About Dr. Joseph A Acosta

Dr. Joseph A Acosta, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Baton Rouge, LA. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Acosta is affiliated with Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center and Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

48 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph A Acosta is Good. Dr. Joseph A Acosta has been rated by 48 patients. From those 48 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph A Acosta is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE PHYSICIAN GROUP

5247 Didesse Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 215-2193

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Specialties

Dr. Joseph A Acosta 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.<br>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. Joseph A Acosta has the following 8 expertise

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

Reviews

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Will not return calls or email

Will not return calls or emails. When I complained he shut access off on OLOL Mychart messaging system. Not the best way to treat a patient. Shame on him

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Dr. Acosta is terrible

Nurses are absolutely rude. Dr. Acosta doesn't care about his patients. Horrible firm.

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Three Stars

The best neurologist I've ever seen really down to earth in explaining everything in simple words would difinely recommend him to everyone

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Where did he go?

My dad and I have both been patients of Dr. Acosta. I called to make another appointment , and the office at the Neuromedical office in Baton Rouge by Perkins Rowe was unable or wouldn't give me his whereabouts or phone number. We were so pleased with his care, and would love to continue to have him as our neurologist. Does anyone know where he is now located?

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Three Stars

Great doctor, has the best bed side manner, Knows how to deal with my husband who had a stroke in 2013 who is very obstinate .

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

  • Hahnemann University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joseph A Acosta accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Joseph A Acosta

Dr. Acosta received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, in Galveston, Texas. Following his internship in internal medicine, he completed his neurology residency at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, and served as chief resident of the program from 1992-1993. Prior to joining The NeuroMedical Center in 1995, Dr. Acosta was a Junior Jacobs Javits Stroke Fellow (Senior) at the University of Maryland Stroke Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He has a special interest in the treatment of stroke and is board certified in neurology.

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OUR LADY OF THE LAKE PHYSICIAN GROUP, 5247 Didesse Dr, Baton Rouge, LA
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