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About Dr. Matthew S Tenser

Dr. Matthew S Tenser, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Barbara, CA. He has 14 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Neurology, Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Tenser has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Matthew S Tenser is Excellent. Dr. Matthew S Tenser has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Matthew S Tenser is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Stroke And Neurovascular Center Of Central California

2403 Castillo St Ste 203
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Dr. Matthew S Tenser has the following 3 specialties

  • Vascular Neurology
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Migraine Disorder
  • Electromyography
  • Headache
  • Epilepsy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Migraine Disorders

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Receptionist is horrible!!

Just tried making an appointment w this doctor. Girl answered and sounded so depressed to be there. Before I could say a word she put me on hold. I held and held. Then I asked her if her doctor took my insurance " I think so but I'm not sure". Well is there anyone there who can help me ? No she replies, I need to call my insurance company to see if her doctor takes my insurance. What is going on with doctors these days. I guess they r trying to save money with By hiring untrained people? Won't be calling him again for an appointment.

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A very smart, kind and professional man- and a good sense of humor

Dr. Tenser put me at ease soon after meeting him, and he was so kind in dealing with my daughter's very scary and dangerous diagnosis. He took great care of her during her diagnostic procedure and never made us feel rushed or like he didn't care. He knows his stuff and surrounds himself with top notch professionals. Very impressed!

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)

    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

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2014)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2014)

    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.

  • Education

    14 Years Experience

  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2004

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Matthew S Tenser accepts the following insurance providers.

  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Stroke And Neurovascular Center Of Central California, 2403 Castillo St Ste 203, Santa Barbara, CA
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