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Dr. Richard D Serano 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.
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Migraine Disorder
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorders
- Alzheimer's Disease
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Dr. Richard Serano helped me get my life back. I have been ill over 10 years no one could figure it out. I had been to several doctors. They said I had Fibromyalgia. When they don’t know what’s wrong, this is a diagnosis you receive. I had a binder full of information when I went to visit him. He was the first Doctor to LISTEN and REVIEW the info I collected. He spent the time needed to do this. It was a long appointment. Thank God he did! He cares about his patients and will give them the time they need. You will not be shoved out the door in 15 minutes here. He ran many blood tests to figure out what was wrong. Most doctors don't even run the correct blood tests to find out what’s wrong. Dr. Thomas Bresley is also Amazing! They figured out my situation. I am now on medicine that truly helps me. I was so ill. I am only 45. I know feel like I'm not getting left behind in my life. Can't say enough about them. He is my Dr. House (from the old TV show)
This was my first visit with Dr. Serano and I must say out of the 4 neurologists that I have previously been established with, he is the only one that gave me a thorough examination from head to toe in such great depth and detail. He is very knowledgeable and ensures that you fully understands his findings and treatments. Definitely not your ordinary Neurologist and so far I highly recommend him and I also recommend any future patients to go prepared to take notes or voice record, because he has a lot of beneficial information to give
Dr. Serano has been my doctor close to 10 years. He is different, sometimes rough and seems to come out as a very demanding person, but I have to say... I believe he is one of the reasons I am still walking. He knows his stuff. Now... his appointments can be very stressful because there is no way you will be seen at the time you are scheduled or even close to it. You can't expect or make plans to go anywhere after the appointment because there is no telling what time will you get out. His staff ... well... they are one of a kind. Most of them are ok but a few need some customer service training. His building need some TLC and remodeling. Pressure washing outside will help a lot. Oh and another thing... he doesn't take some insurance so when you become a out of network client... your bill is going to run you dry by the time you meet your deductible. FYI. For the most part I give him a 4 star because he is the best... the extra star ... his staff and building need some attention.
He was amazing. He was very thorough, his bed side manner was brilliant, and i was so excited to have finally found a great neurologist, i could see myself sticking with for a long time. For me, it is a dream come true, to find a quality doctor, that has a personality i can connect with. Rarely for me, do i ever find these two, very important (probably the most important), traits in the same doctor exist . Yes, the wait was long, but i figured it was worth it, and it was, for the very hard to find, quality of care i was getting (small price to pay for the gem i found)......oh, but then.... out of no where, he completely changed. Literally! His personality was differant ( mean, gruff, and very matter of fact). Using the word arrogant does no justice. Not only with me, but even to his staff.The ranting (through my closed door) was so loud and stern, i was uncomfortable for them out there. his look was disheveled, even the way he spoke was different. Everything we had spoke about, as a treatment plan,he had seemed to change his perspective on, he was lost. He hardly seemed as knowledgable when he spoke, and prior i was impressed. I was, and still am, floored. He is truly a danger, just on his instability alone. The doctor is in need of some doctoring himself. I literally prayed for him. he had me so worried by hid change. Praying was all i knew to do. I hope he gets help. Seriously!!
Dr. Serrano believes in all his patients and always go above and beyond!
45 Years Experience
University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
University Of North Carolina Health System
Dr. Richard D Serano accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS NC Blue Value
- BCBS NC BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
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Locations & DirectionsHighland Neurology Center, 3645 Cape Center Dr, Fayetteville, NC
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