Dr. Cynthia McGarvey, MD

Dr. Cynthia McGarvey, MD

Neurology  |  
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Dr. Cynthia McGarvey, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Indianapolis, IN. She has been practicing for 14 years.

8402 Harcourt Rd Ste 615

Indianapolis, IN 46260

Contact Information

(317) 537-6088

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. McGarvey performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

EEG (Electroencephalogram)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

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


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • In Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McGarvey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McGarvey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McGarvey to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. McGarvey's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
Poor judgement and lacks compassion and misdiagnosed me completely
in Sullivan in |
Dr. McGarvey is a very caring doctor. She never rushes through your appointment and is a very good listener. She explains all procedures and answers all questions you may have. I drive over 2 hours to see her and it is time well spent. I would recommend her to my family and my friends.
Indianapolis, IN |
Dr McGarvey is empathetic, kind, professional, and a great neurologist. I would and have highly recommended her.
in zionsville indiana |
After seeking her advise for cluster migraine headaches 8 weeks after undergoing brain surgery. Mr McGarvey was cold smug and unsympathetic. She suggested that it was my intake of caffeine. That false diagnosis forced me into the ER 3 times and costs my insurance over $10K in emergency fees alone. I found a really good doctor eventually who diagnosed the pain as brain trauma due to the previous surgery. When I was supposed to go to my 2nd appointment her MA cancelled 46 minutes prior. :(
in Indianapolis, IN |
I have been a patient for about 2 years. I suffer from migraines and Dr. Mc Garvey has been wonderful in explaining and recommending treatment to improve the quality of my life. I receive Botox and I do not like injections. She is very caring and puts me at ease during the procedure. She takes time and never judges me on my nervous behavior. I would definitely recommend her if you are looking for a knowledgeable and compassionate Neurologist.
Zionsville, IN |
Dr. McGarvey as efficient but she's was thorough. She asked detailed questions and gave me honest feedback about my condition and the steps I should take to care for myself. She's no nonsense and gets to the point which I appreciate, but when I became emotional she related and was a rational comforting voice.
in Zionsville, IN |
Dr. McGarvey is a very down to earth doctor that truly listens to her patients. As my Neurologist, she heard my concerns and explained the treatment options to me in clear and concise manner. I am feeling better than I have in years, thanks to Dr. McGarvey. I highly recommend her! Lisa
in Carmel, IN |
This lady has no compassion for people in pain and is disrespectful. Conversation consisted of "get on the table, roll over, lay still, you can leave if you want to." She said she could not answer questions because she had to "concentrate". I was obviously nervous about the test-she could have cared less. As I was told there would be no needles, I thought we were finished.But I was not prepared for the acupuncture needle. When I said no-she just left! RUDE WOMAN. Not nice as a Dr. or as a person
in New Castle IN |
Wonderful Lady! Very kind and takes the time to answer any and all questions love her!
in Kokomo, IN |
My wife has been hospitalized for a week for horrific headaches and seizures. Our experience with Dr. McGarvey was very short, rude, and very unprofessional. If you don't have time to listen to patients and their spouse, that's a problem. No more time than she was willing to spent with us, it's hard to judge her as far as how good of doctor she is.
in Fishers, IN |
Dr McGarvey spent over an hour with my husband and I on my initial appointment answering all questions and explaining what the plan of action was. She actually listened (something so many Drs don't take the time to do). I left feeling like she really cared and is going to leave no stone unturned until we find the problem. I went in terrified of the what ifs, left still scared but feel confident whatever is thrown my way, DrMcGarvey will figure it out and take care of me! A+ experience!
in Indianapolis, IN |
Flippantly dismissive of questions.. Rude and disrespectful. Her motto would seem to be: I'm the doctor, you shut up.
in Indianapolis, IN |
Dr. McGarvey saw my father in consultation for a brain tumor towards the end of his life. She was kind and very competent. She went out her way to be helpful during a difficult time.
As a patient who had just had spinal fusion 3 weeks prior to an EMG, I thought she might be interested in seeing my incision. So after introducing herself. I ask her she said No. I said you don't want to see it. She said no thank you. And that was the final conversation for the rest of the test besides her next approach to test. And my saying ok. No bed side manner what so ever. Just a little interest in patient. And compassion.
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Dr. McGarvey accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. McGarvey has admitting privileges

St. Vincent Carmel Hospital
13500 N Meridian St
Carmel, IN 46032
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St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
2001 W 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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