Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD

Vascular NeurologyMaleAge 47

Vascular Neurology

Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD is a Vascular Neurology Specialist in Aiken, SC and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY LA SALLE / MEXICAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE in 1999. He is affiliated with Aiken Regional Medical Centers. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD

Aiken Physicians Alliance Neuroscience

410 University Pkwy Ste 1520 Aiken, SC 29801
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Cardenas' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cerebrovascular Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cardenas treats Cerebrovascular Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cardenas treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Stroke
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cardenas treats Stroke more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Cardenas treats this condition more than 52% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Stroke
  • Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome
  • Bilateral Stroke
  • Brainstem Strokes

Dr. Cardenas' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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(803) 502-8400

Dr. Cardenas accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Coventry Health Care
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Dr. Cardenas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cardenas

4.5

Based on 38 ratings

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Record management=nightmare
Great provider however record management forwarding, access to patients is impossible, referrals & faxing are not done as promised thereby affecting other services needed for healthcare in a timely manner. Referrals consistently failed, record forward consistently failed. Would not recommend trying to work with this office. Very disappointing experience.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Nov 15, 2022
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Dr Cardenas seems to be a superb neurologist !! He has great composure dealing with certain types of people for sure !! ?? He truly is relaxed an as patient as can be , an listens well !! I’d recommend him to anyone !! He is very explanative an helps you understand what’s going on with your situation so I feel extremely comfortable under his care !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathy wright – Mar 19, 2021
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Dr. Cardenas is by far the best neurologist I've ever been to. He and his staff are super friendly, courteous, and efficient. I'm so happy I found this practice!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jacqueline Lawton – Mar 12, 2021
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DR. Cardenas, is a wonderful listener. He has understanding and compassion. Sees patients on time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Valerie Duarte – May 22, 2020
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Pretty bummed about this offices “rule” of not accepting new patients that have seen a neurologist in the last THREE YEARS. that’s absolutely bonkers especially because I just moved here from California...I’m just looking for a doctor here to take care of me where my California doctor left of but they made me feel like I was doctor shopping or something. So if you’ve even seen a neurologist in the last 3 YEARS, don’t bother calling this office.
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Kristina – Jul 07, 2018
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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 happening to me. Let me add that those symptoms would sometimes scare me because I didn't understand what was happening! My first visit he reviewed all my MRIs and answered every question I had..
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Tina Parker – Oct 26, 2017
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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 all the facts. He does not rush in and out the way most medical professionals do these days. Thank you Dr. Cardenas for helping me!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Ricky Smith in knoxville, TN – Jul 07, 2017
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Dr Cardenas listened to my symptoms and gave us some good information and treatment. I would highly recommend his services and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Shirley in Knoxville, TN – May 20, 2017
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Heather Oswalt in Tennessee – Apr 22, 2017
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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 and hoping the pressure in my brain won't cause permanent damage before someone will see me.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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Cookeville, TN – Apr 14, 2017
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Big waste of time and big disappointment! Back in September, I set up an appointment prior to moving to Tennessee. The earliest they could get me in was December 12th. I had all of my records sent over from my previous neurologist. Dr. Cardenas reviewed the records, and because of the amount of time that I was waiting to get in for my first appointment (3 1/2 months), he agreed to do the Botox Injections for treatment of migraine headaches on the first appointment, December 12th. I also reviewe
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
2 people found this helpful
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Loudon, TN – Dec 10, 2016
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Dr. Cardenas is great! He listens and he explains things very well and very patiently. In comparison with my experience with many doctors (not only in his field, but others), I rate him very highly in patient interaction and care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Sandra Powell Emond in Knoxville, TN – Nov 11, 2016
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When I moved to Knoxville, I had to find a new migraine doc. I used to go to the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, so my standards are high. I chose Dr. C based on his membership in headache-related professional societies--a good call! He listens, he cares about the patient's problems and he is always willing to answer questions. In fact, he seems to enjoy questions that show the patient has been doing some research. He provides more info than I expected. He's great and I'm glad I found him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Marjie in Farragut, TN – Oct 30, 2016
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Very thoughtful and well versed on medications for migraines.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Ray W in Knoxville, TN – Oct 14, 2016
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He is the best in east tn hands down. He listens and is very concerned about his patients. Highly recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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CH in Lafollette tn – Sep 26, 2016
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Dr Cardenas and his staff are just wonderful! It was refreshing to be listened to and cared for by someone that really takes time and shows interest. I have been very happy with Dr Cardenas. I am grateful for his care, he is a great person and a very smart doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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AH in Knoxville, TN – Apr 17, 2016
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Horrible Doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 26, 2016
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Dr Cardenas, makes you feel very comfortable. He is very knowledgeable in his field of practice. I am very blessed in having him as my Neurologist. His medical assistant and Nurse Practitioner are fantastic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Knoxville, TN – Mar 07, 2016
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I never saw him but he has a lot of great strengths and potential. I am looking for a closer neurologist.
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Renee in Oliver Springs, TN – Jan 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Jose A. Cardenas specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of neurological conditions including stroke, migraines, epilepsy, multiple...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology

Education

2005
Southwestern Medical Center|UT Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1999
UNIVERSITY LA SALLE / MEXICAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What conditions does Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD treat?

Dr. Cardenas frequently treats the following conditions: Cerebrovascular Disease, Stroke, and All Headaches (incl. Migraine). See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD's office address?

Dr. Cardenas' office is located at 410 University Pkwy Ste 1520, Aiken, SC 29801. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD fluent in?

Dr. Cardenas is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD is affiliated with Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

How much experience does Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD have?

Dr. Cardenas has over 23 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.5/5 for Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Aiken Physicians Alliance Neuroscience

Aiken Physicians Alliance Neuroscience410 University Pkwy Ste 1520 Aiken, SC 29801
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Practice

Aiken Physicians Alliance Neuroscience191 Centre South Blvd Ste 40 Aiken, SC 29803
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Aiken Regional Medical Centers

Aiken, SC

53% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% lower than the national average