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About Dr. Robert B Devney
Dr. Robert B Devney, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Woodinville, WA. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Devney is affiliated with University Of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Devney has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert B Devney has the following 3 specialties
- Child & Adolescent 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.
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.
Dr. Robert B Devney has the following 13 expertise
- Sleep Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Mood Disorders
- Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Clinical Depression
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
Dr. Robert B Devney is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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He was late to all appointments. In one case he arrived to the waiting room from outside chatting and laughing with a tray of coffees for staff while our young patient sat there scared for an extra :20 minutes already concerned about a psychiatric visit. Devney was not careful -- he had not reviewed other tests sent by our M.D. In sessions, he made frequent mistakes referring to previous discussion points incorrectly -- he was not listening, took poor notes, had not reviewed his notes, or simply chose to interpret those facts to support what seems to be a pre-canned ADHD diagnosis without specifics. Whether our child has ADHD or not, our child believes s/he does now after a :30 lecture.
I am disgusted with the billing at this office. I was sent to collections by this office for someone elses bill. I have never been to Washington, nor have I ever met Dr Devney. Someone else wrote my name as the person to be billed for their services. I never knew about this until three years later when it appeared on my credit report. I tried contacting their collection agency and they won't even listen to me. I disputed the claim and my dispute was denied. I don't understand how some woman can put my name on their bill when I was not aware of it and did not give neither written or verbal consent to be financially repsonsible. This is fraud!! Doctor's should be helping people, not charging someone else and ruining their credit because they don't want to charge the person who actually signed their "legally binding" agreement.
We have seen Dr. Devney for years, and he is like a family member to us. He is very caring and compassionate, and his knowledge in the field is unsurpassed. In addition to being a psychiatrist, Dr. Devney is also a medical doctor. He is the medication doctor for the UW autism clinic and was also the staff psychologist with the transplant team at Fred Hutchinson, so he has had experiences that most other doctors have not. He will be sadly missed by our family when he retires. One note about being "chronically late"-he is "chronically late" because he deals with patients with ADD and he takes time to really be with patients.
My son was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia by other professionals. Our interaction with Dr. Devney was very unsatisfactory and we came away with the strong feeling he didn't like or connect with our child at all. He didn't even mention dyslexia, which many kids with ADHD also have concurrently. Very unhelpful, very unpleasant man. We won't be back.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)
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.
Dr. Devney is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
40 Years Experience
University Of Minnesota Medical School
Graduated in 1978
University Of Washington Medical Center
Dr. Robert B Devney accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Premera Heritage Signature
Regence Health Plans
- Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
Locations & DirectionsWoodinville Psychiatric Associates, 18500 156th Ave NE Ste 100, Woodinville, WA
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