Dr. Michael Wilensky, MD

Dr. Michael Wilensky, MD

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Neurology  ·  
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70 y/o
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Dr. Michael Wilensky, MD is a neurology specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 45 years. He specializes in neurology.Read his story

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American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Cigna
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Humana Veterans
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
National Healthcare Alliance
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PHCS
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Provider Networks of America
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Dr. Wilensky's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wilensky treats Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Wilensky treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wilensky treats Migraine more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Wilensky treats this condition more than 96% 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
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wilensky treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Wilensky treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Wilensky's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • 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
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Wilensky joined our Ochsner Neurology Team in September, 2011. His speciality is Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro Electromyography & Electrodiagnosis (EMG). Prior to this he had a private practice in Kenner, LA. His medical degree was earned from...

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

University of Utah Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Tulane University Hospitals
Residency Hospital
Charity Hospital
Internship Hospital
1974
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1974

Awards

Dr. Wilensky's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wilensky

2.4

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
63.1578947368421%
(12)

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His general lack of communication and incompetence nearly got me killed. Similar to another reviewer, he focused so much on my weight that he missed that I was in real trouble. I had an appointment with him and ended up in the ICU intubated 2 days later thanks to his expert "advice." Please avoid this physician. Your life may depend on it.
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I have seen A lot of crummy doctors over the years but this by far is the worst. I don’t know if any other doctor made me leave in tears like this one did from the sheer meaness or rudeness! I will never in my life if I’m dying go to this doctor again. He is very unkind and has zero compassion or bedside manner. I can tolerate bad bed side manner if the doctor is atleast good- this doctor is NOT!!!! Told me NOTHING was wrong with me except that I’m FAT! which ended up I was really sick
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By far, the worst doctor I’ve ever seen. No bed side manner. From the minute he walked in, it was clear he never read my chart because he didn’t even know what I was there for or why. He did not try to explain any part of the test and was rude. He left my leg and arm bleeding and didnt even try to give me a band aid and just walked out!
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Four different diagnoses from one test, & took almost 5 months to get those. Each diagnosis was progressively worse, when I could actually convince him to look at it and/or to actually look at my case notes. Makes whole process totally useless in determining future surgical decisions and therefore a waste of time and money.
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This guy is the worst doctor in New Orleans!!! He diagnosed me with Multiple Sclerosis when I really had Fibromyalgia.
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Hands down the worst experience I had ever had with a doctor. Waited months for an appointment in pain, only to have him rush in, immediately insult my appearance, ignore the CT scan I had brought with me, dig his fingers so hard into the sides of my neck that it brought tears to my eyes, and send me home with anti-inflammatories. I was never contacted for a followup appointment either. A more competent neurologist at another hospital later diagnosed my pain as nerve damage from meningitis.
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He is rude and way too rough. He hit me on the sides of my head and stuck kleenex in my eyes. He also scratched my face with a metal rod. He sent me home with muscle relaxers and I've been in unbearable pain waiting on an MRI. Stay away from him.
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