Patient Testimonials

Testimonial #1
Anorexia Nervosa, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Insomnia

I have struggled with anorexia and compulsive exercise for over 20 years. My anxiety had been unmanageable and debilitating. I have been on so many different medications and seen so many psychiatrists over the years, and I have never been able to find relief from severe anxiety, obsessive thoughts and strong urges.

I had lost all hope that any medication could possibly help me. Then, I was introduced to Dr. Emory. After meeting with him, I regained hope. Dr. Emory was very proactive in searching to find the best medication for me as an individual. From the beginning, he interpreted my symptoms and behaviors in a different way than other psychiatrists did and said that certain brain circuits probably needed to be sped up so I could control the urges to exercise.

I decided to get an EEG done so that Dr. Emory could analyze what was occurring in my brain and medicate me according to that. After my EEG, Dr. Emory put me on a combination of medications based on my results. I have never felt more free from my anxiety, obsessive thoughts and urges.

Now, I feel like a new person. I am calmer, happier and can focus better. Dr. Emory really cared about me, something I have not sensed from other doctors. His determination was incredible.

Dr. Emory has been a true blessing to me.

J.W.



Testimonial #2
Attention Deficit Disorder & Expressive Language Disorder

I have been to several psychiatrists, neurologists and have tried many programs, none that have really made a difference in my son's life. My son's condition is classified as Mild Mental Retardation, a stroke in utero caused damage to the cerebellum.

I was impressed by the fact that Dr. Emory uses real medical data and not just opinions. When I heard that he measures brain waves and uses an E.E.G. and makes calculations based on facts I was eager to try it.

It was not until Dr. Emory started treating my son that we noticed a difference right away. We have made adjustments along the way with additional E.E.G. data and have fine tuned his mental capacity and emotional stability. My son is now doing things we thought he would never do. It has all been documented since we have started seeing Dr. Emory.

Dr. Emory is committed, available, and flexible to our needs. I have never met a doctor so professional and persistent to find a specific treatment for the needs of my son.

-Father of a Patient-



Testimonial #3
Attention Deficit Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder & Insomnia

I have been a sober member of a twelve step program on and off for almost thirty years. I first sought treatment for drug addiction in my teens and was hospitalized at numerous psychiatric facilities. I have seen countless psychiatrists, psychologists and been in a number of treatment facilities for substance abuse. I drank and used drugs for years.

Before meeting with Dr. Emory, I believed that I could never take any "brain medication" and survive, especially with my relapse history. I was really scared. I had heard for too many years and too many meetings that taking anything could trigger my addiction all over again.

I met with Dr. Emory and gave him my history. He explained that people who chronically use a drug that allows them to feel normal are usually attempting to improve their brain function in some way, even if their drug of choice has side effects and is not the best for them. He also explained that every brain is different, and that the brain is an important part of the immune system.

Dr. Emory showed me the results of the EEG which showed that two types of medication could change my brain function and balance my brain activity; one medication would improve one part of my brain and energize me and a second medication would improve another part of my brain so I would be calm, but neither medication would be an opiate. This would probably help me through the Hep. C regimen and help me function better afterwards as well. What I did not know, and the EEG indicated this, was that my brain would be better without opiates. I began the prescribed medication regimen the same day I had the EEG.

After 8 weeks, when the liver medication hit its peak, we re-tested my brain with my current brain medication regimen, and sure enough, most of the imbalances seen in the first EEG were gone and I was getting through the treatment. I was able to work and exercise and realized so much about myself during that time. I had good days and bad days, but mostly good days. I persevered and made it through.

I now understand that the deadly diseases we call Alcoholism and Drug Addiction are often the result of resourceful persons attempt to self medicate an imbalance in their brain function.

Today I aim for balance in all areas - body, mind, spirit, work, play - and I think more clearly and function better than ever. I still go to my meetings, still work the steps and still have a sponsor. But I know that I could go to all the meetings in the world and work all of the steps thousands of times, but without my brain working properly it would continue to be a challenge. I am truly grateful to have had this scientific treatment approach using the EEG test.

AA teaches that alcoholism and other drug addictions are a disease. Dr. Emory says that alcoholism and other drug addictions are usually a person's attempts to self-medicate their sub-optimal brain activity. These abnormal states are inherited, can be measured, identified and treated without side effects. Like most caring physicians he agrees with the tenets of AA, CA, NA, etc. but he points out that attendance at meetings and following the teachings does not change sub-optimal brain activity. A person can learn to internalize the power of AA principles and also have the benefit of neuroscience.

In retrospect, I think how much easier my life would have been if, after I was detoxed and stabilized years ago, someone had administered an EEG and knew what medication would balance my neurobiology.

Thank you again Dr. Emory



Testimonial #4
Attention Deficit Disorder, Migraine Headaches & Substance Dependence

When I met Dr. Emory, I had been struggling with migraines for nearly twenty years. After my son was born, my migraines increased in occurrence and severity. I sought help from countless neurologists and had no relief. Still hurting and addicted to pain medication, I went to a treatment facility where I met Dr. Emory.

After a complete evaluation, he changed my medications and I began to improve. Since then, I have been on one medication and have not had a migraine in nearly ten years. Without a doubt Dr. Emory changed my life. He made it possible for me to experience life without pain. I am a happy, strong, fun person. I love being a mother and a wife and I never take anything for granted. Thank you Dr. Emory.

Sincerely,

N.A.



Testimonial #5
Bipolar Disorder & Attention Deficit Disorder

For the past 1 ½ years, since treatment was finalized, the main thing is that my sense of self has not been lost or discovered; it was cultivated and enhanced. Before treatment, it was as if my mind was stuck in neutral. Now I am able to shift into any gear I want. With my brain working well, I am able to manifest my desires and intentions upon the world.

Sincerely,

C.B.



Testimonial #6
Bulimia Nervosa, Anxiety Disorder & Insomnia

Thank you for working with our teenage daughter and solving the underlying medical condition that was causing her eating disorder. My husband and I had watched her struggle with fatigue and abdominal and join pains for over three years. There were positive lab studies (auto-immune) and postural tachycardia that was ignored until you evaluated her for the eating disorder.

It is no wonder that she developed maladaptive behaviors during those years as she struggled with being told over and over by numerous medical specialists that there wasn't anything physically wrong with her. My intuition told me differently, but we had to be respectful of each physician while continuing to challenge the medical community.

Our daughter tried to challenge them, but her young age, her eating disorder, and their inexperience prevented them from seeing the whole picture. Fortunately, a major turning point was your noticing her episodes of rapid heartbeats and your insistence that this was a key medical problem that was causing her severe depression, panic, and some of her eating disorder behaviors.

You advised us that she should have a Holter Monitor and see a cardiologist. A weight was finally lifted off our shoulders. It was so refreshing when the cardiologist concurred with your findings. Now, we know her medical diagnosis, that she was most likely born with this condition and that medication has restored her health.

Sometimes it's the fear of the unknown that drives us all crazy. Once again thanks for all your help with this complex medical and psychiatric diagnosis.

Sincerely,

Grateful Mother



Testimonial #7
Depressive Disorder

I say with great sincerity and gratitude that you've done wonders for me.

There I was, thinking I was a hopeless case. I suffered from severe depression and anxiety and had shown little improvement after three-and-a half years of treatment from other psychiatrists. They gave me merely standard prescriptions based on hasty assumptions based on quick interviews. And, of course, they did no medical testing. It felt like cookie cutter psychiatry.

Dr. Emory's treatment felt like no other treatment I had received, and it results in treatment far superior to any I've ever experienced. I wish more practioners would adopt your medical model. It works.

Dr. Emory did the opposite. Not only did he take the time to get to know me, but he performed medical tests (including EEGs) and developed a treatment model actually tailored to my needs. The results are remarkable, both physically and mentally. I even get compliments from others about how much better I am. It turns out I wasn't a hopeless case at all. I just needed the right doctor.

You truly make my life better. Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing you again.

Best Wishes M.S.



Testimonial #8
Insomnia due to a Medical Condition

Our six year old son has had trouble sleeping since he was born with GERDS. He was also prone to anxiety. We have seen specialists since he was an infant. While we made some progress, he continued to suffer from disturbed sleep, sometimes being up hours a night.

Last spring our attention was grabbed when he had a seizure. That sent us on a new quest to find out what the pieces to the puzzle were. We met with several specialists, including pediatric neurologists. We finally consulted with Dr. Emory and part of our son's evaluation was an EEG and quantified EEG [QEEG].

Based on a comprehensive medical assessment and our son's QEEG reading, Dr. Emory proposed that we begin with naturopathic treatment using two amino acids. We purchased them from a health food store, began one at a time at a low dose and slowly increased the dose as we were instructed. Within a few weeks we gradually noticed some improvement.

After two months, things changed. Our son is sleeping through the night consistently for the first time in his life. He is alert during the day more than ever and he is excelling at school well beyond our expectation. We could not be happier or more grateful for Dr. Emory's treatment method.

-Mother of Patient-



Testimonial #9
Migraine Headache, Attention Deficit Without Hyperactivity & Insomnia

When I started working with Dr. Emory, I was taking more than 5 prescription medications for depression, anxiety, insomnia and severe, chronic migraine. All the medications had side effects and the longer I took them, the worse those effects became. I could barely drag myself out of bed each morning, and was completely unable to deal with any life stressors. I had no energy and avoided scheduling social events because I never know whether I would have the energy to go.

I believed that in order to treat my issues, I had to settle for the side effects, and I was resigned to living in the shadow of my former life. The irony is that I STILL had 2-3 severe migraines a week, still felt very anxious, still had depression. Even with the prescriptions, I wasn't any better. Dr. Emory stressed the importance of treatment that has NO ADVERSE EFFECTS. He told me that the side issues that my current medications were causing didn't have to be part of my "treatment".

Once we had completed the EEG session and found what was not working correctly in my brain, he devised a naturopathic treatment plan and I saw results immediately. Using Dr. Emory's treatment plan, I now take a series of Amino Acids - all purchased at my local vitamin shop. The anxiety and depression are gone - yet I have a clear mind and energy to function like a normal person. Even better - the migraines are nearly gone! I have 1-2 minor migraines during a 10 day period (instead of 2-3 SEVERE headaches each week) and those are immediately stopped with the single prescription migraine medication that I now use. I no longer live in fear of the 'next headache'. It's an amazing sense of freedom.

Dr. Emory continues to work with me. Although I am a long distance patient, not living in the LA area, Dr. Emory and his team provide me superior care. They are always available, competent and helpful.

I tell everyone that I meet about Dr. Emory and his use of naturopathy in my treatment process!

M.M.



Testimonial #10
NEUROLOGICALLY SPEAKING, MY BRAIN HAD A TWEAKING (A Poem)

Since music & words are interests to share
I challenged myself to a creative dare
Utilize brainwaves with poetic latitude:
Shape metric rhyme into genuine gratitude

I've had it with guesswork in neuropsychiatry
And findings NOT based on electroencephalography
For expertise reading this mind's undulation
I happily witness your fine reputation

Your dosage adjustment and gentle fine tuning
Is lifting my psyche-a conscious ballooning
Of creative urges with focused duration
With no tachycardial quickened pulsation

I hope you'll forgive me this silly endeavor
This medium's message is not to be clever
But mirror my joy of new consciousness coming
The light of your knowledge has pierced through the numbing

Dr. Hamlin Emory I hope you're aware
I'm recalled to life because of your care3
Your generous gift has been magic to me
I celebrate your method and your qEEG



Testimonial #11
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory has figured out what the rest of his profession (psychiatry) is still guessing about. He knows how to measure the electrical activity in the brain produced by each type of medicine via an ECG. Most psychiatrists throw meds at a (bi-polar in my case) patient (usually over medicating them to be on the safe side as I was for 35 years) & then hope what the've chosen works. Dr. Emory does a brain scan and can actually pinpoint what's working & what's not. I've gotten off 7 different meds (including Effexor, Ability, Lamictal, Straterra, Topomax, Latuda & Provigil) & added only 1 (Clonidine) since working with him & I'm feeling the best I have been in 35 years. Common sense would tell you measurements must be made in order to determine if you're getting the desired results. I'm very pleased with Dr. Emory's knowledge & concern for my well being. He has me regularly taking my pulse & blood pressure as another means of making sure I stay right on track. His asst Annie is great too.



Testimonial #12
Testimonial from Rate MD's

I am currently in treatment with dr Emory. Since beginning with dr Emory, my blood pressure is on the lower end of normal. I moved from taking allergy medication daily, to 2x weekly, the chronic bronchitis that I have experienced over the last 5 years is greatly diminished, and I have much more energy! Dr Emory is helping me greatly. He is kind and caring. His staff is great.



Testimonial #13
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Finally!!!! A doctor that combines psychiatry and neurology to treat the brain. Dr. Emory is absolutely brilliant he uses an eeg to look and the brains activity and then medicates depending on the results. He takes the guessing game other psychiatrists use to treat their patients out of the equation. Dr. Emory has helped me tremendously and I am thankful for it. My husband and children are very thankful for a wonderful and loving wife and mommy. Thank you, Dr. Emory



Testimonial #14
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory is brilliant. His methodology makes sense and his diagnosis and decisions have been of great service to me. I could not recommend him higher.



Testimonial #15
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Our family had utilized Dr. Emory's services for 19 years and he has always been professional, personable and knowledgeable. in this particular specialty, proper diagnosis and treatment can sometimes be pretty tricky; and an effective treatment protocol one year may not be effective the next simply because the human body is constantly changing. He is vigilant and positive when working with the patient and family; and if the situation has felt frustrating and/or frightening, he has always tempered those negative feelings with wisdom and hope. We would highly recommend him.



Testimonial #16
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory saved my son's life. My son was born angry. He screamed in rage when he was 10 days old. By the age of 5, he had already been expelled from 3 schools, thought he was a "bad person," and was describing ways to kill himself. He was put in Special Ed in first grade, and was doing poorly. No drug or therapy we tried could calm his mercurial moods. We were referred to Dr. Emory who did an EEG, and prescribed meds based on those findings. Within a week, my son was a different kid. He transitioned to a regular classroom in second grade, and never looked back. He's now a bright, caring, successful high school student with more self-knowledge than many adults. Were it not for Dr. Emory's treatment, I believe my son's indigenous anger would have eventually cost him his life.



Testimonial #17
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Simply the most empathetic and genuine neuropsychologist in the Los Angeles area. There's a reason Emory has so many famous and talented film & music industry luminaries as clients... he truly takes the time to understand that regardless of who you are or what you do, everyone's brain works different and treatments must be administered accordingly, not in some cookie-cutter drug company sponsored dispensary formula. The world needs more doctors willing to take educated risks, thinking out of the box, with the goal of patient being cured above any fear of peer-group whining questioning methods. The reason most treatments fail is because most doctors don't really talk to their patients and truly take it on a case by case basis. Dr. Emory is the most relentlessly creative doc I've ever know as far as treatments go, and I owe much of my sanity to him.



Testimonial #18
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory is a fine man and a fabulous doctor. He actually cares about his patients and he is a kind and thoughful person. He knows everything there is to know about prescription medications, alternative medicines and herbs/vitamins/minerals, etc. He is by far the best psychiatrist I've ever been to and now that I've found him, I'm never leaving him. If Dr. Emory can't cure you, then a cure just isn't possible. I can't say enough good things about him.



Testimonial #19
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory handed me the ladder that helped my climb out of the depths of my addiction. I highly recommend Dr. Emory to anyone who has a family member suffering from chemical dependencies. Being in practice for 40+ years and a professor at UCLA, I'm pretty sure he knows what he is doing. A+ You get what you pay for in my opinion. If it wasn't for Dr. Emory, I might not be here today.



Testimonial #20
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory utilized a method that other doctors would not! He alleviated ALL of my probelms by finding the physical abnormalities of my issues. He is the doc everyone needs



Testimonial #21
Testimonial from Rate MD's

A brilliant man who actually found the right medication for me.



Testimonial #22
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory is a brilliant doctor who is truly dedicated to the well-being of his patients. The fact that he uses measurement (an EEG) to help determine the right medication--without bad side effects--makes him unique. This man saved my life. I can not recommend him highly enough.



Testimonial #23
Testimonial from Rate MD's

This Doctor is an amazing healer and more knowledgeable in his field than any other doctor I've ever known. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to conquer their addiction!



Testimonial #24
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr Hamlin Emory changed my son's life. He actually gave him his life back and we are forever grateful.



Testimonial #25
Testimonial from Rate MD's

This is a Dr. that has changed with the times. He's a rare gem in a field of professionals that claim to know what they are doing



Testimonial #26
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory is the most caring, intelligent Dr. I've encountered. He treated me out of an IV addiction 15 years ago that would have certainly led to my demise. He reached me with his methods where over a dozen other MDs had failed. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help ...



Testimonial #27
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr Emory is an innovative physician who's approach to treatment is based on highly sophisticated measurements of neurophysiology as opposed to a more traditional psychiatric model of using self report to guide treatment decisions. This approach allows him to determine if there are subtle anomalies in brain function that limit optimal personal functioning. His extensive data base allows him to base medical interventions on protocols that have been successful with other patients with similar physiology. In other words he measures physiology before introducing medicines which change physiology. This approach is highly successful. Dr Emory has treated myself, my wife and several other family members over the last several years. The results have been stellar.



Testimonial #28
Testimonial from Rate MD's

If I could give Dr. Emory TEN stars, I would. Both of my children have symptoms consistent with ADHD (Inattentive) and anxiety. We have been working with Dr. Emory for over two years now, and I can honestly say he is the most knowledgeable, compassionate, and committed psychiatrist I have ever met. He doesn't just treat patients, he genuinely cares for them as if they were his own family, willing REGULARLY to consult with me about my kids by phone on nights and weekends, hold office hours during holidays, and generally help in whatever way he can. One of the most brilliant men I have ever met, he thinks outside the box, treating each patient as an individual, recognizing that each brain is unique and responds differently to different medications. Equally familiar with homeopathic and alternative therapies as he is with more conventional psychiatric drugs, he truly lives and works by the motto, "Do no harm." His approach to treatment is rigorously tailored to scientific studies of individual brains; rather than just throw medications at people, he studies their unique neurochemical makeups and adjusts his interventions to maximize each person's individual ideal. Why so few other practitioners take this approach is stunning to me, but I promise you the vast majority of other psychiatrists are still working in the dark ages--this WILL be the future of mental health treatment. I owe my children's well-being and future to this doctor--and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Oh, and did I mention that he is also a true Renaissance man, witty, well-read, and deeply committed to his work, and the world? He is truly one of a kind.



Testimonial #29
Testimonial from Rate MD's

I consulted Dr. Emory about his methods and theories for research I was doing for graduate school in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is brilliant, original and cutting-edge. He has a wealth of knowledge of neuroscience and the brain. Additionally, he has a wonderful personality and sense of humor. I was very impressed by him.



Testimonial #30
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr Emory is an extremely intelligent man. He's an out of the box thinker and proven himself to be one of the most creative doctors in his field. Dr Emory had me on medications that other psychiatrists I've seen never even thought to try. When I started seeing Dr Emory I had anorexia, a resting pulse of 105, mood swings that caused rage, depression and anxiety multiple times a day. It was difficult to plan anything knowing I had no control over my mood, my days were dark and repetitive. Dr Emory prescribed me Parnate and Adderall and there's been a huge improvement. My pulse is in the 80s and my mood is reliable and weight is stable. I now have a job, attend school and maintain a social life. You can count on Dr Emory to never give up until the job is finished He is determined and overall fantastic.



Testimonial #31
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory may be a bit quirky, but he was completely brilliant when it came to diagnosis and treatment of my child, who suffers from truly out of control ADHD and anxiety. He works very methodically to determine a particular medication's effect on her brain and on her behavior. She was going down a very dark path - I had to take her off the Concerta she'd been on for over a year because it zombied her out, and she had stopped growing. Her other doctor just kept randomly trying drugs. Dr. Emory tests different options to determine the actual effect on her brain and behavior, he is always accessible by phone, and truly cares about bringing her to homeostasis - "normalcy." Yes, all this time and attention is expensive if you're paying out of pocket, but given the outstanding results and continuing patient care, working with Dr. Emory is worth every penny and more. He is giving me back my child.



Testimonial #32
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory has figured out what the rest of his profession (psychiatry) is still guessing about. He knows how to measure the electrical activity in the brain produced by each type of medicine via an EEG. Most psychiatrists throw meds at a (bi-polar in my case) patient (usually over medicating them to be on the safe side as I was for 35 years) & then hope what they've chosen works. Dr. Emory does a brain scan and can actually pinpoint what's working & what's not. I've gotten off 7 different meds (including Effexor, Abilify, Lamictal, Straterra, Topamax, Latuda & Provigil) & added only 1 (Clonidine) since working with him & I'm feeling the best I have been in 35 years. Common sense would tell you measurements must be made in order to determine if you're getting the desired results. I'm very pleased with Dr. Emory's knowledge & concern for my well being. He has me regularly taking my pulse & blood pressure as another means of making sure I stay right on track.



Testimonial #33
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Since beginning with Dr. Emory, my blood pressure is on the lower end of normal. I moved from taking allergy medication daily, to 2x weekly, the chronic bronchitis that I have experienced over the last 5 years is greatly diminished, and I have much more energy! Dr Emory is helping me greatly. He is kind and caring. His staff is great.



Testimonial #34
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory is insightful, innovative, attentive, caring, and ultimately, life-changing. He has the first rate mind, imagination, and vision of a pioneer, and the soul and TLC of the finest healthcare provider. I give him the highest possible recommendation. He is a true ally.



Testimonial #35
Yelp Testimonial #1

A brilliant diagnostician who has the compassion and persistence to join with you and help you navigate the challenges of improving your mental health. It is a rare privilege to be in the presence of someone who is so determined to help, and who is so insightful and effective!



Testimonial #36
Yelp Testimonial #2

Where do I begin? My son was misdiagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia from one doctor. Another doctor said my son was bipolar. One of doctors told me my son would never be normal again. On her medication who would be normal? As I sat crying to her about the effects of the medication, she told me I needed a therapist! She shouldn't be practicing medicine! They didn't really seem to know what they were talking about, other than just giving him heavy doses of medications, which basically chemically lobotomized him. The medications Zyprexa and Seroquel should be illegal!! They nearly killed him and it gave my son symptoms of Parkinson's disease and NOT to forget those so called medications almost gave my son DIABETES. They put him in a state of sleep. DR. EMORY has SAVED MY SON'S LIFE!!! We have been tapering the medication slowly but surely off. And he will be done with it very soon. (Thank God)!! My son's Parkinson's disease symptoms went away I came to find out today! Thank God and Dr. Hamlin Emory!! This doctor is the most compassionate caring doctor I've ever met in my life. He calls day and night to check on my son to see what his pulse rate is. I could never in my life imagine a doctor that is so caring. He treats us like we are family. I feel so honored that Dr. Emory is taking care of my son. He in fact has saved my son's life! What the other doctors did to my son was barbaric and a disgrace to psychiatry!! I wonder how many people are being misdiagnosed and pills are just being thrown at them without even knowing exactly what is going on, mind you, without a physical examination of the body and brain. Dr. Emory is an answer to prayers! He's an absolute genius. I pray to God he changes the way that psychiatry is dealt with for for the patients and families sake!! If anyone is so very blessed to meet Dr. Emory he will in fact save your life or family members. Dr. Hamlin Emory, by the way is so kind and so down to earth that you will walk away with a very warm feeling to know that somebody so smart at a genius level has such a big heart and is truly compassionate, caring, and kind towards his patients. Dr. Emory is a remarkable man. I think he should get a Humanitarian Award!!



Testimonial #37
Yelp Testimonial #3

We 1st went to Dr Emory back in 2001 when my son was just 6 years old and he is now 20 years and in college and we still see Dr Emory. At the time he suffered from Obsessive compulsive disorder. As he got older the case became more complicated and I won't go into details about his diagnosis or issues. What everyone needs to know about Hamlin is that his diagnosis is based on scientific fact and how the brain operates not guesswork on what drugs may work. He is brilliant and the specificity of each drug is mind boggling to a layman. The other quality anyone should understand is the Hamlin cares deeply for his patients and is always available. We have had crisis situations and he is always on call for me Frankly if we had not been introduced to Hamlin I not sure where we would be today and my son for sure would be a completely different young adult with huge challenges. If you find yourself stymied by traditional psychiatric regime strongly suggest to call Hamlin.



Testimonial #38
General Testimonial

Dr. Emory is the smartest most caring Doctor I've ever known!



Testimonial #39
General Testimonial

Excellent., life-altering specialized treatment resulting in optimal brain function.



Testimonial #40
General Testimonial

Dr. Emory has been my Dr. and has changed my life forever! I have been his patient for over 10 years now and in that time he has truly been a Miracle Worker. I trust him with my life! I am overwhelmed at his dedication to my situation and the many variables associated with such. He is truly one of the kindest most welcoming, intelligent Doctors that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting not to mention he is one of the true intellectuals that I have met in my 50 years of life.



Testimonial #41
Yelp Testimonial #4

Hamlin Emory is unequivocally the most ethical, caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, and efficacious doctor I have ever frequented. He is a bona fide healer with impeccable credentials and embodies unquestionable integrity. He genuinely loves what he does and sincerely cares for his patient's well being, and will always go out of his way to make sure each patient's quality of life is improved to its maximum. His methodology is forward thinking, holistic, and exacting - totally tailored to each patient's unique needs. While I've personally come across countless doctors who take a cookie cutter approach to diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Emory is not afraid to take the road less traveled if it means providing an effective remedy, while at the same time, allowing the patient to function in the least diminished capacity possible.



Testimonial #42
Yelp Testimonial #5

Dr Emory is everything I was looking for in a doctor. He is knowledgeable, kind, patient and persistent. I am so grateful that I found him. If you are suffering, look no further. He will change your life. He certainly changed mine.



Testimonial #43
Yelp Testimonial #6

I had been searching for a doctor like Hamlin Emory for the past 25 years! Dr. Emory immediately realized that I was on the wrong cocktail of what he called "dirty drugs." I was constantly exhausted and depressed and the prescriptions I was on did nothing. In fact, I was getting worse and thought I was dying. In less than four months Dr. Emory has completely turned me around! My husband and son can verify it! I highly recommend seeing Dr. Emory if you want to be able to enjoy life and function like a normal human being! I count my lucky stars that I thought to search and found him on Yelp! I only wish there were more doctors who truly cared enough about their patients to do the kind of research that Dr. Emory has!!! He has a whole new way of scientifically evaluating your problem and solving it!



Testimonial #44
Yelp Testimonial #7

Dr. Emory may have saved my wife's life! On our first meeting he made a thorough review of the medicines she'd been assigned by literally dozens of others for the last 25 years and immediately recognized them as completely wrong and useless! Indeed, others who represented themselves as "qualified" physicians could never identify her real problem because, as Dr. Emory pointed out, they had all been 'guessing' at both diagnosis and treatments - ALL of which were wrong! Dr. Emory performed an EEG and discovered my wife is not bi-polar or in need of anti-depression sedatives at all. Instead, he changed her medicine and brought her back from depression and suicidal thoughts to being the amazing and wonderful woman I married 30 years ago! He actually ended her suffering in less than 3 months and now she's back! It's horrible that others would rather mis-diagnose than seek empirical information to identify the real problem and solve it with treatment that is appropriate. As he states, "depression is not a scientific or medical term - and it is no substitute for valid medical intervention." Mis-medicating and suppressing such feelings is neither a cure nor an honorable medical practice, and they robbed both of us of years of happiness and joie-de-vivre. BRAVO, Dr. Emory - and Thank you forever for bringing life back to my wife - and bringing her back to me!



Testimonial #45
Yelp Testimonial #8

Dr. Emory has changed my life. Since becoming a patient of his a couple months ago I have never felt better. I can't believe it took me 29 years to realize that it was possible to feel THIS good. I feel normal, present, balanced, focused and happy. My happiness is unwavering...something I've never experienced before until now.



Testimonial #46
Yelp Testimonial #9

Dr Emory is a miracle worker. I've been suffering from chronic migraines for over 10 years and nothing seemed to work. Dr Emory changed all of that. His skillful approach mixes the holistic with the cutting edge and, most importantly, it works! My migraines are almost gone!!

I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Dr Emory. Few doctors have such a warm and genuine approach. He is inspiring.



Testimonial #47
Yelp Testimonial #10

Dr Emory fixed my health and greatly changed my life. He helped correct an on going health issue I have had for years. I feel like a new person and could not be more grateful for his help and continued guidance.



Testimonial #48
Yelp Testimonial #11

I have known Dr. Emory for over 20 years

Not only is he the most brilliant in his field but his help has changed my life in more ways than I can list

If you are in need of the service there is no one more skilled professional and insightful than Dr. Emory



Testimonial #49
Yelp Testimonial #12

I wanted to provide an update to anyone wondering if the efforts of Dr. Emory have 'real' or 'lasting' effects. After nearly 6-months of treatment with our daughter who expressed depressive, unemotional, and extremely horrific behavior toward anyone within her proximity, I can unequivocally say that the Dr's efforts have lasted and continue to astound her mother and I. As I've noted in detail in past reviews, the Dr's methodology should be taught in every psychiatrist 101 class. His ability to translate quantitative EGG data into a systematic and thorough approach for therapy is second to none. It saved us the months of 'trial-n-error', minimized our daughter's exposure to potential side effects, and has allowed a quicker timeframe for healing. As parents who were still 'shell-shocked' for several months after our ordeal, we finally had to come to the conclusion that this 'fix' was real. And it has been such a massive relief for our family, improving our relationship with both our kids.

I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Emory. I only wish his method and expertise could be experienced by anyone having issues with themselves or ones they loved. For us, he saved our lives. Thank you.



Testimonial #50
Yelp Testimonial #13

Wow. I'm noticing a trend here! I came to Dr. Emory based on his reviews on this site and several others, for help with my 17 year old daughter. Nothing super-dramatic, we both just knew she wasn't where she needed to be to move comfortably through the challenges of her life. This man is an original. You won't find his equal in the local psychiatric community. It may seem like the eeg reading and the rest is a bit of smoke and mirrors nonsense, but I'm here to tell you....it works! With nothing more than a nonprescription tweak, my child is more focused, has more energy, is happier and healthier. I cannot recommend Dr. Emory highly enough. A big thank you to his wonderful assistant Glenda, as well. She keeps his office humming along at a professional and friendly level that make visits a pleasure.



Testimonial #51
Yelp Testimonial #14

Dr. Emory is on the cutting edge of medicine. Instead of making people more sick by prescribing medicine that may help one area but hurt the brain or some other vital organ, he uses a real scientific method, a database he has been building for years, takes a EEG and adjusts the brain waves to bring your body to total homeostasis. You may think you have anxiety stemming from some psychological issue when it is a physiological issue of your heart beating too fast like I did. American/Western medicine is so behind and Dr. Emory is doing his best and working as hard and fast as he can to help as many people as he can as well as spreading the word of his scientific method of making people's lives far healthier! He is an amazingly curious and brilliant person who anyone lucky enough to work with him will no doubt benefit.



Testimonial #52
Yelp Testimonial #15

I have worked with Dr. Emory for over six years with both my children. Dr. Emory is truly one of a kind. His methodology, which involves tailoring treatment to the unique chemistry of the individual brain and tolerating no side effects (as opposed to the "one size fits all" approach taken by most all other physicians) is cutting edge and should be the gold standard of care (it WILL be, before long!). Embracing both conventional and natural treatments, he aims to bring the body into its unique homeostasis--where it was meant to be. His brilliance is matched by his deep and unflagging compassion. Once he takes on a patient, he will never stop fighting for their well-being and treats everyone as if they are part of his family, always making himself available to communicate about their care, and committing 100% to helping them live their best lives. He has done wonders for so many people, including us!



Testimonial #52
Yelp Testimonial #16

We 1st went to Dr Emory back in 2001 when my son was just 6 years old and he is now 20 years and in college and we still see Dr Emory. At the time he suffered from Obsessive compulsive disorder. As he got older the case became more complicated and I won't go into details about his diagnosis or issues. What everyone needs to know about Hamlin is that is diagnosis is based on scientific fact and how the brain operates not guesswork on what drugs may work. He is brilliant and the specificity of each drug is mind boggling to a layman.

The other quality anyone should understand is the Hamlin cares deeply for his patients and is always available. We have had crisis situations and he is always on call for me.

Frankly if we had not been introduced to Hamlin I not sure where we would be today and my son for sure would be a completely different young adult with huge challenges.

If you find yourself stymied by traditional psychiatric regime strongly suggest to call Hamlin.



Testimonial #52
Yelp Testimonial #17

Prior to becoming a patient of Dr. Emory I was struggling with high blood pressure. Dr. Emory helped me bring my high blood pressure to a normal level within a couple of days. After a week I had more energy I was able to focus and function at a higher level. Ive lost over 8 pounds and have been able to actually sleep through 7-8 hours compared to the 4-5 hours that I would normally get. Dr. Emory looked at my medical history and had me answer a questionnaire on everything from the way I feel to my family's medical history. I took an EEG for the first time in my life which was interesting. An EEG records the electrical signals in your brain. Dr. Emory's attention to detail is on point. I could tell from the beginning of my treatments and tests that Dr. Emory genuinely cares about his patients. He's called me to check on me multiple times. That was another first for me. Overall I've had the best experience with Dr. Emory and his great staff. I'm truly thankful.



Testimonial #55
Yelp Testimonial #18

Dr. Emory is as brilliant as he is kind and caring. I started having severe anxiety and unbearable panic attacks due to a very stressful life event. Having tried several anti-anxiety medications and even an anti-depressant, nothing seemed to work long term and without horrible side effects. Within days of seeing Dr. Emory and doing the eeg I started feeling like myself again. No more anxiety and no more panic. He was able to figure out exactly what was causing these issues and put me on a medication that is significantly less harmful than any anti-anxiety meds I was offered in the past. What it a blessing it was for me to have found Dr. Emory. He took his time to explain everything in great detail and made sure to follow up with me on his own several days after my appointment. Our world would be a much better place if all doctors were like Dr. Emory!



Testimonial #56
Yelp Testimonial #19

Brilliant! No more wasting time-- this is specialized treatment that is unique to each patient and it WORKS. (Big sigh)



Testimonial #57
Yelp Testimonial #20

Where do I begin. After a complete horror experience at UCLA we landed at Dr. Emory's offices after seeing the reviews here. It began when my son had an episode that landed him in the hospital and was given a lifetime diagnosis based on first time symptoms. He definitely had been off center, not in equilibrium as Dr. Emory would explain, for a few months, much attributed to his genetic makeup of being very naturally anxious, very hard on himself in academics, and in life in general. His anxiety had escalated to a point where I took him to the ER. He was kept there for a week and put on extremely strong drugs, coming home to sleep for 15-16 hours a day and completely out of it. He had turned into a zombie overnight. Intrusive thoughts had begun as well. None of this felt right and went completely against all I believed in when it came to finding balance and working with the body to normalize. Dr. Emory made us feel comfortable from the minute we met. He said we needed to rule out any more extreme imbalances with the EEG but he felt as though all we were doing was overkill. He helped him get off the meds immediately by replacing them with amino acids and bringing us back for the EEG to confirm his beliefs and rule out anything missed. Within a couple weeks my son was feeling more like himself again and without the diagnosis of a life long mental illness. We know if there are any other blips on the screen we can revisit Dr. Emory and stay off meds unless absolutely a last resort. I do know that the life of pharmaceuticals is not anything we would embrace without trying everything else first. His evaluative techniques and caring heart are SO WORTH your time. He uses analytical data that really helps to see what is happening and is willing to work with you through the process of bringing the body back to its "happy" place of homeostasis. Meds will not allow this to happen and should ALWAYS be a last resort. Thank-you Dr. Emory for being the place we could land in this crazy world of pills and labels. You are a godsend!



Testimonial #58
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory may have saved my wife's life! On our first meeting he made a thorough review of the medicines she'd been assigned by literally dozens of others for the last 25 years and immediately recognized them as completely wrong and useless! Indeed, others who represented themselves as "qualified" physicians could never identify her real problem because, as Dr. Emory pointed out, they had all been 'guessing' at both diagnosis and treatments - ALL of which were wrong! Dr. Emory performed an EEG and discovered my wife is not bi-polar or in need of anti-depression sedatives at all. Instead, he changed her medicine and brought her back from depression and suicidal thoughts to being the amazing and wonderful woman I married 30 years ago! He actually ended her suffering in less than 3 months and now she's back! It's horrible that others would rather mis-diagnose than seek empirical information to identify the real problem and solve it with treatment that is appropriate. As he states, "depression is not a scientific or medical term - and it is no substitute for valid medical intervention." Mis-medicating and suppressing such feelings is neither a cure nor an honorable medical practice and they robbed both of us of years of happiness and joie de vivre. BRAVO, Dr. Emory - and Thank you forever for bringing life back to my wife - and bringing her back to me!



Testimonial #59
Testimonial from Rate MD's

I have been seeing Dr. Emory for years now. He has always been very kind, warm, and professional, and his knowledge is unparalleled. I am grateful to be under his care and know that my life is changed for the better thanks to his treatment.



Testimonial #60
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Dr. Emory and his team exceeded all my expectations. After initially meeting with him for an anxiety-related event Dr. Emory performed an EEG that showed I was taking the wrong medication. I noticed an immediate improvement after switching prescriptions. With greater mental clarity I was more receptive to counseling and felt an enhanced sense of calmness in everyday life. In every interaction Dr. Emory and his team showed great attention, care, and professionalism. I consider myself fortunate to have had the expertise of Dr. Emory and his team through my recovery process.



Testimonial #61
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Hamlin Emory is unequivocally the most ethical, caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, and efficacious doctor I have ever frequented. He is a bona fide healer with impeccable credentials and embodies unquestionable integrity. He genuinely loves what he does and sincerely cares for his patient’s well being, and will always go out of his way to make sure each patient’s quality of life is improved to its maximum. His methodology is forward thinking, holistic, and exacting - totally tailored to each patient’s unique needs. While I’ve personally come across countless doctors who take a cookie cutter approach to diagnosis and treatment, Dr. Emory is not afraid to take the road less traveled if it means providing an effective remedy, while at the same time, allowing the patient to function in the least diminished capacity possible. Prior to consulting Dr. Emory, my GP (at the time) had prescribed two very commonly prescribed drugs to treat my condition. After an initial evaluation, Dr. Emory recommended I switch to a different prescription drug and an over-the-counter amino acid. The combination provided relief that was much more specifically suited to my individual brain/body makeup and requirements. As a result, I was able to get the relief I needed, while at the same time, allowing me to function in non-impaired, highly efficient manner. Needless to say, most doctors would never take the time or put in the effort to tailor their treatment in such a meticulous manner. Equally important, Dr. Emory is highly personable, immensely engaging, and a man of the highest character. I have always found my visits to be highly enjoyable and enlightening. Additionally, his staff is also incredibly friendly, kind, and accommodating. In a world where even medicine has often times been subverted by greed, indifference, and self-interest, it is truly refreshing that someone like Dr. Emory still exists.



Testimonial #62
Testimonial from Rate MD's

My son started seeing Dr. Emory after self medicating and accidentally almost killing himself. He had been seeing a Psychiatrist while away at college and the Psychiatrist was dispensing pills like candy. The medications my son was taking made things worse instead of better. Needless to say, once we found Dr. Emory the whole nightmare began to turn around. Because Dr. Emory does EEG's to determine the individual brain and the issues related to that person's brain, he is able to treat his patients and their individual needs, instead of just guessing about what might work. Before meeting doctor Emory, my son was in rehab and sober living. We were jus trying to keep him alive. The minute we met with Dr. Emory we had some hope for our son's future. It all started 10 years ago and I am happy to say that our son is about to graduate from college with honors at the age of 29. It is truly a miracle that would not have happened had we not met this talented doctor who has been fighting the status quo for his patients, like our son. Dr. Emory is talented, very intelligent and his bedside manner works with all ages. He convinced us that our son was doing well enough that we could step back and let them figure out the rest of his treatment. It worked!!! My only fear is that one day Dr Emory will retire and how much we will all miss him. I HIGHLY recommend this doctor!!



Testimonial #63
Testimonial from Rate MD's

My daughter became a patient of Dr. Emory's nearly 8 years ago. She came to Dr. Emory with a seizure disorder, OCD, anxiety and is also on the autism spectrum. In her early 20's, her seizures had never really been under control despite the fact that she was a patient at UCLA who had been treating her for years. Prior to meeting Dr. Emory, my daughter was over medicated and appeared to be walking around in an almost "stupor" from all the drugs she was prescribed. Dr. Emory, assessed her, did an EEG, had it analyzed by both himself and an another independent source in Houston, TX and began weaning my daughter off of some of the drugs she was on. He replaced them with medications that would control her petit mal seizures but also speed up her brain while doing so. Dr. Emory also introduced medications for my daughter's anxiety, ocd and depression. As a result of her time with Dr. Emory, my daughter no longer experiences petit mal seizures. She is awake, alert, conversational, social and has been on several tours around the world. She continues to see Dr. Emory every few months as he monitors her condition and tweaks her medications based on her responses to them as well as EEG's. I don't know what we would have done had we not met Dr. Emory and my daughter owes her life to him!



Testimonial #64
Testimonial from Rate MD's

I became a patient of Dr. Emory three years ago. Now, I am 71 years old. I had suffered with OCD all my life, couldn’t fall asleep without sleeping aids and couldn’t get relief from other doctors or psychologists. I sent Dr. Emory my paperwork, basic lab tests and had a consultation. He was thorough in getting to know me and my general health. He stressed that he could figure out how to improve my physical and psychological difficulties by physically examining me, studying my EEG brainwaves, analyzing my EEG measures (qEEG) and choosing a treatment that was successful for prior patients with similar pretreatment qEEG measures. I was amazed when I discovered that he had been building a data base on approximately 15,000 prior patients for about 32 years. Dr. Emory said that a medicine or supplement should not cause me any harm. With the first medicine I experienced some relief! Then, he fine-tuned the dose before he introduced a second medicine. From the start, he has called from time to time to see how I was doing and didn’t charge for those calls. There were times when I made calls to him to ask questions and I was never charged. He also helped free of charge a friend in my church. I am involved in a home and school for abused and abandoned children in Kenya. A 10 years old girl there started having epileptic seizures and they were getting worse with the medical treatment recommended by her doctor. We found a local clinic, got her EEG and emailed it to Dr. Emory. He analyzed it, cut the girl's original medicine dose in half and added two new ones. The seizures have stopped, and she has become happy and healthy. (I no longer have to watch the heart breaking videos sent to me showing her having seizures). Two years later Dr. Emory continues to monitor her progress. He has never accepted any payment from us – doing all her care for free. My OCD is gone and I have no more sleep issues. More importantly, I am privileged to know a man whom I deeply admire, trust and respect. He is a one-of-a-kind, brilliant and caring doctor. I hope and pray that someday there will be more like him and also using his proven methods of treatment.



Testimonial #65
Testimonial from Rate MD's

Wonderful intake and assessment. We went to Dr Hamlin Emery to get yet another angle on his Autism and ADD/ADHD, and were quite pleased.



Testimonial #66
Testimonial from Rate MD's

My wife has been a patient of Dr Emory for many years .He is kind and caring, Very Knowledgeable. We love him. Years ago when my wife was so sick he came to our home with medicine for her at 11:00 o clock night. No one does that. No doctor does that. He never charged us for that night. We are not rich. When we could pay we did. But for many years doctor Emory never charged my wife. When my wife was so sick he called everyday to see how she was. But she was sleeping so he talked to me about her pulse and blood pressure and if she was taking her medicine the way she should take it. Now my wife is doing well. We love him as our family. He doesn't take insurance but if you add up how much he saves you with not having to go to hospital or going for years to other doctors who charge $300, $400 or $500 to see you for five minutes his price is not expensive. He spends the time hours in fact to make sure they are getting better. If you do not get better he will stop charging until you are.


Latest News

December 2017

Appearance: Dr. Hamlin Emory appears in Documentary Series The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All, Season 1, Episode 3;

April 2017

Lecture: Inclusive Medical Approach with EEG & QEEG Features Predict Catecholamine Response in Idiopathic Genetic Epilepsies (IGE);
SBMT Annual Meeting, Los Angeles Millennial Biltmore, April 18, 2017


Lecture: Neuroplasticity in Medical Illnesses and Psychiatric Syndromes;
SBMT Annual Meeting, Los Angeles Millennial Biltmore, April 20, 2017


November 2016

Glycaemic Co< (Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Research Disease. DOI: 10.1177/1479164116675492)


March 2016

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibition in a Patient With Type I Diabetes and Depression Emory H. and Mizrahi, N, // (Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1177/1932296816638106)


January 2016

Dr. Hamlin Emory Speaks in Washington State - Finding and Fixing Unrecognized Brain Differences
https://vimeo.com/154468931


Fall 2015

Actor Dick Van Dyke publishes a book entitled, "Keep Moving and Other Tips and Truths About Aging," in which he describes his treatment by Dr. Hamlin Emory.
http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Moving-Other-Truths-About/dp/1602862966


Spring 2015

Quantitative EEG and Current Source Density Analysis of Combined Antiepileptic Drugs and Dopaminergic Agents in Genetic Epilepsy W. Hamlin Emory, Christopher Wells and Neptune Mizrahi. // (Accepted for publication Spring 2015)