Education & Certification
University of Southern California (1983)
National Register Member Since
Michael Gilewski, PhD
I am a neuropsychologist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Loma Linda University Health. In addition to inpatient rehabilitation, faculty and research duties, the majority of my time is devoted to outpatient assessment and treatment of persons with disabling conditions. The primary aim in treatment is to help patients develop the skills to more efficiently use the nervous system to enable the mind to more efficiently manage disruptive symptoms and optimize recovery of function. This applies to persons with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, complex medical problems, brain injuries, neurological disorders, and complications of congenital disabilities. Although skilled in treatment of traditional mental health and substance abuse, I do not provide traditional psychotherapy for persons struggling with primary psychiatric disorders.
I conduct neuropsychological assessments of persons with brain impairment. In addition to the traditional assessment of higher brain functions (attention, memory, executive functions, etc.), I also assess as necessary more basic brain functions that can have immense disruptive effects on thinking and everyday function, such as eye movements and perception as it affects balance, smell, and autonomic regulation. My experience enables me to assess brain function within the larger context of physical health.
I have been trained in and employ as necessary specialized techniques in cognitive rehabilitation, biofeedback, neurofeedback, EMDR, and keep abreast of the scientific literature for novel applications of new treatments. Treatment often involves learning skills and require active practice by patients at home. The psychological treatment is cognitive-behavioral within a larger mindfulness context. One’s spiritual practice in any form is supported.
Treatment is provided for adults of any age and some adolescents. I have provided expert witness services predominantly for acquired brain injuries and competency in older adults.Learn more about me on my website: www.llu.edu/pages/faculty/directory/faculty.html?uid=mgilewski
Areas of Expertise
- Medical Diagnosis Adjustment (e.g., diabetes, cancer, hypertension, weight issues, other chronic illness)
- Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
- American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - Clinical Psychology
- American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - Rehabilitation Psychology
Diplomate in Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. I have fellowship status in the American Psychological Association, Academy of Clinical Psychology, Gerontological Society of America and am a member of other professional organizations.
Fee Information/Office Policy
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 AM to 6 PM. Friday schedule varies.
Direct line for specific questions: 909-558-6220
Appointments, coverage, & fees: 909-558-6488
Email is welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Health Care Plan Participation
The phone number for new appointments is 909-558-6488. The patient service representative can address questions about insurance coverage and fees.
The Neuropsychology practice is part of the Faculty Medical Group of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and all financial operations are through Faculty Patient Business Operations (FPBO). Health plan contracts are with the medical group and I may not be included as a provider in contracts for mental/behavioral health.
Charges are fixed and payments are as contracted with health plans. Reduced cash rates are available for self pay. Treatment is typically billed with medical diagnoses and procedure codes for neuropsychological or health and behavior assessment and health and behavior intervention.
The first appointment is typically a one hour visit. The initial consultation will determine treatment plan or need for more comprehensive assessment.