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Dr. William Samuel Is this you?

Specialties

Dr. William Samuel has the following 3 specialties

  • Neurology

    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.

  • Psychiatry

    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.

  • Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine

    If you have a back injury or unexplained back pain, your doctor might refer you first to a radiologist and then to an orthopedic spinal surgeon. They specialize in the spine and can diagnose and treat spinal diseases such as scoliosis. They can also treat spinal injuries such as a displaced disc or a fracture, as well as disc degeneration and narrowing that occurs due to aging.
    However, when your injury or condition affects the spinal canal or spinal cord, it’s typically better to consult with a neurosurgeon. It's worth noting that, while they're both referred to as surgeons, they can also recommend treatments that don't require an operation, such as non-surgical decompression therapy.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    (2015)

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Electromyography
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Stroke
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Samuel is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • UC San Diego Health System

    200 W Arbor Dr
    San Diego, CA 92103

  • Palomar Pomerado Health
  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1989

  • Lac Usc Medical Center

    Residency

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