Dr. Ahmad S. Ata, MD

Dr. Ahmad S. Ata, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology | Male | 52 years old

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in Frisco, TX |
My experience with Dr. Ata has been more than exceptional. He is very through on explaining conditions, diagnosis, MRIs and any medications that you have questions about. I would strongly recommend Dr. Ata if you want a doctor that properly explains your conditions and what steps that are needed to improve.
in Greenville TX |
I would highly recommend Dr. Ata to family and friends. He is very thorough. He listened and discussed his plan with me in detail. I had been to other Neurologists prior to seeing him to no avail. Dr Ata was able to diagnose and treat my condition within a few visits. His staff was very helpful and courteous as well.
in Irving, TX |
I had been to SEVERAL doctors about a sweating in one spot on my body and all they would say is Hu... thats weird. But you're young and healthy. It's nothing to worry about. So I stopped going to Dr.s for it. Until my mom forced me into Dr. Ata's office. He took the time to listen, do tests, and did not give up until he found the schwannoma tumor in my back. He sent me to the leading thoracic surgeon in the area. With out his persistence, I don't think it would of been found.
in Greenville, TX |
Dr. Ata tried to force a medication on me for migraine headaches that I do NOT even have! When I said I didn't need it, he tried to find another reason for me to take it. He also blatantly lied to me about my lab results, which I wouldn't have known had I not gotten a second opinion. He ran me through several expensive tests and tried to force more, using scare tactics. Turns out,all but one were unnecessary. Run from this guy!
in Greenville, TX |
he doesn't seem to want to explain what is going on with you, you feel like he's in a hurry to get you out of his office, tried to ask him a question and all he said will talk about it at your next appointment which was in six weeks. call his nurse to see if I could see him earlier because still having pain said she would get back to me and never did.
in Dallas, TX |
From day one, Dr. Ata had no intentions on addressing my health issues whatsoever! He felt an obligation, and compel to keep the tread going! Which is to keep the real truth, and disturbing statehood, status, and conditions of my health overall: top notch secret, and hidden! Due to his guilt of innocence, and fears tactics, he sent me a letter of discontinuation of services!
in Frisco, TX |
As a 100% disabled U.S.Veteran I was seeking treatment for anxiety and spinal spasms results 3 spinal surgeries. He gave no indication that he knew the first thing about what could be causing the spasms,informing me that he wasn't qualified to give an opinion on a necessary medication for the suffering, I had noted on my health form that all my ailments were combat related. He walked out of the office without acknowledging that I was even there. He made me feel ashamed to be a veteran.
in Frisco, TX |
I would recommend Dr. Ata to anyone with Parkinson's Disease. He has completely changed my life.
Dr. Ata was the first doctor to get my migraines under control which was life-changing.
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    Dr. Ata's Care Philosophy

    Believe in quality patient care with thorough diagnostic testing to provide the best care and diagnose for the patient's health and well being.

    Dr. Ata says...

    Following procedure are preformed same day which facilitate the early diagnosis and speed up the treatment initiation.

    EEG (Electroencephalogram), Long term ambulatory and video EEGs, EMG (Electromyography), Nerve conduction studies, MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging), VNG (Video Nystagmography), CUS (Carotid ultrasound), and echocardiogram.

    NOTE: MRIs are ONLY read by very experienced and board certified            NEURORADIOLOGISTs.

    Dr. Ata's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Clinical Neurophysiology
    •  Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Clinical Neurophysiology
    • Neurology

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Insomnia
    • Alcoholic Neuropathy
    • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
    • Anxiety
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Basilar Migraine
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Exertional Headache
    • Benign Positional Vertigo
    • Benign Sex Headache
    • Brachial Neuritis
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Disorders
    • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Carotid Artery Stenosis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
    • Central Sleep Apnea
    • Central Vestibular Vertigo
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Cervicogenic Headache
    • Chronic Back Pain
    • Chronic Headache
    • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
    • Classic Migraine
    • Cluster Headache
    • Cognitive Disorders
    • Common Migraine
    • Complicated Migraine
    • Concussion
    • Confusion
    • Cough Headache
    • Cranial Neuralgia
    • Dementia
    • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
    • Diabetic Neuropathy
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Diplopia
    • Dizziness
    • Dorsal Neuralgia
    • Drug Rebound Headache
    • Drug-Induced Insomnia
    • Dystonia
    • Epilepsy
    • Episodic Ataxia
    • Essential Tremor
    • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
    • Facioplegic Migraine
    • Familial Forms of Alzheimer's Disease
    • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Genetic Predisposition to Migraine With or Without Aura
    • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
    • Hand Neuropathy
    • Head and Neck Conditions
    • Headache
    • Headache-Free Migraine
    • Headaches (Shunt Related)
    • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
    • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
    • Herniated Disc
    • Huntington's Disease
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
    • Hydrocephalus, Adult
    • Hypertension Headache
    • Icepick Headache
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
    • Inflammatory Neuropathies
    • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
    • Insomnia
    • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
    • Intercostal Neuralgia
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
    • Kyphosis
    • Lordosis
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lower Half Headache
    • Lumbar Radiculopathy
    • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    • Lyme Disease
    • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
    • Meningiomas
    • Menstrual Migraine
    • Metabolic Neuropathy
    • Migraine
    • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
    • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
    • Migrainous Vertigo
    • Mild Headache
    • Motor Neuropathy
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Muscle Contraction Headache
    • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Pain
    • Nerve Pain
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Neuralgia in the Upper Extremity
    • Neuritis
    • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
    • Neuromyelitis Optica
    • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
    • Occipital Neuralgia
    • Oculomotor Migraine
    • Optic Atrophy
    • Optic Atrophy, Autosomal Dominant
    • Optic Nerve Disorder
    • Optic Nerve Tumor
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Optic Neuropathy
    • Orthostatic Tremor
    • Parkinson Disease 3, Autosomal Dominant Lewy Body (PARK3)
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Parkinsonism
    • Pelvic Neuralgia
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Neuritis
    • Petit Mal Seizure
    • Pinched Nerve in Back
    • Polyneuritis
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Polyradiculoneuropathy
    • Post-Concussion Syndrome
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Post-Traumatic Headache
    • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Primary Insomnia
    • Problem Sleepiness
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
    • Psychiatric Diseases
    • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
    • Psychogenic Headache
    • Psychophysiological Insomnia
    • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
    • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
    • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Recurrent Headache
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Retinal Migraine
    • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Insomnia
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Severe Headache
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Sleep-Talking
    • Sleep-Walking
    • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
    • Spinal Instability
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
    • Stroke
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Syncope
    • Tension Headache
    • Thrombosis
    • Tobacco Use Disorder
    • Torticollis
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Tremor
    • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
    • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Ulnar Neuritis
    • Ulnar Neuropathy
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vascular Headache
    • Vascular Neuropathy
    • Vertigo
    • Vestibular Neuritis
    • Visual Migraine

    Education

    • Medical School
      Rawalpindi Medical College

      Graduated in 1989

    • Internship Hospital
      United Hospital

      Completed in 1994

    • Residency Hospital
      Medical University Of South Carolina

      Completed in 1998

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Medical University Of South Carolina

      Completed in 1999

    • Undergraduate School
      Asghar Mall

      Graduated in 1984

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Hindi
    • Punjabi
    • Urdu

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    Specialties

    • Clinical Neurophysiology
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Neurology
    • Neuroradiology
    • Pediatric Neurology
    • Sleep Medicine
    • Sports Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
    • Botox® Injection
    • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
    • Carotid Ultrasound
    • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Echocardiography
    • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
    • MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
    • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    • Nerve Conduction Studies
    • Neurological Testing
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Pain Management
    • Psychological Testing
    • Ultrasound, Cardiac
    • Videonystagmography