About Dr. Benjamin R Smolar MD

Dr. Benjamin R Smolar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Monroeville, PA, with another office in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Dr. Smolar has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Benjamin R Smolar is Great. Dr. Benjamin R Smolar has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Benjamin R Smolar is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Benjamin R Smolar has 2 locations

get directions PREMIER MEDICAL ASSOCIATES
3824 Northern Pike Ste 200
Monroeville, PA 15146
get directions GREATER PITTSBURGH NEUROLOGY CONSULTANTS PC
100 Delafield Rd Ste 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Specialties

Dr. Benjamin R Smolar has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Benjamin R Smolar has the following 20 expertise

  • Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Stroke
  • Concussion
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Electromyography
  • Movement Disorders
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Headache
  • Primary Headache Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Dizziness
  • Neurology
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Migraine Disorders

Board Certifications

Dr. Benjamin R Smolar is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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Shows surprising respect to me.

Unlike two other neurologists in this office Dr. Smolar is very respectful and attentive to me. He listens and does thorough examinations. I highly recommend Dr. Smolar to everyone who needs the care of a neurologist.

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Four Stars

First dr since Dec 2014 that listened to my symptoms and ordered right tests for diagnosis.

Wait time
10 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Bad experience

Terrible doctor! He spent less than 10 minutes during my visit at St. Margaret hospital. He didn't listen to my concerns. What kind of neurologist is this doctor? He was more concern to send me for an MRI. After spending $600 of my pocket on the MRI he couldn't give me an answer to my pain. I went for a second opinion and they were able to tell me right away by the symptoms I was having. They say it was TMJ. The MRI wasn't a necessary test and it was totally a waste. Avoid this doctor and the staff. They never called me back to go over the results. I had to wait almost 3 weeks to reach the doctor and took like 3 phone calls to his nurse.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Benjamin R Smolar Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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