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Dr. Philip Girard Jr, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Girard Jr

Girard & Spitzer MDs

50 Alessandro Pl Ste 120 Pasadena, CA 91105

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Dr. Philip Girard Jr, MD is a neurology specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1975 and specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Girard Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
LACare
Molina Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Girard Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Tension Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Girard Jr treats Tension Headache more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Girard Jr treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Girard Jr treats Brain Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Girard Jr treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Girard Jr treats Migraine more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Girard Jr treats this condition more than 92% 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. Girard Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Dr. Girard Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Girard Jr

2.9

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
33.333333333333336%
(7)
4 Stars
14.285714285714286%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(2)
1 Star
42.857142857142854%
(9)

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The staff sucks, i mean absolutely terrible! They lose authorizations and seems like they don't know what they are doing. They tell you that they will do one thing and then not do it. The doctor didn't even offer me an explination for my diagnosis, he told me to get literature.
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Worst experience ever horrible staff and the doctor was arrogant rude dismissive simply a disgusting excuse for a medical professional!
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Diagnosed and treated my neuropathy well and quickly. Didn't explain a nerve stimulation exam before he gave it to me so I found the exam painful and frightening. Didn't diagnose my dementia. Gave me the most painful lumbar puncture I have ever endured.
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I've been to several neurologists. Dr. Girard is very good. My case is complicated. At the beginning of my health issues, he had the proper tests run and successfully figured it out. Even though I needed a few surgeries, I was grateful to get relief.
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He has been very thorough for us. We started with him when our daughter was 10 years and is 17 now. We always come with questions and he always works through them with us. Having a female child with seizures can be challenging. He truly helps work it through. He talks to her and that's what she likes. Clarita his front office person is always super help and helps us whenever is needed.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Philip Girard Jr, MD is a neurology specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1975 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Chldns Hosp Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1975
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Medical School
1981
1976
1975

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)