Dr. Yassar Chakfe, MD is a neurology specialist in Orlando, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in neurology, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and more.


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Special Needs Plan SNP
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chakfe's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakfe treats Restless Leg Syndrome more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Chakfe treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakfe treats Migraine more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Chakfe treats this condition more than 93% of his 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)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chakfe treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Chakfe treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Chakfe's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botulism
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • 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
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • 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
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Work-Related Injuries

About Me

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...

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Education

Brigham and Women's Center Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
Suny Downstate Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Staten Island University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
Damascus University
Medical School
Master of Science, Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
1991

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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

Dr. Chakfe's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chakfe

3.2

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
52%
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1 Star
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Average Reported Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Chakfe's Performance
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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. Chafke was pleasent and was helpful with the different kinds of medicine to choose from. He answered my questions. I am happy with his service. I would recommend him, he doesnt run a bunch of test to make money. He only runs test if he deems it nescessary. Furthermore office staff Marlena and others were very nice.
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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
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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
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Cares more about paperwork than patient care. Wouldn't even see me to discuss the issue I had.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Excellent Doctor, very frank and honest.
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Thorough and caring. Great 'bedside manner'. Would very highly recommend.
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