AboutDr. Alan Schaffert, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Modesto, CA, with another office in Modesto, CA. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Schaffert is affiliated with Doctors Medical Center, Doctors Hospital of Manteca and Memorial Hospital Los Banos. He speaks English.
Dr. Alan Schaffert 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
- Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Memory Disorders
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Movement Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Primary Headache Disorders
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Dr. Schaffert is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Memorial Medical Center Modesto
1700 Coffee Rd
Modesto, CA 95355
37 Years Experience
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
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