Dr. Diane Africk, MD

Dr. Diane Africk, MD

Pediatric Neurology  |  
Female  |  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Diane Africk, MD is a pediatric neurology doctor who practices in New Orleans, LA. She is 65 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Africk is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Brain Disorders
more than 53% of peers
more than 39% of peers
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
more than 33% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Africk "Dr. Diane Africk earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine . She completed her internship and residency also at Tulane University serving as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. Dr. Africk then completed fellowship training in Child Neurology and Human Genetics both at Tulane University Hospitals in New Orleans. Dr. Africk is board certified in Pediatrics and has been on staff since 2007."


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  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Syncope
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tulane University Hospitals
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Tulane University Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tulane University Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Africk has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Africk's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Africk to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)

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Dr. Africk's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Louisiana |
The BEST! Her empathy for special needs children is unmatched!! I have followed her from another Hospital to Ochsner and I would follow her to the end of the earth!!
Metairie, LA |
Horrible! After waiting 2 months for an appt for my grandson after he had a seizure, she ordered an MRI. Here we are, 2 months AFTER the MRI and she will not return calls regarding the results. Not even her nurse. The results were posted at myochsner.org but shouldn't the doctor call with a follow up and plan for a child who is experiencing seizures?!?! She acted like she cared at the one and only appt but obviously she's incompetent. Maybe she's too old and need to retire.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Africk accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Health Payors Organization
    Health Payors Organization PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • National Healthcare Alliance
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Africk has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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