Dr. James Appelbaum, MD

Dr. James Appelbaum, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 60

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(913) 594-3036

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Dr. James Appelbaum, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Kansas City, KS and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Appelbaum has more experience with Epilepsy, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Headache than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Appelbaum to book an appointment.


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Providence Medical Group

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(913) 594-3036
PMG-Neurology8919 Parallel Pkwy Ste 440 Kansas City, KS 66112
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Dr. Appelbaum is affiliated with Providence Medical Center Kansas City, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for neurology.

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Stroke Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (6)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
  • Explained conditions well (4)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (24)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (24)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (24)
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Was neurologically kindled on several occasions when Dr. Appelbaum failed to taper benzodiazepines adequacy, failed to properly give adequate dosages of benzodiazepines when I was switching psychiatrists and failed to give proper medical treatment during this time when he only gave me 1/3 the dose of what my psychiatrist left me at. This led to severe benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. My Doctor who graduated from Duke, has told me that a neurologist should be able to taper someone off benzodiazepines safely but he failed and refused a slow taper, my doctor went on to further state this made him a bad doctor and in their viewpoint this should of not happened. They stated he should of been there to fill the scripts until I found a new psychiatrist which also failed to happen. Wow!
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Dec 24, 2019
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Dr. Appelbaum is a very poor doctor. I took my husband to him for tremors and diminishing mobility thinking it could be Parkinson's. Applebaum said it was a gait disorder and essential tremor and sent him for therapy. It didn't work but he wanted him to go again. I took him to a neurosurgeon instead and he sent him for extensive testing. He has spinal stenosis where arthritis is forming in his lower back and neck and squeezing the nerves in his spine. He now is on a walker and can barely stand up. Applebaum wasted valuable time. We don't know if surgery can be done now.
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10/16/2019 Yes, I liked Dr. Appelbaum very much. He explained everything that he was doing as he was doing each procedure to my husband. Very knowledgeable and pleasant. Our first visit was very impressive. I am not one of those wives that come to every visit with their husband but he wanted me there today so I was allowed in the room with him and Dr. Appelbaum didn't make me feel uncomfortable doing so. Thank you Dr. Appelbaum, we appreciated your time. The Steger's
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Thomas Steger in Leavenworth, KS – Oct 16, 2018
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In response to the question does the scan show further damage? He stated, "who knows there is so much." No explanation give. Any answers wee short and tinged with sarcasm.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Leesa in St. Joseph, MO – Jul 23, 2018
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Bad manners.
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Dr Applebaum doesnt take the time to look further into things he just goes with the fast and quick solution i have horrible headaces still and i know for a fact i am bipolar and he doesnt seem to care to much
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jess in Kansas City, KS – Nov 18, 2016
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Poor communication skills, 4 months with no diagnosis
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Kansas City, KS – Jun 22, 2016
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Doesn't remember see me between visits. Never fully read the reports from other Drs didn't even notice my responses were slow.
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Frustrated in Grand view Plaza,KS – Apr 26, 2016
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Doesn't seem to want to look too far into the issues, tremors......
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Osawatomie – Jan 25, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Appelbaum

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Appelbaum treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Appelbaum treats other conditions, please contact the office at (913) 596-7286.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Appelbaum typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Epilepsy
Seizure Disorders
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Essential Tremor
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Neurodegenerative Disorders specialists.

Dr. Appelbaum typically treats 78% more often than similar doctors

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Alzheimer's Disease
Dementia
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Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Appelbaum typically treats 59% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Headache
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Dr. Appelbaum's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • 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
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I enjoy empowering patients and families to aid them in overcoming their neurological issues.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Education

University Chicago Pritzker Sch Med
Fellowship Hospital
University Chicago Pritzker Sch Med
Residency Hospital
Saint Lukes Hospital of Kansas City
Internship Hospital
1986
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Appelbaum, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (913) 594-3036, and for other questions, call (913) 596-7286.

Does Dr. James Appelbaum, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Appelbaum has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. James Appelbaum, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. James Appelbaum, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. James Appelbaum, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Appelbaum frequently treats Epilepsy, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Headache. See all practice areas where Dr. Appelbaum specializes.

Where is Dr. James Appelbaum, MD's office located?

Dr. Appelbaum's office is located at 8919 Parallel Pkwy Ste 440, Kansas City, KS 66112. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Providence Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Saint John Hospital

Leavenworth, KS

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average