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Dr. Stephen J Mcnamara has the following 2 specialties
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.
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.
- Bipolar Disorder
- Depressive Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
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This doctor does not accept insurance. He stacks his appointments so that there is only 15 - 20 mins time available. Nothing is handled over the phone- you always have to come in and spend over $100. He is unwilling to try to understand a patient's personality, simply asks questions about history. I saw this physician for over a year, spent thousands of dollars, and all he was able to do was increase and decrease dosage for meds I was already taking before I started with him. I find him to be condescending and never felt comfortable during our conversations. He also passed along some incorrect information in my history to my new doctorâ¦ maybe he mixed up records?
I went through an incredibly difficult time and he was able to help me make it through. His approach with me regarding both with proper prescriptions and counseling to give me the tools and encouragement. This gave me the space at address my problems. His professionalism and humanity literally saved me from taking my own life and leaving three children fatherless. I feel blessed to have had him be in my life during that crisis. He is an outstanding man and professional.
Helped diagnose and work through my ADHD. He's very kind, understanding, and willing to work around your schedule. I couldn't speak higher of him.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2012, 2011)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 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 (2015, 2014)
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27 Years Experience
University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
University Of Virginia Health System
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