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About Dr. Robert F Armstrong
Dr. Robert F Armstrong, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Asheville, NC. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Armstrong is affiliated with Unc Memorial Hospital. Dr. Armstrong has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert F Armstrong has the following 3 specialties
- Clinical Neurophysiology
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.
Dr. Robert F Armstrong has the following 8 expertise
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorder
- Nerve Conduction Studies
Dr. Robert F Armstrong has 2 board certified specialties
Dr. Robert F Armstrong is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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I saw Dr. Armstrong (mostly his pa's) on and off for approx. 5 yrs. I have a rare form of MS which affects my mood, personality, and oftentimes my judgement memory and foresight is affected. These symptoms present alongside other physical ones when exacerbation occur. I was discharged from his practice for missing and needing to reschedule too many appts. over a period of time..... unfortunately, most of these happened because I forgot to plan appropriately or forgot about other commitments i'd made... a direct result of the symptoms of my MS... which I need a Neuro for. It's unfortunate that such a well credentialed neurologist could manage to eliminate the human element completely by simply looking at numbers (how many appts were missed) and Tyne choosing to dismiss the patient. When seeking to explain my reasons for missing appts (cognitive malfunctioning) ... I was told I couldn't be spoken with as I had been dismissed from the practice and was hung up on.
I spent over 25 years in the Denver, CO area. During that time, I was on various medications for epilepsy. I even had a temporal lobectomy in 1999, and I still had seizures. In 2005, my wife and I moved to North Carolina, and I started seeing Dr. Armstrong. Now, I still see Dr. Armstrong, but it is just to have him 'check in' on me. After seeing Dr. Armstrong for a couple years, I've been seizure-free!
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)
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.
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2013)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 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.
Dr. Armstrong is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
25 Years Experience
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1993
East Carolina University School Of Medicine
Dr. Robert F Armstrong accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsAsheville Neurology Specialists, 31 Dogwood Rd, Asheville, NC
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