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About Dr. Benjamin L Parker MD
Dr. Benjamin L Parker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Paducah, KY. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.
Dr. Benjamin L Parker 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. Benjamin L Parker has the following 7 expertise
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
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Ding Dong with Power over Important Medications
Self-verified patient of Dr. Benjamin L Parker - Posted on September 15th, 2018
After 9 years my regular physician didn't want to prescribe anxiety meds. He sent me to Dr. Parker. . I had no reason to fear drug test. After first test he says drug not in my system acussed me of selling them and calling police. Three months later he claimed I had a drug in my system that I would never take due to reading about it. He is a liar and a patient has no recourse but to suffer his own mental issues. Wasn't his job to help? I'll never be his victim again. I'm looking somewhere else and I'll just suffer with anxiety until I do. Good riddance you narcissistic morron.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Benjamin L Parker - Posted on June 28th, 2018
I agree with all reviews about dr Parker he cancelling appointments all the time, also he is using old medications that have terrible side effects i wonder how many patients he has lost since he has been a Dr also when was the last time he has been reviewed by the board. I have lived in many places and so far ky is the worst in mental health its bad all over the country but this state is the worst I have been mentally ill for most of my life fighting to stay alive Dr Parker is insane.i am calling the governor on this matter everyone who has written a review also needs to call the governor then maybe he will be replaced.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Benjamin L Parker - Posted on March 28th, 2016
Self-verified patient of Dr. Benjamin L Parker - Posted on January 6th, 2016
Would not recommend this Dr. to my worst enemy. He cancels appointments and has no compassion for patients whatsoever. Instead of listening to his patients, he goes on and on about his family. He often makes patients wait for prescriptions to be called in when they are in dire need. He should not be practicing in this field and should be turned in to the medical board for his inadequacies.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Benjamin L Parker - Posted on March 28th, 2014
I agree totally with the other reviews! He is very rude and acts as if he is better because he can hide behind his desk. I do not recommend anyone to see him. I'm looking in to filing a complaint on him for his behavior and for putting me on two differant meds that react very bad together. I feel he does not care about his patients he just uses them as genie pigs to try meds on. He does not care the effect they have on people. Or he does not know what he is doing.
34 Years Experience
University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
University Of Kentucky Medical Center
Dr. Benjamin L Parker Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Health Alliance HMO/POS
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Preferred PPO
Locations & DirectionsFOUR RIVERS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, 425 Broadway St Ste 103, Paducah, KY
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