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About Dr. Jay A Van Gerpen
Dr. Jay A Van Gerpen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Jacksonville, FL. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Van Gerpen is affiliated with St Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa and Tampa General Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Jay A Van Gerpen has the following 3 specialties
- Clinical Neurophysiology
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.
Dr. Jay A Van Gerpen has the following 8 expertise
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorder
- Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Jay A Van Gerpen is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I believe Dr. van Gerpen is very knowledgeable about motion disorders but his bedside manner is terrible. I had 8 appointments with him, for analysis and tests, and I don't think he said 30 words to me the whole time. On the last appointment he gave me the results and his diagnoses. The diagnoses was correct, and not anything my other doctors had suggested, but then Dr. van Gerpen seemed annoyed and upset that I wanted to ask him a few questions to better understand my condition. He kept trying to pawn me off on his nurse assistant.
This is by far the worst doctor I have ever had...and that includes the dentist that overdosed me on pain medicine. He is a rude, condescending narcissist who does not listen to your concerns at all. I was waiting for 6 months+ to see him at the Mayo clinic but I thought I'd wait since the Mayo clinic has a good reputation. After 1 visit and a few tests (no follow up appointment with him), 4 months later he said nothing was wrong. After I told him (through the Mayo messaging service) that I had numerous new symptoms, he told me "I'm comforted by the results of your tests," one of his favorite sayings to brush you aside. After the final 'report' came out that was supposed to assess all of my results, I told him (again through the Mayo messaging service) that he didn't even discuss one of my abnormal results and that another abnormal result (dismissed because of my weight) was incorrect because they miscalculated my BMI. I asked why the abnormal results were dismissed when they were clearly related to my symptoms (Mayo message service...catching the trend that you don't interact with him??). His response? "I'm comforted by the results of your tests." I work with a lot of PhDs and MDs and I can tell in my field when someone has all of the "qualifications" but once you talk to them you realize there is nothing beyond the degrees. I can't say for sure because I am not in the neurology field, but he displays all the classic signs of someone that lacks something beyond the degree on the wall.
After visit with this remarkable medical professional and gentleman, I feel there is hope for my future. Arrived feeling doom & gloom, then the doctor thoroughly assessed the situation and after considerable, positive time with me, I feel assured that I have met the person who is capable of helping me. Blessed to have had the opportunity to get to the Mayo Clinic to meet Dr. Van Gerpen.
Most unprofessional doctor I have ever seen. Babbles nonsense jokes that make a uncertain situation worse. Than gives a bull___, diagnosis. Went to a cardiologist and there I was diagnosed with intracranial swelling and not enough O2 getting to my brain. That was what was causing my tremor, lesions, blood pressure to spike you Moran. This doctor does not belong in Mayo Clinic he gives them a bad reputation.
I was first seen by a resident, who was caring and kind. Then this man came in and said "Do you mind if we talk shop for a minute?" Well of course I said I didn't. But I hadn't agreed to the most humiliating, painful, uncaring rough handling ever endured during a simple EMG. I wished I had asked for my husband to come in with me. I will never make that mistake again. This man treats a patient like a slab of meat. I had huge bruises with hard knots that came up immediately and were still painful days later. This man is a condescending, uncaring bully. The resident sneaked back in and apologized for the 'torture.' What could I say? I just wanted to get out of there. Everyone else encountered at the Mayo Clinic were kind, efficient and helpful. Van Gerpen can only drag its reputation down.
Dr. Van Gerpen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
25 Years Experience
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1993
Dr. Jay A Van Gerpen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsMayo Clinic Hospital, 4500 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL
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