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Dr. Edmund Messina, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 72

Dr. Messina

Michigan Headache and Neurology Clinic

1675 Watertower Pl Ste 600 East Lansing, MI 48823

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Dr. Edmund Messina, MD is a neurology specialist in East Lansing, MI and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1977 and specializes in neurology and pediatric neurology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital . America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Messina accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Preferred PPO
Cigna
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Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Golden Rule
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Priority Health
Tricare
TriCare for Life
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Dr. Messina's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

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

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Migraine more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
Insomnia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Messina treats Insomnia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Messina treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Secondary Insomnia

Dr. Messina's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Ataxia, Hereditary, Autosomal Dominant
  • Basilar Migraine
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brainstem Strokes
  • Cataplexy
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Classic Migraine
  • Cluster Headache
  • Common Migraine
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Concussion
  • Cough Headache
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Episodic Ataxia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Genetic Disposition to Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Headache
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Mild Headache
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Narcolepsy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Orthostatic Tremor
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Severe Headache
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spastic Gait
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Steppage Gait
  • Stroke
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Tension Headache
  • Tremor
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Headache
  • Vascular Neuropathy
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Migraine

Dr. Messina's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Messina

4.6

Based on 56 reviews

5 Stars
85.71428571428571%
(48)
4 Stars
1.7857142857142858%
(1)
3 Stars
1.7857142857142858%
(1)
2 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(2)
1 Star
7.142857142857143%
(4)

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I was treated with exceptionally genuine kindness and true compassion. Dr. Messina genuinely cares about his patients as individuals and cares about getting to the bottom of things. He clearly has an extraordinarily vast wealth of knowledge in his speciality. His office is operated in a manner that seems to be like something out of a Hallmark movie from a time when doctors did what they do for their patients and not for some kind of a mega healthcare business. I highly recommend this office!!
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Dr. Messina and the nurse (Jane) took a lot of time to review my background during my appt. today. It was not rushed and they listened to everything I had to say. Both employees are very competent and use their knowledge to the patient's advantage. Dr. Messina developed a plan that I hope will reduce and perhaps eliminate my headaches. They were very thorough and deliberate in explaining the plan to improve my health. The front desk employee (Patty) was also very friendly.
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I have had migraines for over 40 years. I've been to many doctors and had many different treatments. Last August Dr. Messina started managing my care. Each month the number of headaches as decreased as we worked to find the best treatment for me. It is now March and I am so very happy to report as of today I am 50 days without a migraine or headache of any kind! What a wonderful thing to be able to wake up headache free and enjoy each day!
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Always very friendly, detail oriented and takes the time to explain lab/test results. I highly recommend Dr. Messina!
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Dr. Messina is extremely intelligent and amazing at putting together the whole picture. He will work with you for the best solution to your problem and tweek it until it's "perfect". He's well-read and up to date on the most recent medical treatments available. He's unlike any other doctor that I've seen in that not only does he truly want to help but he wants to assist the other doctors you see by sending reports and labs, etc. to better facilitate positive results for overall better health.
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He is a smart man, just don’t expect him to take your opinion and go with it. He is sort of condescending and made me feel like I have a mountain of symptoms. I have a complex chronic illness (Vestibular Disorder) and he seems to think my symptoms are unrelated when I’ve heard from several others they are. He also thinks I do not have a Vestibular disorder at all. So it’s very confusing.
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I am very happy seeing Dr. Messina for my migraines. He is extremely knowledgeable and always provides the best care I could ask for. My quality of life has improved greatly with Dr. Messina managing my migraines. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a neurologist. He's the best!
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Love Dr. Messina and staff!!!
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Dr. Messina and his entire staff have treated me with such great care and compassion. I would be lost without them. My headaches are improving at every visit, and he is always happy to explain everything to me about my treatment without hesitation. I would recommend him to everyone. THE BEST
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When I first saw Dr Messina, I had been a long time migraine sufferer, along with other uncontrolled health issues. Dr. Messina looks at the TOTAL picture. Not just the area that "hurts." He begins a mission, to find and conquer the problem. Seeing other doctors? He expects them to join forces with him, as open communication is a must. He is a powerful force, intelligent, respected and straightforward. Don't be surprised at what medical surprises he uncovers, or how much life you recover.
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About Me

We are a team, using physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants and support staff to deliver compassionate and competent care.

Our philosophy of our practice is to look not only at the hea...

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Barnes Hosp-Wash U Med
Residency Hospital
1978
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1977
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1981
1978
1977

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Sparrow Hospital

Lansing, MI

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

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