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Dr. Neil Lava, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 71

Dr. Lava

YERKES RESEARCH CENTER EMORY

1365 CLIFTON RD NE Atlanta, GA 30322

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Dr. Neil Lava, MD is a neurology specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1973 and specializes in neurology.


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(404) 778-3444

Dr. Lava accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lava's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lava treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lava treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lava treats Headache more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lava treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lava treats Migraine more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lava treats this condition more than 99% 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. Lava's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Neil Lava, MD is a neurology specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1973 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Lava's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lava

3.5

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
1 Star
35.483870967741936%
(11)

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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 FILL IT BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN TOXIC. After some due diligence I have made some interesting discoveries. Next stop the civil rights division of the Department of Health and Human Services. AVOID!
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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 Scleroderma. I am so appreciative of his care.
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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 wouldn't trade him for anyone!
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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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I wasn't thrilled, he was good at what he does but didn't listen to me or let me answer questions. I didn't feel like he took me seriously and brushed off my concerns
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He spent no time with me and I never got a diagnosis.
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