Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD

Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 64

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Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Orange City, FL. Dr. Shanmugham has more experience with Headache, Sleep Disorders, and Epilepsy than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Central Florida Regional Hospital and Oviedo Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shanmugham to book an appointment.

Locations

Florida Neurology

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(386) 218-6867
Florida Neurology2445 S Volusia Ave Ste C3 Orange City, FL 32763
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Florida Neurology2710 Dora Ave Tavares, FL 32778
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Lake Mary755 Stirling Center Pl Lake Mary, FL 32746
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Shanmugham is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital Sanford, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Shanmugham's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shanmugham

4.0

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
22.5%
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What went well
  • Office environment (32)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (31)
  • Listened & answered questions (30)
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  • Appointment was rushed (8)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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Everyone was very kind and treated me like an individual and not just another patient. Dr. S was very thorough and answered all my questions and concerns.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Amanda – Oct 29, 2020
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Worst front office ever. Tried to set an appointment for over a week, no cooperation, no one answers the phone or gets back to you, I actually drove up there to set an appointment and no one was in the office. I would leave a review for the doc but I never actually got to see him. Dont waste your time with these people!
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Disappointed – May 11, 2020
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I first saw Dr. Sam in the hospital. I was given a spinal tap while there. Dr. Bob hit a nerve in my back and I am still having problems. Another hospital stay, they called Dr Sam again to see me. He in so many words thought I was crazy. That I needed to see a therapist. I was in the hospital about 7 to 8 times in one year because medical problems kept coming up. My thyroid was never tested. I ended up having a stroke and a blood clot among other things. I was diagnosed with Graves Disease.
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Vestine Y Chilcutt in TAVARES, FL – Feb 20, 2019
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I went to drS 4yrs ago. All he wanted to do was put me on medication. He diagnosed me with MS within minutes of meeting me, then told me a spinal tap would tell for sure. Spinal tap came back negative, he still diagnosed me with MS and told me to “pick a medication” After another neurologist decided to monitor me rather than put me on harmful meds, I had 4 years of MRI’s- I don’t have MS. SO glad I didn’t go on meds DrS wanted! Also would not release my SpinalTap records! Tried many times.
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Stephanie Logan in Lake Mary, FL – Jan 06, 2019
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Dr. Sam really listen to my concerns, and took the time to address them. His staff was very helpful in scheduling my testings.
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Maitland, FL – Aug 22, 2017
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Dr.Sam is wonderful and has saved my life with migraines. If you have migraines do yourself a huge favor and go to him.
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Jacqueline Bowes in Altamonte Springs, FL – Feb 10, 2017
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Tried to get through & not able to get an URGENT appointment - a referral to another Doctor. ONLY RECEIVED an ANSWERING COMPUTER - NO PERSON - NEED for more personal contact. He did not follow up with the referral and would not reply to message for my friend.
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Julie Bulled in Sorrento, FL – Jul 26, 2016
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Dr Shanmugham began caring for me in the hospital as a neurological precaution for an unrelated illness due to my epilepsy. We immediately switchednto make him my primary neurologist due to his thoroughness and attentiveness.
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Melissa French in Debary FL – Jul 21, 2016
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Very happy with his services.
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Glenn in Deltona fl – Jul 19, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shanmugham

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shanmugham treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shanmugham treats other conditions, please contact the office at (386) 218-6867.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Shanmugham treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Headache
Cluster Headache
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High
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Very High
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Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that disrupt sleep, including insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and sleep apnea.Compare with other Sleep Disorders specialists.

Dr. Shanmugham treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
Insomnia
Sleep Study
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High
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Very High
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Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Shanmugham treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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Essential Tremor
Epilepsy
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Seizure Disorders
Normal
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High
Frequency
Very High
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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Neurodegenerative Disorders specialists.

Dr. Shanmugham treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

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Alzheimer's Disease
Parkinson's Disease
Dementia
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
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Check Dr. Shanmugham's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Shanmugham's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

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Dr. Shanmugham accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Freedom Health
Freedom Network
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Staywell (Wellcare)
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

At Florida Neurology we want to provide the best neurology care available in the community. We treat the total patient not just the disease. We treat each...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1988
University of Miami Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University of Illinois
Residency Hospital
1984
Mt Sinai Hospital Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1983
Mt Sinai Hospital Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD?

Call (386) 218-6867 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shanmugham has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Shanmugham's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shanmugham frequently treats Headache, Sleep Disorders, and Epilepsy. See all practice areas where Dr. Shanmugham specializes.

Where is Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD's office located?

Dr. Shanmugham's office is located at 2445 S Volusia Ave Ste C3, Orange City, FL 32763. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Sam Shanmugham, MD speak?

Dr. Shanmugham speaks Russian and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shanmugham is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Central Florida Regional Hospital

Sanford, FL

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Oviedo Medical Center

Oviedo, FL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Adventhealth Waterman

Tavares, FL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received