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Dr. Dorothea Altschul has the following 2 specialties
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.
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.
Dr. Dorothea Altschul has the following 21 expertise
- Fibromuscular Dysplasia
- Internal Carotid Artery Dissection
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Anterior Cerebral Artery Infarction
- Interventional Radiography
- Brain Aneurysm
- Interventional Radiology
- Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction
- Carotid Stenosis
- Carotid Artery Diseases (CAD)
- Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations)
- Posterior Cerebral Artery Infarction
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Migraine Disorder
- Vertebral Artery Dissection
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorders
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Saved my life!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Dorothea Altschul - Posted on May 15th, 2018
I've never actually been to her office. I met her in the ER after I had a stroke. She provided excellent diagnostic care and followup. Met her a few months later back in the ER after I had another stroke. She really dove deep into it to find out what was going on. She performed a diagnostic angiogram to determine the cause of the strokes ... and it saved me life! She discovered a condition that required brain surgery, sent me to a neurosurgeon, and today, I'm healing. Finding a doctor to go the extra step and really dig into a patient's problem until they discover the underlying issue is gold!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Dorothea Altschul - Posted on October 27th, 2016
Dr. Altschul is a wonderful doctor. She has a warm disposition and answered all of my questions. She will not rush through your visit and she made sure I understood everything regarding my procedure (cerebral aneurysm in my carotid artery)and recovery. Her staff is also wonderful. I highly recommend her to anyone.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Dorothea Altschul - Posted on May 4th, 2016
I was referred to Dr. Altschul and before meeting her I went through the book process with her assistant, Lilly. Lilly is so helpful with booking your appointment, sending over the forms so you walk in feeling fully prepared and she greets you with a beautiful warm smile. Dr. Altschul was welcoming, very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. She calmed my nerves, wanted to do low risk procedures before diving in where it would cost a lot of money and put me into a risk factor range. Her beauty, knowledge and personality eases your nerves and makes it easy to open up about your concerns. These two ladies are phenomenal and go above and beyond for the patient!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Dorothea Altschul - Posted on April 20th, 2016
Self-verified patient of Dr. Dorothea Altschul - Posted on April 12th, 2016
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2017, 2018)
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Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Dorothea Altschul accepts the following insurance providers.
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Oxford Health Garden State
- UHC Choice Plus POS
More about Dr. Dorothea Altschul
Insurance Accepted: Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield CIGNA Oxford Health Plans United Healthcare We work with most major health plans. Please call our office for details.
Locations & DirectionsCOLUMBIA NEUROSURGEONS, 1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 200, Ridgewood, NJ
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