Dr. Alejandro Forteza, MD

Dr. Alejandro Forteza, MD

Vascular Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(10)
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Dr. Alejandro Forteza, MD is a vascular neurology specialist in Miami, FL. He graduated from National University Of Cordoba / Faculty Of Medical Sciences and specializes in vascular neurology.Read his story

11760 SW 40th St Ste 701

Miami, FL 33175

Contact Information

(305) 351-6913

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 21 More

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Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Stroke
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Forteza's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Forteza "Dr. Alejandro Forteza is the Director of Stroke at Kendall Regional Medical Center and the physician at the helm of Neuroscience Specialists at Kendall. He is among the most respected in the region for stroke care, and has unique expertise in intracerebral brain hemorrhage, migraines, epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Carotid Stenosis, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease. Along with the diagnosis and management of acute neurological disorders, Neuroscience Specialists at Kendall specializes in the ongoing care and prevention to educate patients and improve their quality of life. He received his Medical Degree from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas in Córdoba, Argentina. He completed his internal medicine residency at Danbury Hospital, Danbury CT, affiliated with Yale University, a residency in Neurology and a fellowship in Cerebrovascular Diseases at the University of Miami. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is a member of the Argentine-American Medical Association and Member of the American Academy of Neurology since 1993. He is also chair and founder of the Miami Dade Stroke Coalition, a community effort of neurologists, Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medical Services, with collaboration from the American Heart/Stroke Association, whose purpose is to increase awareness and improve stroke outcomes in our community. Formed in 1998, its first task was to improve the emergency detection and transport of acute strokes to local hospitals. Subsequently, a system to qualify all local hospitals as adequate centers to treat acute stroke was developed. The system was adopted by all of the Fire Rescue departments of Dade County. It was one of the first community efforts in the country to improve stroke care. The stroke coalition has also worked in post-resuscitation after cardiac arrest and development of county-wide hypothermia program. The Miami Dade Stroke Coalition is currently developing jointly with the Emergency Medical Services a databank that will include stroke outcomes and treatment for patients of all Dade County. His innumerous researches have been published in the Journal of Neuroimaging, Neuroepidemiology, Neurocritical Care, American Journal of Neuroradiology, and Neurology Journal. He is an American Editorial Committee member for Revista de Neurologia, Barcelona, Spain, Ad-Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Neuroimaging and Reviewer for the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Dr. Forteza has received the 1999 George Paff Teaching Award by the graduating class of medical students at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Professor of the year, teaching recognition in 2003 and 2005 by the students of Barry University, and Distinguished Visitor Award by the National University of Cordoba, Argentina in 2004."

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Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology
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Board Certifications

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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

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

  • National University Of Cordoba / Faculty Of Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Forteza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Forteza's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forteza to family and friends
3.8
based on 10 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Forteza's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

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Dr. Forteza accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Carelink HMO
    Employer Group PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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