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Dr. Joel Saper, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 76

Dr. Saper

Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute

3120 Professional Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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(734) 677-6000


Dr. Joel Saper, MD is a neurology specialist in Ann Arbor, MI and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1969 and specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Saper accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
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Medicaid
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Dr. Saper's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cluster Headache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saper treats Cluster Headache more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Saper treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saper treats Headache more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Saper treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
Migraine
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Saper treats Migraine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Saper treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine

Dr. Saper's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Dr. Saper's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Saper

4.3

Based on 123 reviews

5 Stars
75.60975609756098%
(93)
4 Stars
6.504065040650406%
(8)
3 Stars
4.878048780487805%
(6)
2 Stars
1.6260162601626016%
(2)
1 Star
11.382113821138212%
(14)

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My headaches have greatly improved with Dr. Saper and his team. Thank you very much!!
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I had only positive experiences with all of the staff while staying in the hospital. The nurses were all extremely helpful and diligent. The doctors answered all of my questions. I truly felt that the people looking after me honestly cared about seeing my health improve.
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I have had headaches for 20 years and tried all the options from the physicians I went to. I heard about Dr. Saper from my physician and decided to give it a try. It was the best decision I ever made!! Thank you Dr. Saper and the team at MHNI and Chelsea for turning my life around.
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Dr. Saper is the best!! I cannot tell you how thankful I am that I finally decided to make the trip to MHNI. Best decision I ever made.
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My headaches are less painful and frequent and the Drs and staff have been excellent.
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Every nurse and Doctor was willing to explain why medications were given and for what reasons. Everyone went above my expectations to provide great care. I am leaving with having a better understanding of what could have caused my head pain than when I came in. From the aides to the doctors the staff did everything in there power to make sure I got better.
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Dr. Saper refuses to use a digital record system which makes it hard to get information about your condition. He also refuses to participate with Medicare which puts financial hardship on patients many of whom are disabled due to chronic migraines. Communication is very difficult because it is the clinic’s practice to prevent actual contact with doctors over the phone or by email. Definitely wouldn’t recommend this doctor.
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Very thorough...pleasant...personable and knowledgeable.
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Everything was great.
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The staff has been extraordinary in scope and concept. Before every facet of treatment the staff explains the reasons behind, the reasons for and the possible side effects. If you want the medical profession to improve, bottle what these people are doing.
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My doctor was able to understand my headaches and explained to me, fully, about what was wrong and what procedure were needed to ratify my pain.
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This program is AMAZING! In the short time I have been here, the doctors and nurses have single turned my 4/5 level headaches into 0-2...I can get my life back now! a HUGE thank you to all that have cared for me...I will NEVER forget what you did for me!!!
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Very good about talking me through every thing.
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Doctors and other staff were willing to take time to listen and understand the problems effecting me. They offered a multitude of treatment options until we found some that worked. They provided warm and friendly care while in a professional setting. I appreciated the care and support each staff member provided.
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Overall, I have had an excellent experience in the head pain unit. His expertise added a great amount to my already extensive knowleddgebase of the migraine condition. I appreciated his demeanor, empathy, and commitment to his patients' healing.
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I have a huge respect for Dr. Saper because of his deep intuition about the sources of head pain. He had a sense for what my problem was and was able to give me the treatment that I needed. It almost seemed like he knew from the start what was going on.
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Dr. Saper is wonderful at explaining why and how he would like to proceed with patient care. He answers all questions clearly and with thoughtfulness. The staff on the pain unit are caring, knowledgable and thoughtful as well, including Ann, Andy, Hollie, Monica, Alex, Cheryl, Sasha and all the other staff who have cared for Lena.
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Being a part of this experience has been great, and truly beneficial to my health.
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Dr. Saper and the head pain unit staff were extremly helpful and provided excellent care during my stay. I would reccomend this progrsm to anyone with severe treatment resistent headaches.
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The staff is very friendly and informative. I have learned more here in the last 12 days than I have in the past 17 months.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joel Saper, MD is a neurology specialist in Ann Arbor, MI and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1969 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1973
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Residency Hospital
1970
Michael Reese Hospital and Med Center
Internship Hospital
1969
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
1973
1970
1969

Awards

Locations

Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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