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Dr. Russ Shimizu, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 78

Dr. Shimizu

Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles

2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 790 Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Dr. Russ Shimizu, MD is a neurology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 52 years. He graduated from University Of Colorado At Denver in 1967 and specializes in neurology.


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3.8

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He lied to me, making me spend $3700 on an fMRI that turned out to be useless, because only the TMS clinic in his own office can use it, and they don't take insurance, which I told him was a prerequisite for me. After I paid for and got the scan, I was referred to another TMS clinic in the same building where treatment would have cost over $9000 for a month (out-of-network provider), so I declined that . He made me spend $3700 for absolutely nothing. Obviously getting kickback from RadAlliance.
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HORRIBLE! First visit ok, asked a lot of questions, friendly & professional. Prescribed MRI & I went back to discuss results. Appt scheduled at 5pm called in at 6:30pm! He was confused & disoriented taking a lot of time to explain how medication is approved by FDA; how neurology is not definitive. He prescribed an F-MRI - referred me to a lab that REQUIRED $2K in advance via PAYPAL?!? Bungled next appt, no diagnosis or treatment plan. Ordered spinal tap test. Switched to UCLA NPI! Now happy!
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Biography

Dr. Russ Shimizu, MD is a neurology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 52 years. He graduated from University Of Colorado At Denver in 1967 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

L a Co Usc Med Center
Residency Hospital
UCLA Med Center
Residency Hospital
1967
University Of Colorado At Denver
Medical School
1967

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(310) 829-5968

Dr. Shimizu accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Preferred Care Blue
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shimizu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vasculitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimizu treats Vasculitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shimizu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arteritis
  • Autoimmune Vasculitis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Hypersensitivity Vasculitis
  • Lymphocytic Vasculitis
  • Necrotizing Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Polyarteritis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimizu treats Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shimizu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shimizu treats Cerebral Artery Thrombosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shimizu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shimizu's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • 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
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects