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About Dr. Duane L Birky

Dr. Duane L Birky, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fort Smith, AR, with another office in Fort Smith, AR. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Sleep Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Duane L Birky is Great. Dr. Duane L Birky has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Duane L Birky is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sparks Neurology Center

408 S 16th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901
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Duane L Birky Md

1504 Dodson Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
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Specialties

Dr. Duane L Birky has the following 3 specialties

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Epilepsy
  • Electromyography
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Migraine Disorder

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Reviews

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Scheduling conflict

My wife had an appointment to pick up a sleep machine after waiting for two months. When we arrived we were told she had missed her appointment 12 days ago. I said it would have been nice if someone would have called and checked why we were not there and we were told they don't call. I mean all you are doing is picking up a machine to use that night. Never called us at all to see why my wife did not show up so don't seem like they care too much.

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uncaring

He is horrible. Don't waste your time or money. I will never go back to him and I will not recommend him to my worse enemy.

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THIS GUY IS A FRAUD

AT MY INITIAL APPOINTMENT WITH THIS DOCTOR, HE CAME IN SPENT 5 TO 7 MIN WITH ME, REFERED ME TO SLEEP STUDY AND CHARGED ME $400.00 DOLLARS FOR HIS TIME. AT THE SLEEP STUDY I SLEPT ABOUT AN HOUR AND THE SLEEP TECH SAID I SLEPT ALL NIGHT WITH FEW APNEAS. HE REQUESTED THAT I RETURN TO DO ANOTHER SLEEP STUDY TO FIND OUT WHAT MY C-PAP PREASURE SETTING WOULD BE TO STOP THE VERY FEW APNEAS THAT I WAS HAVING. AFTER THE SECOND SLEEP STUDY I RECIEVED BILLING. $400.00 FOR THE INITIAL VISIT, $400.00 FOR HIM READING THE TEST RESULTS FOR THE FIRST STUDY AND $400.00 FOR READING THE SECOND STUDY. THEN HE SAID I NEEDED A C-PAP MACHINE SO I GOT ONE. COME TO FIND OUT IT WAS NOT SLEEP APNEA THAT GAVE ME PROBLEMS, IT WAS A MEDICINE THAT I WAS TAKING. BUT HE MADE OFF WITH $1,200.00 OF MY HARD EARNED MONEY. AN EXPENSIVE 5 TO 7 MINUTES TO SAY THE LEAST.

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One Star

Office staff screwed up appt. Dr. Birky was obnoxious. Will never go there again!

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One of the best....any patient is blessed to have a physician that cares like he does.

My experience with Dr. Birky is not as a patient although I would travel many miles to see him if needed. I was his clinic secretary in Indiana several years ago. His patients were so sad to see him leave our area, he is what medicine needs today, he has empathy and truly cares to help those he sees. I am delighted to have this opportunity to share what I know about this truly excellent physician. He is head and shoulders above any I have known. Thanks for allowing my comment.

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  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Clarian Health Partners

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Duane L Birky accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Options PPO
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