Dr. Cletus Aralu, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 66

Dr. Aralu
Telehealth services available

Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital

1500 N 28th St Ste 204 Richmond, VA 23223

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(804) 325-8720

Dr. Cletus Aralu, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Richmond, VA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Aralu has more experience with Headache, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and General Neurological Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Jos, Faculty Of Medical Sciences medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Aralu to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Aralu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Aralu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Aralu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (804) 325-8720.

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.

Dr. Aralu typically treats 99% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Headache
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Neurodegenerative Disorders specialists.

Dr. Aralu typically treats 85% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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General Neurological Disorders

General neurological disorder specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease that affect your brain, spinal cord or nerves, anywhere throughout your body.Compare with other General Neurological Disorders specialists.

Dr. Aralu typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gait Abnormality
Concussion
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Post-Concussion Syndrome
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders

Neuromuscular and movement disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions marked by uncontrolled or unwanted physical movements caused by disruptions in nerve and muscle function.Compare with other Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders specialists.

Dr. Aralu typically treats 66% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gait Abnormality
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Essential Tremor
Dystonia
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Aralu's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • 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
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Dr. Aralu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Aralu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Aralu

4.3

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
69.23076923076923%
(18)
4 Stars
15.384615384615385%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
1 Star
11.538461538461538%
(3)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (24)
  • Explained conditions well (24)
  • Listened & answered questions (23)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (12)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
  • Office environment (4)
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I agree with one of the other patients who left a review the receptionist is so RUDE. I was told by Tory to come in 30 minutes before your apt so that patient can fill out paperwork. I got there at 7:30. Tory gave me the paperwork after 2 other patients had come in and that was about 8:34 and 9am. Then they took the other 2 patients that came in after I did. I was seen about 9:15-9:20 and I was heated. Dr Aralu needs to hire another receptionist, she makes the office looks bad.
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Regina in Richmond, VA – Oct 29, 2018
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He needs to fire his entire office staff. They clearly have a high disregard for sick patients to be so late sending out and giving them important documents. They do not seem happy about or care about their career. It's very difficult to be in the waiting room 5+ hours too. There should be compensation for wasting a person's time.
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A in Richmond va – Jan 03, 2017
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Dr.Arulu is the best he cares for you explains everything and takes his time you never feel rushed get all questions answered while there you will never get thru on the phone and you will never get a call back but if you email the Dr he will email you back.
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Audrey in Richmond – Dec 31, 2016
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This Doctors office sucks! The receptionist is disorganized. Papers are everywhere, it looks horrid. They take forever to schedule an mri…and God forbid you have an appointment at 12 pm. Youll be there till 5. Better go to the Panera across the street because you will need your breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Eden Prairie, MN – Dec 15, 2016
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He is a wonderful caring and professional physician. He takes time with you and don't make you feel your time slot is over. Excellent caregiver dedicated been a patient for over 14 years. Highly recommend for patients suffering with headaches, MS and neuropathy.
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Brenda in Virginia Beach, VA – Sep 07, 2016
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Dr. Aralu is an amazing neurologist that spends time with his patients, so expect to have a wait. He explains condition and answers questions thoroughly and works with you as a whole person. He is highly respected and recommended by RNs and therapists. But, I'm thinking of leaving practice due unprofessional poorly managed front office ranging from phone calls not answered, Inability to leave message due automated service being full, to difficulty in getting appointment in timely manner.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Cletus Aralu, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Richmond, VA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Aralu has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

howard university hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
University Of Jos, Faculty Of Medical Sciences
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Cletus Aralu, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Cletus Aralu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Aralu frequently treats Headache, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and General Neurological Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Aralu specializes.

Where is Dr. Cletus Aralu, MD's office located?

Dr. Aralu's office is located at 1500 N 28th St Ste 204, Richmond, VA 23223. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Cletus Aralu, MD speak?

Dr. Aralu speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital1500 N 28th St Ste 204 Richmond, VA 23223
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Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Mechanicsville, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital

Richmond, VA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2021)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)