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Dr. David Gelber, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Gelber
800 N 1st St Springfield, IL 62702

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Dr. David Gelber, MD is a clinical neurophysiologist in Springfield, IL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in clinical neurophysiology, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.


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Dr. Gelber accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gelber's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myasthenia Gravis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelber treats Myasthenia Gravis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gelber treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelber treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gelber treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelber treats Brain Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gelber treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gelber's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Gelber's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gelber

2.5

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
31.818181818181817%
(7)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
9.090909090909092%
(2)
2 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(1)
1 Star
54.54545454545455%
(12)

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What People Say About Dr. David Gelber, MD
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He gave me a lumbar puncture and he did not send the fluid he took from my spine for any kind of testing. None of the 5 doctors I saw after him could believe that he did not send it for testing. Plus I was misdiagnosed.
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Untruthful. Don't waste your time. Doesn't take patients seriously.
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Love him! He’s open to my desire to treat my MS more naturally and doesn’t make me feel stupid like so many neurologists have attempted to do in the past. Super easy going and personable too. He’s been my dr for 12 years now and I can’t say enough good things about him.
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I saw Dr Gelber when I was just finding out what was going on with me. Before my Lumbar puncture he was about 80% sure that I had signs of MS. When the LP came back normal he brushed me off and said lets just see you back in a year and if anything changes let me know. I was not comfortable with that and went and got a second opinion. After they looked at all my records and met with me I was officially diagnosed. Thankfully, I went to someone else because I have had multiple relapses. Terrible!
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We tried to get my husband in twice to see Dr Gelber, and all they could say was that the Dr couldn’t help him, without any other explanation. I would not recommend him to anyone that is seeking immediate answers.
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Very unskilled physician
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Was told at first appointment by Dr. Gelber "that we are are going to get this figured out" in regards to my numbness, pain and memory problems. Completed a neurological examination and failed so Dr. Gelber ordered a spinal tap . It came back normal and I just got a call today saying that there is nothing else that Dr. Gelber can do for me since the tap was normal and I have to go back to my primary doctor despite the concerning neuro exam to be referred elsewhere. Felt abandoned and misled .
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This office has had several staffing changes in the past two years, resulting in poorly kept records, mistakes and long wait times for labs and Dr's notes not documented. Nerve studies were done on he wrong limbs due to lack of documentation by Dr.
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Impatient, interrupted a lot, felt rushed and unimportant.
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Dr Gelber runs his appointments exactly on time, no waiting. Dr explained everything about my stroke, in great detail. The stroke team at St Johns hospital was a joke compaired to Gelber. He answered all of my questions, did not rush me, and his office was a great help on follow up questions by phone. Dr Gelber also treats my step-daughter for MS. She lives on the east coast and travels back here just to continue seeing Gelber. New appointments are 8 months out. He is in high demand.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. David Gelber, MD is a clinical neurophysiologist in Springfield, IL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in clinical neurophysiology, spinal cord injury medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

So Il University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
1985

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

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

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Passavant Area Hospital

Jacksonville, IL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average