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About Dr. Merrill Ansher
Dr. Merrill Ansher, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbia, MD, with another office in Columbia, MD. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Ansher is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital Inc. Dr. Ansher has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Merrill Ansher has the following 3 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
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.
Dr. Merrill Ansher has the following 8 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorder
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
Dr. Merrill Ansher is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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staff is rude and doctor is very quiet and doesn't engage in conversation. He may be listening but doesn't make eye contact. He does not go out of his way to help his patients. He does not offer suggestions or referrals to other doctors if he doesnt know the answer....he offers very limited support.
Dr. is very shy and doesn't have a great bedside manner, however he seems like a very nice man. His staff is very aggressive, insensitive, rude and unprofessional. They behave as though the patient is putting them out and not at all helpful. The only reason I have stayed with this Dr. is that I was told by other Drs. that he is very smart and I needed help. I do like the Dr. but the nasty staff may drive me away.
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Dr. Ansher is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
37 Years Experience
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1981
University Of Colorado Health
Dr. Merrill Ansher accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
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