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About Dr. James A Black

Dr. James A Black, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fort Worth, TX. He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James A Black is Good. Dr. James A Black has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James A Black is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

John Peter Smith Hospital

1500 S Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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Specialties

Dr. James A Black has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

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

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Do not trust Dr. Black

Dr. Black should not be practicing medicine. I met Dr. Black at Neurology Specialist of Nevada. He had recently moved there from Texas. I went to Neurology Specialist of Nevada for an annual check-up and anti-seizure prescription renewal and was told my regular Neurologist had left the practice. So I was told by the office staff that I could see Dr. Black's Physician Assistant. I was seen by the PA for ten minutes and then left. Two weeks later I received a letter from the DMV to turn in my license. The order to turn in my license was recommended by Dr. Black who I had never seen. So I went with my husband to see Dr. Black a few days latter to discuss the issue. But he did not even want to discuss the issue with us. We tried to explain to Dr. Black the type of minor seizures I have, but he had no interest in listening to us and shut us down every time we tried to talk to him. He only talked about making sure he kept his medical license rather than providing any treatment or assistance. He also told us that he came to Neurology Specialist of Nevada two weeks ago and was leaving in two weeks to go back to Texas. After all of the inconsiderate things that he said to us he had the gall to ask me if I were returning for another visit. I told him absolutely not. It was as if he wanted not to return in order to punish the practice. Plus he did not follow State of Nevada Law when turning in someone's name into the DMR to relinquish their drivers license. He failed to notify me before sending the order to the state and never gave me a copy of the order. Unfortunately after my visit with him I will have a hard time trusting any doctor in the future.

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Horrible "Doctor"

This "Doctor" did not listen to what I had to say, and when I tried to relay the results of my own research, he interrupted me with "I don't bother with anything from Wikipedia". When I tried to discuss my own theories of what was going on, he would interrupt with stupid anecdotes from his years in the Army. Do not waste your time (not to speak of your money, and that of your insurance) with this "Doctor"!

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Don't recommend!

I went to Dr Black complaining of extreme migraines and fainting/possible seizures. He ran zero tests and told me it was a "female thing" I would grow out of. I am now being treated for epilepsy. Thanks for your concern, Dr Black!

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Five Stars

Straight forward and to the point. I don't go the doctor to chitchat.

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No non sense doctor...that knows his stuff

I have to say I was weary after reading the reviews on Dr Black, but decided since my neurosurgeon who I respect alot referred me to him (telling me he knows his stuff.) I almost called and canceled once I read the reviews, but decided to give him the benifit of the doubt. The office is shabby, but I have to say the doctor was straight to the point, and knew what he was talking about. He took time to listen, although he wasn't into chit chatting about it...he got straight to the point, asked questions, and made a treatment plan. I am not one for doctor's who sugar coat things, and who tell you what you want to hear. I want them to use the expertise they went to school for and tell me how it is and how it should be. I am over weight. He had nothing directly to say about that, and was NEVER rude to me about it. He is a older man that is there to do his job, and has so far done well. He may be what some call a bit eccentric, since he was in hiking boots, and a t-shirt...but to me I would call him a good doctor. If you want everything sugar coated he would not be the doctor for you.

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  • Education

    47 Years Experience

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1971

  • Regional Medical Center

    Residency

Locations & Directions

John Peter Smith Hospital, 1500 S Main St, Fort Worth, TX
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