Dr. Vladimir Rafanov, MD


Neurology | Male

Manzanita Medical Clinic 5810 Jameson Ct Ste 5 Carmichael, CA 95608 Get Directions
Dr. Vladimir Rafanov, MD
Dr. Vladimir Rafanov, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Carmichael, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Rafanov is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital and Mercy San Juan Medical Center.

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Dr. Rafanov's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Sacramento, CA |
It was such a horrible first-time experience to have to go in there and deal with the unprofessionalism of that office the staff is horrible his wife runs the front desk and she has no I mean no sense of professionalism in customer service she needs to seek a new career because she's very Petty Betty for someone to go in the office and ask one question you get so upset you go and leave them waiting at the front desk for a good 30 to 45 minutes it's terrible customer service
in Sacramento, CA |
I would NEVER REFER MY WORST enemy to him the staff in the office is HORRIBLE. My son has epilepsy and they played with his life. I would not give his office not even a half a star.
in Sacramento California |
He doesn't have that much equipment to test people
in Sacramento, CA |
He is a highly knowledgeable professional neurologist. Such doctors are very rare always. It could be the result of his more than thorough education, first in the best school in the Soviet Union, then here in the United States. He also has a sincere wholehearted approach for every one of his patients. Takes the time each patient needs, which is why his office runs behind schedule sometimes. He REALLY takes the time each patient needs. And he REALLY is the most knowledgeable neurologist Ive seen
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Dr. Rafanov's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 1

    Dr. Rafanov has received 1 sanction

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Failure to keep adequate medical records (2/11/2015)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: California
  • 0
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


  • Medical School
    Second Moscow Ni Pirogov State Medical Institute

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    St Elizabeth Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University Calif Davis Vamc

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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  • Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation