Dr. Nilanee Karikaran, MD

NeurologyFemaleAge 57

Dr. Nilanee Karikaran, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Charleston, SC and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Jaffna,Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1991. She is affiliated with medical facilities Eastside Medical Center and Northside Hospital Gwinnett. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Karikaran to book an appointment.

Dr. Karikaran

MUSC Transplant Surgery

96 Jonathan Lucas St Charleston, SC 29425
Accepting new patients

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This doctors office is the worst doctor I have ever had! The doctor and staff are rude, unsympathetic, insensitive and disrespectful sealing with patient at a vulnerable time . Everything is about money, then you still have to wait til she gets ready .
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jan 15, 2020
She is very caring and takes her time with my son who is her patient. My son is a brain tumor survivor who has several neurologist until we found this great doctor.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Beatriz Maliszewski – Nov 18, 2019
This doctors office is the worst doctor I have ever had! Stay AWAY! They are unresponsive to me, knowing I have epilepsy & need the medicine! The front desk staff is terrible. Not sure if the problem is the staff or the Doctor. Lazy, rude, incompetent, (possibly racist since they don't answer my call). I don't what the issue is. Throwing out the race card but damn it can't be that difficult to read my chart, write the prescription & fax for the patient assistance program for free. They don't answer I try to press 0 and they still don't answer. If they don't answer this time I am driving up to the location giving them the fax# to have them do their job. All they have to do is to fax a piece of paper &they won't. I hate the staff! The girl up front won't even look me in the eye. They literally won't answer my phone call. One day when I asked what day does the dr work and they said every day. If I ask to speak with her they say she is with a patient. Switching when I get insurance.
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Apr 29, 2019
Very unprofessional and rude. Everything was all good when i payed her $300 for not having insurance. I asked to have my medical records for a court case i also provided records from my previous doctor. It took 9 days to get both records back she put the wrong state i was from twice in the report and added things in the report that did not take place during the visit. I told the receptionist the report was incorect and dr nilanee said the records can not be corrected once enterd into computer.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Latoya in Loganville – Feb 15, 2018
She recommend Dr Hartman the very competent Neurological surgeon. She knows what she is doing.
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John Eberhart in Snellville – Feb 14, 2018
WARNING, DO NOT VISIT this facility. The doctor was rude, judgmental and disrespectful. I would give zero stars if I could. For example, she compared my weight from when I was 17, to my weight at 21, and she made demeaning comments such as “just because there’s food in the house doesn’t mean you have to eat it all”. Save yourself some time and see someone else.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jefferson, GA – Dec 19, 2017
dr. karikaran is amazing. she is knowledgeable and pays attention to what you say. (even you may think you were not heard she takes in all you say).the exam rooms are set up for a more comfortable exam and review ,once examined you sit at a desk and discuss your issue. it is calming and professional. I thank God daily I meet her. she is stern but extremely caring. the perfect combination.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Snellville, GA – Oct 27, 2017
Good doctor I like her staff very helpful and polite
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Lawrenceville, GA – Oct 23, 2017
Very polite doctor the front staff took sometime but visit went great
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John Carleton in Atlanta, GA – Apr 28, 2017
excellent doctor, very through, spend time and listens !!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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james in Lawrenceville, GA – Mar 02, 2017
Staff was not prepared. When she conducted her nerve procedure on me, she was messy and unprofessional. Her diagnosis of my condition was innacurate. I went to another neurologist after, and the experience was way better and he diagnosed my condition accurately.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 25, 2016
She was rude,! Non caring , constantly interrupted me, and would not let my husband sit with me for a procedure.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Nilanee Karikaran, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Charleston, SC and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Education

North Shore University Hospital-Cornell
Fellowship Hospital
North Shore University Hosp/NYU Sch of Med
Residency Hospital
Medical University of South Carolina / College of Dental Medicine
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of Jaffna,Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

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What are Dr. Nilanee Karikaran, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Karikaran frequently treats Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Wada Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Karikaran treats.

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Dr. Karikaran's office is located at 96 Jonathan Lucas St, Charleston, SC 29425. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Karikaran's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karikaran treats Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Karikaran treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Dr. Karikaran treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Karikaran treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Wada Test
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Dr. Karikaran performs Wada Test more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Karikaran performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Karikaran's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Pseudobulbar Affect 
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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BlueChoice-GA POS
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
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Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
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Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice PPO
Federal Employee Program
Network P
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Flexcare
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
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LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
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Humana
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
One Health
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Tricare
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United Health Plan
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MUSC Transplant Surgery

Medical University of South Carolina96 Jonathan Lucas St Charleston, SC 29425
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