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Dr. Rafael A Beltran Durango 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.
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Clinical Depression
- Personality Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
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I am 61 --- and this Doctor is the best doctor I have ever seen in my life --- since I HAD to leave a horrible shrink after 3 yrs. This man got me on track with my meds ------- and we both realized that my ex doctor was causing me HUGE health problems -- year after year AFTER YEAR. Plus you will love him personally !
What a wonderful person. Dr. Beltran really cares about his patients and easily makes them feel comfortable enough to talk. I have recommended him to several friends now. He helped me not only with medication management but therapy as well to understand who I am and how I can better myself. There is quite a wait to see him sometimes but it is definitely worth it. I can't seem to justify some of the negative reviews on here about him. He is a great doctor and actually takes time to listen to you.
I am a newer patient. He put me on meds but I am having severe issues. Not sure if they are related to the meds or not. I called and asked if he could call me back. Told them I was suicidal. Was told he's too busy today to call me back. I like Dr Beltran a lot. I think he's knowledgeable. But his office staff is the absolute worst.
My psychologist referred me to Dr. Rafael Beltran for medication. From the beginning, his behavior was discourteous. He bombarded me with questions I didn't understand, refused to reword them so I could, then treated me as if I were the one being difficult. In my last session with Dr. Beltran, he said something that implied that he did not believe the mental illness my psychologist diagnosed me with was real (it's listed in the DSM-IV-TR, and is officially recognized as such by the American Psychiatric Association), but refused to elaborate on the remark when I asked him to. I told him with all due respect that I did not feel comfortable receiving treatment for an illness from a doctor who doesn't believe the illness exists. He told me that what I wanted in a psychiatrist wasn't important, and even went so far as to compare my discomfort with that of someone who would refuse to hire me for a job because I'm Muslim. The latter is a broken analogy; it's no more rational for a doctor to fancy himself qualified to treat a disease he doesn't believe in than it would be for me to apply for a job as a Catholic priest. When I politely stood my ground on the matter, he repeatedly interrupted me, talked over me, then started discussing my medications with my husband as if I wasn't in the room. We both left Dr. Beltran's office appalled by his childish attitude and lack of professionalism. Whether or not he believes in my illness is now a moot point, as it is clear that he doesn't even respect his patients' right to make informed decisions about their own health care. That is unacceptable behavior for a doctor, and I will not be returning.
Dr. Rafael A Beltran Durango accepts the following insurance providers.
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
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Locations & DirectionsRafael Alberto Beltran Durango Md, 3637 4th St N Ste 480, Saint Petersburg, FL
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