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About John Ravits
John Ravits, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with another office in San Diego, CA. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. John Ravits is affiliated with Virginia Mason Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
John Ravits 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 Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
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I was referred to Dr. Ravits for a second opinion and to evaluate my symptoms in the hopes of finding a diagnosis. He was insulting and told me there was nothing wrong with me. He had all my tests from previous doctors and said that my emgs were normal, which were not. He didn't even exam me, only his residents. Fast forward a few months later, I was finally diagnosed with Adrenomyloneuropathy. No matter how I insisted there was something wrong with my legs, he didn't believe me. I understand that neurological problems can be hard to diagnose, but I had clear objective findings on my EMG and spasticity in my legs. To his defense my symptoms were still minor, but the big problem is how I was treated and made to feel I was crazy. Honestly he is the type of doctor that makes patients hesitant to see doctors, especially for rare conditions where there is a lot of work involved in finding a diagnosis.
Dr. Ravits was our doctor of choice when my husband was diagnosed with ALS. He was forthright, accurate with, diagnosis, recommendations and patterns of symptoms early on, kind, humble, light-hearted when appropriate, warm. I was sad for others with ALS who would not have this doctor in their lives when he left Seattle.
Very arrogant individual. Did not give me the time of day or listen to anything I had to say. He relied completely on my brief medical history with hardly any of his own knowledge. Doesn't seem to be able to think for himself at all! Would not recommend him if you are looking for any kind of diagnosis. He is leaving the Seattle area for California looking for a retirement job!
Ravits is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center
San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center
UW Medical Center
UC San Diego Health System
University Of Washington Medical Ctr
37 Years Experience
Mayo Medical School
Graduated in 1979
Brigham & Womens Hospital
John Ravits accepts the following insurance providers.
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