Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD

Vascular NeurologyFemaleAge 38

Vascular Neurology

Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD is a Vascular Neurology Specialist in Detroit, MI and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shankar has extensive experience in Epilepsy. She graduated from DR. M.G.R. MEDICAL UNIVERSITY / STANLEY MEDICAL COLLEGE in 2007. She is affiliated with Milton S Hershey Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD
4201 Saint Antoine St Ste 8A Detroit, MI 48201
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shankar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shankar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shankar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (313) 745-4275.


Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.

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Dr. Shankar's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudobulbar Affect
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wada Test
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

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(313) 745-4275

Dr. Shankar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Personal Choice PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan

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About Me


Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD is a Vascular Neurology Specialist in Detroit, MI and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shankar has extensive...Read more


  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology


Medical School


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Does Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Shankar's profile.

What are Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Shankar specializes in Epilepsy. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD treat?

Dr. Shankar frequently treats the following conditions: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), Stroke, and Cerebrovascular Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD's office address?

Dr. Shankar's office is located at 4201 Saint Antoine St Ste 8A, Detroit, MI 48201. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Shankar provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD is affiliated with Milton S Hershey Medical Center.

Is Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD holds board certifications in Neurology and Vascular Neurology.

How much experience does Dr. Lakshmi Shankar, MD have?

Dr. Shankar has over 15 years of healthcare experience.



4201 Saint Antoine St Ste 8A Detroit, MI 48201

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Milton S Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2023)