Dr. Santos Yu, MD

Dr. Santos Yu, MD

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61 y/o
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Dr. Santos Yu, MD is a neurology specialist in Henderson, NV and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in neurology.

Neurology Center Of Nevada

2430 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste 110

Henderson, NV 89052
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affiliated Health Funds
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Nevada
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Yu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dementia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Dementia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Binswanger's Dementia
  • Dementia, Familial British
  • Dementia, Familial Danish
  • Dysphasic Dementia, Hereditary
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Multi-Infarct Dementia
  • Opticoacoustic Nerve Atrophy Dementia
  • Presenile Dementia, Kraepelin Type
Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Tremor more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
  • Orthostatic Tremor
  • Primary Orthostatic Tremor
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
Gait Abnormality
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yu treats Gait Abnormality more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Yu treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait

Dr. Yu's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balance Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • 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
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Loss of Balance
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurological Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Care Philosophy

Neurology at it's finest. Patient care at it's best.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

2005
Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Residency Hospital
2000
University Of California
Residency Hospital
1999
University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Internship Hospital
1988
Cebu Institute Of Medicine
Medical School
2005
2004
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1999
1988

Languages

  • Tagalog
  • English

Dr. Yu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yu

1.7

Based on 87 reviews

5 Stars
10.344827586206897%
(9)
4 Stars
5.747126436781609%
(5)
3 Stars
2.2988505747126435%
(2)
2 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(3)
1 Star
78.16091954022988%
(68)

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Average Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
Dr. Yu's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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The office staff messed up my appointments. I brought my card with me to the third appointment. Imagine their shock to be confronted with their own handwriting. I had started to think I might be getting dementia on top of all my other problems. Nope. It is them. Dr. Ju sent me for some expensive tests. He had no explanation for the lesions on the MRIs. He told me I had no reason to come back. I felt he had not done his job at all. He seems smart but I wonder if the language barrier is a factor.
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This is Riddick........I'm a Consultant for FMCC since retired. A Consultant to Ford Dealers in the Western Region as a Cross Trained Trainer of all areas of a successful profitable Dealership where Customer Service is number one......... I have read the reviews and do understand the meaning of frustration. After researching Dr. Yu he is a very accomplished and can make a accurate diagnosis with-out error. He hasn't shown to have a real outgoing personality, likes to keep to himself
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Didn't even get a chance to see him because the staff screwed up my appointment time. I was scheduled at 1130am and somehow they decided my appointment time was at 1015am instead.
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I waited on hold for 2 hours just for them to disconnect me. When I called back I was given a voice mail message. Does anyone answer the phone? This is unacceptable for a professional office.
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I would classify as a "Quack". Diagnosis without reading chart or examination. Unnecessary & Expensive test done on first visit. He walked in and told me I was getting test because of "my condition" and given a prescription for epilepsy which I do not have. Next visit was to discuss results which was with a staff member who was grilling me on how the medication was working. I told her I did not fill it when I found out from the pharmacist what it was. I was walked out the back door.
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The office staff is so disorganized, I wonder if they have ANY training. I'm on blood thinners and have to go off of them for injections, which is dangerous. A day before my appt they called & said, "we didn't get around to your insurance approval yet." That's 2 days without blood thinners. I was rescheduled. 2 weeks later, and off blood thinners again, they called to cancel the appt again, saying the insurance has yet to approve it, but b/c they didn't submit it until 4 days prior to appt.
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Simply the worst. English, is not one of his languages since he doesn't understand it. Wait time is hours, then you get put back in the office with this guy who cares nothing about you, & all about insurance money. Be prepared to call this office back, many times, when they 'say' they called in a prescription for you. They simply don't do it. One of my summary sheets for my appointment had SIX things incorrect on it. Joke of an office. Dr. Yu simply refused to help me. Worst Doctor I've seen.
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This office is so disorganized I was left waiting hours for a procedure I had taken off significant amount of time from work for, hired babysitters, and had to physically prepare for to only to find out they didn't preauthorize with my insurance so I wouldn't be having the test done. I was then told by office staff that I probably didn't need it. I was told in person an hour after the procedure was suppose to begin that they wouldn't be doing and was left for 3 hours to wait to speak to the doc.
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Does not listen to you. Has pre conceived diagnosis and does not address your concerns.
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Why would a neurologist accept a referral for a patient who has a condition the neurologist doesn't treat? The condition epilepsy. 2 visits & a contested $900+ LabCore bill later. Stay far away from him! He had astoundingly poor language skills, spoke almost exclusively into dictation machine, and little eye contact. Attempting to have him (or office) explain the what/why of my testing got me a certified letter of 'termination of treatment'. Referred to Dr. Bangalore. I'm not a rude person, btw.
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I love Dr. Yu! Yes... he often runs late, and yes, he has an accent, but he also spends time with me when I'm with him. He listens to my complaints and tries to find a solution for me. I went to him for headaches and now I'm nearly headache free. The women at the front desk are all new now and are really sweet. The medical assistant who helped me was professional and friendly.
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He barely spoke to me, never asked me why I was there or what was wrong. When I tried telling him what was going on and what my old doctor was doing for me, which was all neurological issues. He read my history and focused on one word "fibromyalgia" said he didn't work with it and that I needed to go to my Rheumy, after explaining I couldn't he became unprofessional and rude. I asked if he could help point me in a direction to go in next, he could only repeat himself. Finally I was kicked out.
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I developed a speech difficulty and was referred to Dr. Yu. Office staff not friendly at all. I waited 45 minutes past my appointment to see doctor. When he did arrive, he yawned, did not make eye contact and spent a total of 5 minutes with me. He did not pull up my MRI or report to show me the results. said he looked at it briefly and found nothing wrong . End of appointment. Made no recommendations nor did he offer an explanation for the sudden issue. DO NOT GO TO HIM.
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My daughter used to see Dr. Brown, who I would highly recommend, but her practice is very limited (and now only older people too). So we tried Dr. Yu a few times. He is a little hard to understand, and I felt like he didn't understand my daughter's needs. He upped one medication dosage and wanted to take away another medication altogether when we specifically told him her meds that Dr. Brown prescribed for epilepsy worked great. We won't go back.
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He seems confused. He repeats himself. I waited two hours and all he did was babble and dictate to his aid to write on the computer.
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I love this doctor he's always taking excellent care of me and he's very nice
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If I could leave "0" stars" i would. he is a jerk. I don't know how he got a medical license or hasn't had displicinary notices. Stay away. Unfortunately, there are not any good neurologist in Henderson area.
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Office and medical assistant made mistake after mistake, i.e. scheduling me for an appointment at the wrong office. Very hard to contact or get return calls, average of a week, then make lame excuses (he was in a meeting ... for a WEEK?) . Medical assistant prescribed me the wrong dosage and argued with me when I caught it. Never an acknowledgement, much less apology, for any mistakes. Have scheduled the first appointment in the morning and still waited in the waiting room for over 2 hours.
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Impersonal. Arrogant. Disrespectfully long wait times. Absolutely not recommended.
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Rude, inconsiderate, uncompassionate, unorganized, late, rescheduled every other appointment the day before, doesn't listen to his patients, talks over you, extremely hard to understand, possibly racist towards white people (only in my experience).
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affiliated Health Funds
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Federal Employee Program
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Plan of Nevada
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
Principal Financial Group
Teachers Retirement System (TRS)
Triwest
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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