Dr. Gianna Link, MD

Dr. Gianna Link, MD

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Age 57
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Dr. Gianna Link, MD is a neurology specialist in Beckley, WV. She graduated from Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Faculty Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in neurology, neuropsychiatry (neurology), and more.Read her story

1828 Harper Rd

Beckley, WV 25801

Contact Information

(681) 422-1503

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Value Care Health Systems

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Top Care Areas

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Gait Abnormality
normal
more than 62% of peers
Parkinson's Disease
normal
more than 13% of peers
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
normal
more than 8% of peers

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Dr. Link's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Link "Dr. Link, grew up in the US studied abroad after graduating from High School in MI.She obtained her PhD Degree in Neuroimmunology. She was awarded a Scholarship to study medicine, where she completed her MD Degree from the Aristotelian University, while performing neuropathology research and attending externships in Denmark, Israel and the U.S. Her training in neurology was finalized in the US and Sweden.She has three subspecialties, after completing full fellowships. Dr. Link, has been licensed in the US and the ECU. She's had professional teaching appointments and has worked in academic institutions as well as, in the private sector.Her research Experience is in Clinical Neuroimmunology and Molecular Neurobiologyusing Techniques: In situ hybridization for mRNA detection of Cytokines.and in Neuropathology studying Neurotransmitter influences on neuronal cultures with immunohistochemistry and Electron Microscopy. She has published multiple research papers and her original thesis on Multiple Sclerosis and Myasthenia Gravis in 1994. Titled:"IFN-y, IL-4, TGF-B mRNA expression in MS & MG".Some of her awards and recognitions include:Best medical student ECE teacher and was elected as mentor to the female medical studentsShe was given the Outstanding Service Award, was professional of the year representing Neurology in Cambridge Who's Who. awarded for excellence in service toward earning stroke hospital magnet designationreceived Outstanding Service Award"Doctor of Excellence" by The Leading Physicians of the World.Voted as Most Compassionate Physician by patients;Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of valuable contribution to skills for patients;awarded certification by the American Board of National American Society of Neurorehabilitation and is a Disability Analyst and Fellow,Some of her academic and professional activities include giving lectures to medical staff, on Coma, Disorders of Consciousness, Delirium, Seizures, Headaches, Alzheimer's disease, Cognitive and Gait disorders, Inflammation in Neurological diseases including Cytokines in MS, in AD, in TBI., and in CVA. She has helped students and residents with their board exams.Dr. Link, was invited and has given multiple lectures to the Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, AD Stroke and TBI support groups and has appeared on radio and TV .She has chaired in medical committees as the Risk Management, Med. School Admissions,Peer review, Ethics committee Physicians well being, Quality improvement council and other hospital staff committees.Dr. Link took time off to write her non-medical book called "One" A guide to enlightenment.Her book considered an Inspirational Guide to Living, Offers a New Pathway in Life G. J. Link, MD, PhD., is a world-renowned neurologist with subspecialties in neuropsychiatry from Harvard, neurorehabilitation from Cornell, and neuroimmunology from the Karolinska Institute. She noticed that consulting with patients regarding living a more spiritual life, frequently resulted in improving the symptoms of their disease. After she also had a NDE, she completed a massive research and collected scientific data to compile this book.Dr. Gianna Link explores the world from a new perspective, one brought about after consulting with patients, researching, and considering what the life-altering transformation of a near-death experience (NDE) brings to one's consciousness.Dr. Link asks what happens after a Near-Death Experience? Is it Enlightenment?"

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Link "As a neurologist, listening to my patients is extremely important. It is the first of many steps in making the right diagnosis. The brain and nerves have incredible neuroplasticity. All people especially when in time of illness, deserve to be treated with respect and compassion. My goal is to help my patients improve their quality of life."

4  Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neurological Immunology
  • Neuropsychiatry (Neurology)
  • Neurorehabilitation

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Link does not have any board certifications listed.

81  Conditions Treated

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22  Procedures

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 5/22/2014
    Nature of Complaint: Adjudicating Body/Case # - KANAWHA COUNTY CIRCUT COURT/12-C-1084
    State: West Virginia
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (6/24/2013)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: West Virginia

Education

  • Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Karolinska Institute / Medical Faculty
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • St Louis Un. Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Baylor University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Un. Of South Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Harvard
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Karolinska Institute / Medical Faculty
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Excellence in Service Award (for magnet designation) as Neurology Hospitalist, 12/14/2007
  • MEDICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP, 01/30/1976
  • USA Honors, 01/30/2009
  • Outstanding Service Award, April 2010
Media & Publications
  • PhD Thesis: IL4, IFN -G TGF-B IN MS, MG by ISH ., 02/14/1994
  • PUBLICATIONS Link J, Soderstrom M, Olsson T, Hojeberg B, Ljungdahl A, Link H. Increased TGF-B, IL-4 and IFN-y in multiple sclerosis. Ann Neurol 36: 379-386, 1994 Link J, Navikas V, Yu M, Fredrikson S, Osterman P-O, Link H. Augmented interferon-y, interleukin-4 and transforming growth,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Link's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Link to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
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Dr. Link's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I found Dr. Link to be professional but difficult to connect with. She was very thorough in her assessment on my initial visit but I was never scheduled for a follow up appointment even after calling her office twice for a follow up appointment. I also felt as though I was treated like someone...more
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