Dr. Douglas Sankar, MD

Dr. Douglas Sankar, MD

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Clinical Neurophysiology  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o
7 reviews

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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Douglas D. Sankar, MD is Board Certified in Neurology with added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology, recognized by the American Board...Read more

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Dr. Sankar's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Dr. Sankar says...

Douglas D. Sankar, MD is Board Certified in Neurology with added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology, recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Through an accelerated program offered at Boston University, MA, Dr. Sankar received his Medical Degree, which was followed by his Medical Internship and Neurology Residency at New York University. Dr. Sankar also completed his Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, at NYU.

Dr. Sankar brings 20 years of experience and expertise to his patients, as NYP Medical Group/Hudson Valley's Clinical Director of Neurology Department. He has special interests in neuromuscular disorders, as well as general neurology, including headache, epilepsy and stroke.

Dr. Sankar's Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Dr. Sankar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Clinical Neurophysiology
  •  Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • 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 Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    BOSTON UNIV SCH OF MED

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    NYU Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    NYU Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    NYU Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)