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About Dr. Michael Schwartz
Dr. Michael Schwartz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tampa, FL. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with James A Haley VA Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of Tampa and Tampa Gen Hosp, Tampa, Fl. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Schwartz has the following 3 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.
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.
- Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine
If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.
Dr. Michael Schwartz has the following 4 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Dr. Michael Schwartz has 3 board certified specialties
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Dr. Michael Schwartz is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Dr. Schwartz is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
James A Haley VA Medical Center
Memorial Hospital of Tampa
Tampa Gen Hosp, Tampa, Fl
31 Years Experience
Graduated in 1982
Medical College Of Virginia Hospital
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Locations & DirectionsJames A Haley VA Medical Center, 13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL
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