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About Dr. Cynthia L Comella

Dr. Cynthia L Comella, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL. She has 38 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Comella is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Comella has received 7 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Cynthia L Comella is Great. Dr. Cynthia L Comella has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Cynthia L Comella is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Rush Movement Disorders Group

1725 W Harrison St Ste 755
Chicago, IL 60612
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Specialties

Dr. Cynthia L Comella has the following 2 specialties

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Cynthia L Comella has the following 22 expertise

  • Dystonic Disorders
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Electromyography
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Stroke
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Blepharospasm
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Ataxia
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Chorea
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Headache
  • Epilepsy
  • Dystonia
  • Movement Disorders

Board Certifications

Dr. Cynthia L Comella is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Never Again/Irresponsible

Dr. Comella is in Chicago, and my fiancée lives in PA. I brought him to her because he needed a better treatment plan for his restless leg syndrome. I am a patient at Rush myself and have always had superior treatment, but Dr. Comella's treatment of him was the worst I have ever seen. She prescribed him a drug that she said would require a special "exception" letter from the insurance company, meaning that the insurer would initially reject the claim, but then approve the claim when the letter was received. Long story short, the appointment with Dr. Comella was during the last week in July. After several phone calls by us and by the pharmacy throughout August to Comella's office, and getting various "reasons" as to why this hadn't yet been handled, I finally turned to Rush Patient Relations. I had to call them FIVE times to get Dr. Comella to send the letter -- finally getting the job accomplished the second week in SEPTEMBER! Nearly seven weeks of waiting for her to complete the task! Unacceptable and unprofessional behavior from a physician, and yes, the buck stops with her, even if her office staff neglected to tell her she needed to follow through with a patient. We are still stunned by the lack of followup. I could not recommend her to anyone. She is too busy to have patients.

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Not good

Not sure if this doctor is burnt out (having been a neurologist for 35 years) but there was no patient care. The wait time to see Dr. Comella is 6 months and when I finally was in to see her, I felt as though I was on a time limit. I as rushed and didn't feel like she was really listening to me. She seemed more concerned about watching the clock and making sure her next patient appointment was one time. Not only do I see her for Parkinson's but I also have a Cardiologist who I see for A-fib. You think she would want to reach out to my Cardiologist before prescribing me with drugs that, down the line, I found out are counter reacting with my heart medication. There is no communication between doctors. I will be changing doctors immediately.

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Amazing doctor!!

Thank you doesn’t come close to describing my gratitude for all she has done for me. Not only are you an outstanding doctor, but you are a wonderful person

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Waited 5 months for appointment

Dr Comella was indeed a very good doctor, but getting to see her was a nightmare. On another front, she was very conservative with a condition I had and I eventually had to find a doctor who was willing to take a few more risks.

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Five Stars

Dr. Comella is from the minute you meet her a complete joy she immediately made me feel I had a partner to help me survivemy parkinsons she did not say walk and i'll watch she took my arm and walked WITH me...I knew I was with an angel.

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)

    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 (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Comella is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    38 Years Experience

  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Rush University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Cynthia L Comella accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Rush Movement Disorders Group, 1725 W Harrison St Ste 755, Chicago, IL
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