Dr. Peter Skaff, MD

Dr. Peter Skaff, MD

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49 y/o
(18)

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Dr. Peter Skaff, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Carmichael, CA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Skaff is affiliated with Mercy San Juan Medical Center.

Mercy Medical Group

6555 Coyle Ave

Carmichael, CA 95608
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Care Philosophy

"Listen to your patients and they will tell you the diagnosis." This is an axiom taught by a famous physician and one in which I deeply believe. To me, the first and most important thing I can do as a physician, is listen to the patient. Only by taking a careful and complete history of the problem, can an accurate diagnosis be made. With all of our new patients, this is followed by a comprehensive neurological examination. Many patients have remarked at the end of their encounter, that they had previously never had as thorough an evaluation. Of course, this takes time. So we schedule 60 minute appointments for our new patients. This provides the necessary time both for the evaluation, and for questions, explanations and patient and family education. Patients who understand their ailments are better prepared to participate in their management. Did you know that the word, doctor, comes from the latin, "docere," which means "to teach."
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Dr. Skaff's Experience

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Dr. Skaff's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
48

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balance Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nerve Conduction Studies

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of California, San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Arizona
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Arizona
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Frederick H. Hesser Prize for Excellence in Clinical Neurology. Albany Medical College, 1997
  • Outstanding Faculty Educator Award. University of Arizona, Department of Neurology, 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, National Honor Medical Society. Arizona Chapter, 2002
  • Georgiy Kordysh Award for Outstanding Achievement in Neurology. University of Arizona, Department of Neurology, 2001
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Skaff does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Skaff and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Neurosciences Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Skaff is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Skaff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Skaff to family and friends
3.6
based on 18 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Skaff's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Orofino, ID |
We found Dr Staff exceptionally caring and through during the hospitalization of our mother. He takes the time to talk with patients and family explaining things so it was easily understandable. If we ever have a need for a neurologist we would absolutely see this great MD again!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Skaff accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Hospitals where Dr. Skaff has admitting privileges

Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
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