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Dr. Joan Sweeney, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 51

Dr. Sweeney

St Lukes Neurological Assocs

240 Cetronia Rd Ste 210A Allentown, PA 18104

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Dr. Joan Sweeney, MD is a neurology specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in neurology.


Dr. Sweeney's Reviews

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4.0

Based on 21 reviews

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I took my mother to many other doctors before Dr. Sweeney. She ordered extensive tests and got to the bottom of the problem. Just to make sure, I took my mom to U. of Penn's Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, who 100% confirmed Dr. Sweeney's findings. Caring, Compassionate, Super Intelligent, Over and Above are words that come to mind describing Dr. Sweeney. We feel really lucky to have a doctor like her in this area. We get her PA every other time and we like her too. Staff great too
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Office Staff is horrible. It took nearly a month to receive a call back from office manager. Staff submits incorrect scripts for MRI - 4 times and insurance denied authorizations to have testing. I was on the phone an entire day with insurance to finally straighten out their mistakes. Will not allow you to speak to Doctor"she is too busy to talk" they told me to see my family doctor to explain results from MRI. Never return calls.
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I started going to Dr Sweeney years ago,thought she was great. That was until I needed her. I have called her office no more than 5 times. I leave messages no call backs, need a medication refill no call backs, if the medication is called in it's wrong. I ask to talk to Dr Sweeney she's not in the office or at 1:00PM has left for the day. Clearly dodging calls. They are always pushing her PA who I don't trust. Go any where else. Great at taking your money for check ups and nothing else.
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I never ever get to see this woman, I'm constantly dealing with a PA, I have MS, I want a doctor!!! Not a physician assistant!!! I've called since with symptoms sine mid week with no results. It's Friday, they said go to the ER if I'm in that much pain --- we wonder why insurance is so high?? treat the patient!!
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I had been travelling into the city to one of the top hospitals for over 8 years. I thought I was getting the best care I could get up until I experienced two separate situations where I needed additional care and could not get it. Dr. Sweeney was recommended to me and I decided it was time to make a change. Dr. Sweeney spent an hour with me, she's smart, she knows her stuff. It was definitely a 5 star visit!
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Today was my first visit. She took her time with me and my husband. She is very patient. I love my first visit. TWO THUMBS UP!
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Dr Sweeney treats me for MS. She's very high energy and after my first appointment, I was overwhelmed. But I've since come to respect her. She really does listen and is interested in digging deeper to identify root causes.
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Where do I begin to tell you about this AMAZING women.. Dr. Sweeney is one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever met. She is not only a Neurologist but one of the most up to date and knowledgeable ones. When she joined St. Luke's hospital I had to follow her, I drive almost 2 hours for my appointments. Dr. Sweeney has never sat behind a computer during a visit with me. She makes visits feel comfortable. She really listens and puts you first. Her office staff have been great as well.
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After long search for a good neurologist and after a handful of not so good ones I finally found one!!! She is amazing!!! So glad I was able to be seen by her!
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Biography

Dr. Joan Sweeney, MD is a neurology specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1993

Awards

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(484) 426-2626

Dr. Sweeney accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

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Dr. Sweeney's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Restless Leg Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney treats Restless Leg Syndrome more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Sweeney treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Sweeney treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Brain Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sweeney treats Brain Disorders more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Sweeney treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Sweeney's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • 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)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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