Dr. Yassar Chakfe, MD

Dr. Yassar Chakfe, MD

Neurology | Male | 47 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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Dr. Chakfe accepts 15 insurance carriers

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15 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Florida Hospital Healthcare System
  • Freedom Health
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • PHCS
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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3.1 based on 22 responses
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Experience with Dr. Chakfe
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (22)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (21)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (21)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (21)
Dr. Chakfe's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (21)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (21)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (21)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (17)
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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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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

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
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • 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

Procedures Performed

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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Damascus University

    Graduated in 1991

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

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
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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  • 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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Dr. Chakfe's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Chakfe

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Chakfe's 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.