Dr. James Shammas, MD

Dr. James Shammas, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Shammas, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Ridgewood, NJ. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Shammas is affiliated with Valley Hospital.

1200 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 208

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Peripheral Nerve Disorders
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more than 83% of peers
Brain Disorders
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more than 79% of peers
Alzheimer's Disease
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more than 66% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
53

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Mt Sinai School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Luke's Roosevelt H Roosevel
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shammas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shammas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shammas to family and friends
3.2
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Shammas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    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 (5)
in Pompton Lakes NJ |
Very compassionate and thorough..
in Wyckoff, New Jersey |
I have been seeing Dr. Shammas as a patient for 25 years. I suffer from Cluster Headaches. He is the most caring, knowledgeable doctor I have ever met. He reaches out to me from time to time to see how I am doing. If a new medication comes out, he contacts me to let me know about it. He goes above and beyond. I have referred numerous family members and friends to Dr. Shammas and they have been especially pleased with him. Look no further, he is the BEST!!!
in New York, NY |
I would recommend him. Very knowledgeable and explains everything. Great doctor overall and very helpful. He did my spinal tab for example and I had no pain or complications and explained everything through the process. I would recommend him.
in Ridgewood, NJ |
He was impatient and rude. He didn't seem to care to answer our questions, almost as though it was an inconvenience to be talking to us at all.
Ramsey, NJ |
Not very knowledgeable, insensitive, arrogant, not sure why he is even in the profession!
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Dr. Shammas accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Shammas has admitting privileges

Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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