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Dr. Mark W Fortson 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.
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorder
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Dr. Fortson has always been an amazing Doctor. My family has seen him for many years. He has gone out of his way to help us. When he was at Dubuque Internal Medicine, he had a great staff. At another office, not so much. Dr. Fortson is an amazing, caring doctor that any person should be grateful to have. One of my favorite memories of him is from many years ago... 15 or 20 years. My son was a teenager and became ill with symptoms of stroke. He had seen Dr. Fortson for migraines. It was late at night. I took him to the emergency room. We were very worried. We were told that it was probably a migraine. I was surprised to hear this because I had never heard of that before. They took him in for tests. While I was waiting, I glanced up and saw Dr. Fortson. I greeted him. He asked what I was doing there and when I told him, he walked over to me. My son was coming out of x-ray from tests and Dr. Fortson walked over and ordered another test. Keep in mind that this man was there late at night for another patient. He stayed there until the test was finished and then explained everything that was going on. He has always been very dedicated to his patients. There have been many times that he helped my family and also some of my friends. I have learned that he is leaving his practice. I wish him well in all of future endeavors. I have the highest regards of him as a doctor.
Overprescribes pain pills and sleep aids without question, when I complained that the amount of my intake was scaring me, he told me that high of amount was fine and wouldn't hurt me. I nearly died from it when I accidentally OD'd. I got off the pills and got my life back. Dr. Fortson may be a good doctor for some, but he wasn't for me.
39 Years Experience
Howard University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979
University Of Alabama Hospital
Dr. Mark W Fortson accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsChiropractic Rehabilitation Center PC, 2255 John F Kennedy Rd Ste 21, Dubuque, IA
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