Dr. Alamelu Murugappan, MD

Dr. Alamelu Murugappan, MD

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Neurology  |  
Female  |  
48 y/o
(61)

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Dr. Alamelu Murugappan, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Brandon, FL. She is 48 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Murugappan is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

Tampa Bay Neurology Clinic

413 W Robertson St Ste B

Brandon, FL 33511
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Gait Abnormality
high
more than 89% of peers
Insomnia
high
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Murugappan "Best Neurology care with expertise and compassion."
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Physiology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Familial
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Palsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Thanjavur Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Wayne State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wayne State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Murugappan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Brandon Regional Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2015 Five Star Recipient for Neurosurgery

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Dr. Murugappan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Murugappan to family and friends
3.5
based on 61 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Murugappan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Brandon, FL |
Very poor customer service. Multiple appointments cancelled by the doctor/staff. When an office worker promised to return a call with information, they did not. Transferred multiple times, having to repeat myself. I hope there is another neurologist in Brandon.
Tampa, FL |
Dr Muru is the best Dr ever. Had no idea why I was experiencing an electrical like sensation...thought I was having a stroke. As soon as I began to explain to her she was shaking her head up and down, acknowledging my concern. She knew exactly what was wrong. Anxiety! Gave me a reassuring conversation and gave me medicine..first day of taking meds, symptoms went away. In follow up, she continues to give me comfort that I AM FINE. Don't worry and as long as she's my dr, I won't, Awesome Dr!
in Riverview, FL |
This is the second time I have seen Dr. Muru and my migraines have decreased with the regimen she started me on last month. Don't be surprised if you are waiting a little longer than your appt. time. It's worth it! She takes time with her patients and she provides a thorough assessment. She is very helpful, knowledgeable, understanding, and provides the utmost care. I also love the fact that she remembered me since my last visit. Most Drs that I have went to treat me like a new pt every visit.
in Valrio Fl |
I was having a hard time getting an appt. with a neuroliigist . She was recommended I got an appt asap . The first visit she diognosted my 5 mo.old headache on first visit . By the third visit was totally gone. I called her one night she called back in five min. Four emergence room visits Many X rays nothing ,she got it on first visit. I would recommend her to my family and friends. She is very smart and very nice We really love her. So happy we found her.
in Wesley Chapel, Fl |
She is a Great Doctor. Very thorough, she spent 1 hour with me, listen to what I had to say, and straight to the point. Excellent
Ruskin, FL |
Worst experience with a trained professional physician I have ever had. Too lengthy for details from office personnel to including her attitude.
in Brandon, FL |
I had a great experience with Dr Murugappan ( Muru) she was kind and very thorough.
Butler, NJ |
Very abrupt, constantly repeated she doesn't know why my parents have came to her. Didn't even bother to look at the scan because they are no notes attached. My parents felt unwanted and ridiculed since my dad is deaf and my mum speaks poor English. My mum called me from the patient room to help out and I felt the same border line rude attitude from her as well. Would not recommend for older people who need some care and patience.
in Brandon, FL |
I am very grateful to Dr. Murugappan & her office staff (Yulu, Lisa and the others) for the level of care & compassion they have for their patients, for always taking the time to answer health related questions & concerns, promptly completing refills & scheduling appointments & in general for the overall quality of service received by Dr. Murugappan & her staff. Dr. Murugappan is an awesome neurologist, she is direct & truly cares about her patients welfare and wellbeing; will gladly recommend.
Brandon, FL |
I was one of her last patients for the day. She was polite in the beginning and then rushed through everything. She did not listen to me very well and was rather short with me. It wasn't a terrible experience. I'm positive she is highly intelligent and knowledgeable in the field of neurology, however her bedside manner leaves much to be desired and in my opinion that's half of the reason why a patient would return. Thankfully I can tap into a network of doctor friends and find another.
in Brandon, FL |
I have been bringing my Aunt to Dr Murugappan for quite a few years now. She is a very caring doctor and she definitely listens to the needs of her patients. She is very thorough which is why I don't mind the wait which sometimes can take 30 minutes or so. I will refer her to all of my family and friends and am very glad I found her as we have been to plenty of other doctors that just want to push medication on my aunt and not find the problem. I am very pleased with the care received.
in Brandon , Fl |
Made appointment for my wife to have a upper and lower series of nerve testing done ,referred by her ortho with a script. Wife arrived and was told she would have to schedule an appointment with Dr Murugappan before they would do any testing. None of this was mentioned when the appointment was made and is just a scram by unethical Dr to extract more money from desperate patents who are dealing with bad pain.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Murugappan accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
    Standard
  • UnitedHealthCare
    CarePlus
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Murugappan has admitting privileges

Brandon Regional Hospital
119 Oakfield Dr
Brandon, FL 33511
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South Bay Hospital
4016 Sun City Center Blvd
Sun City Center, FL 33573
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