Dr. Simon Fishman, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 50

Dr. Simon Fishman, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Alexandria, VA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fishman to book an appointment.

Dr. Fishman

Integrated Neurology Services

6355 Walker Ln Ste 313 Alexandria, VA 22310
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Fishman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fishman treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

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

Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fishman treats Migraine more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
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Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fishman treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fishman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea

Dr. Fishman's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Drug Infusion Pump
  • Dystonia
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gait Analysis
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Interferon Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • IV Therapy
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningitis
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mitochondrial Diseases
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neuritis
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Neurologic and-or Neurobehavioral Disorders
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neurological Muscle Weakness
  • Neurological Testing
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuromyalgia
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Neuropathy, Distal Hereditary Motor
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Numbness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spastic Gait
  • Spastic Paraparesis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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(703) 313-9111

Dr. Fishman accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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KeyCare PPO
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CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
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Dr. Fishman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fishman

3.4

Based on 76 ratings

5 Stars
52.63157894736842%
(40)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(4)
3 Stars
1.3157894736842106%
(1)
2 Stars
6.578947368421052%
(5)
1 Star
34.21052631578947%
(26)
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Agree with the previous review - this doctor did not seem to have reviewed any of the medical records prior to the appointment. He rushes you through, doesn't address existing issues (or ask questions about what someone is experiencing, what brought them to the office, etc.), and then tries to schedule a follow up, again with no explanation.
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Sep 08, 2021
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Initially, Dr. Fishman entered the exam room with a cordial greeting. He asked me what problems I was having, which struck me as odd, since he was referred by a doctor in his same office. He should be expected to have read the referring doctor’s records. Nonetheless, I reviewed my medical issues with him. He then examined my foot movement and inexplicably left the office for 5-7 minutes before returning. (Maybe he left to review my records)? During the remainder of his emg testing, his professional medical communication was lacking. In this regard he revealed little to me about the results of his examination. I asked a question about the test results and his reply was vague. When the exam session ended, he handed me a paper copy of the test results consisting of cryptic numbers of the EMG. He deferred analysis of test results to the primary referring neurologist. In sum, I would conclude that his entire professional demeanor was one of disinterest toward my care.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jun 28, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr. Fishman at Integrated Neurology Services for over 6 years for migraines. The first time I saw him, I had a migraine that had been constant for 3 weeks that would not go away with any treatment. My first referral was to another facility that had previously seen me for an unrelated childbirth issue but they would not provide an appointment for 3 months, even when I expressed my level of pain. Dr. Fishman's office scheduled me for the following week and were extremely apologetic that they couldn't see me earlier. Dr. Fishman listens to what I have to say and changes the treatment based on our discussions. We've tried several different techniques and treatments, all of which have provided relief. When side effects were undesirable, we changed the course of action, after discussing everything. I have never felt rushed in his office. I have felt listened to and consulted for my treatment. I feel like Dr. Fishman cares for his patients and works to heal them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Heidi – Feb 18, 2020
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Fishman for several years. He was able to quickly diagnose my condition and recommend a treatment plan. I felt that I was given a voice in decisions to be made. On a personal note, he is caring, takes his time and I never feel that he is in a rush to get to the next patient. I highly recommend Dr. Fishman. His staff has always been extremely kind and help, both at the Lorton and Alexandria offices.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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KLux – Nov 13, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Fishman for 11 years now. He is very knowledgable and makes sure my medicine is working through bloodwork and yearly checkups. It's easy to get an appointment with him in the event of emergencies. I am impressed with his professionalism and dedication to good service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 26, 2019
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Short and to the point. Expectation I could not keep. Asked me to wrap my elbows in towels or some likely wrap. That it would take 2 weeks to change my habit of bending my elbows completely. I have pain in my upper arms when bended. My concentration span does not take me this long.
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Mar 17, 2019
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i have been suffering from vertigo and neuropathy for over 8 years. He couldnt have kicked me out of his office faster as he stated that he does not work with patients on disability. He said he wouldnt charge me for the visit so he earned 1 star for that courtesy.
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kristin in woodbridge, VA – Sep 21, 2018
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I really appreciated the thoroughness of the doctor and the minimal wait time. The office itself was super clean and had a really professionally maintained feel overall. Great experience here!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie – Jul 08, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr. Fishman @ Integrated Neurology Solutions for about 8 years now. I have chronic migraines that had become extremely debilitating and more severe as time went on. They became so frequent that I was suffering from severe migraines about 3-5 days of every week. Since the migraines 1st began in my 20's, I have been to countless doctors, specialists, ER's, had missed days of work, spent vacations cooped up in a dark hotel room, and have taken literally EVERY migraine Rx and pain
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kirk in Alexandria, VA – May 11, 2018
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Dr. Fishman was incredible. He was friendly, kind and most importantly...diagnosed and fixed my migraines. He spent time with me, engaged with me, and gave me insight (and say) in health care options. I generally avoid doctors, but I would have no issues visiting Dr. Fishman for any needs. He was wonderful. On a side note - his office was wonderful. They worked with me to get me in as fast as possible, and called me with earlier appointments to get me seen more quickly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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B. Patti in Alexandria, VA – May 09, 2018
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The staff has gone out of their way to get an appointment for me and assist with insurance, if I could give them a 10 I would. I am a new patient for Dr. Fishman. I found him to be very thorough in reviewing my history and explaining answers to my questions. Dr. Fishman has a very calm quiet demeanor which I found very reassuring during my visits. I was very sorry to read some of the negative reviews, as they did not reflect my experience at all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathryn – May 09, 2018
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Horrifying bedside manner???? Exttemely arrogant and egotistical! Very uncompassionate interaction. This Dr needs a good dose of real life difficultly to relate to real people! Please seek other help! Mean and uncaring!
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May 02, 2018
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Doctor is seemingly knowledgeable and treated me for years for constant headaches. He recommended Botox and it helped somewhat. However, the office and billing were infuriating. They screwed up my bill with the insurance and it took me a year to resolve, and they never even apologized for the error. When I got a new neurologist it turned out Dr. Fishman was giving me too low a dose and he never mentioned it to me. How strange to not discuss the finer points of your patient's treatment with them!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 14, 2018
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"Literally the worst,most degrading,belittling,rude, ignorant,and pretentious doctor I've ever met.Awful bedside manner, care, medical knowledge, practice, and treatment.Disrespectful and cruel. Tried to make me feel stupid/crazy saying my symptoms were all in my head, 1st question he asked me if I've been sexually abused,and said I should just see a psychiatrist, when I actually was suffering from and finally diagnosed with Lyme disease,fibromyalgia,and spondylitis. Do NOT go to this jerk ever.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Fairfax, VA – Sep 29, 2017
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Although I do believe that Dr. fishman wishes to do no harm, my experience was less than pleasant. During testing, he talked to the nurse about a more interesting patient he had just seen while not explaining the needles he was using with my testing. I felt like I was a less interesting headache case but worst was I was given a prescription for 5x the dosage oral steroids I was supposed to without an apology later after realizing the prescription had been incorrect. I had called in very ill.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Charlottesville, VA – Mar 20, 2017
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Seriously the best neuro I've ever been to. He takes his time with you. Listens to all of your concerns and asks questions about your life outside of why you're there to see him. Truly caring. He takes all the time YOU need. You don't feel rushed out of the exam room. Only downside is that this leads to long wait times, but it's worth it for the level of care Dr. Fishman gives.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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NFE in Ashburn, VA – Feb 28, 2016
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I have been a patient of Dr. Fishman for about a year now. I suffer from headaches and he has been working with me to get them under control, He is a very patient and kind doctor and I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a good Neurologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joanne M in Alexandria, VA – Jan 13, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Because no two neurology or sleep patients are the same, our practice focuses on creating an individualized plan of care for each patient. We have the...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Residency Hospital
1996
University Mich Med Center
Internship Hospital
1995
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1991
Pennsylvania State Univ
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

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What are Dr. Simon Fishman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fishman frequently treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine), Migraine, and Sleep Apnea. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fishman treats.

Where is Dr. Simon Fishman, MD's office located?

Dr. Fishman's office is located at 6355 Walker Ln Ste 313, Alexandria, VA 22310. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Simon Fishman, MD speak?

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

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Locations

Integrated Neurology Services

Integrated Neurology Services6355 Walker Ln Ste 313 Alexandria, VA 22310
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Alexandria, VA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Virginia Hospital Center

Arlington, VA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)