Dr. Michio Hirano, MD

Dr. Michio Hirano, MD

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Neurology  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o
(6)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Hirano received his B.A. from Harvard College and M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. At the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), he did his neurology residency training and a post-doctoral fellowship in neuromuscular genetics under Drs. Salvatore DiMauro and Eric Schon. Currently, Dr. Hirano serves as Chief of the Neuromuscular Division, Co-Director of the CUMC Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic, and Director of the H. Houston Merritt Center for Muscular Dystrophy and Related Diseases. He evaluated patients with myopathies and other neuromuscular disorders.

Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

710 W 168th St Fl 3

New York, NY 10032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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Myasthenia Gravis
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more than 75% of peers
Headache
normal
more than 71% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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more than 69% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Jacobi Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hirano has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hirano's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hirano to family and friends
3.0
based on 6 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Hirano's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
He is an absolute gem. He diagnosed my mitochondrial disease after living undiagnosed for several years and has been on my treatment team ever since.. He truly cares for his patients.
Milan, MI |
THE BEST THANK YOU HELPING THE LITTLE KID
in Oak Forest, IL |
He seems to be nice, but he easily dismisses things and doesn't delve into the problem. He missed my diagnosis
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hirano accepts 36 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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