Dr. Carol Kooistra, MD
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Dr. Carol Kooistra, MD

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Neurology | Female

Carolina Neurology 541 Floyd Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29307 Get Directions
(864) 585-6179

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Dr. Kooistra specializes in Neurology and practices in Spartanburg, SC. She practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kooistra to family and friends
2.8
based on 16 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Kooistra
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (16)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (15)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (16)
Dr. Kooistra's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (16)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (16)
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Dr. Kooistra is extremely intelligent. She will spend whatever time necessary to find the best treatment plan tailored specifically for you. She truly is the best...and not just around here. Spartanburg is so lucky to have her.
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Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Kooistra's Board Certifications

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  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Vascular Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 1
    Sanction

    Dr. Kooistra has received 1 sanction

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    • Disciplinary action in another state  (4/26/2011)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Carol Antonsen Kooistra; License # MD425389

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

      Action Taken:

      The physician has permanently voluntarily surrendered her license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Pennsylvania.

    • State: Pennsylvania
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  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Kooistra has 1 board action

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    • Disciplinary action in another state  (8/5/2014)
    • Action Taken: Release from Prior Order
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: South Carolina
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1982

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Kooistra has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Kooistra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kooistra's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology, Sleep Medicine and Vascular Neurology
  • Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  • Sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Dr. Kooistra's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Over 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Kooistra

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients