Dr. Mateja De Leonni Stanonik, MD

Dr. Mateja De Leonni Stanonik, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Mateja De Leonni Stanonik, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. She is 42 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Read her story

2850 E Skyline Dr Ste 130

Tucson, AZ 85718

Contact Information

(520) 638-5757

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.
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Tension Headache
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more than 99% of peers
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. De Leonni Stanonik's bio

This content was provided by Dr. De Leonni Stanonik "Mateja de Leonni Stanonik, MD, MA, PhD (former Surgeon General of the Republic of Slovenia) Dr. Mateja de Leonni Stanonik, MA, MD, PhD, is leading a multidisciplinary Neurology and Psychiatry Clinic and Institute called the Vita Medica Institute with a focus on stroke/vascular neurology as well as women's issues within neurological disorders. Since the additional training in vascular neurology Dr. de Leonni Stanonik has also been very passionate about women's issues in neurology. Conditions that affect the brain can be trickier to treat in women than men. Hormones and reproductive concerns men don't encounter can influence women's neurological conditions and courses of treatment. To better serve female patients at all stages of life, including pregnancy and menopause, and to advance research in neurological conditions facing women, Dr. de Leonni is joining forces to create The Women's Neurology Center at the Vita Medica Institute. The center is one of its kind in Tucson, and one of only a small number of such women-focused neurology centers across the country. Patients will have the opportunity to participate in research trials focused on female neurological issues. Dr. de Leonni Stanonik incorporates an integrated medicine approach to patient care versus an approach based solely on pharmacology. Reproductive health and issues related to women's hormones are also a focus. When a woman is diagnosed with a neurological condition, Dr. de Leonni Stanonik takes her through issues related to contraception, hormones, pregnancy and menopause. This takes extra time and expertise that Vita Medica is prepared to handle. Younger women need to be educated about how their neurological condition will affect pregnancy and contraceptive choices. Mature women need to be especially cognizant of how their symptoms may change during menopause."


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Dr. de Leonni Stanonik incorporates an integrated medicine approach to patient care versus an approach based solely on pharmacology.  "



  • Neurology
  • Brain Injury Neurology
  • Epilepsy & Neurophysiology
  • Headache Medicine
  • Muscle Disorders
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • Ankle–Brachial Index Test
  • Autonomic Testing
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Investigational Medication for Memory Loss
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Memory Retraining
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Tennessee / Knoxville Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Saba University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University Of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • M U Sc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University Of Tennessee Center For Health Sciences
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. De Leonni Stanonik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Flemish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Macedonian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

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Dr. De Leonni Stanonik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. De Leonni Stanonik to family and friends
based on 43 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. De Leonni Stanonik's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr De Leonni has been my neurologist for almost two years now . She is a very hard working professional who is passionate about her job. She diagnosed my injuries and illnesses right away , when other providers had brushed them off. When surgery was a treatment option, she personally called the surgeon. That alone speaks volumes !!
in Tucson, AZ |
NEVER see the doctor,unless it is a procedure an MD must perform. PA/NP is your only contact.Much too sure of herself,does not listen.Very difficult to get scheduled. 6 week wait for a test to diagnose cause of numbness in dominant hand,then appt to see results. Scheduled for 3 facet injections in my neck;2 other MDs said not medically necessary.Everything is set for a separate appointment, even if things could be combined.More appts=more billings.Would not recommend under any circumstances.
Tucson, AZ |
Unfortunately, I can resonate with these negative experiences. "God-complex" is spot-on!! She speaks down upon other neurologists, and is quick to be confrontational and defensive. Unprofessional all-around.
Tucson, AZ |
I went to Dr. Stanonik out of desperation. Mistake. This was one of the worst experiences of my entire life. If I had the time and resources, I would sue this woman for malpractice. I was fooled into thinking she knew what she was doing, however, she just about killed me. When it was time to do injections, she did not go over anything that would possibly interact or ask any questions that could have prevented me from having the reaction that I did. She put me through invasive, painful, testing.
Tucson, AZ |
Dr. De Leonni couldn't diagnose a proper brain disorder if her career depended on it. She diagnosed me with Multiple Sclerosis, then came back three months later and said it wasn't MS, then told me "Brain lesions heal on their own, miracles can happen" and sent me off with some vitamins that "could heal my brain" which have done nothing except line her pocket. Her staff is beyond rude; every time I call, there is a new girl at the front desk who has no idea what is going on. RUN! RUN!! RUN!!!!!!
Tucson, AZ |
I found Dr. de Leonni very personable and thorough. I brought a friend with me to make sure I got everything I said, Dr. de Leonni was wonderful in answering all of our questions. However, I don't feel that her office staff follows up (insurance, labs, tests) in ensuring that the doctor has all the information she needs for my visit with her. I don't have much confidence in her staff.
sahuarita, az |
Would leave zero stars as well if possible- Doctor De Leonni has a God complex! Disregarding of any and all patient needs, except her need for the payment from patients! I have NEVER given a bad review to a doctor and I've had less than acceptable care In the past- but I will post a WARNING about this doctor in every single place allowable - She is taking advantage of the elderly and disabled, charging for unnecessary tests and appointments! Save yourself the headache and go anywhere else!
Tucson, AZ |
This doctor is so unprofessional- I am willing to drive to phoenix for good care instead of supporting this physician! Office staff is very kind, but this office is all about charging you and your insurance more than is necessary for continuity of quality healthcare!
Tucson, AZ |
I would also leave zero stars if possible. The doctor is a nightmare, she does not provide the basic standards of care and does not care for her patients on any human level. Do not ask Dr De Leonni any questions...she is the doctor and how dare a patient question her about a steriod she is going to inject into your cervial spine. She has a higher than God complex which is scary. The entire staff is a joke and incompetent. Please stay far away!!!
Tucson, AZ |
I would leave zero stars if possible. The lack of care from the doctor and her staff was extremely discouraging. I recommend to all thinking about seeing her to go elsewhere. I have had enough and am now seeking care elsewhere. Save yourself the wasted time and do your research to be seen by a physician who is invested in your health - notr. De Leonni.
in Tucson, AZ |
Terrible, horrible physician. Seek help elsewhere.
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Stanonik listened to my journey through 6 previous neurologists & a final ALS diagnosis upon arrival in her office in Aug 2015.More testing resulted in other issues that other neurologists ignored previously. She questioned ALS diagnosis of 3 others, 2/Tucson & 1/Barrows. What I had clinically mimicked ALS but other signs she noticed were not consistent with ALS.Referred to ALS specialist in Phoenix. Being treated for MMN. Positive results from IVig infusion. MMN rare autoimmune disease.
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Dr. De Leonni Stanonik accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.
    Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc. PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Secure Horizons PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. De Leonni Stanonik has admitting privileges

Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital
1601 West St. Mary's Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
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Tucson Medical Center
5301 E Grant Rd
Tucson, AZ 85712
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Oro Valley Hospital
1551 E Tangerine Rd
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
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Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
350 N Wilmot Rd
Tucson, AZ 85711
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Northwest Medical Center
6200 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
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Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital
1171 W Target Range Rd
Nogales, AZ 85621
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Mount Graham Regional Medical Center
1600 S 20th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546
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