Dr. Vasanthi Krishna, MD

Dr. Vasanthi Krishna, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Vasanthi Krishna, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Krishna is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Mercy Hospital of Folsom and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento.

Alpha Neurology and Sleep Medicine

87 Scripps Dr Ste 210

Sacramento, CA 95825
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • BPS Healthcare
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana

Learn about Dr. Krishna

Care Philosophy

I feel privileged when patients trust me with their neurological care. I avidly listen to my patients and believe in involving them in their own care. Brain health begins with a positive approach.
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Dr. Krishna's Experience

Dr. Krishna's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Insomnia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Neurological Testing

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Gulbarga University, M.R. Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Medical University Of Ohio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Medical University Of Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Michigan Health System-Neurophysilogy
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Texas Health Science Center-Sleep Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Krishna has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mercy General Hospital

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

Hospital Quality Award

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

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Dr. Krishna's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Krishna to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Krishna's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Citrus Heights, CA |
I saw this lady 3 years ago. She saw me in office for 5 min. and doesn't listeneed to you. She said I wasn't having seizures & that I needed to see a psychiatrist. Lol, wow, I should sue her now for misdiagnosing me & sending me on my way to a psychiatrist I never went to. I found another Neurologist who is awesome & diagnosed me with epilepsy for gran mal & focal seizures I'd been having off & on. Dr. Vacanti never even suggested that I record my seizures at home. Run!!
Sacramento, CA |
I didn't have the best experience with Dr. Krishna. I suffer from monthly migraines for a duration of about a week. I saw Dr. Krishna for a total of 4 times and never found a solution for my migraines. Whenever I suggested what I thought would work, she always shot down my ideas. On my final appointment, she told me I should be thankful I don't have chronic migraines and a week long migraine once a month is not a big deal. Sorry, but quality of life is important to me and that's no way to live!
in Sacramento |
Dr Krishna was the first doctor I've had that took the time to listen to *all* of my symptoms, quickly ordering tests to evaluate her suspected diagnosis. While tests were being scheduled, she provided medications & suggestions for behavior changes to alleviate my symptoms, both of which provided some relief. After 10 years of questions, I now am starting to get answers and solutions. There is no cure for my diagnosis, but I feel confident in my choice of physician for ongoing care & treatment.
in California |
Politely listened to my symptoms but didn't seem very concerned or interested in testing, treating, or doing much of anything for me besides prescribing a week's worth of sleep medication... Insisted there's nothing wrong with me; I was just depressed (no) and instructed me to become a contributing member of society or volunteer with sick children or elderly and maybe I'll feel better. Very disappointed after waiting almost 2 months for my appointment. Waste of time.
in Sacramento CA |
My mother has Alzheimer's, and I brought her to this doctor because her regular doctor, who was wonderful, left the practice. I was very, very disappointed with Dr. Krishna. She talks but doesn't listen. At all. She doesn't respond to family questions or concerns. At all. I would never bring my mother back to this doctor.
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Dr. Krishna accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Capp Care PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • BPS Healthcare
    BPS Healthcare PPO
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana)
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • CorVel
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Payors Organization
    Health Payors Organization PPO
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Managed Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Joint Benefit Trust
    Joint Benefit Trust PPO
  • Managed Care Administrators, Inc.
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Networks By Design
    Networks By Design PPO
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    Pacific Foundation for Medical Care PPO
  • Pacific Health Alliance
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare PPO
  • Western Health Advantage
    Western Health Advantage HMO
  • York Risk Services
    York Risk Services PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Krishna has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
7500 Hospital Dr
Sacramento, CA 95823
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Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
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Mercy Hospital of Folsom
1650 Creekside Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
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