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Dr. Fernando Acosta, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Male • Age 49

  
Dr. Acosta

Cook Children's Neurosciences

901 7th Ave Ste 120 Fort Worth, TX 76104
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(682) 885-2500

Dr. Fernando Acosta, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.


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Dr. Acosta accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Acosta's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cerebral Palsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Acosta treats Cerebral Palsy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Acosta treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dystonia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Acosta treats Dystonia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Acosta treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cerebral Palsy Dystonia
  • Cervical Dystonia
  • Cranial Dystonia
  • Dopamine Responsive Dystonia
  • Dystonia 13, Torsion, Autosomal Dominant
  • Dystonia 15, Myoclonic
  • Dystonia 3, Torsion, X - Linked
  • Dystonia 6, Torsion
  • Dystonia 7, Torsion
  • Dystonia Musculorum Deformans, Type 1
  • Dystonia Musculorum Deformans, Type 2
  • Dystonia Plus
  • Dystonia With Cerebellar Atrophy
  • Dystonia, Focal, Task-Specific (FTSD)
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Jaw Dystonia
  • Juvenile-Onset Dystonia
  • Limb Dystonia
  • Metobolic Dystonia
  • Multifocal Dystonia
  • Myoclonic Dystonia
  • Oromandibular Dystonia (OMB)
  • Primary Dystonias
  • Secondary Dystonias
  • Segmental Dystonia
  • Tardive Dystonia
  • Torsion Dystonia
Brain Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Acosta treats Brain Disorders more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Acosta treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Acosta's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anxiety
  • Ataxia
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Dystonia
  • Eating Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Migraine
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Acosta's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Acosta

3.6

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
60%
(6)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
10%
(1)
2 Stars
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1 Star
30%
(3)

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He is excellent at his job , he listen and care. I trust him at my kid
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I have never met a more caring and compassionate doctor in all my life. I have met doctors constantly ever since I was born, and Acosta definitely takes the cake! He puts the patients care, safety, and most importantly happiness and quality of life first above everything else. That's why I reccomend him to anyone who is in a situation similar to mine! I see him for a different area of treatment, but the quality of his care will stay the same no matter who you are, or what you're there for.
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Was not impressed at all. Provided no examination of my child instead relied solely on the RN's assessment. Made a lot of assumptions and then proceeded to talk about medication for a condition that had not been diagnosed! When challenged on this point, he claimed the child "probably" had it or "might develop" it.
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He was nice and caring at the beginning but then he turned into being a little rude and condescending sometimes. Doesn't listen to parent's concern about kid's condition very well. Egotistic, not a team player. Motivated by factors other than patient's well being. Hard to book an appointment with him. Doesn't reply to seizure medication refill request in time. I had to call many times to finally get my kid's seizure first aid kit refill approved (the pharmacy also sent him three requests)!
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Biography

Dr. Fernando Acosta, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Education

University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
Medical School

Awards