Dr. James Appelbaum, MD

Dr. James Appelbaum, MD

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59 y/o
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Dr. James Appelbaum, MD is a neurology specialist in Kansas City, KS and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in neurology and clinical neurophysiology.

Providence Medical Group

8919 Parallel Pkwy Ste 440

Kansas City, KS 66112
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Appelbaum's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appelbaum treats Brain Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Appelbaum treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appelbaum treats Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Appelbaum treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Alzheimer's Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appelbaum treats Alzheimer's Disease more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Appelbaum treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Alzheimer's Disease With Early-Onset
  • Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
  • Alzheimer's Disease Without Neurofibrillary Tangles
  • Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease With Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
  • Familial Forms of Alzheimer's Disease

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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • 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

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
1986

Awards

Dr. Appelbaum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Appelbaum

1.7

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
79.16666666666667%
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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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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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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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Poor communication skills, 4 months with no diagnosis
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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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Doesn't seem to want to look too far into the issues, tremors......
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