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Dr. Norman M Gordon 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. Norman M Gordon has the following 8 expertise
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorder
Dr. Norman M Gordon has 0 board certified specialties
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Have been seeing Dr. Gordon for 7 months for Transverse Myelitis. Very little if any treatment plan or helpful analysis. Waited 3 months to even begin treatment of high dose oral corticosteroids with no results. Delayed to perform CSF spinal tap until 6 months after being struck down. That's about all that has been done to date other than the MRI's that keep coming back clean. Finally came to a road block where he doesn't know exactly what to do but wait and see. When I question him for details on treatment plan and approach he transfers me to "a highly trained and capable colleague" who took all of 12 minutes to speak with me before he begins telling me it's all in my head. Sounds like someone is putting more effort into circling the wagons, and not trying to treat their patient.
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2017, 2018)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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Dr. Norman M Gordon accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
BCBS Rhode Island
- BCBS RI HealthMate Coast to Coast
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts PPO
Locations & DirectionsEastside Neurology, 450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy Bldg 11, East Providence, RI
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