Dr. Michael Puente, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(10)
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Dr. Michael Puente, MD
Dr. Michael Puente, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Marrero, LA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Puente is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center.

1111 Medical Center Blvd Ste 750

Marrero, LA 70072

Contact Information
Dr. Michael Puente, MD

Dr. Michael Puente, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Headache
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more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
63

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Ochsner Fdn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Tex Sw
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Puente has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Puente's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Puente to family and friends
2.2
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Puente's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in River Ridge |
I had been to see 2 other neurologists and still had no idea what was wrong with me. He took the time to review my records and work up to detirmine what needed to be done without being wasteful or repeating unnecessary tests. He was very compassionate and refused to give up on me. Thanks to Dr Puente, we detirmined I was suffering from epileptic seizures. With the right medications, I am now back at work with great hope for my future.
Gretna, LA |
I am very healthy in general. But I started to fall down without any reason nor obstacle. I hit the ground very fast (seems like 1/100 second ). , and I will be sore for about 3 weeks afterwards. This happened 3 times in 3 years. Doctor checked me out by doing reflex checks and he cleared me . He said I am no longer 38 nor 58 and it is an aging process( I am 78 ). I am still scared of falling down.and I still would like to know the cause of it in addition to my aging body!
Metairie, LA |
This doctor cares more about his next big luxury purchase than his patients. You will probably spend more time waiting for him than actually with him. I found from my visit that the wellbeing of his patients is not important. The staff at this place are rude and unrelenting. This is not a caring facility.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Puente accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Puente has admitting privileges

West Jefferson Medical Center
1101 Medical Center Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072
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