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About Dr. Richard S Bedlack Jr

Dr. Richard S Bedlack Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Durham, NC. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Bedlack has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard S Bedlack Jr is Great. Dr. Richard S Bedlack Jr has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard S Bedlack Jr is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Durham Medical Center

501 Fulton St
Durham, NC 27705
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Dr. Richard S Bedlack Jr has the following 3 specialties

  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • 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.

  • Expertise

    17 Expertise

  • Migraine Disorder
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Headache
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Electromyography
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Stroke
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Diabetic Neuropathies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Epilepsy

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I am newly diagnosed with ALS. My initial visit with Dr Bedlack and his team was very impressive and helpful. I'm looking forward to working with them. More to come.

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The most caring and understanding physician I have ever dealt with

I have PLS, 1st misdiagnosed as ALS in 2002. I came to the ALS Clinic because of Pseudobulbar Affect. No doctors knew about it and it was ruining my p ...

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard S Bedlack Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
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Locations & Directions

Durham Medical Center, 501 Fulton St, Durham, NC
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