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About Dr. Neva J Roark

Dr. Neva J Roark, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Huntsville, AL. She has 40 years of experience. Her specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Roark has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Neva J Roark is Great. Dr. Neva J Roark has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Neva J Roark is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Mental Health Center Of Madison County

4040 Memorial Pkwy SW
Huntsville, AL 35802
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Specialties

Dr. Neva J Roark 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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

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

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Reviews

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Weird and Distant

She was distant and insisted on things about my depression that weren't accurate or helpful. This was a while ago, but I saw her for months, and I've have had time to get some perspective on it. She just wouldn't listen and didn't seem to care how I felt about it. She was weirder than other psychiatrists. Even my therapist, who has dealt with her, described her as "squirrelly".

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Caring Psychiatrist

She is always on top of things. Very caring. Returns phone calls.

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One Star

My opinion is... Visit went well enough. We discussed my current meds and set the dose to take until the next visit. I requested a refill on one of the meds and she refused. Without any direct discussion with me. Her behavior has been very condescending and non professional. I believe, she believes, she is of the ruling class in position and her moral views. This judgmental behavior controls her actions concerning her patients. This could be a deadly relationship for someone. In my opinion anyone with this behavior should stop the practice of medicine until her internal problems are resolved. I believe she is doing more harm than good. I can not recommend anyone see her unless they are doing a study about the poor practice of medicine.

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A Joke

I waited 3+ Months to visit Dr.Roark at wellsprings (golf RD, Huntsville) I was making an appointment to get back on an Anxiety medication which i was prescribed by 2 other drs in a different state. I was on the medication for about a year and a half however, Dr.Roark refuses to prescribe any type of benzodiazepine. Instead, she wanted to put me back on a medication that i have already been on that did not work (gabapentin - which is for restless leg syndrome) I left the office and informed the clerk that i will not be wasting any more of my time at this office. All in All, i would rate this experience a 1 of 5 stars as Dr.Roark kept interrupting me and speaking over me as if she was impatient and did not really care to hear what i had to say.

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Judgemental and Lackluster

Over the years, I've seen great psychiatrists, average psychiatrists, but until I saw Dr. Roark, I'd never met such an uncaring psychiatrist. Note, she closed her private practice about a year ago, but she may be practicing elsewhere. Others need to know that, with me, Dr. Roark was quick to judge and had me on the wrong medications for years. I know this because, after closing her practice, I started seeing another psychiatrist. Together Dr. Williams and I reviewed Dr. Roark's notes about me--they could not have been more inaccurate! Beware with Dr. Roark...she may've been blasé because she was about to close her practice....but that's no excuse for giving a patient flagrantly inadequate care!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2011)

    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.

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Graduated in 1978

  • University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Neva J Roark accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Alabama
    • BCBS AL PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
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Locations & Directions

Mental Health Center Of Madison County, 4040 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL
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