Dr. Richard Diethelm, MD

Dr. Richard Diethelm, MD

Neurology | Male | 48 years old

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Dr. Diethelm specializes in Neurology and practices in Birmingham, AL. He practices at 1 location.

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4.1
based on 42 total surveys (8 with reviews)
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Pinson, AL |
Missed diagnosed my disease. Not concerned about my complaints
in Hanceville, AL |
Dr Diethelm is a very kind, compassionate doctor, who really cares about his patients. He takes all the time necessary to find the problem and treat it. His staff is wonderful. I know I can trust him and the value of that confidence is priceless.
in Birmingham, AL |
On July 2, 2016, I had a brain stem small vessel stroke. Dr. Diethelm is a remarkable physician who is analytical and thoughtful. He works at a high level of efficiency. I especially appreciate his communication skills - active listening, attentiveness, clarification. He has worked cooperatively with me and my family throughout this frightening health crisis. Dr. Diethelm is professional, polite, warm and open to questions. I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to him and his staff.
in center point |
I love Dr Diethelm, he has helped me in more ways than one, and when i see him in the hospital i just want to grab him and hug his neck for being here for me. He is the best Dr that i have and i have quite a few. I love you Dr Diethelm you make me feel so safe and comfortable. When you walk into the room all my fears are gone. Thank you so much for being so great to me. Neda Wiley
in Birmingham, AL |
Minimized the issues I have which are constricted vessels in the brain stem and multiple lesions. My husband asked a fairly simple question about any possibilities of early onset dementia or Alzheimer's and Dr. Diethelm's response was to abruptly hand my chart to his Nurse Practitioner and leave the room without answering. I found this to be very unprofessional and alarming. I was told to play Lumonisity to improve memory and problem solving skills. In the past year both have diminished greatly.
in Gadsden, AL |
Horrible Dr. Spent less than 3 minutes with me and told me to take a med that I had a previous reaction to and ended up in ER. I had enough knowledge and walked out knowing I would never take the med. Told me I had neuropathy without even pulling a lab. B6 toxicity. Thank God I figured it out and am healing..this Dr is horrible.
in Birmingham, AL |
Dr. Diethelm has treated two of my family members. He has treated us with the utmost respect and dignity. I feel confident in trusting my loved ones' care to him.
in Pell City, Al |
He made me feel as though he was looking down at me like he didn't believe a word I told him. A Doctor or nurse should never look down their nose to a patient under no circumstances. No one knows how I feel better than me!!! I know when something is wrong with my body.I will never use this doctor again!!!
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  •  Board certified in Neurology
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  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • 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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Uab Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • Botox® Injection
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

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