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Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Shanmugam

Vijay Shanmugam MD

44215 15th St W Ste 204 Lancaster, CA 93534

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Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, MD is a neurology specialist in Lancaster, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University in 1976 and specializes in neurology.


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2.8

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Probably one of the worst doctors Ive had. He usually spends about 1 or 2 minutes total with me. Other patients he will spend 10 min with. His only response to my issues "you had a brain injury", so he doesn't bother to help since that is his diagnosis. Memory issues, "well they don't make a memory pill" I'm stuck with him due to my insurance, but If you can avoid do so.
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I was greeted in a clean and comfortable waiting room by two friendly and professional receptionists. I was seen very promptly by the doctor, who promised to read my entire (extensive) history of documents before my next appointment. The Dr. spent the time it took to listen to me and take care of my needs, and was knowledgeable and helpful.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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Biography

Dr. Vijay Shanmugam, MD is a neurology specialist in Lancaster, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University in 1976 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Tamil
  • English

Awards

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(661) 726-9220

Dr. Shanmugam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Shanmugam's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanmugam treats Thrombosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shanmugam treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
Tremor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanmugam treats Tremor more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shanmugam treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
  • Benign Essential Tremor
  • Essential Tremor
  • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
  • Orthostatic Tremor
  • Primary Orthostatic Tremor
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
  • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shanmugam treats Brain Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Shanmugam treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Shanmugam's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • 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
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • 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)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • 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
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

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