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Dr. David D Harwood 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. David D Harwood has the following 12 expertise
- Personality Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Sleep Disorders
- Depressive Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
Dr. David D Harwood is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I would not recommend this office to anyone. The staff members are extremely rude and have no interest in making their patients feel valued. My opinion of this office is that they never cared to take their time with me during the appointments to diagnose me correctly and I always left this office feeling worse about myself because of their attitudes. I felt like they only cared that my mental health condition was putting money into their pockets. I will never give this office my money and time again! You would think, considering the line of work these people are in they'd be somewhat courteous.
Avoid this place like the plague. It is a factory. You are put through hoops before you get to see the doctor. Many pages of history. Fine. Then a very long, ridiculously detailed and repetitive computer test (two (2) hours!!). Just another way for them to over-bill you for ZERO service received. I was at the office 2+ hours, yet only spent 2 or 3 minutes with the doctor. He never looked at me. I felt absolutely no connection, no caring, no nothing from him. Just that he was in a hurry to be done with me and give me medication 2 minutes after meeting me for the first time. He was rude and dismissive and did not listen to my concerns. I felt worse when I left. His nurse (?) was nice, but honestly she seemed to be doing his job. She was taking notes on a laptop and she took care of the prescriptions. The front desk receptionist was snotty, rude and seemed ill-tempered. She should find another job if paper work is that strenuous for her. My paperwork (with personal information) was left out on the front desk during their lunch break for anyone/everyone to see in direct violation of my patient privacy rights. No one smiles here or greets you with any kindness or compassion. A miserable office. I would not return. I would not recommend them to anyone. Only go here if you: 1) Like assembly line health-care 2) Think TWO (2) minutes with a rude dismissive provider is sufficient 3) Want to subject yourself to hours of paperwork, computer tests (a good way to jack up your bill unnecessarily) 4) Want to feel worse after the doctor's appointment than before. 5) You enjoy a rude, dismissive office atmosphere for health care. Oh and if you need follow-up care or a return appointment, be prepared to wait 4-6 weeks (if you're lucky). RUN from this place.
On your initial visit, you are required to fill out a computerized survey. The survey takes a long time and your insurance likely won't pay for it. It is allegedly to help with your diagnosis. With that said, I was stopped in the middle of it to see the doctor. He wrote me a prescription for medication I told him my insurance wouldn't cover. He told me that, if my insurance gave me any problems to call the office back. The prescription was written in such a way that it couldn't be filled anyway. The drug was non-preferred and I would have to pay the full high-priced copay for the initial lower dose, then pay another one for the remaining month. So, I called the office and left a message for his assistant. The person that called me back was not his assistant. She told me to stop by in the morning and they would give me the first week in samples. When I got there, his assistant came to the front and was very rude. She indicated that they did not have samples and that she told me that the day before. That was not what I was told on the phone. This is a mental health provider. People are very likely to be emotionally fragile. This sort of rudeness could have had devastating repercussions. Additionally, he couldn't have possibly used the unfinished survey to make any sort of diagnosis. The survey cost me an additional $60. It also malfunctioned about halfway through. I told the front desk and waited 20 minutes for someone to help me. No one ever came, so I wound up answering some of the questions randomly as they didn't apply to me.
Dr. Harwood is very thorough and my counselor is the best! It seems that Mary may dislike her job very much because she is always in a foul mood. However, that may just be her personality. I find her amusing in the way she dismisses me as if class is over and she has "set me free" persay. Whatever her issues are I know she has run several patients away from the practice because of her off putting charm and that is very sad because Dr. Harwood is a great Dr. and he could have helped my friends. I pray that Mary will be happier in her life or at least see that her job is extremely important b/c she is helping people and the first or last face they see in this office determines (sometimes) their life making/breaking decisions.
I checked in and began filling out their paperwork which read like SAT's. I then went to the back and spoke with his assistant and she was the only one I really had any time with...and she again asked the same questions of what I had been filling out paper. Then I get started on what proved to be a 2 hour computer questionnaire. It was when I was half way through the assistant came back (she was very nice, BTW) and brought me to the Doc's office. She introduced me to him and he was at his desk facing away from the door. He said hello, good to meet you. He never turned toward me nor shook my hand...nothing. I then spent approximately 90 seconds with him. He looked over what the assistant already put into the computer and said ok, we are going adjust your medications from your other docs and add one more. He decided this from a COMPUTER! There were no questions for me, I didn't get to speak. I was disgusted. I have Lupus with a history of strokes and seizure and I am in my 30's. I see several doctors because of this and he felt that he could rewrite what they already prescribed with out speaking to them or even myself. By the way, he still hasn't looked at me. I was then sent on my way back to finish my computer time. I can't imagine ever going back. What is sad is that he may be correct in the changes he was making but I was so disgusted by him that I doubt I'll be around again to find out. I will speak with my other docs about the changes he wants to make to see what they think since he didn't tell me why he was changing anything. I take 12 medications...I don't play around like this. Sorry, needed to rant.
33 Years Experience
Emory University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Wilford Hall Medical Center
Dr. David D Harwood accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
Locations & DirectionsMontgomery Psychiatry And Associates, 1040 Longfield Ct, Montgomery, AL
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