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Dr. Stephen Thurston, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Thurston

Neurological Associates

7607 Forest Ave Ste 300 Richmond, VA 23229

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Stephen Thurston, MD is a neurology specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in neurology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital . Stroke Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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

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Optic Neuritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thurston treats Optic Neuritis more than 100% of his peers

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

Myasthenia Gravis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thurston treats Myasthenia Gravis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Thurston treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
Diplopia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thurston treats Diplopia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Thurston treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Thurston's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • 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
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Thurston's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thurston

4.4

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Good physician. Listens to issues and works to resolve them.
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My visit with Dr. Thurston was positive in all ways. He is an excellent Neurologist. He gives great advice. I’m always in and out of his office in a timely manner.
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I suffer from a debilitating and very painful neurological disorder that effects the motor control of a lower extremity. I can honestly say that Dr. Thurston is without a doubt one of the most professional, knowledgeable and compassionate physicians I have ever dealt with over my lifetime. He always takes plenty of time to detail his findings and explain any required procedures that are needed. I have never once felt like I was being rushed out his office like with many other medical providers. I can’t say enough about how much I respect both Dr Thurston and Dr O’Bannon who works in the same office for diagnosing and addressing my health issues which I believe ultimately helped save my life. I believe both Dr Thurston and Dr O’Bannon are two of the top neurologists in the entire state of Virginia if not in the United States.
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Dr. Thurston delivers on providing the utmost professional medical care one hopes to receive when visiting a physician. I would, and will, recommend him for anyone seeking his type of medical care.
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He was extremely thorough. I appreciated the information he gave me.
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He cares about his patients and talks with me about issues and concerns and outcomes. He is a great physician.
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I was very impressed with Dr. Thurston upon meeting him in the hospital. His bedside manner is calm and he puts you at ease as he takes your past history. He is very thorough as he reviews the past history and MRI's.
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Dr. Thurston is a great doctor! He answered all my questions and took his time diagnosing my situation, i would recommend him every time! Thank you so much!
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Dr. Thurston is extremely competent and caring; he patiently and thoroughly addresses my questions and concerns.
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I had an excellent experience on my 1st appointment with Dr Thurston. He was extremely thorough, knowledgeable and found medical findings no other doctor could find. I look forward to working with him throughout out our Doctor- Patient relationship to resolve my medical concerns. I highly recommend Dr Thurston for neurological and opthamology concerns.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Stephen Thurston, MD is a neurology specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Veterans Administration Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Virginia
Residency Hospital
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1979
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Medical School
1979

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)