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About Dr. Walter Truax
Dr. Walter Truax, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Marrero, LA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Truax is affiliated with Meadowcrest Hospital, West Jefferson Medical Center and Ochsner Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Truax has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Walter Truax 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.
Dr. Walter Truax has the following 4 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Dr. Walter Truax has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Walter Truax is Board Certified in 1 specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Neglected to diagnose a brain tumor and cyst on my brain even after I begged him for months to help me. I finally collapsed and had to have emergency surgery. My surgery was botched by another Doctor in his office. Tumor is still in my head and he's never checked on me despite being a lifelong patient of his. He's only worried about money not lives.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)
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.
Dr. Truax is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
West Jefferson Medical Center
Ochsner Baptist Medical Center
Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank
Ochsner Medical Center West Bank
Ochsner Medical Center-Westbank
Ochsner MC Westbank
Touro Rehabilitation Center
42 Years Experience
University Of Minnesota Medical School
Graduated in 1971
Mayo Clinic And Medical School
Dr. Walter Truax accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Locations & Directions1111 Medical Center Blvd, Marrero, LA
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