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About Dr. Lorna Avila
Dr. Lorna Avila, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Staten Island, NY, with another office in Staten Island, NY. She has 36 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Avila is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Lorna Avila has 2 locations
201 Bryson Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
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Dr. Lorna Avila has the following 2 specialties
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.
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. Lorna Avila has the following 12 expertise
- Bipolar Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Depressive Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Sleep Disorders
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Manic Depressive Disorder
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Caring doctor who will get your life back on track
Self-verified patient of Dr. Lorna Avila - Posted on February 6th, 2017
Dr. Avila is the most caring psychiatrist on Staten Island. I have been seeing her almost 7 years. She will get you back on track fast. She is very tough but caring in the same manner. She always follows up after appointments or returns your call within a day if you have a concern. She is very prompt if any paper work has to be filled out. She also is extremely accurate and requests blood work from you every 3-6 months, especially if you are on heavy duty medications. When you have an appointment scheduled with her, it is a very short wait. She never overbooks or makes you wait longer than you have to. She gives you her full time when you are with her and she never brushes you out the door with questions unanswered. She has not only become a doctor to me but she is also like a life coach and I feel like I can talk to her about anything. Most psychiatrists just prescribe you meds and send you on your way but not her. She has helped me so much along the way and I plan on staying with her as long as I can. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She has gotten me through some of the roughest times of my life. She also stays in contact with my support group, my family, and always looks out for my best interest. Also she would never prescribe me a medication I am not comfortable with. She is not at all a dictator. She will give me options and go over all of the pros and cons and we make the decision together. Most doctors have pros and cons but with her, its all pros and no cons at all.
A great doctor who is always there for you, makes you feel at ease and KNOWS HER JOB!!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Lorna Avila - Posted on May 20th, 2015
Dr. Avila has been there for me from the beginning since being diagnosed with Bipolar I disorder, which is an unpredictable and completely disabling disorder. She had me functioning within a few days after prescribing me my medications and almost completely stabilized within a few days. I have been seeing her on and off since 2011 and she has been there for me every bit of the way when I needed treatment for my disorder. She knows exactly what your needs are and she even calls and follows up with you after your visits just to make sure you are doing well overall, mentally as well as physically. I see her once a month and feel I can call her whenever I have any doubts about how I am feeling or even if I have a panic attack (which I am prone to as well). She is the most compassionate but also straight to the point doctor and has helped me through all of my rough paths I have experienced. Thanks to her, I can function, even when relapsing and have a normal life.
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2017, 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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 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.
Dr. Avila is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
36 Years Experience
University Of Perpetual Help System
Graduated in 1982
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Dr. Lorna Avila Accepts the Following Insurance
- Oxford Metro
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