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About Dr. Joseph B Guarnaccia
Dr. Joseph B Guarnaccia, MD is a Doctor primarily located in East Greenwich, RI, with another office in New Haven, CT. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Guarnaccia is affiliated with Kent Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Guarnaccia has received 5 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Joseph B Guarnaccia 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.
- Migraine Disorder
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorders
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 was desperate for help after being hospitalized with MS at UConn medical center. After my release, the Neurologist I was assigned to then kept cancelling on me and her office staff would not schedule me for 8 to 10 weeks. After the second cancellation, I called and left a message for Cheryl, the Office Manager in Dr Guarnaccia's office., pleading for help. She returned my call the same day with an appointment later that same week. I sent my hospital records to them ahead of my appointment. Dr Guarnaccia took a lot of time with me reviewing my records and evaluating my condition, explaining everything as he went along. He put me on a treatment plan that got me well enough to return to work within 6 months. He totally turned my life around, from being afraid and badly depressed to being optimistic and well informed. While there is no cure for MS, Dr Guarnaccia has been a Godsend with his dedication to my wellbeing.
I have been a MS patient of Dr. Guarnaccia's for over ten years. I originally was diagnosed at Brigham and Women's MS center in Boston; and switched to Dr. Guarnaccia after one consult . I was given direction an explanation of which therapy would work best for me and why. Not just pick one as I had been advised at B&W in Boston . The compassion and intelligence of him and his staff is very reassuring on a disease that has a mind of its own.Looking at some reviews I see that people say he may be a bit stiff or too clinical, If you want a baby sitter go to day care. This physician knows his specialty . I have recommended him to countless people and we are all on the same page. Thank you, Dr. Guarnaccia.
I went to see this Doctor several times and he would always ask what I wanted as far as what meds to put me on. I was newly dealing with this illness and I was relying on my Dr. to help me to understand how and what meds were good that NEVER happen. He wrote several prescriptions for me but when I went to apply for my SSD they stated that this Dr. told them he didnt prescribe any thing thank god I kept a copy of my precrisptions so I didnt look like the lier and he did. I also recieved exspires meds from him that he gave me once cause I told him I couldnt the medicine he prescriped for another week. If I hadnt check the date who knows what might have happen. When I told him he took the meds back and didnt say much which is how he always communicated any way. Thank God I know longer see this Dr he really needs to go back and learn how to treat his patients it is a bed side manner he lose long ago....
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2009, 2008, 2014, 2010, 2011)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Guarnaccia is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
31 Years Experience
Des Moines University
Graduated in 1987
Yale University School Of Medicine
Dr. Joseph B Guarnaccia accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
BCBS Rhode Island
- BCBS RI HealthMate Coast to Coast
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Connecticare Flex Connecticut
- Connecticare Passage
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
- Tufts PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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