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Dr. Michael Happel, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Happel

Northlake Neurological Institute

110 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 325 Metairie, LA 70005

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Dr. Michael Happel, MD is a neurology specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1994 and specializes in neurology.


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I have been seeing Dr. Happel for about 4 years now and every time I go to his office, I am treated with the utmost respect by his staff and him! He is very caring, listens to your issues, he ALWAYS asks how I’ve been doing and if I’ve experienced anything new or different from my last visit. He’s an AWESOME doctor! Very soft spoken, kind and Always greets you with his hand out and a smile!! ?? I have to say I’m doing MUCH better since I’ve been seeing him! I will continue seeing him as my Neurologist, never experienced a long wait to see him either. ?????????? Great doctor with a Great staff!!
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Dr. Happel is the best. I feel this doctor cares about his patients, like few do these days. I never feel rushed during an appointment. He answers all of my questions and addresses all of my concerns. He has helped me to a tremendous amount and still strives for a complete cure. I will send any family or friend to him without hesitation.
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Have been seeing Dr Happel 3-4 X a year for over 10 years. Despite the changes physicians are faced with (crunch times by insurance & other government restrictions to health care) his patient/doctor visit HAS NOT changed. He continues to be thoroughly invested in himself & oath as a DOCTOR & YOUR PHYSICIAN. He listens, assesses, & attempts to help you with genuine care. You may wait but he will give you all the time you need. Can't ask anymore than that. Highly skilled as well. So schedule ASAP
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I have never been able to see Dr. Happel any sooner than 45 minutes to an hour after my scheduled appointment, and have waited longer than that. I feel doctors should demonstrate respect for patients' schedules, and feel total disregard by this office. Happel's Metairie office staff is apathetic to patients' needs and demonstrates a general lack of personal regard. I think ALL doctors' offices need empathetic staff, ESPECIALLY when serving patients dealing with seizures and strokes.
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Very compassionate doctor, he has been my doctor for over 15 years. Used to drive from Alexandria to Metairie to see him, a 4 hour drive. He is very empathetic with the patient's situation. One of the best I have been treated by!
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Very pleasant, thorough, and companionate. Spoke freely of his thoughts without acting like a Know it all.
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Excellent bedside manner!!! Very compassionate & empathetic!!!!
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rude receptionist. loud television. old and dated office
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Biography

Dr. Michael Happel, MD is a neurology specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1994 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Louisiana State Medical School-New Orleans, La
Residency Hospital
1999
University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Medical Center Of Louisiana At N O
Residency Hospital
1995
Earl K Long Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1994
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School
1989
Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School
1999
1998
1995
1994
1989

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(504) 831-6760

Dr. Happel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Happel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Happel treats Brain Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Happel treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Epilepsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Happel treats Epilepsy more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Happel treats this condition more than 90% of his 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
Migraine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Happel treats Migraine more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Happel treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine

Dr. Happel's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Collagen Injection
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo