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Dr. Paul Babikian, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Babikian

Dr. Paul Babikian, MD is a neurology specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Babikian accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Babikian's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Babikian treats Migraine more than 100% of his peers

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

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

Epilepsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Babikian treats Epilepsy more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Dr. Babikian's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • 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 Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • 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
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Paul Babikian, MD is a neurology specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology

Education

1991
Indiana University / School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1990
University Ia
Residency Hospital
1988
University Cincinnati
Residency Hospital
1987
Wayne State University
Residency Hospital
1983
American University Of Beirut, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1991
1990
1988
1987
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Babikian's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Babikian

2.8

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
41.666666666666664%
(10)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
54.166666666666664%
(13)

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No empathy for my daughter who is mentally disabled. Gave us 5 minutes to get her into his exam room. Then after 2 minutes, decided he would not see her. Very disappointed in his lack of compassion and understanding.
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I have been in the care of Dr. Babikian for over 20 years for epilepsy. He has listened, explained and diagnosed to my highest levels of expectation!
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I have gone to Dr. Babikian for several years, and have been very pleased. He never seems rushed, and always listens to me. I would highly recommend him.
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Run! He is ego centered Seems to think so highly of himself there is hardly any room for patients questions. Ive met a lot of doctors but none with more of a God complex. It was emotionally disturbing visit.
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Was not interested in my symptoms at all. Made me a three month followup and his office refuses to se me earlier when my symptoms are not getting better. His nurse resonds after 4-5 days and simply states I will make a note of that. Worst care I have ever seen.
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