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About Dr. Robert E Sands

Dr. Robert E Sands, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tacoma, WA, with another office in Tacoma, WA. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Sands has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert E Sands is Great. Dr. Robert E Sands has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert E Sands is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Richard L Schneider Md

2115 S 56th St Ste 403
Tacoma, WA 98409
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Bellmoore Professional Center

3609 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Specialties

Dr. Robert E Sands has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Illness
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder

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Reviews

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He is the laziest most uncaring person I have ever met

Dr. Sands is extremely unprofessional and uncaring. During all of my visits, he sat with his back towards me, and did paperwork on his desk. He asks a question and then you sit there for a few minutes after answering, then he asks you another question, half of which don't even seem relevant. He went way out of his boundaries and trust and told my mother a bunch of things discussed in privacy and was told specifically not to discuss outside of the office. (I'm not 15 or anything I'm a fully grown man who happened to be with my mother for one appointment). On every single prescription he gave me, I became either sick, miserable, or horribly suicidal and restless. This was due to him ignoring me during visits, and cutting our meetings short and charging for the whole period anyways. His building is cold, dark, and depressing. His personal office is a huge huge mess. Dr. Sands is an utter fool, I will not be returning.

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Dr. Sands is the most perceptive and understanding psychiatrist I know! I leave each visit with much to consider and a better understanding of myself and outside situations affecting my life. He is the best!

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    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.

  • Education

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert E Sands accepts the following insurance providers.

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