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Dr. Stephen P Kunkel 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.
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Migraine Disorder
- Headache Disorders
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I cannot comment on his accuracy of diagnosing because I ended the consult. This Doctor treated me as if I had lied about my symptoms, at one point saying "I would be depressed too if I had as many headaches as you CLAIM to have". I can tolerate an abrupt mannerism or a lack of warmth and friendliness, but I will not be called a liar. I was suffering from chronic severe headaches, and I went to him for help, not condemnation and accusation (I can get that ANYWHERE!). I finally stood up and said the following:"I don't know about you, but I feel this consultation is going very poorly; you are rude and condescending and I feel sorry for any patient that feels they have to sit here and take this treatment from you. I want anything and everything you wrote stricken from my records, and I had better not see a bill from you to either myself or my Insurance Company. As a Pharmacist, family, friends, and customers seek my advice on what Doctor they should see on a daily basis; needless to say, I will be telling everyone who asks exactly what I think of you"Dr. Kunkel sat with his jaw hanging as I walked from the room with my head held high. The minute I hit the waiting room, however, I burst into tears. Patients stared as I made my way toward the hall, and finally a Nurse rushed to assist me. She must have just about had it with this Doctor too, because she ushered me straight to the Administrators office! I later received a letter of apology and confirmation that the visit was stricken from my record. No bill was ever sent. I was later diagnosed with Chronic Paroxysmal Hemicrania (otherwise know as Ice Pick Headaches or Jabs and Jolts) by a Headache Specialist in Milwaukee. These headaches almost destroyed my life; Dr. Kunkel branded me a liar, but another Physician found the answer.
He listened carefully to everything my brother said about his illness, everything his wife said, even everything I contributed. He studied every item on my brother's chart; he tested him thoroughly, gave excellent responses in regard to his symptoms, immediately set up appointments with two other specialists, and then set a follow-up with him after those reports were in. We could not have been better served or more encouraged.
Upon receiving a copy of my medical records to prepare for a move, I found that this Dr totally exaggerated what I said, what he said, and LIED outright about what happened during the visit. He falsified my records stating he had performed an exam, he did NOT perform an exam. I am completely ashamed of him as a medical professional and will NEVER go to him again and would NEVER recommend anyone else see him either. I am taking the proper steps in reporting him to the proper people that can take care of doctors who think they can do this to their patients.
33 Years Experience
The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
Graduated in 1985
University Hospital South Texas Medical Center
Dr. Stephen P Kunkel accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsKymera Independant Physicians, 407 W Country Club Rd, Roswell, NM
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