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Dr. Alamelu Murugappan, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 49

Dr. Murugappan

Tampa Bay Neurology Clinic

413 W Robertson St Ste B Brandon, FL 33511

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Dr. Alamelu Murugappan, MD is a neurology specialist in Brandon, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Thanjavur Medical College in 1993 and specializes in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and more.


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(813) 661-2211

Dr. Murugappan accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Freedom Health
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Humana
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Medicaid
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Murugappan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murugappan treats Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Murugappan treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Insomnia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murugappan treats Insomnia more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Murugappan treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Secondary Insomnia
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Murugappan treats Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Murugappan treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide

Dr. Murugappan's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Familial
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • 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 Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • 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

About Me

Care Philosophy

Best Neurology care with expertise and compassion.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

Education

Wayne State University
Fellowship Hospital
Wayne State University
Residency Hospital
Wayne State University
Internship Hospital
1993
Thanjavur Medical College
Medical School
1993

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • English

Awards

Dr. Murugappan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Murugappan

3.4

Based on 63 reviews

5 Stars
52.38095238095238%
(33)
4 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(6)
3 Stars
3.1746031746031744%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
34.92063492063492%
(22)

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Wonderful physician! Dr. Murugappan took time to go over my treatment plan and listened to everything I had to say. When transcribing notes, Dr. Murugappan is on point. Her notes are very detailed and well written. She is an asset to the medical profession.
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My father was being assessed by Dr.Muru While in the ICU. She was condescending,abrupt,sarcastic, and very defensive when asked a question. Her bedside manner is disgusting.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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
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Worst experience with a trained professional physician I have ever had. Too lengthy for details from office personnel to including her attitude.
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I had a great experience with Dr Murugappan ( Muru) she was kind and very thorough.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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