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About Dr. April L Mcvey

Dr. April L Mcvey, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tacoma, WA. She has 39 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Mcvey has received 4 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. April L Mcvey is Great. Dr. April L Mcvey has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. April L Mcvey is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Franciscan Medical Clinic

1608 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Specialties

Dr. April L Mcvey has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Migraine Disorder
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Neurophysiology
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Neurology
  • Electromyography
  • Headache
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Nerve Conduction Studies

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Thankful for her help

Dr. McVey is very thorough, skilled and knowledgeable. My experience with her put me at ease. I am confident she is a concerned and competent neurologist. I am so glad I was referred to her!

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Don't waste your time

Dr Mcvey came off as very knowledgeable and said she would get to the bottom of my widespread pain,numbness,weakness in limbs etc. after thousands of dollars of blood and diagnostic tests she finally admitted she had no clue to a diagnosis or treatment plan.All she did was prescribe Norco and send me to a pain clinic.Any PAC or ARNP could have done that.Do not waste your time and money.

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Rare Autoimmune Disease

Of the many general doctors and specialists I've had over the years, she is at the top of the list -- extremely competent, caring, personable, going above and beyond as a physician. I had spent 5 1/2 years trying to get a diagnosis from all kinds of doctors and she finally figured out the rare condition I had, started me on an IVIg treatment plan, and after a couple years, the disease became inactive, which it has remained. Unfortunately, Dr. McVey is no longer in KS and therefore I can no longer see her for my neurologist. She's the best neurologist around and a fine human being as well.

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One Star

She was mean and abrupt and hurt me when examining me, pretty much accusing me of faking. I would not only not recommend this doctor, I would say "run" at the site of her name.

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Excellent

Dr. McVey is very kind, caring, brilliant and compassionate. I'm a RN and also a patient of hers. She's the best physician I've ever been to. She helped me through a very difficult time in my life when I was DX with Guiilain-Barré Syndrome.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (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.

  • 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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Baylor College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Wilford Hall Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. April L Mcvey accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Group Health Coop
    • Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
    • Group Health Coop Core
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • ODS
    • Moda Health First Choice Network
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
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Locations & Directions

Franciscan Medical Clinic, 1608 S J St, Tacoma, WA
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