Dr. Richard Karem, MD is a neurology specialist in Spokane Valley, WA. He specializes in neurology and neurocritical care.


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(509) 416-6913

Dr. Karem accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Asuris Northwest Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Cigna
Humana
PacificSource
Pacific Source
Premera Blue Cross
Medicare Advantage HMO
Triwest
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United Healthcare
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Dr. Karem's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Concussion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karem treats Concussion more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Karem treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karem treats Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Karem treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Auditory Neuropathy
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy
  • Metabolic Neuropathy
  • Motor and Sensory Neuropathy With Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Bouldin Type
  • Motor Neuropathy
  • Motor Neuropathy, Peripheral With Dysautonomia
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Block
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Jerash Type
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type III
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor, Type VIIa
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Lom Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Motor and Sensory, Okinawa Type
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Radicular
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type I
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type II
  • Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, Type IV
  • Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Pudenal Neuropathy
  • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
  • Sensory Neuropathy With Spastic Paraplegia
  • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Neuropathy
Migraine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karem treats Migraine more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Karem treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine

Dr. Karem's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neurological Testing
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Care Philosophy

We believe in an individualized approach to patient care, we will do our best to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible. We encourage questions and will make every effort to keep you informed about options for treatment. We will send your notes from each visit to your physician.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neurocritical Care

Board Certifications

Education

UCLA/VA - Wadsworth Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Nebraska
Residency Hospital
University Nebraska
Internship Hospital
University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Karem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Karem

3.5

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
58.064516129032256%
(18)
4 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
1 Star
35.483870967741936%
(11)

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Karem, MD
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It has been a while since I have him, but I will never go back. I have M.S. was having trouble and he told me to look at my glass as half full, not half empty. Would not order a MRI to see if things were ok. I went to a Dr. in Sac he did a MRI it was very active, got treatment and my problem, which was serious went away. Just my own personal experience with him. Others might be better
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dr karem deserves diplomatic * for his help in helping people and animals with panatophysioneuro brain to foot dysfunction. I finally figured out that if I quit talking I could take some time to type quietly.... Anyhow, do you know how I can get my brain fixed and my right patella? Then my necrotic metatarsal will be able to align properly under my pelvic fx's. Yup, I'm in my 60th year now and looking to stay out of nursing homes. My fully owned parcel is quite an investment project thru a
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MultiCare Valley Hospital

Spokane Valley, WA