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Dr. Paul J Jaffe 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. Paul J Jaffe has the following 13 expertise
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Personality Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Clinical Depression
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
Dr. Paul J Jaffe has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Paul J Jaffe is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Jaffe never remembers the decisions he's made for my treatment. I have been his patient for over a year and it is so hard to get appointments. He behaves towards me like I am his ten year old granddaughter - even going so far as to wink at me when we part after an appointment. I just picked up a prescription and the dosage was incorrect!
....and I would highly recommend him to any one in need of a qualified psychiatrist's care - be it for an initial diagnosis, or for a second opinion on a previous diagnosis/treatment plan. HOWEVER, the last time I checked, Dr. Jaffe was still practicing at the Kaiser Permanente Wateridge Center, as the head of Psychiatry. Which means he is only able to see patients who are insured through Kaiser Permanente. In fact, the ONLY reason he is no longer my doctor is because after four years with Kaiser I decided to change health insurance providers & chose to go with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Before I expand on my ratings & experience with Dr. Jaffe myself, I would like to address any one who rated Dr. Jaffe lower than I did, specifically on the qualities of "Spending enough time w/me", & "Following up as needed". They must not understand that IT IS KAISER, NOT DR. JAFFE, that sets things like the minimum number of patients a doctor has to see per day, the number of follow up visits covered per patient/per year, etc...and it is those regulations that determine the length of patient visits, how often you will be scheduled for any follow up visits, etc. Additionally, if/when I was scheduled for follow up visit(s) with any KP doctor, it was done so according to the Kaiser Permanente guidelines for my procedure/diagnosis, not the desires of a particular doctor. I would also like to remind people again that Dr. Jaffe heads up the entire department of psychiatry at KP Wateridge - which is massive - a factor to consider when rating him on "how easy it is to get an appointment with him". (But please note that that position DOES NOT include his overseeing the support staff for the Waterbridge facility itself - something to think about if rating him on "the courtesy level of the office staff").Lastly I would like to say that I found Dr. Jaffe to be both caring & very knowledgeable; in fact, I have subsequently had two well respected psychiatrists confirm his original diagnosis & suggest the exact same treatments Dr. Jaffe initiated with me when he was my doctor. In conclusion, after spending years as his patient & having had subsequent doctors confirm his original findings, I feel confident saying Dr. Jaffe is an excellent doctor whom I would highly recommend to others. I will be forever grateful to him for sharing his expertise & his guidance - both of which continue to serve me to this day.
I have been seeing Dr. Jaffee for over 4 years and honestly, I feel he is on autopilot when I visit him. Most of the time he just asks me questions on his computer screen (while facing his computer screen) to fill out the form for the check-in. I have talked to him about taking other medications but he does not seem knowledgeable about alternative medications or even lifestyle changes that might promote positive change. If you need a doctor to just give you the drugs you want, go to Jaffe, if you want to work with a Dr. who provides you lifestyle guidance to help combat your illness on multiple levels, find someone else. The only reason I am still with him is because I have taken on the responsibility of my medication myself, I have educated myself on options and other resources. I just need to him to sign the paper to get what I need. Sad. He is a nice man, just not engaged at all.
41 Years Experience
Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
Graduated in 1977
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Locations & DirectionsKaiser Permanente Wateridge, 5105 W Goldleaf Cir, Los Angeles, CA
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