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Dr Thondikulam Ananthanarayanan Subramanian MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 2.41 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
8140 Picton Way; Suite 103
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Subramanian obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College, Madras Medical College, and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, cancer, and stroke. Patient ratings for Dr. Subramanian average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Subramanian's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Movement Disorders, Trigger Point Injections, C ... (Read more)

Siddharth H Shah MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 1.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
4762 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Siddharth Shah practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at D.C. General Hospital, Howard University Hospital, and Georgetown University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Sciatica, Nerve Conductio ... (Read more)

Dr Qin Gu
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 2.29 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
8140 Picton Way; Suite 103
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Qin Gu is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and Palm Harbor, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Gu is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gu include sleep apnea, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Second Military Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gu speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Head Injury, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr David W Malka MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 2.52 stars out of 5 (24 ratings)
8140 Picton Way; Suite 103
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. David Malka's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Malka average 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include trigger point injections, cancer, and pain. Dr. Malka's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Dr. Malka honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Malka (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Head Injury, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)

Indira Umamaheswaran MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: trigger point injections, cancer, and stroke. Dr. Umamaheswaran honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Calicut Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Umamaheswaran (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. Dr. Umamaheswaran is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Relevant Interests: , Multiple Sclerosis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Movement Disorders, Trigger Point Injections, C ... (Read more)

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