Dr. Irina Taraban, MD

Dr. Irina Taraban, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 66
(5)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Irina Taraban, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Norwalk, CT. She is 66 years old and has been practicing for 42 years.

637 West Ave Ste 200

Norwalk, CT 06850

Contact Information

(203) 853-5000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Headache
very high
more than 92% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Brain Disorders
high
more than 88% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
65

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Acute Stroke Therapy With Tissue Plasminogen Activator
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Zaporozhye Medical Institute
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Brooklyn Caledonian Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Hartford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Taraban has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Taraban's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taraban to family and friends
2.8
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Taraban's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
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I visited the Norwalk hospital ER 3 times over the weekend of Oct 13-15. I had severe facial pain that was so bad, I needed morphine 2 times. The pain brought me to tears. On Sunday, Oct. 15, Dr. Taraban, the neurologist at the hospital, came to see me. She evaluated me and suggested I had Trigeminal Neuralgia based on what I was presenting. My CT scan and bloodwork results were perfect. Google THAT! I had a TOOTH problem! She needs to do some homework!! Stay away!!
Norwalk, CT |
Our meeting with Dr. Taraban was perhaps the worst experience I have ever had with doctor. After a 7 minute evaluation she recommended a drug challenge to verify her diagnosis. She refused to entertain questions on possible alternate causes for the symptoms, insisting she was the expert and knew best. When asked about side effects of the drug, she only offered "diarrhea" when there were much more serious side effects posted online. She was belligerent, obstinate and insulting. DO NOT USE!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Taraban accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
    Connecticare POS
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Taraban has admitting privileges

Norwalk Hospital
34 Maple St
Norwalk, CT 06850
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