Dr. Cynthia Africk, MD

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Dr. Cynthia Africk, MD

Neurosurgery | Female

Clinical Neuroscience Institute 30 E Apple St Ste 5254, Dayton, OH 45409 Get Directions
(937) 208-4200

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Dr. Africk specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Dayton, OH. She practices at 2 locations.

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      Dr. Africk accepts 30 insurance carriers

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      30 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

      • Aetna
      • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
      • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Beech Street (Multiplan)
      • Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
      • Butler Health Plan
      • CareSource
      • Cigna
      • Delta Dental
      • Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS)
      • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
      • Flora Midwest (PPOM)
      • Galaxy Health Network
      • Health Span
      • HealthSmart
      • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
      • Humana
      • Medicaid
      • Medical Mutual of Ohio
      • Molina Healthcare
      • Mt. Carmel
      • Nationwide
      • Ohio Health Choice
      • PHCS
      • Ryan White
      • Superior Dental Care
      • Tricare
      • United Concordia
      • UnitedHealthCare
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Africk's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (27)
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      in Rockingham, NC |
      Horrible bedside manner's! Lacks empathy,seems to be a very miserable person and unhappy. I have been told for 10 years there is nothing they can do for my spinal injuries and she wanted to do back surgery,I ask if she could guarantee that it would help, she said no. She kept me in her office for over two hours after they canceled my first appointment after I drove an hour there and waited over an hour. She is a disgrace and should be fired,I would not ever recommend her with her bitter attitude
      in Dayton, OH |
      HORRIBLE! Permanently paralyzed -surgical injury by Dr. Cynthia Africk, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH. Nerve was draped between discs and not returned to proper location before closure. Pains intensified 100%; constantly told be patient and increased drugs. Wheelchair bound-4 months, I changed surgeons who discovered the error and performed corrective surgery, nerve decompression Also undergone bridle procedure-transfer tendons, ligaments, muscle from leg to foot. Former athlete!!
      in Raeford, NC |
      My husband had to have a fusion, spacers & titanium plate placed on his spine. Cynthia Africk M.D. did his surgery. There have been improvements, much better than he was prior to the surgery but still suffers from numbing & tingling due to spinal cord & nerve damage (prior to surgery). She has a stiff type bedside manner. Dr. Africk doesn't like to place patients on pain medications for an extended amount of time due to the possibility of addiction. The recovery time was more than expected.
      in Springfield, OH |
      Did surgery on my neck,in 2008...Excellent outcome...
      in Pinehurst, NC |
      I felt Dr. Africk was indifferent and uncaring. She used unprofessional language in her dictation. After my imaging was done she told me she couldn't do surgery and wouldn't give me painkillers. Her tone made me feel like she thought I was lying about my pain and was drug-seeking. I was devastated by the news and she basically just sat there smirking when I began crying. It was a terrible experience. It's awful to have a doctor not believe you when you're in so much pain. I do not recommend her.
      New York, NY |
      It took three months to get an appointment. She did a poor job explaining what she was going to do in surgery and the expected recovery. Because she did not fully listen to me on two presurgery visits, I had to have a second surgery higher up in the spine with another surgeon to complete treatment. After surgery, she quickly stopped seeing me, and told me I was "done".
      in Fayetteville, NC |
      Meant Dr. Africk for the first time an was impressed with what all she explaned to me an the time she took with me. Don't know this Dr. but she said the same things that an other Dr. has told me. She is new to this office.
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Ataxia
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Ear Disorders
      • Epilepsy
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Meningiomas
      • Myelopathy
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Pancreatitis
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Thrombosis
      • Torticollis
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Arterial Line Insertion
      • Brain Surgery
      • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Central Line Insertion
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Chest Tube Insertion
      • Conscious Sedation
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Disc Replacement
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Endotracheal Intubation
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Fluoroscopy
      • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Lumbar Puncture
      • Mechanical Ventilation
      • Neck Surgery
      • Neurolytic Nerve Block
      • Neuroplasty
      • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
      • Paracentesis
      • Pericardiocentesis
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Spine Surgery
      • Thoracentesis
      • Tracheostomy
      • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
      • Vertebroplasty

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        Malpractice Claims not available

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Loyola University Chicago School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1989

      • Internship Hospital
        Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Ca
      • Residency Hospital
        University of Illinois
      • Fellowship Hospital
        American College Of Surgeons

      Awards & Recognition

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      • Media & Publications

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Africk's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Africk's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Africk

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      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients