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About Dr. Ray G Scardina

Dr. Ray G Scardina, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tyler, TX. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Scardina is affiliated with Christus Mother Frances Hospital Jacksonville. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

22 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ray G Scardina is Good. Dr. Ray G Scardina has been rated by 22 patients. From those 22 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ray G Scardina is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ut Northeast Behavioral Health Clinic

11937 US Highway 271
Tyler, TX 75708
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Specialties

Dr. Ray G Scardina has the following 3 specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Mental Illness
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Clinical Depression
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Insomnia

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Reviews

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Do not recommend

We have been seeing him for 5 to 6 years and our son has adhd and odd and I believe he has bipolar but everytime I mention it its like he don't care and throws it out the door he does not even test him for it and this behavior has been going on for some time I'm referring my child to a different psychiatrist for another opinion so he can get some proper help...

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Go to another doctor

He is in the wrong profession. He seems to not even like children yet hes a child psychiatrist. There were no children's books or activities in the waiting room yet he expected us to wait for almost an hour. My son has seen him several times and he asks me why hes so crabby every time we see him. It seems like his mind is somewhere else at every appointment. He wrote the wrong dosage on my sons medicine and gave him half the milligrams of what he usually takes. Another time he forgot to sign the prescription. Too many mistakes!!!

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Saw him in my early teens(about ten years ago)

He was my doctor a decade ago. I saw him for at least two years. The wait time was typically half an hour. Based on other reviews, this hasn't changed. I believe his diagnosis was accurate, but that's about the only positive thing I can say. He would always have my mother in the room with us, and would listen to her more than me. My mother was very abusive at the time; so our conversations were always distorted through her filter. The worst thing I can say about Dr. Scardina is that he would often chuckle/giggle at the things I had to say. I don't know what he meant by the laughter, but as an emotionally distraught teenager, I always took offense to it. Nevermind that I was almost always on the verge of tears. I think he honestly does care about his patients, but he seems to need a bit more empathy for the job. He doesn't seem to have the right character. I haven't gone to see a psychiatrist since him, although I desperately need therapy right now. I'm apprehensive that I'll waste what little money I have on another robotic, talking head...

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Waste of time

We have been twice and each time the wait is insanely long. Appt time means nothing. Plan to bring a bag of things for your child to do because he has NOTHING for them to do. A kids dr should at least have kid books and magazines ESP when they make you wait an hour to see the dr

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Thinking of changing

First of all I was told when I sought an appointment that it would take 8 months to get an appointment. Will not fill a Rx at time of visit(nature of Rx) but will charge $5 when you call for an RX. Last visit he was more focused on the next patient. Yawning during visits

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Scardina is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1979

  • Sc Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Ray G Scardina accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
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Locations & Directions

Ut Northeast Behavioral Health Clinic, 11937 US Highway 271, Tyler, TX
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