Dr. Carol A. Kooistra, MD

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine • Female • Age 58

89 W Mills St
Columbus, NC 28722
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Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
101 East Wood Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Mary Black Memorial Hospital
1700 Skylyn Drive Box 3217
Spartanburg, SC 29307

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89 W Mills St
Columbus, NC 28722
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Carolina Neurology
541 Floyd Rd
Spartanburg, SC 29307
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    Dr. Kooistra's Experience

    Specialties

    • Sleep Medicine
    • Sleep Medicine Psychiatry & Neurology
    • Vascular Neurology

    Board Certifications

    • Neurology
    • Sleep Medicine
    • Vascular Neurology
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    • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    2
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Anterior Horn Disease
    • Ataxia
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Injury
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
    • Cluster Headache
    • Concussion
    • Convulsions
    • Corticobasal Degeneration
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Dementia
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Diplopia
    • Dystonia
    • Epilepsy
    • Essential Tremor
    • Gait Abnormality
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    • Headache
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
    • Insomnia
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Migraine
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Myelopathy
    • Myoclonus
    • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Nystagmus
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Parkinsonism
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Post-Concussion Syndrome
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rasmussen's Syndrome
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep-Walking
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Stroke
    • Syncope
    • Tic Disorders
    • Tourette's Syndrome
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Tremor
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vertigo
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    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for North Carolina.
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (4/26/2011)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Carol Antonsen Kooistra; License # MD425389

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

      Action Taken:

      The physician has permanently voluntarily surrendered her license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Pennsylvania.

    • State: Pennsylvania

    3 Board Actions

    • Disciplinary action in another state  (8/5/2014)
    • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: South Carolina
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (8/24/2011)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: South Carolina
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (10/15/2010)
    • Action Taken: Fine
    • Summary: Dr. Carol Antonsen Kooistra; License # 38641

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician is the sole shareholder of Carolina Medical Multi-Care and Rehabilitation Center in Columbus, North Carolina. The physician supervised two nurse practitioners at Carolina Medical who on occasion would order and conduct musculoskeletal ultrasounds for patients of the practice and one nurse practitioner would interpret the musculoskeletal ultrasounds. The physician indicated to a Board investigator that she is not qualified to order, perform or interpret musculoskeletal ultrasounds because she never received any training in this field of medicine and was unqualified to supervise a nurse practitioner ordering, performing, and interpreting these diagnostic tests. The North Carolina Medical Board reviewed several charts of patients who received musculoskeletal ultrasounds at Carolina Medical. The Board's outside reviewer found that the musculoskeletal ultrasounds were utilized in a manner that was unacceptable and unreasonable.

      Action Taken-Consent Order

      The North Carolina Medical Board has suspended the physician's license to practice medicine for twelve months. The suspension will be stayed upon the following terms and conditions:

      1. The physician shall pay a fine in the amount of $5,000.00 within sixty days.
      2. The physician shall meet with all mid-level practitioners she supervises on at least a monthly basis for twelve months for quality improvement meetings .
      3. The physician within six months shall successfully complete a Board approved controlled substance prescribing course .
      4. The physician may not interpret musculoskeletal ultrasounds or supervise any mid-level practitioner in the ordering, performance or interpretation of these tests, and the physician may not order these tests to be performed within the facility at Carolina Medical.
      5. The physician may not own, operate or work at a practice that has a business association including but not limited to the provision of management services, with a chiropractor or any other health care professional who is not authorized to be a shareholder in a medical practice.
      6. The physician shall obey all laws and all rules and regulations involving the practice of medicine.
      7. The physician shall meet with the Board upon request.
    • State: North Carolina
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1982
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Kooistra & Staff

    • English
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    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Kooistra's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Mary Black Memorial Hospital

    • Spartanburg Regional Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Kooistra

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kooistra to family and friends

    22 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Kooistra's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    21 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    22 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    22 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes 22 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Kooistra
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    22 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    22 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    22 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    22 responses
    below
    national average

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    • American Republic
    • Assurant Health
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Emblem Health
    • First Choice Health
    • Golden Rule
    • HealthSmart
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    • Universal American
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    Office Locations

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    89 W Mills St
    Columbus, NC 28722
    (828) 894-0377 (Office)
    (828) 894-0760 (Fax)
    B
    Carolina Neurology
    541 Floyd Rd
    Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (864) 585-6179 (Office)
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