Dr. Judith Buchanan, MD

Neurology •  Female • Age 46
  
Dr. Buchanan
Accepting new patients

PHYSICIANS CLINIC OF IOWA, Cedar Rapids, IA

202 10th St Se Ste 220 Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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Dr. Judith Buchanan, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Buchanan has more experience with Headache, Epilepsy, and Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Texas Technical University medical school in 2007. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids and St. Luke's Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buchanan to book an appointment.


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Dr. Buchanan accepts the following insurance:

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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.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Migraine more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Tension Headache
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Tension Headache more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Essential Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Essential Tremor more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Epilepsy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Epilepsy more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Seizure Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Seizure Disorders more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders

Neuromuscular and movement disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions marked by uncontrolled or unwanted physical movements caused by disruptions in nerve and muscle function.Compare with other Neuromuscular and Movement Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Essential Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Essential Tremor more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Gait Abnormality more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Diabetic Polyneuropathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Diabetic Polyneuropathy more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

General Neurological Disorders

General neurological disorder specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease that affect your brain, spinal cord or nerves, anywhere throughout your body.Compare with other General Neurological Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Brain Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Essential Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchanan treats Essential Tremor more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Buchanan treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Buchanan's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Dr. Buchanan diagnosed me with Parkinsons disease. She took the time to answer my questions and I'm doing very well. She cares about her patients!
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I am hoping she has refocused herself since I seen her in 2016or 2017? I was told neurologists do not treat syncope and she will send me for a mri and when it comes back normal, which she suspects it will, she will send me for mental health consultation. She looked at my record for a whole 3 seconds before saying this. I had been passing out over 30 years and she had absolutely zero compassion to my long journey of doctors as to why. I have since been diagnosed with pure autonomic failure. Last note being if she had taken just a few minutes of her time and realized cardio and Neuro work together to figure this illness out, she would have seen it. I was so upset I left her office that I quit doctoring until recently and they figured it out in 2 visits and a tilt table test. Just be careful! Not all doctors have compassion or show empathy.
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She did a very thorough job and helped me get on the right medicines. I'm really happy with the care.
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I'm left with a lot of, "This isn't...." and no, "This is..." and a suggestion of a second opinion. Very nice woman, will spend time with you, but I don't have a lot of confidence in where I'm at and I feel like she feels it is acceptable to not have an answer and be faced with neurologic symptoms that she recognizes. This is not acceptable and she has no answers for the symptoms. I'm concerned and now faced with seeking another doctor. ? Hm.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To help patients clearly understand their neurologic health so that we can make informed decisions together.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Education

Northwestern University of Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Residency Hospital
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Internship Hospital
2007
Texas Technical University
Medical School
Concord College, Athens, Wv
Undergraduate School

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Locations

PHYSICIANS CLINIC OF IOWA, Cedar Rapids, IA

PHYSICIANS CLINIC OF IOWA, Cedar Rapids, IA202 10th St Se Ste 220 Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

St. Luke's Hospital

Cedar Rapids, IA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)