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Dr. Mitchell J Galerkin 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. Mitchell J Galerkin has the following 11 expertise
- Personality Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Mood Disorders
- Mental Illness
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Mitchell J Galerkin is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr Galerkin used to be good but has gotten worse. His office staff (his own family) is terrible about getting in contact and he has let my prescription run out of a drug that is dangerous to drop cold turkey. He is not answering his emergency line of any other line for that matter. I have been without the med for 2 days and if it goes past tomorrow I will be going to the emergency room to avoid seizures!
I went to Dr. Galerkin for several years. He was competent and provided excellent feedback. He was good about returning calls. However, his staff was horrible. When they didn't get insurance approval for my husband's bill, they didn't properly follow up with us or the insurance company. We ended up with an $800 bill that we had to pay when our insurance should have covered everything. I faxed Dr. Galerkin a letter, explaining my position. The only reply I got was that all billing matters were handled by his billing staff. He believed his nasty staff over me, even though he knew our circumstances. I was so overwhelmed with other matters that I let the bill go into collections. The collections company was very good and they arranged a plan where I only paid $25 a month. We figure that given the circumstances, $25 a month was the fairest repayment plan we could come up with; I figured he didn't deserve any larger or faster repayment. My husband and I had been very clear with the doctor about our financial situation and did the best we could to pay bills. He did not believe us when we told him we were not notified of our billing problem in a timely fashion. Another difficult quirk of the doctor is that he tended to dismiss a person from care if they missed 2 appointments, even if they had a long-term record of keeping appointments. This happened to me and given the stresses I was under, felt I should have been shown more understanding. When I was dismissed from care, I was told by letter/staff and was not given a chance to personally discuss the matter with him. After thinking I had a good relationship with the doctor for several years and to be treated in this matter was upsetting, to say the least. The effect of this on my husband is that he no longer wants to see a psychiatrist for medication management. This is not a good thing! In all fairness, he did charge me an adjusted fee for visits when my insurance no longer covered my care. All those payments were made in a timely manner and there was no problem with my billing. Because of what happened with my husband's billing issue and the way we were dismissed from his care, I would never recommend him to anyone who was looking for a compassionate psychiatrist.
Dr Galerkin never looked me in the eye. He recycles paper.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013)
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 (2011, 2012)
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.
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Dr. Mitchell J Galerkin accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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