Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD

Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD

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Neurology  |  
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55 y/o
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Dr. Kumaraswamy Sivakumar, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

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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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Sivakumar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Myasthenia Gravis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
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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)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ataxia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Plateral Sclerosis
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • 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
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo

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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
3.4
based on 34 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Sivakumar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
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 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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