Dr. Richard Salazar, MD
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Neurology | Male

Jackson Clinic 1801 Pine St Ste 202 Montgomery, AL 36106 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

My main interests include parkinson's disease and parkinsonism, essential tremor, dystonia, dementias, huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy, encephalopathies, autoimmune disorders (e.g. myasthenia gravis), among others.

Biography

Dr. Richard Salazar, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Montgomery, AL. He has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Salazar is affiliated with Jackson Hospital and Clinic.

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Dr. Salazar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
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In my first 30 minutes with Dr. Salazar he announced an opinion that conflicted with 20 years of diagnosis then sent me away for 2 months. Upon my next visit he, again, said the previous diagnosis was wrong and that he couldn't help me. When a conclusive procedure confirming the original diagnosis was referenced, he became defensive and indicated that we should have told him--it was in my file. He was right about one thing--he can't help me, I will never go back.
I regret to hear that you suffer from a chronic neurological disorder for which other physicians haven't been able to provide much assistance. I always spend great amount of time with my patients (30-45 min) and don't take prior diagnosis for granted. Whenever I encounter a conflicting diagnosis, I recomend a sooner follow up appointment (6-8 weeks). I apologize if I couldn't be of much assistance. I sincerely hope your health gets better.
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Dr. Salazar's Care Philosophy

My main interests include parkinson's disease and parkinsonism, essential tremor, dystonia, dementias, huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy, encephalopathies, autoimmune disorders (e.g. myasthenia gravis), among others.

Dr. Salazar says...

1. Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders: Fellowship trained in comprehensive management of Parkinson's patients. Great experience treating hundreds of Parkinson's patients. Active participation in research studies. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming.

2. Stroke: stroke medical director at Jackson hospital

3. Multiple Sclerosis: Great experience treating MS patients. Excellent interpretation of MRI studies. Co-author of a Neuroimaging book published by Cambridge Press.

4. Dementias: Performs a thorough mental exam. Interpretation of PET scans.

5. Epilepsy: Trained in VNS programming.

Dr. Salazar says...

1. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): Fellowship trained in DBS programming and troubleshooting of complicated cases.

2. Botox Injections: Fellowship trained. Great experience in the use of Botox for various indications. For instance, chronic migraine headaches, cervical dystonia, spasticity, hemifacial spasms, excessive drooling.

3. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS): Trained in VNS programming for selected epilepsy patients.

4. Intrathecal Baclofen pump (ITB) programming: Trained in ITB programming for cases of severe spasticity. For instance, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, stroke or MS.

Dr. Salazar'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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  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Education

  • Medical School
    Cayetano Heredia University

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Henry Ford Hospital

    Completed in 2012

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2013

  • Undergraduate School
    Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia / Academic Program of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neurological Movement Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Deep Brain Stimulator Programming
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)