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Dr. Steven Adelman, DO

Neurology ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Adelman

Dr. Steven Adelman, DO is a neurology specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1977 and specializes in neurology and adult neurology.


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Dr. Adelman accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Medicaid
Medicare
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PHCS
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Dr. Adelman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Adelman treats Migraine more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Adelman treats this condition more than 99% 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
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Adelman treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Adelman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Adelman treats Brain Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Adelman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Adelman's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • 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
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Steven Adelman, DO is a neurology specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1977 and specializes in neurology and adult neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Adult Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1979
Mt Sinai
Residency Hospital
1978
Grandview Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1982
1979
1978
1977

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Dr. Adelman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Adelman

1.7

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
8%
(2)
4 Stars
12%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
76%
(19)

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My husband saw him after his doctor referred him to Adelman who acted "put out" by having to see him. He said there's nothing wrong with him. Those comments haunted my husband for two years in DSM-all the other crappy neurologists in DSM dismissed him, due to his notes! Adelman kicked us out of...Read More
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Dr. Adelman was the most unprofessional, rude, arrogant physician that I have ever come in contact with. He did absolutely nothing to help figure out a diagnosis and was quickly on his way. i will never, ever see him again and would recommend seeing anyone, but him. I can't believe a quality...Read More
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Rude, got mad because he thought I was to controversial, because I asked for a diagnosis! Lied when I said he had not diagnosed her. Raised he's voice at me several time.would not recommend to anyone!
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Although I am not impressed with his bedside manner, I found him to be very knowledgeable. He gave a Rx that completely solved my condition. He was thorough in the explanation on how to use the medicine and how to wean off of it. I would recommend him to friends.
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There is a reason his rating is a 2. After seeing Dr. Adelman I no longer want to see any doctors at all. I'd rather fly to South America and see a shaman. He argumentatively dismissed all my symptoms as psychological before performing any tests at all other than pushing on my arms and wouldn't...Read More
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