Dr. Allen Lifton, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Lifton
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Allen Michael Lifton MD PA

200 Capri Isles Blvd Unit 7d Venice, FL 34292

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(941) 485-2220

Dr. Allen Lifton, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Venice, FL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lifton has more experience with Headache and Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Albany Medical College medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lifton to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lifton accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Practice Areas

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Migraine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lifton treats Migraine more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Lifton treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lifton treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Lifton treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Headache
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lifton treats Headache more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Lifton treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders

Neuromuscular and movement disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions marked by uncontrolled or unwanted physical movements caused by disruptions in nerve and muscle function.Compare with other Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lifton treats Restless Leg Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lifton treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lifton treats Gait Abnormality more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Lifton treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Myasthenia Gravis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lifton treats Myasthenia Gravis more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Lifton treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Lifton's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • 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
  • Thrombosis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Dr. Lifton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lifton

3.2

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
0%
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1 Star
44.44444444444444%
(8)
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Dismissive, abrupt, does not answer questions, doesn't listen to responses to his questions. He talks over your responses and is annoyed when you keep speaking. Apparently if you upset him, he manhandles you and doesn't respect boundaries. He'll shoves prescriptions at you with NO explanation. Never again, not even for my pets. Btw animals on premises if that bothers you. You're a doctor, not a god. I guessing you're still in business due to the high turnover in our area. Frequent fresh patents to fleece. Location, location, location.
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Nov 13, 2019
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Wouldn't go over test results nor answer my inquiries or requests.
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Nov 01, 2019
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Thoughtful Doctor who listens and provides compsionate care. I have mercury poisoning and he was the ONLY neurologist who was willing to help my symptoms. He's a real Good guy and very busy!
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ML Stolte in Sarasota – Jun 12, 2018
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Doesn’t listen to patients, cuts you off when you try to talk, wouldn’t go over results of mri or blood work with me just dismissed me and said everything was fine ,i had to call and leave 3 messages before they would call in medication then only called in part of what he told me he was prescribing and never called me back then billed me for missing my appointment
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Mar 23, 2018
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After waiting months to see Dr. Lifton, I received a voice mail late on a Friday to confirm my Monday appointment. I was traveling that day and was on and off of flights. When I got the voice mail, Dr. Lifton's office was closed. I called his office first thing Monday morning to confirm and was told that they had cancelled my appointment and already filled it. They offered to "try" and reschedule if I wanted. I said no. This was my first experience with Dr. Lifton and I'm not feeling they care.
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Paul Gans in Venice, FL – Aug 21, 2017
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I had a very positive experience with Dr Liftons practice. Sherrie was a great technician. Dr Lifton provided a thorough explanation of condition and a remedial plan to correct issues
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Maryanne Roesch in Venice, FL – Jun 30, 2017
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Before seeing Dr. Lifton my migraines left me in bed unable to have any quality of life. I am about 50% better and can function. I still have a long way to go as nothing is fixed overnight when you have suffered for 20 years. I would highly recommend him. He also saw my mother and was quick to diagnose her and ordered all the appropriate tests. His staff is always helpful and nice. Like someone else said he is a deep thinker
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Nokomis, FL – May 10, 2017
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Dr. Lifton is a rare doctor who both listens and thinks deeply. He is thorough, curious, empathetic,and open to considering new non-mainstream but scientific solutions. I've seen MANY doctors for my condition over 26 years, he provided the first hypothesis that matches all the data. If you see him, you are fortunate. It can be hard to navigate the appointment-setting process, but persevere. Well worth the wait!
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Kevin in Venice, FL – Jul 01, 2016
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He diagnosed my MS. Is well versed in meds available for treatment as well as offering good practical advice on dealing with the disease.
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Michael V Schmelzer in North Port, Fl – May 05, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Allen Lifton, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Venice, FL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lifton has more experience with Headache and Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders than other specialists in his area. He grad...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester
Residency Hospital
1992
Albany Medical College
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Allen Michael Lifton MD PA

Allen Michael Lifton MD PA200 Capri Isles Blvd Unit 7d Venice, FL 34292
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Venice, FL

54% Patient experience rating, 15% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)