Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD

Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Powell, TN. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.Read his story

7557 Dannaher Dr # 130A

Powell, TN 37849

Contact Information

(865) 859-7420

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 16 More

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 98% of peers
Cerebrovascular Disease
very high
more than 95% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Cardenas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cardenas "Dr. Jose A. Cardenas specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of neurological conditions including stroke, migraines, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. He is uniquely qualified in vascular neurology, neuroimaging modalities and headache medicine. Dr. Cardenas received his medical degree from LaSalle University, Mexican School of Medicine, Mexico City. He completed an internship at New York Medical College Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, and his residency and a fellowship in Vascular Neurology/Stroke at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Dr. Cardenas is board certified in General Adult Neurology, Vascular Neurology and Headache Medicine."


  • Neurology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Doppler Test
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Occipital Nerve Block

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Lasalle U Schl Of Med Mexico City
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University La Salle / Mexican School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Metropolitan Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Ut Southwestern Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Ut Southwestern Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cardenas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cardenas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cardenas to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (33)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cardenas' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

This doctor is absolutely wonderful! I waited a while to get into his office but he is definitely worth the wait! I am a migraine suffer and developed lesions on my brain. I have been symptomatic for 4 years and 2 other neurologist could not or never took the time to explain why and what was...more
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in knoxville, TN |
I have several health issues and diseases that prompted other doctors to recommend I see Dr. Cardenas. I thank those doctors for sending me to Dr. Cardenas as he is the most courteous doctor I have seen in years. He genuinely cares about his patient and spends enough time talking to you to get...more
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in Knoxville, TN |
Dr Cardenas listened to my symptoms and gave us some good information and treatment. I would highly recommend his services and staff.
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in Tennessee |
Dr. Cardenas is my neurologist, even though I am a stubborn patient he is so kind and so skilled. Yes the wait will be long as with any specialist but with dr. Cardenas it is certainly worth it!
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Cookeville, TN |
I have ideopathic intracranial hypertension and my vision has been compromised but I can't be seen until the end of august. I'm sure he is a great doctor, but I wish for emergency cases there were options so I wouldn't have to live with constant debilitating migraines and nausea. It's scary waiting...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cardenas accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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