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Dr. Michael L Merkey has the following 2 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.
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.
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
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I have been patient of Dr. Merkey for 2 years. I have had Parkinson for 8 years and been to many doctors all over the world. During these years, I also have tried alternative medicine . Dr. Merkey has been the best Dr. that I have visited and I have been treated with respect and patience . All the staff from the front desk to nurse are very helpful. Dr. Merkey is very knowledgeable and he listens and observes everything. He is very patient and does not rush the session. He rather look at the patient information on his laptop than in their eyes but I assure you that he listens and pays attention to every piece of information he is given. He is definitely a Dr. to go for getting the accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
After complaining to my PCM at Tinker about lingering problems from a but with Medicine Induced Movement Disorder, the Doctor (not my usual doctor he'd of said I was fine) got me a referral to a Neurologist. It took 2 months to get into Dr. Merkey's office but once I was there, it seemed like he had all the answers to all the random medical problems I had! I hadn't intended on telling him about the issues I'd been having since 2010 with various systems of the body (bladder problems, heart problems and GI problems) I'd just planned on the brain problems because I was going into the disorder often and on meds that had never even had that type of problem show up before. He told me after several mins of thinking that he believed I had something called Somatization Disorder and that was why I was having all these problems but all my tests kept coming back Normal. He ordered an MRI and EEG and since those came back normal is sending me on to a specialist to further my evaluation. So he's not warm and fuzzy but I feel like he cares and has called me personally about my results. But a few things I'd change is he talks too low so I can barely hear him and I end up calling back because I come up with questions later because it's not explained to me where I can understand it.
Dr. Merkey is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
37 Years Experience
University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1981
University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Dr. Michael L Merkey accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS OK BlueChoice
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
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Locations & DirectionsNorman Neuroscience Physicians, 724 24th Ave NW Ste 220, Norman, OK
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