Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD

Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD

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54 y/o
33 reviews

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Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Sivakumar is affiliated with Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center....See Less

Neuromuscular Research Center

4545 E Shea Blvd Ste 175

Phoenix, AZ 85028
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Accepted insurance

  • 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 Experience

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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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
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Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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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

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Procedures

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

Background Check

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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sivakumar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Neurosciences Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Sivakumar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sivakumar to family and friends
3.3
based on 33 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Dr. Sivakumar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    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 accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • 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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