AboutDr. Verna Porter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Monica, CA, with other offices in Santa Monica, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA (and 1 other location). She has 23 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Porter is affiliated with St John's Regional Medical Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She speaks English.
Dr. Verna Porter 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.
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- Alzheimer's Disease
- Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
- Facial Pain
- Geriatric Medicine
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Memory Disorders
- Migraine Disorder
- Migraine Disorders
- Movement Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Primary Headache Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Porter is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plz
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Santa Monica -U C L A Med Ctr, Santa Monica, Ca
John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
UCLA Medical Center
10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095
23 Years Experience
Emory University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1994
Ucla Medical Center
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