Dr. Kara Sands, MD

Dr. Kara Sands, MD

NeurologyFemaleAge 43

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kara Sands, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Sands has more experience with Headache and Epilepsy than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sands to book an appointment.


Mayo Clinic - Arizona

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Scottsdale13400 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Sands is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for neurology.

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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    We felt so incredibly blessed to have been led to Dr. Sands. Never before have we experienced the kind of care, compassion, thoughtful listening, follow through on testing, planning and treatment. We cannot say enough about her warmth and skill. She immediately shows her concern and shares the promise that she will do everything possible that needs to be done. The time she was willing to spend with us seemed unlimited. We truly feel embraced by Dr. Sands and are enjoying our medical relationship
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    Frequently Treated by Dr. Sands

    Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sands treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sands treats other conditions, please contact the office at (480) 702-3862.


    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. Sands is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

    Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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    All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    Very High


    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.

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    EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    Seizure Disorders
    Very High

    Check Dr. Sands' experience treating your condition or procedure

    Dr. Sands' conditions and procedures:

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Aneurysm
    • Astrocytoma
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chronic Pain
    • Concussion
    • Confusion
    • Dementia
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Diplopia
    • Dystonia
    • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    • Epilepsy
    • Essential Tremor
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
    • Insomnia
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medulloblastoma
    • Meningitis
    • Migraine
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Myoclonus
    • Nerve Conduction Studies
    • Nystagmus
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
    • Post-Concussion Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Schwannoma
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Stroke
    • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Tremor
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vasculitis
    • Vertigo
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitamin B Deficiency

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    (480) 702-3862

    Dr. Sands accepts the following insurance:

    National (BlueCard) PPO
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

    About Me


    Dr. Kara Sands, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Sands has more experience with Headache and Epilepsy than other specialists in her...Read more


    • Neurology

    Board Certifications

    • Neurology
    • Vascular Neurology


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Kara Sands, MD?

    Call (480) 702-3862 to make an appointment. Click here for more information.

    Does Dr. Kara Sands, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Sands has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Kara Sands, MD accepting new patients?

    Dr. Kara Sands, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Sands' profile to make an appointment.

    Does Dr. Kara Sands, MD accept my insurance?

    Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Sands accepts your insurance.

    What are Dr. Kara Sands, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Sands frequently treats Headache and Epilepsy. See all practice areas where Dr. Sands specializes.

    Where is Dr. Kara Sands, MD's office located?

    Dr. Sands' office is located at 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Sands is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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    Mayo Clinic Hospital

    Phoenix, AZ

    92% Patient Experience Rating, 23% higher than the national average

    31 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)