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About Dr. Bruce Hershfield

Dr. Bruce Hershfield, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sparks Glencoe, MD. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Hershfield is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He speaks English.

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4 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Bruce Hershfield is Good. Dr. Bruce Hershfield has been rated by 4 patients. From those 4 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Bruce Hershfield is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Bruce Alan Hershfield MD

1415 Cold Bottom Rd
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
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Dr. Bruce Hershfield 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Bruce Hershfield has the following 8 expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders

Dr. Bruce Hershfield has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Bruce Hershfield is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Poor listening skills

Put me on an RX that I had a severe allergeic reaction to. I am hypoglycemic. On this RX, I could eat a large meal, and 15 minutes later, my blood sugar would drop dramactically. He said "thats not in the book". One time I ate lunch, went to my appt, and had a hypoglycemic attack. He had to go into his house, and get me a pear and crackers. After I left that appt, when I got on the I-83, I had another hypoglycemic attack. Pulled car onto shoulder, opened the door, vomited, and had to drive the 15 minutes back home. I dont care what "your book said" - maybe they didnt test patients w/hypoglycemia. After a funeral, my blood sugar dropped so quickly, its the first time I passed out. A Dr. must LISTEN to the patient. I dont care what your books report. Did they ever test patients w hypoglycemia. Quote from Lewis Black "we are all like snowflakes" . We are all made differently.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Hershfield is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • Upstate Medical University Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Graduated in 1971

  • University Of North Carolina Health System


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Locations & Directions

Bruce Alan Hershfield MD, 1415 Cold Bottom Rd, Sparks Glencoe, MD
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