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About Dr. Sam L Carson

Dr. Sam L Carson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Abington, PA. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Geriatric Medicine and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Sam L Carson is Good. Dr. Sam L Carson has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Sam L Carson is 2.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sam Leon Carson Md

1400 Old York Rd Ste B
Abington, PA 19001
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Specialties

Dr. Sam L Carson has the following 4 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.

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Sam L Carson has the following 15 expertise

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Cognitive Issues/Testing
  • EOL Care
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Senility
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia

Dr. Sam L Carson has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Sam L Carson is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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I would never want to be treated by him

My wife was in critical condition in the hospital from auto accident injuries & this genius wanted to prescribe Ritalin for her. He also recommended other drugs for possible use. He told me "She is psychotic" & should take one or more of these drugs (while he was making odd facial expressions). The physician in charge did not approve the Ritalin & I told her I definitely do not want Dr. Carson to prescribe any drugs for her. I would not allow him to treat my worst enemy.

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The psychiatrist that truly needs some psychatity

This doctor has been the most unpleasant man I have ever had been given knowledge of. This man works out of powerback facility in hatboro pa. He is the house psychiatrist doctor and takes no time or care in his patients needs nor their well being. He came to meet with my mother who is severely disabled and treated her like she was less than, or beneath him. Her roommate even told me as I am her POA the incident involving this doctor. He treated my mother like complete crap, that is absolutely unacceptable! As her advocate I hope this doesn't happen again let alone happen to patients who do not have the ability to speak up for themselves nor have an advocate as my mother does.

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The psychiatrist that truly needs some psychatity

This doctor has been the most unpleasant man I have ever had been given knowledge of. This man works out of powerback facility in hatboro pa. He is the house psychiatrist doctor and takes no time or care in his patients needs nor their well being. He came to meet with my mother who is severely disabled and treated her like she was less than, or beneath him. Her roommate even told me as I am her POA the incident involving this doctor. He treated my mother like complete crap, that is absolutely unacceptable! As her advocate I hope this doesn't happen again let alone happen to patients who do not have the ability to speak up for themselves nor have an advocate as my mother does.

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Compassionate, Constructive Care

I was fortunate to meet Dr. Carson through one of his colleagues who held him in the highest esteem. I figured if another psychiatrist from the same hospital recommended and spoke so highly of him, I should meet him. I am glad I did. After I saw him, I learned from other friends who met him when their parents were in the hospital and treated by Dr. Carson. All of us have been impressed. I have known Dr. Carson to be extremely insightful, perceptive and accurate in his diagnoses and treatments. He is professional, concerned, compassionate, caring and forthright. Time with him is constructive and illuminating. I feel like he makes himself completely available to patients and is genuinely concerned for their welfare. Highly recommend.

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Inevitable

I know this doctor to be caring and committed to his patients, resourceful and helpful. STAY AWAY (June 17th, 2013) offered a review that seems to blame the doctor for her problems while unfortunately ignoring the destructive impact she may have had on this relationship and perhaps on other relationships in her life as well. I hope she has found a new psychiatrist with whom she can get the help she seeks.

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  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Temple University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Sam L Carson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO

Locations & Directions

Sam Leon Carson Md, 1400 Old York Rd Ste B, Abington, PA

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