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About Dr. John Echols

Dr. John Echols, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Martinez, CA. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry, Neurology and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Echols is affiliated with Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John Echols is Excellent. Dr. John Echols has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John Echols is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center

2500 Alhambra Ave
Martinez, CA 94553
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Specialties

Dr. John Echols has the following 3 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.

  • Clinical Psychology

    A psychologist is someone who specializes in the study of the mind, as well as human behavior. Psychologists sometimes focus on certain types of people or certain age ranges. Commonly you might find a child psychologist, school psychologist or clinical psychologist to name a few. There are many reasons why someone would see a psychologist including PTSD, issues with self esteem, OCD, alcoholism, ADD and more.

  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Clinical Depression
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Disorders

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Five Stars

lifeline when I was in the hospital. Should have 5 stars for The Best.

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Brilliant Shrink

Have seen more than 10 psychiatrists over the years. I learned more in 45 minutes with Dr. Echols than I had from all the previous docs. Very sophisticated but clear and got to the heart of my issues and what to do about them very effectively. What's more the plan worked. Couldn't say enough positive about him.

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Five Stars

very smart and caring. definitely knows what his field and what he is doing

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • Marshall University

    Graduated in 1996

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John Echols accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, 2500 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA
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