Dr. Kan Yu, MD

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Dr. Kan Yu, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Third Military Medical University, Faculty Of Medcine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Yu to book an appointment.

Dr. Yu

Western Neurology, PLLC

3303 S Lindsay Rd Gilbert, AZ 85297
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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I was referred to Dr. Yu through my primary. I was highly disappointed in how my appointment went. Dr. Yu made it obvious that he did not care about me or my concerns. He would ask me a question, then cut me off as I tried to answer. He rushed through my appointment - I spent more time waiting in the waiting room longer than I did with him. The staff wasn't any better. I had a follow up appt., which had be rescheduled for another 2 weeks. Then, the day of my appt (via telephone), he wasn't even on time. I called the office to see if I was supposed to call in, and they said "no", the doctor would call me. 30 minutes later, I'm still waiting. It is so disappointing to have a doctor who doesn't care very much about their patient. But they are quick to bill me for my office visit.
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Apr 09, 2021
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After reading some of his reviews I was hesitant in calling for an appointment. But did call and got right in. I am so happy that I chose Dr Yu. He was so helpful and was a good listener. He answered my questions and was a gentleman that I enjoyed meeting. Also the staff was very professional and friendly. The appointment went well and in a timely manner.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Mary Rasmussen – Nov 17, 2020
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Dr. Yu always trys to help with the issues you are having. Very nice to talk to and funny. Great dr. with good advice always.
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Toni Henderson – Apr 28, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr Yu since 2013 for chronic pain after spinal fusion. He has always been very polite, helpful and professional. I like having a doctor that offers options and alternative treatments. He and his staff are awesome.
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Rosemary K Brown – Nov 22, 2019
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My daughter was having headaches and my primary care doctor referred her to Dr. Yu. He gave her lots of drugs and sent her for an MRI. At the next visit the he told us the MRI came back normal and nothing was wrong in her brain but wanted to increase the medication because she was still getting headaches. This is a 17 year old girl and all this guy wanted to do was give her drugs instead of finding out what the problem was. Her blood pressure was a little low and he wanted to give her drugs for that also. If you want drugs then he is the man to see but if you want to find out what is actually wrong with you don't go to this doctor!
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Oct 19, 2019
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I am 77 years old and have probably been to well over a hundred doctors in my lifetime. I have NEVER seen another in any specialty that provides the degree of care that Dr Yu gives his patients. In addition to being a really great neurologist, he is caring and compassionate. He makes himself available to his patients and takes care of their concerns at just about any time. His caring attitude is also reflected in his office staff. They are friendly, helpful and simply the best ! Robert M Rice 4/
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Apr 03, 2019
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I have been struggling with migraines since 2010, after I was hit by an IED. For several years, I tried to get them under control and eventually gave up when nothing was working. In a moment of desperation, I looked up migraine specialists and found Western Neurology. They were able to see me within 36 hours. I am thoroughly impressed by the entire staff. Dr. Kan Yu quickly assessed the situation and developed an action plan that included aggressive medication and physical therapy.
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Scott Fessler in Gilbert, AZ – Oct 07, 2018
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Dr. Yu is and his staff are excellent. He is thorough, knowledgeable, and took time to answer all questions I had during my appointments. He was easily available, and promptly reported lab results to me. I felt very confident in his knowledge at a difficult time. His staff is friendly and accommodating.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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AZ – May 31, 2018
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I initially met with Dr Yu in 2017. I was immediately impressed with his professional approach and quick understanding of my problem. He prescribed the precise medications for my problem. I continue to meet with Dr Yu for follow ups. He is always courteous and wants to make sure I am comfortable with the meds.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Patty in Gold Canyon – Apr 22, 2018
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Dr. Yu is the VERY BEST! I saw many Doctors before Dr. Yu & had some really bad experiences with Dr's. who didn't care about their patients. Dr. Yu is DIFFERENT, I credit him with saving my life over 7 years ago when I had a medical procedure that went very wrong; became disabled & didn't want to live. Dr. Yu possesses all the critical traits that make him an Excellent Doctor; most importantly a sincere desire & genuine passion to help his patients. I remain a devoted patient. Thanks Dr. Yu!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Valerie Diamond in Gilbert, AZ – Feb 25, 2018
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I am very pleased with my experience over the years with Dr Kan Yu, MD PhD. As I have matured over the years I can be a hard critic of Physicians and their staff. Combine this attitude with an innate crankiness when a medical issues arise the result can be much less pleasant. Early on, I recognized that his care for my personal health and well being was a world away from experiences elsewhere. I feel very comfortable to be treated with his professionalism and care with his personal focus on Me!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Steven Trawick in Phoenix, AZ – Dec 05, 2017
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Very happy with all Dr has done for me. He is Up to date on all meds and and treatments, so if you are looking for someone to trust your neurological needs then make an appt and find out for yourself.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gilbert, AZ – May 06, 2017
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What a blessing, he has helped me so much.
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
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Pamela Shearon in Phoenix, AZ – Feb 21, 2017
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Was literally in the room for two minutes left and came back with three trial medications and one prescription! Seriously didn't talk about anything. Said try these and come back!
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Phoenix, AZ – Jan 26, 2017
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Dr. Yu saved my life. I suffer from VERY bad migraines. Other doctors wanted to just pump me full of medications that didn't work but Dr. Yu took his time and listened to me. I explained how I have 5 children that I can't spend any time with due to the pain being so bad. I have been seeing him for a while now and all he wants to do is help to make me feel better. I have never met a more caring, honest, down to earth doctor. Thank you so much Dr. Yu!
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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Rachel E. in Gilbert, AZ – Dec 27, 2016
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I have total trust in Dr Yu as he proved to me by exceptional results for my migraines that i have had for 50 yrs ., in only 2 visits and important tests he ordered that other Drs ignored. He is quick to observe your frustrations and has a very compasionate response , promising to give best treatment for he found my best treatment and i am so grateful , he is a blessing . Thank you again Dr Yu
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Dawn miller in Gilbert, AZ – Oct 01, 2016
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I have seen Dr. Yu for a problem relating to my head. At the last visit, he always concludes is there anything else or any other questions. I mentioned to him that I have a lot of spasms from my neck to my right shoulder. This is pretty much a chronic condition. I have seen several specialist including the pain clinic and everyone's solution was one of three pills. Dr. Yu offered another choice. Botox injections. He did multiple injections and by the 3rd &4th days, the spasms were almost gone.
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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Ken Ford in Chandler, AZ – Sep 19, 2016
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I have been a migraine sufferer for over 25 years and Dr. Yu is the first doctor that has been able to find me relief. I would highly recommend him to anyone that has migraines, as he has a deep understanding of treatment plans. He never makes me feel rushed and spends an ample amount of time with me during visits. He has a good bedside manner and takes the time to listen to my concerns and needs. Office staff is friendly, helpful and personable.
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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Melissa in Gold Canyon, az – Sep 17, 2016
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Dr. Yu has saved my life multiple times since 2011. He always takes time to review my tests thoroughly, orders additional test if needed, has caught misdiagnosis from other doctors. I have multiple serious health conditions, he can quickly and always correctly diagnose my new symptoms, never rushes to explain things to me, makes me feel informed. Dr. Yu and staff have worked with my ins. when things weren't covered and got coverage. Correctly completed and sent my disability papers.
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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Christie D. in Payson, Az – Sep 11, 2016
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I have been seeing Dr. Yu for 6 months now and could not be more pleased. He cares for his patients and is very knowledgeable. I normally do not write reviews however after seeing what others had written about him not caring and not taking time I had to set the record straight… Dr. Yu does take the time needed with each patient. I have never left there feeling rushed or didn’t have all my concerns answered. After 6 spinal surgeries he has been the only Doc to help with headaches and nerve pain.
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
4 people found this helpful
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J Smelser in Gilbert, AZ – Sep 09, 2016
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Care Philosophy

We strive to provide the best neurological care possible for the patients. 

Biography

Kan Yu, MD, PhD attended the Medical school at 18 years old, and became a heart surgeon when he was 23 years old. He did 5 years of open heart...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Headache Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2007
University of Mississippi
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University of Mississippi
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Florida
Residency Hospital
1986
Third Military Medical University, Faculty Of Medcine
Medical School
1986
Third Military Medical University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Kan Yu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yu frequently treats Back Pain, Chronic Neck Pain, and All Headaches (incl. Migraine). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Yu treats.

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Dr. Yu's office is located at 3303 S Lindsay Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Back Pain
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Dr. Yu treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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Dr. Yu treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Dr. Yu treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Loss of Taste
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson Disease 10 (PARK10)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shingles
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wada Test

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Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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Cigna HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
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Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Mercy Care
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AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
MultiPlan
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Self Pay
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Tricare
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Western Neurology, PLLC

Western Neurology, PLLC3303 S Lindsay Rd Gilbert, AZ 85297
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    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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