Dr. Venkat Sankar, MD

Dr. Venkat Sankar, MD

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Neurology  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o
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Dr. Venkat Sankar, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

West Houston Neurology and Associates PA

12000 Richmond Ave Ste 215

Houston, TX 77082
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Life
  • SelectCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Brain Disorders
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more than 71% of peers
Gait Abnormality
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more than 55% of peers
Vertigo
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more than 52% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
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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
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Madurai Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Internal Medicine Jamaica Hospital Ny
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Neurology University-Missouri Mo
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Neurophysiology University Hospital Ky
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sankar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Sankar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sankar to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Sankar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Houston, TX |
I called Dr. Venkat Sankar today and Paula the receptionist told me that THEY DO NOT ACCEPT PATIENTS WITHOUT INSURANCE! I said that is okay but you should have that information on the web site. PAULA SAID: OH NO! WE DO NOT HAVE ANY WEBSITE FOR DOCTOR VENKAT SANKAR! Really????(raising her tone). What a bad service!!!! I got your number from the web site PAULA!!! If you do not want to take patients with no insurance you should be more professionals...Dont you think????OMG! Horrible service
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Dr. Sankar accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • SelectCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Sankar has admitting privileges

West Houston Medical Center
12141 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77082
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