AboutDr. Andrew Blumenfeld, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Carlsbad, CA, with other offices in Poway, CA and La Jolla, CA. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Blumenfeld is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla and Tri-City Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld 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
- Headache Disorders
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
Dr. Blumenfeld is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Scripps Mercy Hospital - Chula Vista Campus
435 H St
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
UC San Diego Health System
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
36 Years Experience
University Of The Witwatersrand
Graduated in 1981
Umass Memorial Healthcare
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