Dr. Amar Sawar, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 57
  
Dr. Sawar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Sawar's Neurological Institute

714 E Walnut St Carbondale, IL 62901

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(618) 549-1727

Dr. Amar Sawar, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Carbondale, IL. Dr. Sawar has more experience with Headache, Epilepsy, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Anderson Hospital and Franklin Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sawar to book an appointment.


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Dr. Sawar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
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Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
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Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
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HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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MultiPlan PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
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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 94% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of their peers

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

Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar treats Headache more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Sawar treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar treats Migraine more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Sawar treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Essential Tremor
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar treats Essential Tremor more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Sawar treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

EEG (Electroencephalogram)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar performs EEG (Electroencephalogram) more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Sawar performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

Epilepsy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar treats Epilepsy more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Sawar treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar treats Arthritis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Sawar treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar treats Osteoarthritis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Sawar treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Sawar treats this condition more than 85% 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 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of their peers

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

Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Diabetic Polyneuropathy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sawar treats Diabetic Polyneuropathy more than 88% of their peers

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

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Dr. Sawar's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo

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Dr. Sawar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sawar

4.0

Based on 70 ratings

5 Stars
70%
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4 Stars
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(3)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
21.428571428571427%
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My doctor from St. Louis wanted me to find a doctor down home. I haven’t had any episodes since 2015 and I needed a check up with a neurologist. Dr.Sawar did just that MRIs, x-rays, CT scans, and labs. Dr. Sawar explains everything and understands my other dx: mitochondrial myopathy with melees. He also gave me new dx: ankylosis spondylitis so I started massage therapy on my upper body. Tracy Creal Springs IL
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May 27, 2019
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Dr. Sawar is the best Neurologist/Rumatologist in this area. He is a very personable doctor who sincerely cares about his clients. I was amazed at how well he listened and the time he spends with his patients. It is also obvious that he has more knowledge about his field than the majority of other physicians. The combination of his extensive knowledge, willingness to listen, and determination to keep looking until true answers and soultions are found make him the best doctor you will ever meet.
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Donna Dunn in Hurst, IL – Feb 12, 2019
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Dr Sawar has recently diagnosed me with pseudotumor cerebri from the first visit and since my headache and my vision have dramatically improved after using Diamox . He has been a Godsend after saving my vision and relieving my severe headache. Amazing doctor !!!
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Jacqueline in O'fallon, IL – Oct 05, 2018
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Dr Amar Sawar has been very helpful in managing my pain. He is intelligent, efficient and thorough. His quality of care is outstanding. He is the best rheumatologist and neurologist in the area hands down.
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YL in Carbondale, IL – Sep 28, 2018
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I believe Dr Sawar is very knowledgeable, however, he failed to get my RA under control and dealing with his office staff is horrible. Communication is frustrating. If you call with a problem you may not hear back for a couple of days and you may have to call back multiple times. It was very concern when one one such occasion I called with a problem and after 2 days a member of his taff called and told me to stop taking a medication that I was not even on!!!!! I have other concerning incidents.
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Mar 03, 2018
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Wonderful doctor! Much better than that new rheumatologist jarugla, he actually wants to help you!
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Carbondale, IL – Aug 19, 2017
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I've been seeing Dr. Sawar for only a short time and I could not have thanked my PCP for sending me there enough. He is so smart and just a short amount of time has helped me get my Parkinson Disease under control.
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Maryville, IL – Aug 16, 2017
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Dr. Sawar has helped me and my family so much,and I would highly recommend him to anyone who has neurological, rheumatology or sleep medicine issues! I truly appreciate him as a physician as well as his wonderful staff!
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Terri Majewski in Tamaroa Il. – Jul 10, 2017
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Dr Sawar has to be one of the most efficient and caring doctors that I have ever been to. I went to my PCP with unbearable foot pain, and was referred to Dr. Sawar. I described the pain to him and he told me exactly what it was. He was right on target, this man is genius.
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James in Godfrey, IL – Jul 07, 2017
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I found Dr Sawar to be very helpful and professional. I've been sick off and on for years without any relief. I've been to several physicians to no avail. This doctor jumped right into my illness with all the confidence in the world. By the time I left the office I felt like there might be light at the end of the tunnel. Last but not least his staff is top notch. They're all there to help, and jump in with no second thought! Thank you all for giving me hope. Sincerely, Teresa Anne Chadwell
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Teresa Anne Chadwell in Thompsonville, IL – Jun 30, 2017
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I suffer from a severe autoimmune disease, so my medication is very important. Dr. Sawar and his office staff do not send my prescriptions or provide necessary forms to my pharmacy; therefore, I do not receive my medication. It's been a week and a half since my appointment, and I still haven't received my medication! HORRIBLE WAY TO TREAT THE ILL!!!
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Du Quoin, IL – May 24, 2017
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Dr Sawar saved my life when he diagnosed me with a rare disease called myasthenia gravis. THANKS Doc.
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William in Tamaroa, IL – Mar 15, 2017
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I have made many appointments with Dr, Sawar MD. with no trouble. He has a very good staff that . If they get the call, it is handled right away. I know Dr. Sawar very well, I feel he is the best in his field. I have been going to Dr. Sawar for about 3 years and he takes care of my problem. I would recommend anyone needing a very good Doctor to go to Dr. Sawar for he is one of the best.
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laytonville, ca – Mar 04, 2017
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I have had trouble with them sending my prescription to the wrong Pharmacy or not sending it at all and this is happened after verifying it twice with me. Dr sawar change my milligrams they called me and told me on Thursday evening and they called and told me again on Friday morning today is Monday afternoon and went to the pharmacy and they have no prescription for me at all. I was livid. This is unacceptable!! It has happened way too many times. I will be calling them in the morning
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Makanda, IL – Feb 21, 2017
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This doctor was a real miracle for me. I have been extremely thankful for this amazing doctor. I have been pain free since he started me on gabapentin and plaquenil for my fibromyalgia and RA. THANKS .
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Joanne in Carbondale , IL – Dec 29, 2016
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Dr Amar Sawar is a genius doctor. He was able to solve my medical puzzle. He is compassionate , caring , efficient and pleasant as well.
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al. in Carbondale Il – Dec 23, 2016
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Dr Sawar is the best physician I have ever seen in my life. He has always been courteous, kind, thorough, friendly and practical. I have been pain free since I saw him. He has a real great personality.
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Richard in Jonesboro IL – Oct 24, 2016
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Dr Sawar has been a blessing for me he has cured my arthritis. He is down to earth , brilliant and practical.
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Pam in Zeigler Il – Oct 21, 2016
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Dr Amar Sawar is smart, pleasant , professional. I really love this man.
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Gilbert in Collinsville IL – Oct 20, 2016
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Dr Sawar is easy to talk to , intelligent, professional and knowledgeable . Thanks Dr Sawar for your outstanding care
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About Me

Patient Centered Care

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Sawar communicate via email?

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  • Does Dr. Sawar offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Sawar offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Sawar offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Sawar offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Sawar have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 2 patients said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Sawar offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Sawar offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Sawar offer evening visits?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer evening visits

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Locations

Sawar's Neurological Institute

Neurology and Arthritis Clinic714 E Walnut St Carbondale, IL 62901
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Anderson Hospital

Maryville, IL

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Franklin Hospital

Benton, IL

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

Harrisburg Medical Center

Harrisburg, IL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Heartland Regional Medical Center

Marion, IL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Highland

Highland, IL

87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Marshall Browning Hospital

Du Quoin, IL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Memorial Hospital

Chester, IL

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

Pinckneyville Community Hospital

Pinckneyville, IL

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average