AboutDr. Martin Backman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Ana, CA, with other offices in Santa Ana, CA and Costa Mesa, CA. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Backman is affiliated with South Coast Global Medical Center, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital & Medical Center and Orange County Global Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Martin Backman 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.
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- Alzheimer's Disease
- Head Trauma (Craniocerebral Trauma)
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
Dr. Backman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
9920 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Anaheim Memorial Medical Center
1111 W La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
41 Years Experience
Universidad De Buenos Aires
Graduated in 1976
U S Department Of Veterans Affairs
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