Dr. Richard Alexan-Shirabad, MD

Dr. Richard Alexan-Shirabad, MD

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Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o
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Dr. Richard Alexan-Shirabad, MD is a neurology specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in neurology.

Alexan Richard MD

4900 Commerce Dr

Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Insurance accepted

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Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
WellPoint

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. Alexan-Shirabad's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alexan-Shirabad treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Alexan-Shirabad treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Brain Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alexan-Shirabad treats Brain Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Alexan-Shirabad treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alexan-Shirabad treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alexan-Shirabad treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Alexan-Shirabad'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
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Alexan is a diplomate of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of The American Academy of Neurology and the Association of California Neurologist. He takes great pride in staying up to date in the latest advances in the...

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2004
University AZ
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Mni/McGill University
Residency Hospital
2002
Enfant Jesus/Laval University
Residency Hospital
1999
Laval University
Internship Hospital
1998
Universite Laval, Faculte De Medecine
Medical School
2004
2003
2002
1999
1998

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Alexan-Shirabad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alexan-Shirabad

3.4

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1 Star
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My son had been seeing a neuroligist for epilepsy since he was 12. After a few years with no improvement we were recommended to Dr Alexan. First visit he ordered tests that had never been done and correctly diagnosed that my som was having epileptic and non epileptic seizures. Treatment programs were started and adjusted as needed. He explained everything in a clear basic way. I absolutely trust him. When my father in law’s primary doctor thought he might have Alzeimers I recommended Dr. Alexan.
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love seeing this doctor has a fun personality we joke around and just a fun doctor!
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Excellent, very professional. Good sense of humor.
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Had a 8:00 am appointment and finally left at 9:00 am without seeing the doctor.
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I was extremely impressed with Dr Alexan and his staff. After going to two previous doctors, he was the only one to accurately diagnose my problem. He took the time to explain what needs to be done and how long it would take. I felt very comfortable with his opinion. He is very knowledgeable. Staff need the paperwork Extremely easy. The place was clean and easy to find. This is definitely five stars
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I saw Dr. Alexan the first time four years ago for a bad case of vertigo and just recently for a spinal cord injury. Dr. Alexan is a super person and doctor. He is very warm, friendly and caring. Dr. Alexan is also a very competent neurologist.
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I have been suffering for 3 months; I was referred to this witch doctor. He ordered a bunch of test and finally my Primary Care ask why I have been doing all this test due to the fact it has nothing to do with my illness. I returned for a follow up visit; and the PA was the one I saw and said everything came up normal for your nerve damage!???? I was so shocked I went there due to right side weakness after a stroke not leg pain at all. My husband got so upset the doctor then came in and apologiz
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Prompt to get in exam room, followed by 45-60 minutes in room waiting. Forget seeing the doctor after your first visit, only the PA is available. Staff is very slow in sending in prescriptions and horrible at returning phone messages. FORGET about reaching a live person on the phone during " Office hours". The phone message will say they are open, however, they are never available by phone on the stated hours and it rings to voicemail or the answering service. Would not recommend.
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Until yesterday I found this doctors service to be one I would recommend and have. But when I requested a form to be filled out to ensure I get needed utility discounts, I was denied this because I missed my last appointment. I have Multiple Sclerosis which has no cure so will not go away, so requesting he sign a form, which says that and allows me to stay healthy shocked and saddens me. I would say today, he lacks compassion, for a Dr. that is a thumbs down for me.
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