Dr. Duarte Machado, MD

Dr. Duarte Machado, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 41

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Duarte Machado, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Vernon, CT. Dr. Machado has more experience with Neurodegenerative Disorders, Headache, and Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Midstate Medical Center and Hartford Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Machado to book an appointment.


Locations

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

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(203) 295-0161
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group35 Talcottville Rd Ste 6 Vernon, CT 06066
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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group280 S Main St Ste 102 Cheshire, CT 06410
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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

New Patient?
(203) 295-0161
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group5 Founders St Ste 102 Willimantic, CT 06226
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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.
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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.
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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.
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      Wanda DiLauro in North Haven, CT – Jan 17, 2019
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      Never calls back
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      • Difficult to schedule appointment
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      • Staff wasn't friendly
      • 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.
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      • Appointment scheduling
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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.
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
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      • Long wait times
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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      Michelle in Hartford, CT – Jul 21, 2017
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      He was excellent in all aspects of my visit
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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!
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      Jasmine Nardone-Franco in Belfast, Maine – Aug 17, 2016
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      Dr. Machado accepts the following insurance:

      Aetna
      Aetna HMO
      Choice Plus POS II
      Anthem
      Access Blue New England Network-CT
      Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
      Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
      Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
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      Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
      Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
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      Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
      Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
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      Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
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      Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
      Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
      Century Preferred-CT
      Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
      Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
      City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
      City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
      CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
      Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
      Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
      Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
      Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
      Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
      National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
      National (BlueCard) PPO
      Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
      Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
      Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
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      Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
      Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
      Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
      Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
      Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
      Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
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      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      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.

      Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Parkinson's Disease
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Parkinson's Disease more than 97% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

      Alzheimer's Disease
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Alzheimer's Disease more than 85% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

      Dementia
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Dementia more than 84% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

      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.

      Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 91% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

      Headache
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Headache more than 88% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

      Tension Headache
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Tension Headache more than 63% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 63% of their peers

      Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders

      Neuromuscular and movement disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions marked by uncontrolled or unwanted physical movements caused by disruptions in nerve and muscle function.Compare with other Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders specialists.

      Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Parkinson's Disease
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Parkinson's Disease more than 97% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

      Gait Abnormality
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Gait Abnormality more than 95% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

      Myoclonus
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Myoclonus more than 95% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

      General Neurological Disorders

      General neurological disorder specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease that affect your brain, spinal cord or nerves, anywhere throughout your body.Compare with other General Neurological Disorders specialists.

      Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Brain Disorders
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Brain Disorders more than 99% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

      Parkinson's Disease
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Parkinson's Disease more than 97% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

      Gait Abnormality
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Machado treats Gait Abnormality more than 95% of their peers

      Dr. Machado treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

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      Dr. Machado's conditions and procedures:

      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Alzheimer's Disease
      • Aneurysm
      • Anterior Horn Disease
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Disorders
      • 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
      • Corticobasal Degeneration
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Dementia
      • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Diplopia
      • Dystonia
      • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
      • 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)
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Parkinson's Disease
      • Parkinsonism
      • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Polyneuropathy
      • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
      • Post-Concussion Syndrome
      • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Restless Leg Syndrome
      • Seizure Disorders
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Stiff-Man Syndrome
      • Stroke
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Syncope
      • Tension Headache
      • Thrombosis
      • Tic Disorders
      • Torticollis
      • Tourette's Syndrome
      • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Tremor
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Tuberous Sclerosis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vertigo
      • Visual Field Defects

      About Me

      Biography

      Dr. Duarte Machado, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Vernon, CT. Dr. Machado has more experience with Neurodegenerative Disorders, Headache, and Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical f...Read more

      Specialties

      • Neurology

      Board Certifications

      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

      Awards

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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Midstate Medical Center

      Meriden, CT

      79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

      Hartford Hospital

      Hartford, CT

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

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

      The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial

      Southington, CT
      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

      Windham Hospital

      Willimantic, CT

      68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

      Yale New Haven Hospital

      New Haven, CT

      68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)