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Dr. Erasmo Passaro, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Passaro

Florida Center for Neurology

1607 Dr Martin Luther King St N Ste A St Petersburg, FL 33704

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Dr. Erasmo Passaro, MD is a neurology specialist in St Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Rutgers Med Sch in 1988 and specializes in neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and more.

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Average Reported Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
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Thank God for Dr. Passaro! Yes, if you read anything negative about the wait- it’s true. However, being in the room with him, while he answers and addresses every concern is not what you usually get with any doctor. He is compassionate and experienced. We travel from Sarasota to see him in St. Pete because we have faith in his knowledge of treating our newly diagnosed 19 yr old son with epilepsy. He truly cares about our son, and so far- the only doctor we are confident about. While my son is up at college, it was necessary for him to refer a neurologist in the same town, and he checked out this doctor personally, to make sure it was the right fit. Dr. Passaro will take his time with you and he listens. Running late because he gives all of his patients the time that you too will want, is just how it goes.
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I'm sure that Dr. Passaro is excellent in his specialties. He does not, however, evoke customer satisfaction when his wait times are anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours+. I went for my 2nd appointment today and asked how long the wait would be because the wait for my first appointment was over 1 hour. The staff eventually told me the wait would be 1.5-2 hours. So, I asked if I could call ahead next time and they said "No, he wants his patients to show up on time and wait." Unacceptable!
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I hate going here. My first appointment took 4 hours in the waiting room. Sitting that long is bad for my health. I left there discouraged and knew it would not do a thing to improve my hand only made my back worse. s a waste. The second time was just as bad. Than they billled me instead of Medicaid. sitting for 4 to 5 hours. no dr is worth that stupid wait. . he puts me on expensive vitamin d which my insurance did not cover and another dr told me not to take that much I did not need it
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I've been seeing Dr. Passaro for 14 years and have been very happy with him. I've never felt rushed through his office. Instead, I feel like my concerns are truly heard and I'm given as much information as I need to make a decision that's in the best interest of my health. That being said, if short wait times are important, this is not the place for you. He spends as much time with you as you need but because of that, very often runs behind schedule. My positive experience has made it worth it.
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The PA's are cold and stoic-appointments run late and you rarely see the doctor.
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I have a wonderful experience with Dr Passaro..He is Excellent Doctor I really have allot of trust an faith in him...I have had him for many different Neurologist in my life and I am so thankful for Suncoast Epilepsy Assoc. for getting Dr Erasmo Passaro for me and I have had nothing but excellent results.. I will not go into detail..but I would like to say I would Highly recommend him to anyone in United States..That is how I feel about the wonderful caring I get from him when I see him..
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About Me

We value clinical excellence, provide education and are involved in clinical research to provide the best care possible and to better understand epilepsy, sleep disorders and other neurologic conditions. We understand that our abilities and talents a...


  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine


Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Rutgers Med Sch
Medical School
Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School
University Of Chicago
Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Americas Top Doctors, 2008
  • Fellow, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, 2006
  • Best Doctors in America, 2009
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology, 2009
  • Florida Super Doctors, 2008
  • Physician Technology Award, 2004
  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008

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(727) 329-8833

Dr. Passaro accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Blue Card PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Passaro's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Passaro treats Gait Abnormality more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Passaro treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait
Seizure Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Passaro treats Seizure Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Passaro treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Febrile Convulsions, Familial, 1
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Passaro treats Sleep Apnea more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Passaro treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea

Dr. Passaro's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Management of VNS Devices for the Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects