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Dr. Aloka Amarakone, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Amarakone

Neurosurgery and Neurology, LLC

111 Saint Lukes Center Dr Ste 20 Chesterfield, MO 63017

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Dr. Aloka Amarakone, MD is a neurology specialist in Chesterfield, MO and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and specializes in neurology, electroencephalography (eeg), and more.


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(636) 685-7745

Dr. Amarakone accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Amarakone's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Amarakone treats Migraine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Amarakone treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Amarakone treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Amarakone treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Amarakone treats Brain Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Amarakone treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Amarakone's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Aloka Amarakone, MD, is a board-certified neurologist at Neurology & Neurosurgery and has over 10 years of experience. Dr. Amarakone attended Washington University for his undergraduate studies and earned his medical degree at the Ross University...

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Headache Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2011
New Jersey Med Sch UMDNJ
Residency Hospital
2011
Robert Wood Johnso Med Sch
Residency Hospital
2007
Hackensack Med Ctr/Va Hosp
Internship Hospital
2007
New Jersey Med Sch UMDNJ
Internship Hospital
2006
Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Medical School
2001
Washington University, St Louis
Undergraduate School
2011
2011
2007
2007
2006
2001

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Dr. Amarakone's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Amarakone

4.3

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5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I came home from St. Luke’s Hospital yesterday , due to a stroke scare. Dr. Amarakone was my neurologist. He was SO comforting, warm, thorough and explained things “on my level”. He was patient and never rushed. You would be fortunate to have him as your neurologist!
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Dr Amarakone is absolutely the best! He takes time to listen to his patients and find out what is going on with them. I followed him when he left his practice in Fenton to St Luke’s. I hope he always stays in the area! Thank you Dr A for being such an understanding doctor and taking the time to listen to your patients!
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Dr. Amarakone is by far the best neurologist I have ever been to! He is both smart and compassionate and works very hard to find the right diagnosis and treatment.
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He is a very thorough yet kind doctor. I was trying to find out what was causing my symptoms for over two years. I went to Dr. Amarakone and he ran some new tests on me. He found my problem and has treated me since then. Now he has left SSM Health and I am trying to locate him. Fantastic doctor.
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I've been seeing Dr Amarakone for years. He's the best neurologist by far. Very patient and kind. Office staff needs work but Dr Amarakone is the top choice.
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Was recently an inpatient at SSM ST Clare Hospital with head discomfort and elevated blood pressure. Was very happy to be under Dr. Amarakone's care. He did some scans and was quickly able to figure the problem out. He is very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to with a good sense of humor as well!. He put my concerns to rest and had a plan of action for me which kept me from having a stroke. I felt that I was in good hands. Would definitely recommend!
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We had interaction with him during a hospital stay. He diagnosed my niece with epilepsy. He was very empathetic, kind, and thorough as he explained all we needed to know. I could tell he was not just checking us off his list of rounds, he really cared. She has other health complications as well (type 1, depression) and he gave us ideas to help us make headway with her care in that area as well.
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Dr Amarakone is the best. He takes his time with you to explain everything. You can ask any question and he'll answer it truthfuly. He really cares about his patients. He is the best Dr. I hve had in my life.
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dr Amarakone is one of the best neurologist we have ever had . He took the time 3 yrs ago to keep searching for answers as to what was wrong with my husband. He was not an easy case , but dr Amarakone did the testing over a course of a few months to figure it out. If it wasn't for him my husband would not be alive today! So if you are one of your love ones needs a really good, kind, CARING, neurologists please make an appt with him ! You will not be disappointed.
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Tina in office is very rude and abrupt. His PA,is great.But getting him to respond is like pulling a tooth. I'm going to find new dependable doctor. I say save yourself any anxiety and steer clear.
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