Dr. Neil Lava, MD

Dr. Neil Lava, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Neil Lava, MD is a neurology specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1973 and specializes in neurology.


Atlanta, GA 30322

Contact Information

(404) 778-3444

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Lava performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Ej Meyer Buffalo Genl
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Of Colorado
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lava has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lava's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lava to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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Dr. Lava's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

This man has done nothing for me but waste my time and defraud Medicaid by collecting payments. Heralded as an "expert", I have yet to see any of his institutional knowledge put to use. This man issued a prescription to me based on the results of 4 months old data. The pharmacy FORTUNATELY DID NOT...more
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I see Dr. Neil Lava for my RRMS. Out of the 4 Neurologists I've seen he has listened to my concerns and promptly set up therapies which have helped immensely. He is top notch at Emory and I'm so glad I found him a few years ago. He also referred me to a Rheumatologist who diagnosed my Systemic...more
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Excellent bedside manner including phenomenal sense of humor which I have needed on more than one occasion dealing with trigeminal neuralgia. He has also directed me more than once to providers to help me with other health conditions he has helped diagnose. I consider him a first rate advisor and...more
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I would NOT recommend this doctor. I went to see him and he would not listen to me. He did not give me a diagnosis nor a treatment plan. Terrible experience!!!
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He spent over 40 mins in the exam room taking my history and listening to my concerns. He answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable and confident in his care.
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