Dr. Kan Yu, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 57

Dr. Yu
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Western Neurology, PLLC

3303 S Lindsay Rd Gilbert, AZ 85297

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Dr. Kan Yu, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Yu has more experience with Headache, Epilepsy, and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. 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.


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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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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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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.
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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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  • 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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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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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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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.
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Gilbert, AZ – May 06, 2017
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What a blessing, he has helped me so much.
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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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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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J Smelser in Gilbert, AZ – Sep 09, 2016
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Dr.Yu, Is the utmost caring , Compassionate, gentle and kindest Dr. He really truly cares about his patients and their health. I suffer from migraines. He is the only Dr. that has helped me with my migraines. He is an Expert in his field of vast experience and knowledge. He think's beyond and out of the box with his vast knowledge of experience to diagnose and treat. He is absolutely awesome. I trust him and he is a true humanitarian. I am truly grateful and blessed to know him as my Dr.
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Mrs. Tanko in Chandler, AZ – Sep 07, 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

Awards

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Does Dr. Kan Yu, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Kan Yu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yu frequently treats Headache, Epilepsy, and Pain Management. See all practice areas where Dr. Yu specializes.

Where is Dr. Kan Yu, MD's office located?

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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Yu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Yu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Yu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (480) 899-2212.

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.

Dr. Yu typically treats 89% more often than similar doctors

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
Migraine
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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.

Dr. Yu typically treats 67% more often than similar doctors

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EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Essential Tremor
Seizure Disorders
Epilepsy
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Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Dr. Yu typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

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Chronic Neck Pain
Low Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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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.

Dr. Yu typically treats 57% more often than similar doctors

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Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Fibromyalgia
Brain Disorders
Stroke
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Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • 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
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • 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
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson Disease 10 (PARK10)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • 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-Walking
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Dr. Yu accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Ameriben
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
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AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
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Banner Health
Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Self Pay
Three Rivers Provider Network
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare

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Western Neurology, PLLC

Western Neurology, PLLC3303 S Lindsay Rd Gilbert, AZ 85297
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)