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Dr. Zaigham H Ansari has the following 2 specialties
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.
- Personality Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Clinical Depression
- Mental Illness
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorders
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Dr. Z is a very nice, & patient psychiatrist. I've never had to wait longer than 5 mins to see him. He is very understanding and honest with you, as long as you are honest with him. He knows his patients and gives you very good advice, he is also a great listener. Doesn't try to force anything on you as some psychiatrist try to do. I feel he is one of the best out there. Thank you Dr. Z!
We have been seeing Dr Z for two of our children for just over 6 months. Dr. Z is very accomodating in understanding parents concerns vs. appropriate treatment for our girls. While we are still working on getting things normalized in my daughter who has been diagnosed with ADD, Depression, Anxiety, and OCD - we are very pleased with Dr. Z's accomodating nature and expertise. I would highly reccomend Dr. Z and the staff at PSY, undertsanding that therapy, parental involement, and collaboration is critical.
My husband and I had spent over 18 months and $5000 out of pocket with therapy and psychological testing for our daughter before finding Dr. Z. He was recommended to us by a friend. He is empathetic and his diagnosis and treatment plan for our 9 year was spot on. Within 2 days, teachers, parents and friends noticed positive changes with our daughter. His office staff is very friendly and helpful. The office files your insurance and does not expect payment on the first visit. The office waits for your insurance claim to come in. We have recommended Dr. Z to several friends already.
My daughter has been seeing Dr Ansari for over a year. Dr Ansari has given us Hope for my child. He is caring compassionate and truly wants whats best for his patients.As a Nurse myself I know a good MD is hard to find and I think hes AWESOME and my daughter the patient likes him as well. He listens to what my concerns are as a parent and explains things to my daughter so she understands them!!Im sad he is relocating to another area! He will truly be missed but his new patients DONT know how lucky they are to get him as a doctor. I wish him the best!! We will truly miss him!!
It is very intersting to notice that unhappy and angry parents are trigger happy to post biased and opinion loaded rating for a provider which is a surprise for the provider itself. My experience is that we see complicated cases and bias against psychiatry in general. As a child Psychiatrist, it is even more complicated as there is perception of parents and then there is a reality at home which is disconnected. I appreciate this mother for taking time to post some honest feedback and means a lot for us providers who care for their patients and wish them best. Dr Ansari
We saw Dr. Ansari for meds for our child who was 7 at the time. Our son now has a diagnosis of adhd, bipolar and aspergers combined. We were experiencing a wide variety of symptoms when we saw him. We had a hard time making appointments everytime we tried. Dr. Ansari blew off each and every one of our concerns with our child and just insisted on more medication each time. The medications he put him on made him over the top manic and we ended up having to admit our 7 year old child to a pshyciatric hospital for a week while his meds were changed. This was the culmination of many frantic phones calls and attempts to make appointments with this doctor. Once we had our 7 year old admitted and on the right track, his response was "Good, now we can get him into a residential facility". At that point we dropped him as our son's doctor. The medications he prescribed were not monitored properly nor were the effective. We realize psychiatric meds are trial and error but he ignored our pleas and our concerns and then wanted to ship our 7 year old off to a residential treatment facility which was NOT what he needed.
as per Parents own comments, their son had multiple diagnosis and especially underlying Autistic spectrum disorder kids have more complicated presentation and issues. We as clincian have limited resourses as we do med check only but sadly kids with above diagnosis need much more services. Residential is a very helpful therapuetic intervention when outpatient services are failing which can be multi-factiorial. It is sad to just blame providers for their kids needing more services when issues or triggers mostly are at home in interactions and actions of the parents at times. Without judging as I don't know who is this child and parents, I can understand their frusation but blaming doctor alone is not solution. We are living in a society where every one wants quick fix without taking personal responbility and find it easy to blame others as an escape.DR Ansari
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Dr. Zaigham H Ansari accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna HMO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
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