Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD

Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD

Neurology | Male | 53 years old

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

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3.3 based on 31 responses
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    10 – 15 minutes (28)
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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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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Board Certifications

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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 and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Plateral Sclerosis
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • 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

Procedures Performed

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

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • 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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Dr. Sivakumar's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Sivakumar

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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients