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About Dr. Priyantha P Herath

Dr. Priyantha P Herath, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Kansas City, MO. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Herath has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Priyantha P Herath is Good. Dr. Priyantha P Herath has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Priyantha P Herath is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Kansas City VA Medical Center

4801 E Linwood Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64128
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Specialties

Dr. Priyantha P Herath has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Priyantha P Herath has the following 10 expertise

  • Migraine Disorder
  • Electromyography
  • Movement Disorders
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Priyantha P Herath has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Wonderful!

We were not sure what to thing on the first visit. Dr Herath was concerned about Edgar's balance, and (to test it) shoved him as he walked down the hall. I was alarmed! Bedside manner?? His concern was justified, it turned out, and PT for balance was prescribed. Edgar has Parkinson's, exascerbated by a series of small strokes. We had been given a devastating diagnosis of CBGD by the testing staff at S&W Temple. Dr Herath listened carefully to US, watched intuitively, and said he thought it was Parkinson's plus/strokes and not CBGD. Treatments have gone better than could have been expected, and though our expectations aren't perfect, they are certainly better than they could have been without a physician who really cares and who knows his science. We just learned he is leaving this part of the country, and (though I am not usually a 'weeper', my reaction to the news was to immediately tear up. He is a gifted neurologist and a very caring and dear man. I highly recommend him to patients (who will listen) in his new area. We wish him happiness and all the best of everything.

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Patieny

I think Dr. Herath has a bad attitude, he is not a people person. He only seen me a few times after my DBS surgery and then he tried to say that my problem is physiological, he didn't seem to want to hear what I had to say or the video that was done before the surgery. The way I look at this is if it were physiological then why did the tremor stop when he adjusted the batteries? I also have a hearing loss and when we asked for him to speak louder he stated that he was speaking as loud as he could. I do not recommend this doctor to anyone!

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Five Stars

I found Dr Herath to be compassionate and genuinely interested in treating me. He worked with me for several months until we found what worked to releive my symptoms. I would highly recommend this Doctor. He is tops in my book.

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Incompassionate

During my office visit, I felt like Dr Herath had little concern for me personally. I got the feeling his time was more important than mine. I presented him with a list of symptoms and he discounted it by tossisng it aside, stating "I don't use lists. I want you to tell me what's going on". I was on the defensive right away. He did not make eye contact. He diagnosed me with psychogenic movement disorder. Turns out was a correct diagnosis, however his delivery was so incompassionate, I discounted his opinion. He stated " trust me I know what I'm talking about and I recommend extensive long term psychotherapy and antideptressants." "Go ahead and chase the million dollar diagnoses and you will find out that I was right." He had little concern for my emotions at the time. Instead of being releived I was angry. He rushed me out of the exam room by saying "OK I've spent 40 mins with you That's my recommendation." I left so frustrated, I would never see him again for any reason!

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rude

he is rude. he did not want to listen my complaints. i never go back to him.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

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  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • University Of Peradeniya

    Graduated in 1994

  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

Kansas City VA Medical Center, 4801 E Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO
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