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Dr. James Pierce 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.
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
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I have been seeing Dr. Pierce for some time now about a sleep disorder. He is very kind and is great about keeping up to date and making sure I get all the tests and follow-ups I need. He is one of the only sleep disorder doctors in the hospital though, so most of my visits are quite brief. That being said I would recommend him to a friend or family member, he is very thorough.
Dr. Pierce is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Castle Medical Center
Wahiawa General Hospital
Queens Medical Center
Kapiolani Medical CenterWmn and Chld
48 Years Experience
Graduated in 1965
Dr. James Pierce accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & Directions1329 Lusitana St, Honolulu, HI
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