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About Dr. Shyamala Kumar
Dr. Shyamala Kumar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Glendale, AZ, with another office in Glendale, AZ. She has 23 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with St Joseph's Hospital, John C Lincoln Hospital - Deer Valley and West Valley Hospital Medical Center. She speaks English.
Dr. Shyamala Kumar 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.
Dr. Shyamala Kumar has the following 4 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Dr. Shyamala Kumar has 0 board certified specialties
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First apt all she did was order a ct scan (we have had done before and informed her of such) and the previous Dr record. Before we left she let us know she was going to base her findings on the previous Dr notes. She mustn't understand the concept of a second opinion. Second visit. Ct scan done notes read hopes high. She walks in the room laptop in hand, I'm surprised security's not waiting outside the door after the tongue lashing my husband gave her last visit, calmly she says she read the chart, checked the scan and can't find anything wrong. She further explains that the bullet my husband was shot with ( my husband, as a Deputy Sheriff, was shot point blank in the face in the line of duty) did not hit his brain so it wouldn't damage the brain. WHAT?!! Have you heard of a concoction ? Don't you know the force alone will cause damage? My husband was just looking for help, for relief from the constant dizziness. She treated him like he was making up illness to get meds.
Dr. Kumar has been a great disappointment to me. I have received a grossly below standard care from her. Last year I was only able to see her once in the entire year because she kept canceling and rescheduling my appointments under the excuse that she was not going to be available. This year the same scenario is repeating itself. Particularly in her medical specialty this is unacceptable.
Dr. Kumar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
St Joseph's Hospital
John C Lincoln Hospital - Deer Valley
West Valley Hospital Medical Center
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
Maryvale Hospital Medical Center
Arizona Heart Hospital
Banner Thunderbird BHC
Phoenix Baptist Hospital Med Center
23 Years Experience
Siddhartha Medical College
Graduated in 1990
St Joseph Hospital
Dr. Shyamala Kumar accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net AZ HMO ExcelCare Network
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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