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Dr. Mark K Zen 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. Mark K Zen has the following 11 expertise
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Personality Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Mark K Zen has 0 board certified specialties
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I was referred to Dr. Zen by a neurologist that could not determine why I was having headaches. Dr. Zen diagnosed it as depression. So I accepted that and he gave me Esgic plus. I thought it was an anti-depressant because he said I was depressed. Back then no internet. I took it and it worked no headaches. I was impressed but still a bit shocked that I was "depressed" After a while I stopped seeing him because he always wanted to talk about my childhood or my boyfriend suggesting there is a root cause and I am depressed and the headaches will continue if we don't address my bottled feelings. It was difficult because he want to talk about problems that didn't exist. He sent updated letters to my neurologist a several times. My visits with him ended when he snapped at me because again I had nothing bad or sad to share. Then he tells me your not depressed you only come to see me for the medication. Confused I said, yes I do come to you to get the meds because it helps my depression that you said are causing these headaches. I don't feel depressed but your the doctor and the medication is working. He said I am not giving you medication anymore come back when you are ready for therapy. I went straight to my primary doctor told him what happen and asked for Esgic Plus. A year later I had x-rays to pull out my wisdoms and the surgeon discovered I had a fracture in my jaw. It was from a fall I had after I tripped from a floor carpet and hit my face on the coffee table. I didn't go to my doctor because I had minor jaw pain but realized that's when I started having headaches. The oral surgeon confirmed that it was definitely the likely cause and my jaw was fine and not dislocated. I didn't feel any need to call Dr. Zen because there was no harm done in being misdiagnosed. Five years later my medical records we subpoenaed from the neurologist and Dr. Zen. For a work comp claim. So of course I received a copy of the records. I couldn't believe what Dr. Zen's office visits notes contained. It had things we never talked about. He even went as far as saying he suggested couples therapy and I had relationship problems. He also composed an extra letter to my neurologist suggesting I had a borderline personality disorder. What he didn't realize was that the medical records from my neurologist was also subpoenaed and did not contain such letter from him. So I sent him a copy of the oral surgeon's records and wrote him a letter just asking why he would do that. He never responded and his liability insurance company contacted me instead to start a claim. I declined and said all I wanted was really an apology from him but didn't expect it to happen. With this said all I have to say is I am happy that he has become an excellent doctor because I believe that no one is perfect. Although it wrongfully labeled me and harmed me a little as a person it probably made Dr Zen an even better doctor to his patients. Dr. Zen you were always very comitted finding the root cause and I can appreciate that. God bless you always and may you continue to succeed.
Highly recommended. Smart and kind. Has passion for his work and cares about his patients. He is warm, yet confrontative when he has to be, while maintaining appropriate boundaries. In times of stress, it's comforting to know he's in your corner. Knowledgeable about many medical issues, even beyond psychistry. Prompt to the minute.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2016)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2016)
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.
38 Years Experience
University Of Hawaii John A Burns School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
University Of Hawaii John A Burns School Of Medicine
Dr. Mark K Zen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- HMSA Preferred Provider Comp Med
Locations & DirectionsMark K K Zen Md, 1345 S Beretania St Ste 302, Honolulu, HI
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