Dr. Richard Diethelm, MD

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Dr. Richard Diethelm, MD

Neurology | Male

Neurology East at ST. Vincent's East 48 Medical Park Dr E Ste 351, Birmingham, AL 35235 Get Directions
(205) 836-9366

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

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      Dr. Diethelm accepts 13 insurance carriers

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      13 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

      • Aetna
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Cigna
      • Cigna-HealthSpring
      • Commercial Insurance Company
      • CoreSource
      • Coventry Health Care
      • Humana
      • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
      • Medicaid
      • MultiPlan
      • National Elevator
      • UnitedHealthCare

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      • Helpfulness
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      • Staff
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      Experience with Dr. Diethelm
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (37)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (37)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (37)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (37)
      Dr. Diethelm's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (38)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (36)
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      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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      Specialties

      • 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 and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Disorders
      • 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
      • 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)
      • Pseudotumor Cerebri
      • 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

      Procedures Performed

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

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims not available

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med

        Graduated in 2002

      • Residency Hospital
        Uab Hospital

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      • Media & Publications

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Diethelm's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurology
      • Board certified in Neurology
      • Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Diethelm's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Diethelm

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients