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Dr. Montgomery A Verona 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.
Dr. Montgomery A Verona has the following 9 expertise
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorder
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorders
Dr. Montgomery A Verona has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Montgomery A Verona is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I was referred to Dr. Verona after a trip to the emergency room for what I thought were seizures. I was terrified and desperate for answers and I trusted Dr. Verona to help me figure this out. I didn't have any complaints at first. He prescribed medication, answered my questions, and we waited for things to get better. However, they didn't. I wasn't responding to any of the medications, I continued to have daily episodes, and I was ready to start making dramatic changes to my lifestyle. On the ~10th visit I asked Dr. V to sign an accommodation letter for my university so I could receive accommodations if I fell behind in my classes. Out of the blue Dr. Verona accused me of faking my seizures for these benefits (which at most would buy me an incomplete or two so I didn't have to drop out of college). I was horrified in how quickly he turned against me; he seemed to suddenly be angry with me for "wasting his time"! When I pushed back he snapped at me and threatened to take away my driver's license, as if he was trying to prove a point. I even paid the $20 fee for the accommodation letter only to open it and find he had barely filled it out, and reported that I didn't require any accommodations. Listen, I usually only write reviews if I've had a good experience. And I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, especially medical professionals. However, Dr. Verona was unprofessional, unkind, and ignorant of what I was going through. It wasn't until THREE YEARS LATER that I discovered I was suffering not from epilepsy, but from something called "Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures", more commonly (and unfortunately) known as "pseudo-seizures". These "seizures" mimic epilepsy but are not caused by neurological activity. Instead they are caused by trauma or extreme and overwhelming stress. PATIENTS WHO HAVE PNES ARE HAVING A REAL AND TERRIFYING AND PAINFUL EXPERIENCE AND THEY ARE NOT FAKING THESE EPISODES. YES, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO FAKE SEIZURES BUT THEY ARE IN A DIFFERENT CATEGORY THAN PATIENTS WITH PNES AND THE DISTINCTION NEEDS TO BE KNOWN. IT TAKES ON AVERAGE SEVEN YEARS TO RECEIVE A CORRECT DIAGNOSES OF PNES AND SOME PEOPLE HAVE BOTH EPILEPSY AND PNES. Dr. Verona, if you are reading this review, and I hope you are, PLEASE educate yourself on Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures. There is plenty of research available, but not enough! At the very least you could have referred me to a mental health professional or given me an appropriate term for what I was going through. Instead you were dismissive of me and it took me three years to get the help I needed. I only want to save somebody in the future from the confusion and fear I felt under your care. I hope my experience is not reflective of who you are as a doctor.
I had previously seen Vernona for numbness in my arms. He tested me for carpal tunnel and said i didn't have it. He then ordered a mri to see if i had pinched nerve and said it was negative. Then he said he didn't know what it could be and said i should wear splints on my arms. About 6 weeks i returned to see him about dizziness and headaches after i had been diagnosed with a small aneurysm. When i went in i thought he would have reviewed my previous medical reports. He didn't and started telling me there was nothing he could do about my headaches. I asked him about ringing in my ears and he said everyone has it and there nothing you can do about it. The real shocker was when he proceeded to tell me he thought I had carpal tunnel. This was after he had tested me and told me previously I did not have it. I left feeling very frustrated because he just quickly rushed me in and out like he was just trying to get rid of me. I really believe this because my appt was at 8:10 and I arrived early and another person walked in with me. He walk up to receptionist and said he had a 8:00 appt with Dr. Verona. This only gave him 10 minutes to see 1st appt before my appt. I will never see this doctor again and will get a 2nd appt.
32 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
University Of Texas Health System
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