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Dr. Carmen Cirstea, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 51

Dr. Cirstea

Carmen D. Cirstea M.D., P.A.

19016 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste 210 San Antonio, TX 78258

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(210) 667-4217


Dr. Carmen Cirstea, MD is a neurology specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Carol Davila, Facultatea De Medicina in 1994 and specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Cirstea accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Coventry Health Care
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cirstea's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Seizure Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cirstea treats Seizure Disorders more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Cirstea treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 1
Trigeminal Neuralgia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cirstea treats Trigeminal Neuralgia more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Cirstea treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cirstea treats Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy more than 76% of her peers

Dr. Cirstea treats this condition more than 76% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide

Dr. Cirstea's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • 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
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • 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

Dr. Cirstea's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cirstea

2.3

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Carmen Cirstea, MD
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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
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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
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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???
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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!
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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.
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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Carmen Cirstea, MD is a neurology specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Carol Davila, Facultatea De Medicina in 1994 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Romanian
  • English

Awards