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Dr. Susan S Devitt has the following 3 specialties
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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.
- Mood Disorders
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Clinical Depression
- Mental Illness
- Personality Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
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Dr. Devitte is one of the best doctors I could have found for my son. She works well with him in discussing what issues need to be resolved and what will work best to help him achieve his goals. I even changed over to her, she is an absolute pleasure to work with and really listens and add compassion to every situation and visit.
Dr devitt is not a psychiatrist, her husband is, but her license is in pediatrics and not psychiatry. She does not know which medications are compatible for treatment or which medications will cause adverse reactions. She believes that all side effects of medication can be controlled by an additional medication until your child is a walking pharmacy. She completely wants to undo any other treatments by licensed psychiatrists and wreaks havoc with any treatment. Save yourselves and your children lots of anguish and do not seek treatment from her. It will only cause turmoil and lead to further issues with your children. Dr susan devitt is not a psychiatrist and if ahe wants to actually become one, she should continue with furthering her education. Also, she does not have any children of her own and has absolutely no idea how to treat any psychiatric disorders in children. She would rather over medicate children and also does not have any therapy experience and believes that love alone will cure any child that has behavior issues.
Given a medication for my condition and after a period of time, found the medication was working for me. I asked Dr. Susan Devitt how to proceed and was told "That's it. You're taking the max dose of the medication and there's nothing else to do". Seriously? There's only 1 medication on the market for a common condition? I think she's either incapable of diagnosing me or wasn't willing to take the time to work with me to correct my condition. Waste of time and money.....
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Dr. Susan S Devitt accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna HMO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
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