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Dr. Alvin C Burstein has the following 2 specialties
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.
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.
Dr. Alvin C Burstein has the following 13 expertise
- Mood Disorders
- Mental Illness
- Depressive Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Personality Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Alvin C Burstein is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Burstein is the worst I have ever had the misfortune to go to in my life. I would never recommend this doctor to anyone. He’s completely self absorbed, doesn’t listen, doesn’t respond if he was listening has no care or empathy about his patients and seems annoyed by your mere presence. I inherited him from a beloved psychiatric nurse practitioner I saw for 15+ years when she retired. Dr. Burstein is rude, he interrupts and I’d describe him as malevolent. The happiest day this year was when I found a replacement for him. I saw him four times for medication management. He is simply awful. If he is competent he completely missed the training on human decency and bedside manner.
Can you imagine being charged $100 dollars for missed appointment when I was on a plane to MA. My Dad had passed away. I did call the next day. He wiped it out. Than, my husband had a total knee replacement. He was re-admitted back into hospital for an extreme infection in his knee. I almost lost my husband that night. Needless to say he was the only thing on my mind. My appt with the Dr was the next day. I called to let them know what was going on. Still I have been charged $100. When I called the office to make an appt I was told until that money was paid I couldn't see him. Now it's in collection! No anxiety or stress here. I do understand that there are policies, however there are also emergencies that do come up in people's lives. Oh by the way, I have Parkinson's Disease and cannot drive!! This is a psychiatrist!
Can you imagine being charged $100 dollars for missed appointment when I was on a plane to MA. My Dad had passed away. I did call the next day. He wiped it out. Than, my husband had a total knee replacement. He was re-admitted back into hospital for an extreme infection in his knee. I almost lost my husband that night. Needless to say he was the only thing on my mind. My appt with the Dr was the next day. I called to let them know what was going on. Still I have been charged $100. When I called the office to make an appt I was told until that money was paid I couldn't see him. Now it's in collection! No anxiety or stress here. Oh by the way, I have Parkinson's Disease and cannot drive!! This is a psychiatrist!
42 Years Experience
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1976
Mass Mental Health Center
Dr. Alvin C Burstein accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- BCBS AZ Alliance Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
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