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About Dr. Albert W Heck
Dr. Albert W Heck, MD is a Doctor primarily located in York, PA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Heck is affiliated with Pinnacle Health System At Polyclinic Hospital and Holy Spirit Hospital A Geisinger Affiliate. He speaks English.
Dr. Albert W Heck 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.
Dr. Albert W Heck has the following 9 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorder
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Dr. Albert W Heck is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I saw him today because I was referred to a neurologist. My doctor mentioned MS as a possible cause of my symptoms and he dismissed it entirely. Said "stop right there. Dont even go there. MS doesnt cause pain." Yet with even a little research you can discover that it does. His education seems out dated. I tried to inform him of the things my doctor and I had gone over and the testing we had done and he was disinterested, if not annoyed by my attempt to explain what led up to the appointment with him. Dr. Heck didnt want to hear it and implied that my primary physician was stupid for suggesting such a thing. Dr. Heck basically implied that the pain I experience, all of my symptoms, are in my head and are a result of my inability to manage stress... He went on a nice little rant of his own anger management issues for a good ten minutes or more while I sat there smiled, laughed awkwardly and nodded. I felt he judged me from the moment I walked in the door. I don't feel he is an adequate doctor or compassionate enough for anyone dealing with something that isn't remotely obvious out right. He probably should seek to educate himself on information that should be in his realm of expertise. It is very disheartening to walk in and, right from the start, be told something you automatically know is false because of minor research you did yourself prior to being seen. If you have an appointment with him and youve never seen him before, good luck. I hope he treats you better than he did me and some others from reviews Ive been reading.
As with a few other reviews, I found Dr. Heck to be rude, arrogant and certainly no compassion for his patients. No one visits a doctor for a social visit. You're there because something is wrong. Instead of trying to figure out what's wrong, he dismisses your concerns and gives you a speech about what's in the literature that he studied. His words to be exact were "It's like a dragon chasing its tale". In other words he doubts what you're feeling is real. Awful doctor and a waste of my time and money.
At the time I was only 18 and had no clue just how Dr. Heck would be saving my life. Now about 10 years later I realize how thankful I am that I saw Dr. Heck. He quickly was able to diagnose that I had MG, and recommended the best options for the most normal life I could have. I had a thymus removed, and although Iâm still not 100% normal anymore I can function almost as good as anyone else. Back then I think they made new patients wait a while, and I ended up falling down a flight of stairs and had a concussion, so they saw me sooner, but hopefully now they realize how important new patients are and see them soon.
I completely agree with other review, I thought I was being too sensitive and now I realize I'm not the only one,he was nice the first 2 t times I saw him then when I said medicine he put me on wad makin. me worse and not helping he was completely different person,he was very rude, abrupt and arrogant. I don't know what has caused such a shift in his demeanor.I have had tremendous amounts of pain and just want to be fixed and when I explained the pain and discomfort I was having he dismissed it. He really comes at you with alot of anger and intensity. Just nasty and rude and last thing anyone with migraines wants to deal with,I will be looking for another doctor also.
Dr. Heck is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
34 Years Experience
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
University Of Virginia Health System
Dr. Albert W Heck accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
- Capital BC PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- First Health PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Highmark PPOBlue
- Multiplan PPO
UPMC Health Plan
- UPMC PPO
- UPMC Premium Network Plans
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsWellspan Health, 228 Saint Charles Way Ste 200, York, PA
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