Dr. Aneesh Neekhra, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 44
  
Dr. Neekhra
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

UnityPoint Clinic - Neurology

4505 N Rockwood Dr # 1 Peoria, IL 61615

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(309) 589-1880

Dr. Aneesh Neekhra, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Peoria, IL. Dr. Neekhra has more experience with Epilepsy and Headache than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Methodist Hospital and Proctor Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Neekhra to book an appointment.


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(309) 589-1880

Dr. Neekhra accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Practice Areas

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 52% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Fever-Induced Seizure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Neekhra treats Fever-Induced Seizure more than 91% of their peers

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

Seizure Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Neekhra treats Seizure Disorders more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Neekhra treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

EEG (Electroencephalogram)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Neekhra performs EEG (Electroencephalogram) more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Neekhra performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

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 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Migraine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Neekhra treats Migraine more than 87% of their peers

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

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Neekhra treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Neekhra treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Headache
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Neekhra treats Headache more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Neekhra treats this condition more than 45% of their peers

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Dr. Neekhra's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulator Programming
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Esotropia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Treatment
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Management of VNS Devices for the Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinguecula
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Testing
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Neekhra's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Neekhra

2.5

Based on 17 ratings

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      You messed with my father who most CERTAINLY has Parkinson’s. You and your team nearly killed him by removing his meds and putting him on Nuplazid. He is a hero and a beloved father and gentleman and you treated him like garbage. He’s in good hands now with an Amazing Doctor and he is strong enough to tell you just how much he appreciated you and your cohorts. I hope he gets the chance. I also learned you condescended my mother. Big mistake. Women and patients beware.
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      • Difficult to schedule appointment
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      • Didn't listen or answer questions
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      Lee – Jul 09, 2018
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      Dr.Neekhra was called to evaluate my condition in the ER just as he was leaving for home. He called my home that evening with a script that I believe saved my eyesight. He also followed up quickly after a biopsy to see that I got proper care with a Rheumatologist. So grateful to him. I wear hearing aids which is not like normal hearing and find it somewhat difficult to understand his accent. I will be seeing my regular ophthalmologist for eye care since he is primarily a neurologist.
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      Kay B in Dunlap, IL – Jun 06, 2018
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      Very smart, and knowledgeable in a variety of areas. Superior to other neurologists I have seen throughout the years.
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      May 01, 2018
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      WORST DR I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! He walked in, sat down without saying anything. Then said "put your arm up here" and began the EMG test. Every time I tried to ask him a question, he ignored me. When I tried to explain other symptoms I had, he ignored me. In the end he said "I don't know what would cause your problem. Maybe something from a hockey injury 3 years ago". Then he proceeded to say "come back in 6 months and we will do the test again". He prescribed meds, without even telling me he was..
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      Chris Mahoney in Mapleton, IL – Apr 03, 2018
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      Oversaw my now deceased father's disability claim. Did not listen, was unable to communicate clearly, and wrote nothing of any validity in his report. My father was denied disability because of this man, and suffered until death. My father left the appointment that day completely defeated, knowing he had not listened. He did such a poor job, upon appeal the overseeing judge did not hold any weight to his report and clearly defined his failure. Shame on you. Do NOT recommend.
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      Feb 28, 2018
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      My favorite doctor. Amazing with Ms .he goes out of his way to help...
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      Kimberly hasting in Monmouth ill – Oct 19, 2017
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      I am very fortunate to have found Dr. Neekhra who was finally able to make a diagnosis when others rejected it as a pseudo condition. With his treatment I am experiencing a huge change in my daily living.
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      Linda in Peoria, IL – Oct 11, 2016
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      Frustrating experience with Dr. Neekhra and his office. He was very dismissive and did not explain my diagnosis. He also recommended a treatment plan that his office currently does not offer but refused to write a referral to a location that does have it. Currently getting a referral to different neurologist who will take my headache serious and provide options for relief.
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      JaymeM in Peoria, IL – Sep 01, 2016
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      Lawsuit waiting to happen. Patient had to go to the ER 4 times because of Dr Neekhra's negligence. I would suggest going to the ER if you need neurological testing. They do a better job then Dr. Neekhra.
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      S. P. in Burlington, IA – May 20, 2016
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      Biography

      Dr. Aneesh Neekhra, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Peoria, IL. Dr. Neekhra has more experience with Epilepsy and Headache than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Methodist Hospital and Proctor Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Neekhra to book an appointment.

      Specialties

      • Neurology
      • Headache Management
      • Neuro-Ophthalmology
      • Neuromuscular Medicine
      • Sports Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
      • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Education

      St Louis University
      Fellowship Hospital

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      UnityPoint Clinic - Neurology

      IL retina and eye associates4505 N Rockwood Dr # 1 Peoria, IL 61615
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      • Call
      • Fax
      • Hours
        • Mon: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
        • Tue: closed
        • Wed: closed
        • Thu: closed
        • Fri: closed
        • Sat: closed
        • Sun: closed
      • Directions
      Unitypoint Clinic Neurology - Methodist Atrium900 Main St Ste 250 Peoria, IL 61602
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Methodist Hospital

      Peoria, IL

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

      Proctor Hospital

      Peoria, IL

      72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average