Dr. Richard Diethelm, MD

Dr. Richard Diethelm, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Richard Diethelm, MD is a neurology specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med in 2002 and specializes in neurology.

48 Medical Park Dr E Ste 351

Birmingham, AL 35235

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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more than 99% of peers
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1  Specialties

  • Neurology

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

82  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Uab Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Diethelm's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Diethelm to family and friends
45 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

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Dr. Diethelm's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Dr. Diethelm has saved my wife's life on more than one occasion, she had brain seizures, he precripted her a great medicine, when my insurance changed, and it had to be preapproved, his staff was working on it but he gave her a three month supply, that is $2100.00 worth, he is very caring, does...more
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I think he would be great if you could get to him when you need him. In other words get past the staff. I was diagnosed with RLS and was given med but was prescribed wrong and has taken almost a week to get it straight so I can sleep. I really liked him and seemed to care about my problem but I...more
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No recommendation here what so ever...terrible bedside manner...would not take complaints seriously...checked for MS..wrote it off as a pinched nerve causing numbness....went to MS Center in Atlanta Ga...they used Diethems mri....promptly diagnosed me with Ms
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Missed diagnosed my disease. Not concerned about my complaints
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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.
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