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Dr. Karen Bontia, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 45

Dr. Bontia

NORTH TEXAS INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGY AND HEADACHE

5424 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 275 Plano, TX 75024

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Dr. Karen Bontia, MD is a neurology specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from University Of The Philippines Manila, College Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurology and neuromusculoskeletal medicine.


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Dr. Bontia's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bontia treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Bontia treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bontia treats Migraine more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Bontia treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bontia treats Peripheral Nerve Disorders more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Bontia treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Infantile Refsum Disease
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy

Dr. Bontia's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

About Me

Care Philosophy

Being closer to family brought her to Texas. And, she chose Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving because of their stellar reputation for excellent patient care. In her spare time, Dr. Bonita enjoys hiking, biking, traveling and cooking. She is also fl...

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Education

2006
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Fellowship Hospital
2005
North Shore University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Staten Island University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of The Philippines Manila, College Of Medicine
Medical School
2006
2005
2002
1999

Languages

  • Filipino
  • English

Awards

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bontia

3.5

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Dr. Bontia, her associates and staff are second to nobody. Everything I needed from my initial evaluation to diagnostic work up to care are all here. Great experience from my MRI to immediate treatment for infusion on the same day.
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If I could give a zero, I would have. This is the worst experience I have ever had with a doctor. I was blind sided by this physician discontinuing my care. I sought a second opinion and I got releasesd from this office. They had the nerve to say it was per my request and when I said it was not, they still would not provide care to me. If a doctor is so insecure about her abilities that she will dismiss you from seeking a second opinion then I warn you to STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!
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Dr Bontia is thorough, takes time to listen and ask relevant questions, considers my choices, and gives me options. The staff are cheerful, helpful, and efficient. The office is lovely and up-to-date with all the best tech available for diagnosis and treatment.
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I love Dr. Bonita she is so sweet ....she explains very well .....I went in feeling very very bad with headache and left out laughing and feeling so much calmer about my headache and understanding it more ( I was her patient when she was in Irving) wish I would have been to see her much sooner ....love love her and the staff ..............thank you thank you thank you !!!!!!!!!
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Dr. Bontia is a superb neurologist. She has an excellent bedside manner and is committed to helping her patients. She spends time with each one and works tirelessly to find answers.
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Dr. was the first Dr. who did a complete neurological exam on me. She also looked over all my past medical records and discussed them all. She spent a lot of time with me. I thought her bedside manner was very good.
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