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Dr. Ahmed Jafri, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Jafri

SIH Brain & Spine Institute

305 W Jackson St Ste 103 Carbondale, IL 62901

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(618) 351-4972


Dr. Ahmed Jafri, MD is a neurology specialist in Carbondale, IL and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from King Edward Medical College in 1982 and specializes in neurology, headache management, and more.


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Dr. Jafri accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Jafri's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain Disorders
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Dr. Jafri treats Brain Disorders more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Jafri treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Dr. Jafri treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Jafri treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Headache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jafri treats Headache more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Jafri treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache

Dr. Jafri's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cough Headache
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Ear Disorders
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Migraine
  • Mild Headache
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Headache
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Jafri's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jafri

3.9

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
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(25)
4 Stars
5.405405405405405%
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3 Stars
2.7027027027027026%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
24.324324324324323%
(9)

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Took the time that Dr Stahly in Cape did not. He was awesome and thorough. I highly recommend
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He was very dismissive. I have some very serious medical issues. It took several years longer to be diagnosed because of his dismissive behavior. I would not recommend this doctor. He failed me on every account. It took much longer to be diagnosed because of his pre-judgment without test results.
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Incredibly rude and condescending; interrupted constantly and would ask a new question before I could finish answering the current question. Called me stupid; told me to "grin and bear it" in regard to my other body pain. Said my other pain is a rheumotology issue but wouldn't refer me to someone else because he "doesn't know anyone around here." Didn't even make it to the Botox injections. I will be returning to my former doctor in St Louis.
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Just met Dr. Jafri this morning in an initial consultation visit. We just got started so I can't speak to the skill level yet but I can give an account of his patient interaction skills. I've seen a good handful of doctors in the recent years and Dr. Jafri spent more time with me than any other doctor has. I was with him for about an hour. He asked a lot of questions and conducted a thorough physical exam. I can tell he cares about my situation and wants to help me. I like this guy.
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Dr Jafri has been my neurologist for 5 years. I have never questioned the service he provided. I left his office with an explanation and most of the time documents as well.
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Dr. Jafri has been the only doctor able to help me manage my migraines. I have been to several other neurologists who don't want to take the time to listen to me. I appreciate his direct answers and honest approach to what really will work. He is really an investment!
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This doctor has very poor bedside manners, zero compassion, doesn't look at you, doesn't explain things. Have left crying. Do NOT recommend Dr. Jafri.
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Dr. Jafri is everything that a patient and family needs....Knowledgeable, responsive, witty, and has a great bedside manner. He saved my husbands life and we are forever grateful to him.
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Dr.Jafri is very good Doctor
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He gives you his undivided attention for as long as you need. He is very clear on what needs to be done and very intelligent. He is looking into my issues and not just giving me medicine so I go away. I am so glad that I found him!
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Dr Jafri is a very good doctor and I highly recommend him.
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Very kind doctor who tells us as it is, without being mean or rude about it.
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Dr. Jafri treated my husband when he was in the hospital. I feel that he is very good at his job and that he takes the time to really listen to what you are saying. He is determined to find out what is causing a problem so that the appropriate treatment can be administered. I would recommend Dr. Jafri to my friends and family.
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I have been having pain for quite a while. My PCP referred me to a neurologist. I went to SLU Care and they set up an appointment with Dr. Jafri and I am so happy that I made that decision. My first appointment lasted about 1 1/2 hours trying to figure out why I had this pain. He fit me in for a follow up 2 weeks later to make sure I had some relief from this annoying pain.
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A great Dr. He is never hurried, always listens attentively, & is very thorough in his exams. He has a great since of humor and is very Personable. He explains what he believes is causing your issue(s), as well as treatment options. If he believes you need to see another Dr. As well he makes that happen. I suffer with severe headaches & Dr. Jafri gave my wife & I his personal Cell phone number & said to call anytime . This has been a great help when I have had to go to then ER For the Drs. there
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I have been under Dr. Jafri care since 2010 He was the one who first discovered that I have MS, He has always been upfront and honest with me, He is a outstanding human being. I was in and out of the hospital like a revolving door, If it wasnt for Dr. Jafri telling me about different treatment options I dont think I would be here today, After finding a treatment that was best for me I can honestly say I have not had any problems with my MS. Thank you Dr. Jafri
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Dr. Jafri is wonderful. Not only is he a phenomenal physician in terms of his knowledge, he really listens to you, no matter how much time it takes. He is so down to earth (and hilarious), and that goes a long way with me. On more than one occasion, Dr. Jafri has gone well out of his way to help me. I've seen other neurologists in the St. Louis area to treat my migraines and POTS, but I'm sticking with this one.
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He cares about what's going on with me. He's very smart and will come up with the right patient specific treatment. He listens to my symptoms and modifies the treatment based on what I say is going on. Scheduling can sometimes be tough, but that's because he's a highly requested neurologist. He makes time for his patients, and he will help you.
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My first appointment with Dr Jafri started off shaky. He was a bit late. However, he won me over quickly. He was thoroughly informed of my medical history, and asked lots of questions, and explained things. He did not rush the appointment, or any appointment after. He has solved my problem, I would recommend him, in a heartbeat.
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I started off thinking he was great but he left the room and came back very rude and arrogant. I tried asking some questions and he was very short and not willing to help me at all. One of the most bizarre appts I have ever had. I will be following up with the department head and take it from there. Stay clear of this group.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The patients' needs take center stage. Treatment of the sick and the infirm should be guided by the principles of respect, empathy and devotion. Care should be provided in a timely fashion, merging the educational needs of medical students and neurologists in training with those of their patients.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Headache Management

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Education

1992
Saint Louis University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1988
Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1987
Halifax Mc Fam Res Prgm
Internship Hospital
1986
Duke University
Fellowship Hospital
1982
King Edward Medical College
Medical School
1975
D.J. Govt. College, Karachi, Pakistan
Undergraduate School
1992
1991
1988
1987
1986
1982
1975

Languages

  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • English

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