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About Dr. James C Buswinka

Dr. James C Buswinka, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Manistee, MI. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Buswinka is affiliated with West Shore Medical Center. Dr. Buswinka has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James C Buswinka is Great. Dr. James C Buswinka has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James C Buswinka is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Northwest Michigan Health Center

1293 E Parkdale Ave Ste 2500
Manistee, MI 49660
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Dr. James C Buswinka 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. James C Buswinka has the following 8 expertise

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


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Was personally evaluated by him for any possible Parkinsonisms: He has committed to writing a letter for me designating me as healthy & able to drive a Commercial Vehicle.

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We like him a lot

When my husband first started to see Dr Buswinka we were kinda concerned because he was very solemn and quiet on the first visit, but in retrospect, it was probably due to all the odd symptoms and happenings. He is soft-spoken, but he has called us out of concern for my husband's well being and wanted to see him because of issues. I think his concern is genuine. His staff is SO friendly and that's always a bonus. Our ONLY complaint is that sometimes it may take a while to get a response. Not always, but every once in a while, when we have wanted to know something, it MIGHT take a while to hear from them. HOWEVER, we have never had a delayed response when it is urgent.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015, 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

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Buswinka is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James C Buswinka accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO

Locations & Directions

Northwest Michigan Health Center, 1293 E Parkdale Ave Ste 2500, Manistee, MI
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