Dr. Philip Girard, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Girard
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Girard & Spitzer MDs

50 Alessandro Pl Ste 120 Pasadena, CA 91105

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Dr. Philip Girard, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Pasadena, CA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Girard has more experience with Headache and Epilepsy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Girard to book an appointment.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Girard

2.8

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I’ve been seeing him for a chronic migraine for about a year. I’ve found him to be professional, thorough, kind, and knowledgable. The staff has also always been great. My only complaint is that it’s hard to get information regarding a specific diagnosis.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Aug 21, 2020
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Dr. Girard was incredibly dismissive and when I asked why I could be having symptoms he said he didn't know. Super helpful, thanks!
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 24, 2020
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Dr. Girard is truly a professional in every sense of the word. He is excellent in explaining conditions, treatments and what to expect. He is honest and has a terrific, friendly and warm manner. He is knowledgeable, thorough and has integrity. I highly recommend him.
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Oct 23, 2019
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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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May 14, 2019
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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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Covina, CA – Oct 03, 2017
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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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Charles H in Pasadena, CA – Sep 01, 2016
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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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Sylmar, CA – May 18, 2016
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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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Chino, CA – Feb 16, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Philip Girard, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Pasadena, CA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Girard has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Pediatric 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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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(626) 449-1814

Dr. Girard accepts the following insurance:

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Girard

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Girard treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Girard treats other conditions, please contact the office at (626) 449-1814.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Girard typically treats 83% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Tension Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Headache
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Girard typically treats 78% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Seizure Disorders
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Epilepsy
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Girard'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
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • 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
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • 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

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Girard & Spitzer MDs

Girard & Spitzer MDs50 Alessandro Pl Ste 120 Pasadena, CA 91105
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