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Dr. Richard P Leggett 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.
- Mental Illness
- Sleep Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Depressive Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Clinical Depression
- Mood Disorders
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I had been with a Dr who had me on so many medications I didn't know if I was coming or going. It took Dr Leggett awhile to get it all figured out, but when he did he gave me my life back. He brought me from 9 pills a day to just 2. I love the fact that he is not a pill pusher. I have been seeing him for over 10 years now and am thankful for him each and everyday. I recommend him highly.
I have been seeing Dr. Leggett for several years. I was on a waiting list for 4-5 months but they did, in fact, keep my name and call when they had an opening. He got my meds right on the first visit and it made a huge positive change for me. He has changed things up when they weren't working, if needed. He is a kind and quiet man and not a big talker. Having said that, it may help to plan ahead and write down what you want him to know., what problems you're having, etc. He may not ask '50 questions' but I do think he takes all the information he can get (from what he does ask, and what you provide) and makes a wise medical decision with that information. There are many negative comments here about Michelle, but I will say the opposite. I have never had an issue with her at all. She is very 'matter of fact', no chit chat, etc - but I think that is her just her personality. She has helped me reschedule appointments, calls to remind me of appointments, all of those things. FYI, I was referred to this office by a well respected medical professional in our community and I am so glad that I was. I was new to mental health practitioners when I first began seeing him, and my life has dramatically changed for the better since then. I was recently told by a leading doctor in Roanoke that unfortunately, there is a severe shortage of psychiatrists in the Roanoke Valley and it is hard to get in to see ANYONE - so truly, I am grateful for Dr Leggett and his staff.
I attempted to make an appointment. This website said that they were accepting new patients. I was rudely informed that they were not accepting new patients even though I was given their name by my doctor. I asked if they could refer me to someone else. They said they didn't have any information and told me to check my phone book.
Dr Leggett is a good Dr overall. He can be quite moody and get upset on a dime then stare at you like you have just committed a crime. For a patient with any sort if mental health issue, that is thee worst thing one needs. The biggest issue though is not that, it is Michelle the receptionist. She is rude, has a chip on her shoulder and HATEFUL as can be. If I had acted that way in any of my jobs, I would have been fired the same day. Forget how long or loyal a patient you have been, if there is a question/ issue and she calls, be ready right then/ right there. Of course if you call, you get blown off. I like Dr Leggett for the most part (though I get anxious if I am yelled at and sternly stared down).... we get along for the most part quite well. BUT, I am so anxious when going I know she will be there. I have seen so many reviews talking about this bitter, rude woman.... why she keeps her job? It is sad that someone that rude is allowed to treat patients this way. Each and every person I know locally that goes here, says similar. This woman has no business working with the public. Also for the person on here who is obviously her, well if it is the 'disruptive' patients fault, why so, so, so, so..... so.... so many complaints? No, this is one lady who needs a nice quiet office with *no* public contact.
32 Years Experience
University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
William S Hall Psychiatric Institute
Dr. Richard P Leggett accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
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Locations & DirectionsRichard Preston Leggett Md, 1914 Braeburn Dr, Salem, VA
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