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About Dr. Mark H Townsend

Dr. Mark H Townsend, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New Orleans, LA, with another office in New Orleans, LA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Townsend has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

20 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark H Townsend is Great. Dr. Mark H Townsend has been rated by 20 patients. From those 20 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mark H Townsend is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Mark Harold Townsend Md

2025 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70112
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Lsu Healthcare Network

3450 Chestnut St Fl 3
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Specialties

Dr. Mark H Townsend has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    16 Expertise

  • Insomnia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mental Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mental Illness
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Clinical Depression
  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders

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Reviews

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Dr. Townsend has been nothing less than a godsend for me. He truly LISTENS and ANSWERS me. I trust him implicitly. Over the years, he has had to try me on various meds to find which ones work with my unique brain chemistry. I cannot even begin to describe his great patience, and the hope he gives me through our conversations. In addition. he is very kind and compassionate, and so easy to talk to. I KNOW he wants the very best results for his patients. He trusts me and we have a mutual exchange of ideas and respect. He is courteous and upbeat. His credentials are superb. I am truly blessed to have Dr. Townsend as my psychiatrist, and I would recommend to anyone.

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Check your charts

This man prescribed medicine without even checking to see what other medications a patient was on. The medication which was prescribed was not needed. Patient has extreme paranoia and a psychotic break. The patient then had to be hospitalized for several reasons. Don't you think you should read the forms people spent filling out before you throw drugs at the problem?

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A cool and sympathetic and helpful guy

A cool and sympathetic and helpful guy who goes many miles beyond what other shrinks do tohelp his clients. A bit too much belief in the wonder effects of certain Rx, but most noncounselors belief this. He deserves more accolades for all he does for patients and community. 100% recommended.

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Great Doctor, Horrible Staff

Dr Townsend is a great doctor. He has an excellent bedsite manner is genuinely concerned about his patients. After searching for a doctor that would be able to help me, he was the doctor would put me on the proper medications that has stabilized me and basically caused my depression to go away.With this said, his staff is horrible. They are rude and talk down to the patients. I have heard them talking to other patients at the window; therefore, I know I am not the only one they treat this way. When you call to make an appointment, they always make you wait four to six weeks before you can get in to see him.Overall, Dr Townsend gets Four Stars and his staff gets zero.

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Ranked as one of the top Psychiatrist by Peers

Time always drags when I'm in the waiting room unless they have a good magazine selection, and they definitely do here. When you wait less than give minutes, you really do not have time read magazines. Whenever I see Dr Townsend, he and his staff always makes me feel like I'm his only patient. I've always felt very respected. I was in awe at the level of service I received. They completely surpassed all my expectations. I have been a patient now for more than five years. Dr Townsend is ranked among the best Psychiatrist by his own peers. He is a leading researcher and an expert in his speciality.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (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.

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Mark H Townsend accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
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