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Dr. Philip Botkiss 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.
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
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I suffered from depression and anxiety and the first thing he recommended was ELECTRO SHOCK THERAPY!!! He was inconsiderate and acted like I was a waste of his time, but he didn't waste ANY time sending me bill after bill. I hope NO ONE has to go through what I went through with him. Please be smart and find another doctor. Im glad he didn't turn me into a vegetable when I was in a fragile state looking for help.
Dr. Botkiss is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Palomar Medical Center Poway
Sharp Memorial Hospital
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women
Sharp Coronado Hospital and Healthcare Center
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
- University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Dallas Co Hp Parkland Memorial
Dr. Philip Botkiss accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsSharp Mesa Vista Hospital, 7850 Vista Hill Ave, San Diego, CA
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