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Dr. Barbara O'Connell, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 66

Dr. O'Connell

Penn State Health Neurology

30 Hope Dr Ste 1300 Hershey, PA 17033

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(800) 243-1455


Dr. Barbara O'Connell, MD is a neurology specialist in Hershey, PA and has been practicing for 39 years. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in neurology and nuclear medicine.


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Dr. O'Connell accepts the following insurance:

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Personal Choice PPO
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Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
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Dr. O'Connell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Connell treats Brain Disorders more than 96% of her peers

Dr. O'Connell treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Connell treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 95% of her peers

Dr. O'Connell treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. O'Connell treats Tremor more than 94% of her peers

Dr. O'Connell treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
  • Orthostatic Tremor
  • Primary Orthostatic Tremor
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2

Dr. O'Connell's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • 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 Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion 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
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Barbara O'Connell, MD is a neurology specialist in Hershey, PA and has been practicing for 39 years. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in neurology and nuclear medicine.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1980
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1980

Awards

Dr. O'Connell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. O'Connell

3.5

Based on 11 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
27.272727272727273%
(3)

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Dr. O'Connell was one of the worst doctors I've ever had. For starters, she didn't knock on the door when she came in. She just waltzed right in, no eye contact, no hello, nothing! She just whizzed through the appointment without a care in the world. Call me crazy, but I believe that anyone who works with people (whether it's a doctor, customer service representative, etc.) have people skills. It's not too much to ask!
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