patient for eight years. He accurately diagnosed me when I was 17 years old. I never thought I would be this successful in life. He has helped me to overcome many obstacles and I can't thank him enough. He truly cares about his patients. I would recommend this doctor to everyone.

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One Star

Dr. Axelson diagnosed my son with ADHD after spending ten minutes with him. Never talking to my child's teachers or his parents. During our appointment with him, he sat with his back to us and was on his computer the whole time. I'm guessing, looking up notes on my son that he had taken during the precvious appointment. Things only got worse for my son. I was so frustrated and did not know what to do. Dr. axelson's response to me was to find a family member and send my son to live with someone else. That was the last time we met with him. Since then we had my son diagnosed by a neuropsychologist who spent five hours testing him. The conclusion is my son DOES NOT have ADHD which Axelson's so carelessly diagnosed him and medicated him for, but has Adjustment Disorder. I have never on my life had such a bad experience with a doctor before.

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Dr. Alan Axelson, MD

READ DOWN PLEASE Dr Alan Axelson, MD, replaced Dr. Stephen Jewell in or around 2007, and I must say that I was so pleased with my treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder and with that of my children's through the years that I actually considered going to Ohio to continue treatment with Dr. Jewell! It was so important to me to get the best possible care as I also have Lupus and several other illnesses since 1986; and being prescribed medications that are not contraindicated with these illnesses is of the utmost importance!!! Please know that I don't have the proper medical terms to describe a physician's abilities, but I will do my best.Having seen between 45-60 doctors over the years; not including the specialists, Dr. Axelson is hands down the brightest doctor I have yet to see. He excels in medications and their side effects,and also has a knack for knowing which will work for each individual. Also I think there should be special recognition for doctors who can quickly diaganose a problem, not just in conjunction with ADD but also with another illness and its medication. Finest doctor I have ever had the priveledge of knowing. (And NO, I am not related LOL) Oh, he gets embarrassed if you point out that he is bright. He is not arrogant at all which may be his best quality...........Naaaaaa

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Great doctor; I trust him

I was impressed with Dr. Axelson; he diagnosed and prescribed effective treatment for my problem on the first visit. He's concerned about helping me and my results have been life-changing. I'm totally satisfied with the care that I receive.

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One Star

terrible experience, dont trust Dr alan Axelson.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

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  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    52 Years Experience

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1966

  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Alan A Axelson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Select
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark PPOBlue

Locations & Directions

INTERCARE PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 180 Fort Couch Rd Ste 304, Pittsburgh, PA
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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