Dr. Vernita Hairston-Mitchell, MD

Dr. Vernita Hairston-Mitchell, MD

Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Vernita Hairston-Mitchell, MD is a neurology specialist in Kansas City, KS. She graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and specializes in neurology.

3599 Rainbow Blvd

Kansas City, KS 66103

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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very high
more than 93% of peers
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more than 92% of peers
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hairston-Mitchell "Vernita F. Hairston-Mitchell, MD, is a board-certified neurologist with more than 20 years of experience. Fellowship trained in clinical neuromuscular disorders and neuro-rehabilitation, Dr. Hairston-Mitchell's clinical interests are in treating neuromuscular disorders and multiple sclerosis, electromyography, and spinal cord medicine. She has an extensive academic background in addition to her patient care experience, and has served as an assistant professor of neurology for the University of Maryland and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) schools of medicine and as adjunctive clinical professor at University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Hairston-Mitchell has also presented multiple lectures for the University of Maryland at Baltimore and UMKC medical schools and residency programs. Among her experiences, Dr. Hairston-Mitchell served as the director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic at Maryland General Hospital, medical director of the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at James Lawrence Kernan Hospital and director of the Electromyography Lab at James Lawrence Kernan Hospital. She is a member of the Academy of Spinal Cord Professionals, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the Myasthenia Gravis Association. Dr. Hairston-Mitchell received her medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School and completed her residency in neurology at Case Western Reserve University. She completed a fellowship in clinical neuromuscular disorders at the University of Pennsylvania's department of Neurology and a neuro-rehabilitation fellowship at the University of Maryland, training at Montebello Hospital and James Lawrence Kernan Hospital. She is board certified in neurology and in spinal cord medicine. "


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1  Specialties

  • Neurology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Hairston-Mitchell does not have any board certifications listed.

86  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • 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 Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • 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)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Case Western Reserve School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Maryland Baltimore School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Hairston-Mitchell has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Hairston-Mitchell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hairston-Mitchell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hairston-Mitchell to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hairston-Mitchell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Hairston was disrespectful, rude and uncompassionate to me on each occasion I saw her as a patient. I would not recommend her on any level. I have since moved to another doctor whose behavior is appropriate and caring.
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