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Dr. Michael J Downing 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. Michael J Downing has the following 12 expertise
- Sleep Disorders
- Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Mood Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Dr. Michael J Downing has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Michael J Downing is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Dr. Downing was calm, respectful,, and reserved. I felt he was listening to me although he asked very few questions. He answered every question I asked and the he was only about 20 late/wait time. BUT, his office is a creepy, claustrophobic dump. His office is very small but it seems to be used as furniture storage. He has a table used as a desk, 4 chairs that face each other, with a kind of end table in the middle, a love seat, and another kind of personal desk, and assorted seats. The walls are partially decorated and two of the "art" pieces are absolutely creepy...like maybe he was trying to set you intentionally ill at ease. Then at last, after weaved my way into a chair, ignored the art staring at me, all I could see was the total and complete disorganization of this guy. There was paper everywhere, stacks of it on his desk and all over the floor. Everything was in dissaray. He couldn't find the papers he was looking for nor his prescription pad. Plus there was trash on the floor...like he was too lazy to pick it up and put it in the trash can. The reason I write this is that no matter how much I liked Dr. Downing, his office made my teeth itch. He should try to make an environment that is comforting for his patients instead of freak show of an office he has now. No thanks.
He is one of the smartest psychiatrists I have ever dealt with. His product knowledge of medications, their side effects, and the way the meds work is unparalled. His care and concern for his patients both in his research as well as private practice is above and beyond anyone else I have worked with. His only down side is that he wears ties from The Gap.
Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2018)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2018)
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.
28 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Graduated in 1990
University Of Texas Health System
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Locations & DirectionsMichael Downing Md Pa, 5445 La Sierra Dr Ste 101, Dallas, TX
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