Dr. Yafa Minazad, DO is a neurology specialist in Emeryville, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. She specializes in neurology and clinical neurophysiology.


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2.4

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I'm not sure why this says "Emeryville, CA" with an 818 area code, but I am a patient in Pasadena, CA. When I had a stroke 4 years ago, Dr. Minazad was the neurologist that was assigned to me. She was fabulous then, and was fabulous for about a year afterwards. Now, trying to get an appt takes forever, no one answers the phone, voicemail full. I was told that I was now considered a new patient and just wasted 2 hours of my time waiting to see a NP. I finally demanded my co-pay back and left.
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Deplorable, insensitive, worst doctor I have ever come across. Beware and stay away. No bedside manner and completely rude. She loves her personal problems into her work.no knowledge or expertise.
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She typed whole time of our appointment uninterestecd in me as a person. Staff treats patients as if they are bothering them. Many neurologists in Pasadena are incompetent, Minazad is the best of the rather poor options.
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My 1st appt. with Dr. Minazad went well. The 2nd visit, I had to wait over 1 hour to see her. When she came into the room she was very short, and focused on an area that is not the major one I am being seen for. She asked no questions about the physical therapy treatment she had sent me to. She spent less than 3 minutes with me and told me to follow up with her new nurse practitioner in 6 months for who knows what? She is now a MMM which is maybe why she is less focused on what she should be.
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Minazad's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Minazad treats Migraine more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Minazad treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Minazad treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Minazad treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Ataxia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Minazad treats Ataxia more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Minazad treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Ataxia With Fasciculations
  • Ataxia With Vitamin E Deficiency
  • Ataxia, Hereditary, Autosomal Dominant
  • Ataxia, Spastic, 3, Autosomal Recessive
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Episodic Ataxia
  • Friedreich's Ataxia
  • Gluten Ataxia
  • Optic Ataxia
  • Sensory Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy

Dr. Minazad'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
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • 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
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Yafa Minazad, DO is a neurology specialist in Emeryville, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. She specializes in neurology and clinical neurophysiology.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific, Western University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
2000

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

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