Dr. Stephen Thurston, MD

Dr. Stephen Thurston, MD

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Neurology  |  
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65 y/o
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Dr. Stephen Thurston, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years.

Neurological Associates

7301 Forest Ave Ste 300

Richmond, VA 23226
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Thurston performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Optic Neuritis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Diplopia
very high
more than 95% of peers
Myasthenia Gravis
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Botox® Injection
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thurston has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Thurston does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Thurston and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

CJW Medical Center - Chippenham

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Stroke Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Thurston is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Thurston's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thurston to family and friends
4.0
based on 16 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Thurston's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Ashland, VA |
I would recommend Dr. Thurston to anybody with an optical or neuro-optical disordered. He is excellent at placing the patient at ease and extremely knowledgeable concerning the issues in his field of medicine. I have been a patient of Dr. Thurston for approximately thirteen years and have never...more
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in Midlothian, VA |
Dr. Thurston is a very through and caring person. He takes a lot of time with you, making sure you understand your condition. The Nurses are very pleasant to work with, I always feel better after visiting this practice.
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in Richmond, VA |
I see Dr. Thurston on a regular basis. I have seen many health providers during my 80 years but NONE measure up to the level of care he provides or provide the unhurried and thorough explanation of the medical issue and the reasons for the action to be taken as Dr. Thurston has consistently done...more
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in Richmond, VA |
I have been treating with Dr. Stephen Thurston for over 8 years and he is so understanding and caring. He is so knowledgeable and was so determined to find out the cause of my illness. I highly recommend Dr Thurston.
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Richmond, VA |
Great first visit, He took the time to do a thorough exam and explained the results in great detail. My visit lasted two hours. Unheard of in these days.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Thurston accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Thurston has admitting privileges

Retreat Doctors' Hospital
2621 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
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Henrico Doctors' Hospital
1602 Skipwith Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
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Parham Doctors' Hospital
7700 E Parham Rd
Richmond, VA 23294
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CJW Medical Center - Chippenham
7101 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, VA 23225
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Johnston-Willis Hospital
1401 Johnston Willis Dr
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
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