Dr. Richard Zweifler, MD

Dr. Richard Zweifler, MD

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Vascular Neurology  ·  
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53 y/o
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Dr. Richard Zweifler, MD is a vascular neurology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in vascular neurology and neurology.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Zweifler performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Headache
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Zweifler's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Zweifler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zweifler "Dr. Zweifler earned his medical degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, LA in 1990 after receiving his BSE in Bioengineering, Magna Cum Laude, in 1986 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Zweifler' s post graduate training includes a Cerebrovascular Disease Fellowship which he earned at the University of California in San Diego, CA, where he also completed his Neurology Residency. He served his Internal Medicine Internship at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, LA. Before joining Ochsner Health System as System Chair of Neurology Dr. Zweifler was Chief of Neurosciences for Sentara Health Care in Norfolk, Virginia as well as Professor and Chair of Neurology at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Prior to joining Sentara Dr. Zweifler held numerous academic positions at the University of South Alabama, including Professor of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Center, Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Neurosonology Lab and Medical Student Education (Neurology). He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Neurology and Vascular Neurology. Dr. Zweifler is an elected Fellow of the American Stroke Association and serves as a member of several other professional societies and committees including the American Academy of Neurology and the World Stroke Organization."
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2  Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology

2  Board Certifications

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

68  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
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2  Procedures

  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • TULANE UNIV SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Ochsner Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • U Calif San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • U Calif San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zweifler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zweifler's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zweifler to family and friends
8 total reviews

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4.6
based on 36 total reviews (16 with comments)
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Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Zweifler'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

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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