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Dr. Kristen Jessen, MD

Neurology ·  Female · Age 52

Dr. Jessen
289 N Fireweed St Ste D Soldotna, AK 99669

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Dr. Kristen Jessen, MD is a neurology specialist in Soldotna, AK. She specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Jessen accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Jessen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ataxia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jessen treats Ataxia more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Jessen treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ataxia With Fasciculations
  • Ataxia With Vitamin E Deficiency
  • Ataxia, Hereditary, Autosomal Dominant
  • Ataxia, Spastic, 3, Autosomal Recessive
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Episodic Ataxia
  • Friedreich's Ataxia
  • Gluten Ataxia
  • Optic Ataxia
  • Sensory Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jessen treats Restless Leg Syndrome more than 99% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome
Essential Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jessen treats Essential Tremor more than 99% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Essential Tremor

Dr. Jessen's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Jessen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jessen

2.5

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
33.333333333333336%
(7)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
61.904761904761905%
(13)

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This was the nastiest visit I have ever had. I agree with the above reviews that describe her as demeaning; her manner was inconsiderate, impatient, callous, intimidating. She refused to go over my past medical history, telling me that all of it was baseless and that to obtain a diagnosis I needed to start from scratch! She barely gave our questions time of day. I came to her suffering from acute ataxia and as part of the test she requested for me to stand up unassisted (which I hadn't been able to do for weeks!) After insisting for some time that I was able to stand and I still unable to rise to my feet, she dismissed the whole "test" with great impatience and a very rude "whatever". She showed no interest, no compassion, gave a very brief exam, was openly irritated by my disability and repeatedly criticized the way I was describing my problems. At the end of the visit, she basically told me 'it was all in my head'. Very frustrating and hurtful. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE!
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I was having severe cramping in leg above and below knee area. My G.P. sent me to see Dr Jessen who ordered up a battery of tests and suggested some OTC supplements for the mean time (which worked great btw). The tests came back supporting what she had originally thought was going on and I ended up with surgery scheduled. I found Dr. Jessen to be to the point and no nonsense. I didn't go there to make friends, just get some relief from my pain. Her correct diagnosis saved me being crippled.
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Rude, rude, rude. What else can be said? She doesn't care, doesn't listen and is very demeaning. Avoid if at all possible.
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Without a doubt the rudest "doctor" I've ever had the displeasure of meeting. Disregarded me, my questions and concerns. This "doctor" literally told me she didn't care while I described my symptoms to her. Save yourself the misery and just go to Anchorage.
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A close friend of mine--a medical professional, DPT degree, highly respected and in need of a neurologist had an appt to see Dr. Jessen as a new patient, and was 2 min late. Two minutes you guys! TWO. The new patient paperwork was completed and yet she was refused to be seen that 30 by the front desk staff, being told Dr. Jessen keeps a tight schedule and she'd need to reschedule her appointment. The choice was made NOT to reschedule. Good call! Need a new neurologist in Soldotna.
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Had a new patient appointment w/Dr. Jensen. Was 2 min late to appointment -- TWO MINUTES ONLY -- and was told You'll have to reschedule b/c the doctor is very strict w/her time. TWO. MINUTES. Really? Wow. Will not be rescheduling, needless to say.
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Dr Jesse was awesome. Period.
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Biography

Dr. Kristen Jessen, MD is a neurology specialist in Soldotna, AK. She specializes in neurology.

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  • Neurology

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average