Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD

Vascular Neurology •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Cardenas
Accepting new patients

Aiken Physicians Alliance

410 University Pkwy Ste 1520 Aiken, SC 29801

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(803) 502-8400

Dr. Jose Cardenas, MD is a Vascular Neurology Specialist in Aiken, SC. Dr. Cardenas has more experience with Headache than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Aiken Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cardenas to book an appointment.


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Dr. Cardenas accepts the following insurance:

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Assurant Health
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Practice Areas

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Migraine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cardenas treats Migraine more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Cardenas treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cardenas treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Cardenas treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Cluster Headache
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cardenas treats Cluster Headache more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Cardenas treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

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Dr. Cardenas' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nystagmus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Dr. Cardenas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cardenas

4.6

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DR. Cardenas, is a wonderful listener. He has understanding and compassion. Sees patients on time.
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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..
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Marjie in Farragut, TN – Oct 30, 2016
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Very thoughtful and well versed on medications for migraines.
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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.
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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
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AH in Knoxville, TN – Apr 17, 2016
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Horrible Doctor.
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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.
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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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About Me

Biography

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, neuroimagin...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Education

2006
Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Southwestern Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Metropolitan Hospital Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Aiken Physicians Alliance

Aiken Physicians Alliance Neurosciences410 University Pkwy Ste 1520 Aiken, SC 29801
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Aiken Regional Medical Center

Aiken, SC

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)