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Dr. Leyla I Somen has the following 2 specialties
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.
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.
Dr. Leyla I Somen has the following 13 expertise
- Clinical Depression
- Mood Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
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If you value your sanity, stay away from her! I saw Dr Somen for the first time on 8/27/17, in order to learn how to manage Xanax withdrawal. When I entered her office, she didn't greet me. Throughout the interview, she did not look at me, just was writing lots of notes. She started asking me questions right away. I said I had my PCP's notes with me. She refused to see his records. She began by lambasting my PCP in a most unprofessional way, telling me he had "prescribed" me Xanax and then "dumped" me on her. She said she didn't want me as a patient. All this in a loud, brusque manner. I kept telling her that it wasn't my PCP who had prescribed the drugs in the first place. She kept getting my present PCP, and my former psychiatrist, mixed up. She would not listen. She was very rude, telling me she wasn't interested in my answers, or that I was evading her questions. She asked, "In just ONE of THREE words, tell me if you feel your childhood was happy, sad, or mediocre." When I said I couldn't answer that in just one word, she furiously berated me for not answering the question! While I was there, she answered calls on her cell phone. One was apparently from a patient. Dr. Somen said, "I don't care what you do on Saturdays or other days. I can't take you on Saturday." Another was a personal call. Her voice changed right away to a pleasant tone, and she stayed several minutes on the phone. When she hung up, there was no apology for using MY time on her personal matters. She didn't ask me how long I'd been on Xanax. She went on writing. I asked her what she was writing, since she'd stated that she didn't want me as a patient. She started shouting at me. I tried to tell her the prescription meds I was on currently. She told me "I'm not interested in knowing what you take for seizures, that's between you and your neurologist." At another time, she asked me, "so who prescribed you Prozac"? I was flabbergasted. I have never taken Prozac in my life and it's definitely not on my records. I had brought all the supplements I'm currently taking. She said "I don't want to see them, you can take anything you want, it's nothing to do with me". WHAT? Certain supplements interact negatively with prescription drugs, and every doctor I've ever seen has requested a full list. Meanwhile, I was starting to feel quite shaky, but still staying as cool and polite as I could. She, on the other hand, was increasingly getting louder and more insulting. She scolded me continually, and said it was not for me to ask questions. She was bullying, condescending, arrogant, and totally UNPROFESSIONAL. I suffer from panic attacks and from fear of authoritarian figures. I was terrified. I felt emotionally abused, humiliated, angry, and treated like dirt. She finally wrote me a prescription for Xanax at a greatly reduced dose, and when I started to cry and said I couldn't wean myself off so quickly, she said, "Oh,yes, you will" with a nasty, sneering smile on her face. She refused to discuss treatment with me. She also prescribed a medication to take at night, but refused to tell me what it was (I later showed her scrip to my neurologist. He said that on no account I should take this new medication, it could aggravate my seizures). Then she stood up and opened the door. The visit was over. When I came out of her office, I totally broke down at the reception desk. I had a huge panic attack. I was sobbing so hard that I couldn't speak, could hardly breathe. The staff seemed uncomfortable. No one offered for me to sit down or even a glass of water. I couldn't drive off for ½ hour because I was so overwrought. I knew it was not safe for me to drive. I was shaking and sobbing. I took a Xanax and waited at least 45 minutes until I started feeling myself again. I drove home and stayed there the rest of the day, taking things easy. The next morning I woke up with another panic attack, having had vivid flashbacks of how Dr. Somen had treated me. For the rest of the day, I felt anxious, shaky, nauseated and even threw up. I was unable to keep to my PCP's dosage, and had to take an extra tablet. I tried complaining about her to the Medical Board, but their formal process is so convoluted that I finally gave up. This woman is a danger to society!
I went to see Dr. Somen one time and she was very condescending and rude!!! She wrote my prescription wrong 3 times! Then she discharged me from her practice because me and the pharmacists at Rite- Aid called her on her mistake! This lady is down right terrible and she have her license stripped away! I spoke to multiple people about her and they all have terrible things to say about this lady!
I do not even understand how someone so uncaring and rude can be in this field of work. She does not listen to a thing anyone says, prescribes medicine without first getting baseline testing done, increases medication without any testing. If you bring to her attention how your feel on the medication she will literally say" don't take it then", if you're a past drug user ( it has been 15 years ago for me ) she will never let you live it down. To top off things, the place is dirty all the time and they have a cat that roams around the place, I am allergic to cats! Go somewhere that actually cares!
Dr. Leyla I Somen accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Highmark KeystoneBlue
- Highmark PPOBlue
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