Dr. Joseph Ferrara Jr, MD

Dr. Joseph Ferrara Jr, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Joseph Ferrara Jr, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Roanoke, VA. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Read his story

3 Riverside Cir

Roanoke, VA 24016

Contact Information

(540) 224-5170

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Parkinson's Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Ferrara Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ferrara Jr "After earning his medical degree at the State University of New York Syracuse in 2003, Dr. Ferrara completed his neurology residency at Duke University Medical Center, followed by a two-year movement disorders fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. He is currently an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute in Roanoke, Va. Dr. Ferrara is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the International Movement Disorder Society, and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His clinical interests include all forms of adult and pediatric movement disorders. Dr. Ferrara has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters covering movement disorder topics, including Parkinson's disease, deep brain stimulation therapy, functional movement disorders, chorea, and tremor."


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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Dystonia
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease


  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • SUNY Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ferrara Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Ferrara Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ferrara Jr to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Ferrara Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Blacksburg, VA |
After recently being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease my father met with Dr Ferrara to confirm the diagnoses and obtain further information. Dr. Ferrara greeted us on-time in the waiting room and walked us down the corridor. He spent considerable time observing my father and testing him. Afterwards, he spent a significant amount of time explaining his conclusions and diagnoses, which he did not think was Parkinsons. My father and I were very impressed with him as a doctor and communicator
in Roanoke, VA |
He is the best! Very caring and knowledgeable.
in ,Corydon', IN |
Just wanted to touch base with Dr Ferrara(Joe) I seen him as a patient when he worked at the U OF L NEUROLOGY CLINIC. He would always try to get me to have DBS. He aways said I was an ideal canidate because Carbidopa/Levodopa has always helped my Parkinson's disease. It began lasting less and less and now I am in the process of going through Stage 2 of DBS. Tomorrow the leads will be put in place. September 6 I had the markers for DBS placed. Then tomorrow is actual DBS. September 21 battery.
in Roanoke, VA |
Dr Ferrara Takes a lot of time explaining things to you and answering your questions. He never seems in a hurry to leave and get to the next patient. He even came and called me in the waiting area as his nurse was busy and he didn't want me to wait longer.
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Dr. Ferrara Jr accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ferrara Jr has admitting privileges

Carilion Clinic - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
1906 Bellevue Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24014
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Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
390 South Main Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
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LewisGale Hospital - Alleghany
1 Arh Lane
Low Moor, VA 24457
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