Dr. Jose A. Cardenas, MD

Dr. Jose A. Cardenas, MD


Neurology | Male | 41 years old

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

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Loudon, TN |
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
I am truly sorry that your experience with our office was not positive. Unfortunately your review is not complete and I was unable to identify your specific problem. I understand that the wait time for your visit was longer than expected. We try to be as expeditious as possible and offer new patient visits promptly, however I allocate enough time for my visits to make sure we provide a good service. I will be happy to rectify any problems you may have, feel free to contact our office.
in Knoxville, TN |
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.
in Farragut, TN |
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.
in Knoxville, TN |
Very thoughtful and well versed on medications for migraines.
in Lafollette tn |
He is the best in east tn hands down. He listens and is very concerned about his patients. Highly recommend him to anyone.
in Knoxville, TN |
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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I am sorry you did not have a pleasant experience in our office, we do strive to offer the best and most compassionate care to our patients
Knoxville, TN |
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.
in Oliver Springs, TN |
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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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.

Dr. Cardenas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Conditions Treated

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


  • Medical School
    University La Salle / Mexican School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Metropolitan Hospital Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Ut Southwestern Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ut Southwestern Medical Center

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    Lasalle U Schl Of Med Mexico City

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Vascular Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • 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