Dr. Duarte Machado, MD

Dr. Duarte Machado, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 43

Neurology

Dr. Duarte Machado, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Vernon, CT. Dr. Machado has extensive experience in Headache and Neurodegenerative Disorders. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Windham Hospital and Hartford Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group35 Talcottville Rd Ste 6 Vernon, CT 06066
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(203) 295-0161

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group5 Founders St Ste 102 Willimantic, CT 06226
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(203) 295-0161

Practice

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group280 S Main St Cheshire, CT 06410
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(203) 295-0161

Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Midstate Medical Center Meriden, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top HospitalOutstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Machado's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Machado

4.3

Based on 27 ratings

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I went to Dr. Machado as a new patient for my tremors. He ordered blood work (14 vials of blood were taken) and I began a new prescription. I wrote three emails asking questions about blood test results and bad reactions that I was having to the new prescription. I was finally called (after the third email) and told to contact my PCP about my blood work and that Dr. Machado would be informed about my problems with the new prescription. I was never contacted by phone or email! This caused me to cancel my follow up appointment - obviously, I was not a priority for this practice!
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J. Amento – Mar 05, 2021
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Dr. Machado is an extremely knowledgable And compete Neurologist who is Very friendly, conversationally engaging, happy and genuinely concerned with Your health and very interactive in regard to your well-being. This Is exceptionalLy rare in this demanding, complex and somber branch of medicine. Due to the present structure of Medicne it is a busy practice with a heavy patient load but somehow he is able to schedule me a full 1/2 hour compared to the usual 15 min appointments in most offices. He is truly a rare find.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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John F. Pickett – Jun 01, 2020
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Very likely. Ihave recommended him to an acquaintance
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May 10, 2019
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Dr. Machado cared about what I was going through and it showed immensely. With compassion he took time with me to listen, evaluate and figure out a plan. I left feeling like I had a new start on treatment for my tremors with confidence going forward. His staff was also phenomenal and there wasn't a question they would not help you get an answer to. Thank you all.
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May 01, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr. Machado.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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leo charette in southington – Feb 28, 2019
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We see Dr. Machado in the Cheshire office. The wait time can be more than 30 minutes. But the trade off is that when he is with you , you are all he's focused on. He answers questions, cares about how my husband is doing, makes consultations for my husband when he sees new areas of concern. He spends time with you, doesn't rush through the visit. His observations of the progression of my husbands condition have been spot on. We have followed him from when he worked at Yale. He is worth the wait.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Wanda DiLauro in North Haven, CT – Jan 17, 2019
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Never calls back
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Diane – Jul 12, 2018
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My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease about 5 yrs. ago. Dr. Machado's knowledge and empathy with his movement disorder is making a positive difference in my husband's emotional and physical well-being. Dr. M. has provided sound and practical advice. He truly LISTENS to you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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anonymous in CT – May 18, 2018
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Dr Machado is awesome. He shows care and patience always easy to talk to I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lynn – Apr 13, 2018
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We had a similar bad experience with this man. Ordered tests , changed medications that the patient had been on for years and never called back or returned seven phone calls left at office. If it is urgent, see someone else.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Feb 22, 2018
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Dr Machado correctly diagnosed my hydroencepoly after I was incorrectly diagnosed by a different neurologist as having diabetic neuropathy for which nothing could be done After surgery by Dr Senatis I was able to walk unassisted and stopped urinary incontinence! Thank God my wife located Dr Machado! My family will always be grateful for Dr Machados accurate diagnosis! BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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JOSEPH FITZGERALD in CHESHIRE CT – Dec 31, 2017
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Dr. Machado has great bedside manner and clearly knows his stuff. However, he promises follow ups and agrees to order tests that his incredibly sick patients require to get the medicine they need to have any quality of life, but he fails to follow up or order those tests. He does not call patients back for weeks at a time, ignoring their messages. That has resulted in life threatening outcomes for his patients, which is absolutely deplorable.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hartford, CT – Aug 12, 2017
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Office staff is great and Dr. Machado is very pleasant and knowledgeable pertaining the disease state. I would recommend this office
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle in Hartford, CT – Jul 21, 2017
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He was excellent in all aspects of my visit
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Peter Mehlman in West Hartford, CT – Nov 28, 2016
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Dr. Machado has been my neurologist since October 2015. I have a rare neurological, muscle/movement disorder and he is specialized in knowing about it, Stiff Person Syndrome. I travel from Maine and pay out of pocket to see him as he is an amazing doctor and person. He is caring, compassionate, passionate about his patients and what he can do to help them. I would recommend him and have, to anyone. He is helping raise awareness for this 1 in a million syndrome with me and is an amazing man!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Jasmine Nardone-Franco in Belfast, Maine – Aug 17, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Machado

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Machado treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Machado treats other conditions, please contact the office at (860) 870-6370.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Machado is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Machado
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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Headache
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Neurodegenerative Disorders specialists.

Dr. Machado is experienced in the area of Neurodegenerative Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Machado
Similar Providers
Parkinson's Disease
Dementia or Depression Screening
Alzheimer's Disease
Dementia
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Machado's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Machado's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Huntington's Disease
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wada Test
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Duarte Machado, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Vernon, CT. Dr. Machado has extensive experience in Headache and Neurodegenerative Disorders. He is...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

Yale University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Yale University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Yale University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Duarte Machado, MD?

New patients may call (203) 295-0161 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Duarte Machado, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Duarte Machado, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Duarte Machado, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Machado's profile.

What are Dr. Duarte Machado, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Machado specializes in Headache and Neurodegenerative Disorders. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Duarte Machado, MD treat?

Dr. Machado frequently treats the following conditions: Difficulty With Walking, Parkinson's Disease, and Gait Abnormality. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Duarte Machado, MD's office address?

Dr. Machado's office is located at 35 Talcottville Rd Ste 6, Vernon, CT 06066. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Duarte Machado, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Machado provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Duarte Machado, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Duarte Machado, MD is affiliated with Midstate Medical Center and Hartford Hospital.

Does Dr. Duarte Machado, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.3/5 for Dr. Duarte Machado, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Machado is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Windham Hospital

Willimantic, CT

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2023)

Midstate Medical Center

Meriden, CT

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Campus

Southington, CT

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2023)