Dr. Karen Bontia, MD

Neurology •  Female • Age 46
  
Dr. Bontia
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

North Texas Institute of Neurology and Headache

5424 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 275 Plano, TX 75024

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(972) 403-8184

Dr. Karen Bontia, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Plano, TX and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bontia has more experience with Headache and Epilepsy than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University Of The Philippines Manila, College Of Medicine medical school in 1999. She is affiliated with medical facilities Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving and Medical City Las Colinas. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bontia to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bontia accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bontia

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bontia treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bontia treats other conditions, please contact the office at (972) 403-8184.

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 96% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bontia treats Headache more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Bontia treats this condition more than 95% 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 47% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Essential Tremor
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bontia treats Essential Tremor more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Bontia treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Seizure Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bontia treats Seizure Disorders more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Bontia treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

Epilepsy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bontia treats Epilepsy more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Bontia treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

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Dr. Bontia's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arthritis
  • 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
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • 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 Block, Sympathetic
  • 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
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Dr. Bontia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bontia

3.2

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
48%
(12)
4 Stars
8%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4%
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1 Star
40%
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I would not recommend this doctor. I was looking for a neurologist near my home in Plano, TX to provide me with an initial diagnosis of a suspected movement disorder. In just a few minutes of examination she ventured out to ascertain the type of disorder I had without having any blood test or MRI done. I didn’t feel comfortable with what I thought was a premature diagnosis. I told her I would look for a second and even a third opinion which clearly bothered her. She ordered an exam that my insurance provider later partially denied because she refused to provide medical records. According to the insurance provider her office would not return phone calls. As it turns out, I am glad I sought additional opinions including one from a very renowned neurosurgeon in Dallas who seems to think along with 2 other neurologists that what I may have is a different kind of disorder. Plano, TX
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Aug 07, 2020
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I saw Dr Bontia for the better part of two years. I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Small Fiber Neuropathy. Unfortunately, she just isn't familiar enough with the idiosyncrasies of this illness, or the tests which have to be run to get to the bottom of the cause. I had to bring the tests to her, and after while it was clear she just didn't want to be bothered. I had to find another neurologist who understood this complex, and difficult to manage illness. On a personal level, I liked Dr. Bontia. Tisha...her assistant, does a very nice job. In the end, I think Dr. Bontia gave up on me. She isn't the first, and won't be the last. There are far better neuromuscular Neurologist's in the Dallas area.
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Scott – May 26, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Sep 15, 2018
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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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Oct 25, 2017
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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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Happy in Dallas, TX – Oct 31, 2016
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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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Terry Thomas Adams in Mesquite, TX – Jun 23, 2016
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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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Apr 06, 2016
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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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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 fluent in Tagalog (Filipino). Dr. Bonita is on staff at Las Colinas Medical Center and Baylor Medical Center at Irving where she will care for inpatients. Her office is located in the Las Colinas Medical Center professional building.Less...

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neurology
  • 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

Languages

  • English
  • Filipino

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

North Texas Institute of Neurology and Headache

North Texas Institute of Neurology and Headache5424 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 275 Plano, TX 75024
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Irving

Irving, TX

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Medical City Las Colinas

Irving, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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