Dr. Venkatachalam Veerappan, MD

Dr. Venkatachalam Veerappan, MD

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59 y/o
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Dr. Venkatachalam Veerappan, MD is a neurology specialist in Las Vegas, NV. He specializes in neurology.

Desert Neurology

2020 Wellness Way Ste 202

Las Vegas, NV 89106
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Veerappan treats Headache more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Veerappan treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

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

Epilepsy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Veerappan treats Epilepsy more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Dr. Veerappan'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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • 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 Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Venkatachalam Veerappan, MD is a neurology specialist in Las Vegas, NV. He specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Med College Of Ohio
Residency Hospital
Madras Medical College
Medical School
2002
University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2002

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Veerappan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Veerappan

2.3

Based on 34 reviews

5 Stars
23.529411764705884%
(8)
4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(1)
3 Stars
8.823529411764707%
(3)
2 Stars
11.764705882352942%
(4)
1 Star
52.94117647058823%
(18)

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Dr. Veerappan's Performance
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I've been coming to this office for 3 yrs. Never have they been on time or even less than an hour late. As I sit here now I have been told 4 times that my appointment was not at the time I had put in my calendar. Everytime I am here there is at least 2 people who are being told that their appointments are for another time or they didnt have one. Also I have NEVER seen the doctor only the PA ,Who I do like but still my insurance is charged for seeing the dr. I would never send a friend here !
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PHYSICIAN = 5 STARS, STAFF = 0 STARS. I've reviewed the other reviews on this site and totally agree that the doctor himself is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL and really knows his specialty. He treated my father for seizures and neuropathy for about 8 years and we have no complaints, except for the office staff. Getting a real person on the phone is almost impossible and they could offer a smile once in a while if they expect patients to have patience!
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I gave this doctor one star because I couldn't give it zero stars, I think the doctor knows his stuff but his office is run so badly and it has to come from the top. I had never experienced such outright rudeness and incompetency before. It is very hard to get someone to answer the phone and they outright lied to me when they called to remind about the appointment, I told them I wanted to see the doctor, and even waited four months to get the appointment, just to find that after taking my v
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Dr. Veerappan is a great Doctor. However his staff is incomptent and impossible to work with.
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saw doctor in hospital and was given very little information. When I was released from the hospital after 5 phone calls to make a follow up appt and no return call -(which he had advised)- and no call back I gave up on his nonsense
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I absolutely love Dr. V. His staff is incompetent. My PCP recommended him, said he's the best in NV, and if he can't figure out a diagnosis, no one can. He was my 3rd neuro in 6mos, and he ordered more tests and treatments, and spent FAR more time with me than any other. I'm undiagnosable, but that doesn't stop him from still trying. His office staff.. IF you get through on the phones, you're on hold forever or sent to vm they don't return. And they don't send referrals or ins. auth until 3 mos
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I've been a patient for a year and I've never met him.
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Great knowledgeable dr, has answers to any questions MS related of course or any of the treatments. His m.a's are great, the only issue I have ever had is not getting an answer from the assistant manager. Otherwise highly recommend
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Saw my father in hospital and read his test results prescribed meds now impossible to make a appt. weeks later. left many messages for a follow-up with no return call. Don't know what to think.
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It is unnerving, to have to repeatedly visit this doctors office because, the staff can't seem to finish your paperwork. Be it for simple tests, prescriptions or, a return to work/school letter. Regardless, if you do or don't need a referral or prior authorization, this office staff, is sure not going to complete it in a timely manor by your next visit. I had to schedule additional appointments to meet with the Dr. So it could be written, and hand delivered. Bad staff gives a good Dr. black eye.
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I've been dealing with a medical issue for the past year which recently ended me in the hospital. I was blessed Dr V was the the doctor on call. He kept me in hospital after running several test and asked that I follow up with him after being Discharged. I seen his PA Judith who is a Angel ?? she made me feel so comfortable and listened. 9 days later I had another episode, called office and was scheduled next day. I have full confidence in both Dr V and Judith to find a diagnosis and treatment.
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When you have appointment with this doctor make sure he will see you but in my case he put me to a Family Nurse practitioner even I was a new patient. I cannot figure out why? I know I was more stressed when I left. My appointment was on 10/4/2016 at 1.30 pm. I wish I have seen by him as my primary doctor referred me to him. I do not think this doctor or his staff care about the welfare of the patients. I even could not sleep thinking why I was treated by this way. Mo
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Dr referred me to surgeon for carpal tunnel surgery- surgeon said Why? Not carpal tunnel! Staff rude. Lacked follow up -was to fax MRI ref to Steinberg when my spot neared, they hand not rcvd referral from office, was told Dr had not signed and would not be able to for couple days due to sched-MRI with the in couple days!!! Was told by gal in office was helping as a courtesy - and when I spoke to office mgr didn't feel as though she was very concerned re:staff attitude!
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Excellent Dr! Explains problems and takes time to know you individually
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Culinary Health Fund
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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North Vista Hospital

North Las Vegas, NV