Dr. Carmen Cirstea, MD

Dr. Carmen Cirstea, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Carmen Cirstea, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

19016 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste 210

San Antonio, TX 78258

Contact Information

(210) 667-4217

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Headache
very high
more than 98% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Seizure Disorders
high
more than 88% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Adult Neurology
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
49

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cluster Headache
  • Confusion
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Carol Davila, Facultatea De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • St. Luke's Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Boston University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Massachussets
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cirstea has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Romanian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cirstea's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cirstea to family and friends
2.3
based on 15 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Cirstea Says:

  

Dr. Cirstea's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Converse texas |
I am so grateful to this doctor for all my issues were resolved with the correct meds given to me by her and are still keeping me going at this point haven't been able to go consult with her for insurance issues but hope to soon be able to resolve this issue and continue my visits with her and for her to keep me in control of my health problems she is the best neolagist Ianyone can have thank you dr ciirstea
in San Antonio, TX |
talked over me; when I told her the medicine she prescribed was giving me dangerous side effects she kept insisting i take it saying repeatedly "Keppra has no side effects"; then dropped me as her patient. she falsified my medical records to cover what she had done, saying I said i had black outs for years and would not take medicine etc when I did tell her i would try a different medicine; i told her i had 2 blackouts, she was insulted that i said i was having problems with her prescription
San Antonio |
I was referred by another doctor, so I made an appointment. We'll my first & last visit with her was this week. Within 2-4 minutes of meeting her she told me I have seizures. Then she continued to speak so fast that I had to stop her to ask some questions. Then she wrote a prescription for seizures & told me that she needed to send me for an EEG, MRI & a EKG to find out what's causing me to have dizziness & headaches so why get me on seizure medicine for life???
in San Antonio, TX |
Not pleased. Brought in my mother who recently moved in with me for an initial visit and cognitive assessment She did not consult with my mother's medical records of previous physician from another state and she did not conduct any cognitive testing. After a few simple questions' like what day is it, and who is the president, she stated there was no dementia. She insinuated we were trying to use this situation to gain access to my mother's finances. Should be reported to an ethics board!
in San Antonio, tx |
She was overly informative and on the first visit decided that I had seizures with very little information. I felt unable to talk, because I kept getting talked over or interrupted. She wrote me 2 prescriptions so I could get to the dosage she wanted me at. I will be getting a second opinion elsewhere.
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Cirstea couldn't begin to guess what my symptoms were suggestive of, although about 30 minutes of reading the available online medical literature would've given her a clue. She requested an MRI, which I agreed might be helpful, ( it wasn't ), and a cardiac work-up for fainting ( syncope ) and stroke, ( about 6 hours of testing ) which proved to be within normal limits.The cardiologist suggested I consult a neurosurgeon, the first sensible suggestion I'd had.
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Dr. Cirstea accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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