Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD

Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD

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Neurology  |  
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54 y/o
32 reviews

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  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CRS
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana

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Dr. Sivakumar specializes in Neurology and practices in Phoenix, AZ. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Sivakumar's Reviews

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based on 32 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Dr. Sivakumar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in Covington, LA |
He was extremely helpful and took time to listen to me and answer many questions. I am grateful for his medical advice and his staff is "top knotch " in my book. He is a brilliant physician!
in Phoenix, AZ |
I have never had a Dr. so far off on what I was going through. Had he allowed me to talk, I could have told him that tests have already shown his diagnosis to be very wrong. He completely disregarded what I was describing and told me that I was wrong. Would not listen to me and even got irritated and kept telling me, "You don't believe me, that is up to you." Arrogant and God like. Cut me off every time I tried to speak. Never have I felt so disrespected as a person or patient. Horrible!
in Phoenix, AZ |
I have had CIDP for over 24 years and Plasmapheresis has been my recommended treatment. I see Dr. Sivakumar every six months to discuss any changes in my condition as well as my treatment frequency. He is always spot on while recognizing my strengths and weaknesses, even before they are evident to me. He has always been very positive, caring and listened to any concerns that I might have.
in Bullhead City, AZ |
he was compassionate, listened to my whole story. made my daughter and myself laugh when i was crying. complimented me on my recovery.
in Glendale, AZ |
Arrogant, dismissive, does not LISTEN to patient. He does the talking, interrupts, does not review paperwork. Contradicts test results. Saw him for 2nd opinion and follow up to emergency room visit from possible complications/side effects of neurological medication. He was in such a HURRY he told his med. asst. to get out of the room as she was helping me fill out the paperwork he never reviewed. He said he was the expert in pba, take the medicine, don't come back. Spent 12-15min.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I was hoping for two way communication with the doctor, but unfortunately he spent approximately 12 minutes with me and did 99% of the talking. I had so many questions, but he either did not have the time or compassion to give me a chance to ask. He also contradicted the test results that I brought which were mandatory in order to see him, which left me even more confused and disappointed. I spent 2 hours filling out all of the paperwork required. He barely glanced at it.
in Avondale |
Never let my wife speak only spoken to and only half of what she said. Gave misinformation about my tests on file.
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Dr. Sivakumar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ataxia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myalgia
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Plateral Sclerosis
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Peradeniya

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Hull Royal Infirmary
  • Residency Hospital
    Mt. Sinai Medical School & Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    National Institute of Health

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrophysiology
  • Histology Services
  • Immunotherapy
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)