Dr. Richard Brooks, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 70
  
Dr. Brooks
Accepting new patients

Ellis Neuroscience Center

1101 Nott St # B6 Schenectady, NY 12308

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(518) 243-3387

Dr. Richard Brooks, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Schenectady, NY and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brooks has more experience with Headache, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York State U, College of Medicine - Upstate medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with Ellis Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brooks to book an appointment.


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Dr. Brooks accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Brooks

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Brooks treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Brooks treats other conditions, please contact the office at (518) 243-3387.

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. Brooks typically treats 80% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Headache
Tension Headache
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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Neurodegenerative Disorders specialists.

Dr. Brooks typically treats 60% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dementia
Alzheimer's Disease
Parkinson's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
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Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Dr. Brooks typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Stroke
Cranial Trauma
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Traumatic Brain Injury
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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. Brooks typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Epilepsy
Essential Tremor
Seizure Disorders
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
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Dr. Brooks' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • 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
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • 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)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Brooks' Reviews

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2.4

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Very poor service to current patients. Had my annual appoint with Dr Brooks. They canceled my appointment twice Each time putting the next appointments out several months. Today I had an appointment at 1:15pm, I arrived early 15 min prior, In the office at 1:00pm to the scheduled time. Because there was other patients in front of me, the receptionist spoke to me at 1:10 to say i was too late and the Doctor would not see me. Looking for another Doctor. I will never go back to them.
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I have been back with Dr. Brooks for 2 years. I have been getting botox injections on a regular basis. He is difficult to get through to.. most of the time he is out of the office. My botox is no longer working as well and as long. I called the office to get a preventive medication, and he refused. Today I call for an medrol pack to be called in due to the chronic migraine i have had for the last 6 days. He is out of the office today and have to go thru the PA. I am changing providers..
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Biography

Dr. Richard Brooks, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Schenectady, NY and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brooks has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1980
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
Albany Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1976
New York State U, College of Medicine - Upstate
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Ellis Neuroscience Center

Ellis Neuroscience Center1101 Nott St # B6 Schenectady, NY 12308
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Ellis Hospital

Schenectady, NY

54% Patient experience rating, 15% lower than the national average

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