Dr. Elliot Michel, MD

Neurology  |  
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Age 65
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Dr. Elliot Michel, MD
Elliot M. Michel, MD, is a private practitioner at Valley Neurology, Inc. in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, and the director of the Tri-County Center for Alzheimer's Research & Education. Dr. Michel received his medical training from Ohio State University and completed an internship and a residency in neurology at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before completing further training in neurology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Michel has been an active staff member at several Pittsburgh area hospitals including HealthSouth Harmerville Rehabilitation Hospital, Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Alle-Kiski Medical Center, and UPMC St. Margaret Memorial Hospital. Dr. Michel, his practice, and his Nurse are certified through the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). This is a prestigious honor and distinction as there are only 3 CMSC certified MS Centers in the greater Pittsburgh area. Dr. Michel is also certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and he has received certification in magnetic resonance imaging from the American Society of Neuroimaging. Dr. Michel holds active memberships in the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Neuroimaging, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. His areas of professional interest include migraine, dementia, multiple sclerosis, infusion center, electroencephalography (EEG) and ambulatory EEG, electromyography and nerve conduction velocity, VNG, and Botox for chronic migraines.

215 E 1st Ave Ste 1

Tarentum, PA 15084

Contact Information

(724) 226-9960

Dr. Elliot Michel, MD

Dr. Elliot Michel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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very high
more than 93% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 89% of peers
Seizure Disorders
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Neurology
  • Adult Neurology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo


Read More


  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Videonystagmography

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Ohio State University / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Univ Hlth Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Univ Hlth Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Michel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michel to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Michel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Brackenridge, PA |
Just all around good Doctor !!
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr. Michel is a brilliant physician who is also very compassionate and caring. He has impeccable bedside manners and takes the time to make sure you (the patient) get all of your questions answered as well as making sure that you don't leave until you fully understand everything that was discussed regarding your visit. I would of given 10 stars if we could!
in New Kensington, PA |
I would recommend Dr. Michel to others because if you are looking for a good doctor that can get you better he knows what he is doing. He takes the time with you to make sure you are satisfied. Also his staff is the best they are really nice and sweet. I would give this office and doctor an a+ for the overall experience
in New Kensington, PA |
Dr. Michel was always kind and easy to deal with. I left the practice for a second opinion. When I recently asked if I could return, I was surprised to be told NO.
in New Wilmington pa |
Dr Michael is probably one of the most highest regarded positions that I've ever encountered it takes time with a patient he's got a sense of humor he's very thorough he is a good doctor
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Dr. Michel accepts 14 insurance carriers
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  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Classic Blue
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Kittanning, PA 16201
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