Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD

Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD

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56 y/o
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Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD is a neurology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and more.

Neuromuscular Research Center

4545 E Shea Blvd Ste 175

Phoenix, AZ 85028
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sivakumar treats Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sivakumar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Myasthenia Gravis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sivakumar treats Myasthenia Gravis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sivakumar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
Polymyositis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sivakumar treats Polymyositis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Sivakumar treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Sivakumar's conditions and procedures:

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Aneurysm
Anterior Horn Disease
Arrhythmias
Ataxia
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
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
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
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
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Electrophysiology
EMG (Electromyography)
Epilepsy
Essential Tremor
Gait Abnormality
Headache
Heart Disease
Herniated Disc
Histology Services
Hydrocephalus
Immunotherapy
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Meningiomas
Migraine
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Muscle Biopsy
Muscle Pain
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Myasthenia Gravis
Myelopathy
Myoclonus
Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
Nerve Biopsy
Nerve Conduction Studies
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-Polio Syndrome
Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP)
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Restless Leg Syndrome
Seizure Disorders
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
Stiff-Man Syndrome
Stroke
Subdural Hemorrhage
Syncope
Tension Headache
Thrombosis
Tic Disorders
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Traumatic Brain Injury
Tremor
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis
Vertigo

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD is a neurology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in neurology, neuromuscular medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Education

National Institute of Health
Fellowship Hospital
Hull Royal Infirmary
Internship Hospital
1993
Mt. Sinai Medical School & Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
University Of Peradeniya
Medical School
1993
1986

Awards

Dr. Sivakumar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sivakumar

3.4

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(3)
1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(10)

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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!
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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he was compassionate, listened to my whole story. made my daughter and myself laugh when i was crying. complimented me on my recovery.
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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...Read More
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AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
American Republic
AZ Benefit Options
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Bankers Life and Casualty
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
CopperPoint Mutual
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
CRS
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Humana
Gold Choice
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Indian Health Service
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
Physicians Mutual
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Veteran Administration Plan
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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