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Dr. Richard Cristea, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Cristea

Dr. Richard Cristea, MD is a neurology specialist in Merrillville, IN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1988 and specializes in neurology.


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(219) 769-0777

Dr. Cristea accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Cristea's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cranial Trauma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cristea treats Cranial Trauma more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cristea treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cristea treats Sleep Apnea more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cristea treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cristea treats Sleep Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cristea treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking

Dr. Cristea's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Cristea, MD is a neurology specialist in Merrillville, IN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1988 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
The Cleveland Clin Found
Residency Hospital
1989
Rush Presy St Luke's Med Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
Medical School
1992
1989
1988

Awards

Dr. Cristea's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cristea

4.4

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
80.55555555555556%
(29)
4 Stars
2.7777777777777777%
(1)
3 Stars
2.7777777777777777%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
13.88888888888889%
(5)

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He does not follow up with his patients. The staff rarely if ever answers the phone. And then you get shuffled off to a nurse practicioner without even being told.
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Dr. Cristea is a rarity. He is brilliant and takes the time to be with you to talk with you and to perform all the tests necessary to really find out what is wrong and how best to fix it.
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Patient advocate
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Excellent
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Simply the best!
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