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Dr. Laura Hershkowitz, DO

Dr. Laura Hershkowitz, DO

Neurology ·  Female · Age 53

  

Dr. Laura Hershkowitz, DO is a neurology specialist in Tacoma, WA. She specializes in neurology.


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(253) 292-6774

Dr. Hershkowitz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Medicare Advantage
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bridgespan
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community First Health Plans
Medicare
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Medicare
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Medicare
Part B Primary
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PacificSource
Pacific Source
Premera Blue Cross
Medicare Advantage HMO
Private HealthCare Systems
Uniform Medical Plan
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
Medicaid
United Healthcare
US Family Health Plan
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

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Dr. Hershkowitz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Epilepsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hershkowitz treats Epilepsy more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Hershkowitz treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hershkowitz treats Brain Disorders more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Hershkowitz treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hershkowitz treats Sleep Disorders more than 79% of her peers

Dr. Hershkowitz treats this condition more than 79% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking

Dr. Hershkowitz's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Petit Mal Seizure
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Seizure
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

About Me

Laura L. Hershkowitz, DO, is a board-certified neurologist and neurophysiologist with special qualifications in epilepsy and EEG monitoring. Her practice focus is on helping adult patients with epilepsy manage their condition in order to live the fullest, healthiest lives possible.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
Michigan Institute of Neurological Disorders
Residency Hospital
Michigan State University
Medical School

Awards

Dr. Hershkowitz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hershkowitz

4.3

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(16)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
5%
(1)
1 Star
15%
(3)

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  • Staff friendliness
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We saw Dr Herkowitz ARNP for a follow up. She clearly had not bothered to review any medical records, told us during the appointment that she didn’t have time to listen to our concerns and refused to sign a request from an employer for short term disability. Her response to our concerns about how medicine s/e effected everyday life was to take more of it because “this is a baby dose.” She waved away scholarly articles with the declaration, “that’s not true.” Total waste of time! Time for new Dr!
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Dr. Hershkowitz is wonderful! Very friendly and wants to get involved. Very clear on everything and makes sure you understand everything before leaving the room. Office staff is wonderful and very easy to get ahold of! There is not a single thing to complain about.
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Dr. Hershkowitz was not only focused on treating my condition, but truly cared about my quality of life when considering what medication to prescribed for me. She was very thoughtful in her approach and I also felt like I was her number one priority while she was with me. I never felt rushed and always answered my questions honestly and clearly. I was a patient of Dr. H's when she was on the staff at Hamot Medical Center, in Erie, PA.
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We feel so blessed to be one of dr Hershkawitz patients, she is informative, she shows great concern, we never feel rushed or like we are another patient... She always makes us feel informed and that we can handle the next step in treatment! She is amazing.
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