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Dr. David N Sperber 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 N Sperber has the following 12 expertise
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Mental Illness
- Depressive Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Sleep Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
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I have worked with Dr. Sperber for several years and can honestly say that he has saved my life. I worked with several doctors before I placed myself under his care; I was suicidal for a long time. We began with psycholanalysis alone. He is really interested in me as a person and has a phenomenal active listening ability; he remembers everything. He asks me the hard questions and helps me come up with the language I need to deal with the difficult people in my life. If I have a problem between visits he talks with me on the phone. He has no staff and deals with me directlly. With regard to the previous poor rating of Dr. Sperber we have to be fair and admit that there is often a wait when we go for any doctor's appointment. Eventually we tried various drug therapies ending with Cymbalta which has really helped me. He is one of the few psychiatrists left who gives you a full 60 minute hour; these days so many will give you far less than that. I recommend him without reservation.
Dr. Sperber is a rare psychiatrist who emphasizes the benefit of counseling over medication, although he does provide appropriate medications to those patients in need of it. He functions more as a therapist for me. I have never had him prescribe medication. His weaknesses are that he does not have office staff and is not an organized or timely person. He runs consistently almost 30 min late. It can take over a week to get a call back. I think his skill outweighs the drawbacks to working with him, but new patients should be aware of his practices.
47 Years Experience
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry
Graduated in 1971
Dr. David N Sperber accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Empire PPO
- Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
Locations & DirectionsDavid N Sperber Md, 980 Westfall Rd Ste 115, Rochester, NY
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