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About Dr. Lester B Collins III
Dr. Lester B Collins III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tyler, TX. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Christus Mother Frances Hospital Jacksonville, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler and East Texas Medical Center Carthage. Dr. Collins has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Lester B Collins III 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.
Dr. Lester B Collins III has the following 9 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorder
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Migraine Disorders
Dr. Lester B Collins III has 0 board certified 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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Tina is "the straw that stirs the drink". She adds the personal touch that is often missing in the majority of offices nowadays. Being a "drug rep" for 35 years gives one an insight into the complexities of how day-to-day offices cope with patient care and I can assure you that this group deals with multiple things every day in an efficient manner---Also I can add that Lisa is a multi task type of "gatekeeper" up front & has never just "put me off" on any inquiry of mine--You have other choices in the medical field,so don't spend your time bad mouthing a group trying to do a hard job on a daily basis.
I have been a patient of Dr. Collins for the past 3 years, he promptly, and accurately diagnosed my condition, and he has a excellent staff that are prompt, will answer any questions, return any phone calls, and address any problem with medications are problems I have having with my neurological issues which have arisen His nursing staff is top notch and Tina is very attentive and professional and proficient in her job. She takes such a burden off of Dr. Collins, and is such a sweet nurse, and kind courteous to all Dr. C0llins patients
COLLINS IS A GOOD DR... IN THIS PARTICULAR FIELD, SOMETIMES A DIAGNOSES TAKES TIME. IM A PATIENT OF THERE'S AND THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY GOOD TO ME. IN RESPONCE TO THE NEGITIVE COMMENT ABOUT HIS NURSE TINA... THAT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE. TINA IS VERY KIND AND COMPASSIONATE AND TAKES HER JOB SERIOUSLY. IM A BUSY MAN BUT WHEN I SEEN THIS I HAD TO TELL THE TRUTH AND SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT.
dr.collins is very personal and informative. His asst. Tina is very confrontational and accusational over the phone. She is hard to get her to call back. Wife called to get up date and was accused of wanting narcodics which never entered the conversation. She is very rude an unprofessional.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2018)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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.
Dr. Collins is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
43 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Graduated in 1975
University Of Texas Health Science Center
Dr. Lester B Collins III accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsLester Collins Md, 1301 Doctors Dr, Tyler, TX
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