Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, MD

Neurology  |  
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Age 65
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Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, MD
Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Lancaster, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Dr. Shanmugam is affiliated with Antelope Valley Hospital.

44215 15th St W Ste 204

Lancaster, CA 93534

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Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, MD

Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Thrombosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Headache
very high
more than 99% of peers
Seizure Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

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.

Education

  • Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Rush Presby St Luke's M C
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shanmugam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shanmugam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shanmugam to family and friends
2.7
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Shanmugam's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Shanmugam is more understanding than most doctors I have seen and most of all practical. He listened to my concerns and tailored treatment to my lifestyle very well. His staff is prompt with phone calls and are always nice and helpful. My prescriptions are ALWAYS on time after about 2 years of going every single month.
in California City, CA |
Had an appointment earlier today with Dr shanmugam. I found him very professional and thorough. I waited less than 10 minutes and found his staff caring and helpful.
in Palmdale, CA |
The office staff treated me better than this doctor. Sent by referral due to surgery complications. The man was negative during my visit. I should have walked out. Continued to out talk me and my husband. No wonder Care 1st dropped him. Very arrogant and non helpful. So sad.
in lancastwr, CA |
This Dr is super inconsiderate. He let me keep my appointment to see him, only to tell me that he no longer accepts my insurance (care 1st) very unprofessional. He has had me waiting and giving me the run around on authorization for meds. for 3 months. So dissapointed and angry with Dr Shanmugam!
in Lancaster, Ca |
Didn't even talk with him about anything. Had an MRI done and he didn't even take out the xrays to discuss the results. I think he could have taken care of me better then that. He basically just shoved me out the door. Didn't even discuss the Medicine he prescribed me and what its even for. Hopefully he will call me back and do a better job. I'm starting to look for a different Dr.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shanmugam accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Shanmugam has admitting privileges

Antelope Valley Hospital
1600 W Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
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