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About Dr. Howard D Belfer

Dr. Howard D Belfer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Mateo, CA. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Belfer has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Howard D Belfer is Great. Dr. Howard D Belfer has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Howard D Belfer is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Siegel & Belfer Mds

101 N El Camino Real Ste 5
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Dr. Howard D Belfer has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Howard D Belfer has the following 9 expertise

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

Dr. Howard D Belfer has 0 board certified specialties

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Migraine headaches

Dr Belfer is an excellent Doctor, he gets to the point of figuring out your problem. He diagnoses your problem in his office, & gives you the least medication that can truly help you. During his examination he gives the most time possible to figure out your concerns & he gives his opinion based on his great knowledge he optaned over the years of practice.😀

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One Star

I'm surprised Dr. Belfer received such good reviews. There's misinformation in his report about the examination he actually performed on me and he was even derogatory in his opinionated statements; not fully listening and taking note of physical symptoms that I had consulted him on. He spent more time talking to my insurance company , beforehand. No wonder it had taken so long for me to receive his report.

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Five Stars

Dr. Belfer is excellent. I especially like his view on prescribing just enough medication for my problem, which helps avoid unwanted side effects. He gets to the "heart of the Matter".

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20 years of excellent medical care

I have been seeing Dr Belfer regarding a medical problem for over 20 years. He is a kind, caring and knowledgeable physician. He will spend as much time as needed during regular appoints as well as return phone calls the same day.Refrills for prescriptions are taken care of immediately.I would highly recommend Dr Belfer.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

    38 Years Experience

  • Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • University Of Chicago Medicine


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Howard D Belfer accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Siegel & Belfer Mds, 101 N El Camino Real Ste 5, San Mateo, CA
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