Dr. Yassar Chakfe, MD

Dr. Yassar Chakfe, MD

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Neurology  |  
Male  |  
48 y/o
24 reviews

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Orange County Neurology Clinic

4248 W Town Center Blvd Ste 2

Orlando, FL 32837
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Florida Hospital Healthcare System
  • Freedom Health
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare

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Care Philosophy

Dr Chakfe is a Harvard trained neuromuscular neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist. He specializes in areas of ALS, myasthenia gravis, muscle disease (myopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, foot drop, pinched nerves, back ache and neck ache, headache, migraine, multiple sclerosis, seizure and epilepsy, Parkinson disease, tremor, stroke. He does EMG and NCS (nerve conduction studies, EEG and Botox injection for migraine and spasticity. Located in Hunter?s creek, South Orlando, Kissimmee and central Florida area.
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Dr. Chakfe's Experience

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Dr. Chakfe'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
  • Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Physiology
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Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Work-Related Injuries

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Procedures

  • Botox® Injection
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Damascus University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Staten Island University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Brigham and Women's Center Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Master Of Science, Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Among 10% scorers on electrodiagnostic Board examination, 2009
  • Fellowship award from Savoy foundation for research on Epilepsy, 2001
Media & Publications

Dr. Chakfe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chakfe's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chakfe to family and friends
3.1
based on 24 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Chakfe's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
Orlando, FL |
This is by far the most rude, arrogant, disturbing, not to mention racist physician I have ever encountered with. He will not listen, he thinks he knows it all before you even explain your symptoms. He does not look your way while evaluating you. His facial expressions are scary makes you feel you are hated and not welcomed. There is no communication at all since he will not let you speak. He doesn't listen at all. What he says is what it is do not even try to argue. Horryfing experience. I wil
in St. Cloud, FL |
He's an excellent Doctor I trust him, Thorough and caring. Great bedside manner, listens and take his time to answer any question you have. Would very highly recommend
Orlando, FL |
Cares more about paperwork than patient care. Wouldn't even see me to discuss the issue I had.
in Orlando, FL |
No WONDER HIS OFFICE DOESN'T HAVE PATIENTS.. HE HAS A BAD TEMPER WITH LACK OF COMMUNICATIONS. WASTE OF TIME AND MONE.... SEE DIFFERENT DOCTOR.
in Orlando, FL |
I have been seeing Dr. Chakfe for almost a year now and absolutely trust him and his staff to manage my MS. The wait can sometimes run long, but when he gets to me he spends plenty of time with me and is very knowledgeable about my disease. I love NOT being the expert!
Orlando, Florida |
Not caring, respectful,will not listen, Arrogant and condescending. No way would I recommend him to anyone... Does not deserve the honor of being addressed as Doctor.
in Kissimmee, FL |
Excellent Doctor, very frank and honest.
Thorough and caring. Great 'bedside manner'. Would very highly recommend.
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Dr. Chakfe accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Florida Hospital Healthcare System
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicare Supplement PPO
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

Hospitals where Dr. Chakfe has admitting priveleges

Osceola Regional Medical Center
700 W Oak St
Kissimmee, FL 34741
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Florida Hospital Orlando
601 E Rollins St
Orlando, FL 32803
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