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About Dr. Michael F Lavarnway

Dr. Michael F Lavarnway, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lawrence, MA, with another office in North Andover, MA. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Lavarnway has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael F Lavarnway is Excellent. Dr. Michael F Lavarnway has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael F Lavarnway is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Michael F Lavarnway Md

290 Merrimack St
Lawrence, MA 01843
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Center for Psychiatric Medicine

451 Andover St Ste 195
North Andover, MA 01845
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Specialties

Dr. Michael F Lavarnway has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Michael F Lavarnway has the following 12 expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mental Illness
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Dr. Michael F Lavarnway has 0 board certified specialties

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He is awesome

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Five Stars

Dr. LaVarnway was amazing as he dealt with so many difficult people including people who tried to take their own life with rescue teams being used as well as K-9 units. Hats off to him and the work that he does to keep people safe, including myself. He has made a world of difference and I am alive today because of the help he gave me. Thank you.

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Five Stars

Extremely helpful during a difficult time. Compassionate, knowledgeable and really made a difference.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    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.

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael F Lavarnway accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Preferred Blue Network - NH
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim ElevateHealth HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO

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