Dr. Saima Athar, MD
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Dr. Saima Athar, MD

Sleep Medicine | Female

171 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29425 Get Directions
(843) 792-1414

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Dr. Athar specializes in Sleep Medicine and practices in Charleston, SC. She practices at 1 location.

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23 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Specialties

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine Psychiatry & Neurology

Board Certifications

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  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Residency Hospital
    Musc

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University

    Completed in 2006

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Athar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sleep Medicine
  • Board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Athar's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Athar

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients