AboutDr. Thomas Kennedy, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Anchorage, AK, with other offices in Anchorage, AK and Santa Barbara, CA. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology, Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Thomas Kennedy has the following 3 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.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
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- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
Dr. Kennedy is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital
700 Alamo Pintado Rd
Solvang, CA 93463
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
320 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
351 S Patterson Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
43 Years Experience
University of Southern California
Graduated in 1973
Lac Usc Medical Center
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