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Dr. Timothy West, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. West

Presence Health Partners

1500 Owens St Ste 320 San Francisco, CA 94158

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Dr. Timothy West, MD is a neurology specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 2006 and specializes in neurology.


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(415) 353-2069

Dr. West accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. West's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. West treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 92% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. West treats Brain Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. West treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Confusion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. West treats Confusion more than 74% of his peers

Dr. West treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. West's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

About Me

Biography

Dr. Timothy West, MD is a neurology specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 2006 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Uc San Francisco Multiple Sclerosis Center
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Uc San Francisco-Neurology
Residency Hospital
2007
University Of Utah Medical Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
2006
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
2011
2010
2007
2006

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National MS Society Clinical Fellow, 2010

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Dr. West's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. West

4.4

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Dr. West is by far, the BEST neurologist in the United States. His knowledge and professionalism cannot be matched by any other in this specialty. Unfortunately for my wife and I, he took a position in San Francisco and we cannot see him anymore, but for us, he will always be the "tops" in the field. San Francisco is very fortunate to have him.
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Dr West has advocated for better patient care internationally. He spoke at Ectrims in 2018 to help physicians understand how to provide better care for those with multiple sclerosis. He continues to be a wonderful doctor that thrives in clinic. He is humble and refers patients for a second opinion when needed. I appreciate his comittment to helping patients understand medicine. He says it’s like wearing a seatbelt for that crisis moment. Medication provides that for your brain in an exaserbation
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He really is a wonderful doctor. I can’t believe he goes the extra mile and makes an effort to help. I know he just started at UCSF so he is still adjusting to the commute. He is a patient advocate and is a compassionate and caring person.
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He only pushes medication, (have M.S) I tried Tysabri through him & had massive everyday headaches, and could walk no farther than 20ft. I walk normally for exercise, so this limited me by far! As soon as I wanted to stop medication, him & I sat together and all he would do is keep showing me my mri & getting his password wrong continually on his computer. I asked him if he could be my Dr. Without meds & he wouldn't speak to me, I left his office and he just kept sitting at his desk, nothing.
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He abondoned us. We called and left a message Monday that my husband with MS was doing poorly. We left messages on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. He never called back. Friday we spoke with his nurse and she spoe with Tim West. He ordered a stat MRI late Friday afternoon and his nurse said he would call us with results, depending on results, my husband may need to be hospitalized. Of course, he never called. We are left anging. Do not recommend this neurologist for anyone with MS.
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Hands down the most wonderful physician in Santa Barbara. He's not only a skilled doctor, he's a kind human being who listens and genuinely cares about his patients. He takes the time to clearly provide all the facts (the good and the not so good), then thoroughly? discusses every option available. His knowledge is vast and his bedside manner is unmatched. 10 stars
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I have ms and all I can say is My husband and I LOVE him and his staff they are great !!
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Dr. West is an amazing ,thoughtful and very thorough Doctor. He is the best neurologist I have ever seen. His bedside manner is top notch and he is so generous with his time and efforts explaining everything.
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I saw him when he was in his residency at UCSF when I was at my worst! My prognosis was not good. As a 19 year old, Hearing that I'd be in a wheelchair by the time I was 30 was terrifying if something wasn't done. He basically nursed me back to health! He knew the right medication I needed, He explains EVERYTHING thoroughly, he will draw you diagrams to help you understand what is going on, and he truly wants whats best for you! To top i off, he's extremely personable! FANTASTIC DOCTOR!!!
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Dr. West explains everything so you can understand what is happening to you. He is very kind and in my opinion an excellent doctor. He spends a lot of time with you and wants to make sure you understand everything he is telling you. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
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