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About Dr. Eric B Sklar

Dr. Eric B Sklar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Alexandria, VA, with other offices in Newburyport, MA and Pawtucket, RI . He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Clinical Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

32 Ratings with 14 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Eric B Sklar is Good. Dr. Eric B Sklar has been rated by 32 patients. From those 32 patients 14 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Eric B Sklar is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Inova Alfa Neurology

1500 N Beauregard St Ste 300
Alexandria, VA 22311
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Eric Bruce Sklar Md

25 Highland Ave
Newburyport, MA 01950
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Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

111 Brewster St
Pawtucket, RI 02860
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Specialties

Dr. Eric B Sklar has the following 4 specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • 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. Eric B Sklar has the following 18 expertise

  • Dizziness
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Memory Disorders
  • Ataxia
  • Electromyography
  • Sleep Apnea (Sleep Apnea Syndromes)
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Neurophysiology
  • Headache
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Headache Disorders

Dr. Eric B Sklar has 3 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Eric B Sklar is Board Certified in 3 specialties

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Reviews

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Three Stars

wish he would talk to me more

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Five Stars

I have been to several Doctors and Dr. Sklar is the first to not say, you may have to just learn to live with the pain. He reviewed my records, ordered blood tests that hadn't been done and other nerve tests as well to further rule out other conditions. He prescribed a medication that worked perfectly for me and has let me regain a normal life with far less pain. I'm very happy with his care and the office staff has been very professional and pleasant.

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Worst Doctor I have Ever Seen

Worst doctor I have ever seen. Kept us waiting for over an hour, did not have medical charts and records from referring doctor even though they were sent to him three weeks in advance. Breezed into the room, no apology for the excessive wait, skimmed the report from the referring doctor (which it seems he did have, just had not bothered to read it), informed me I could follow up with him If I chose, if not that was also fine with him. Guy was just a jerk in general and I would suggest seeing any one except him. On a positive note, I complained to the office director Keith, who was very professional, apologetic and helpful. He actually seemed to care, unlike Dr Sklar

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Excellent

I say excellent because although I am not officially his patient (yet; will be), Dr. Sklar saw me on hospital rounds and though rounds are brief in terms of time, the visits were enough for me to assess the quality of this doctor. His demeanor was outstanding, and his interest in finding a diagnosis for me was greater than my current neurologist's. If these visits alone were enough to warrant my opinion, I recommend this doctor highly.

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Great docs!

I have been seeing the three sleep docs in the office for years. I have only had one issue with an office staff member and I'm not really sure where the breakdown occurred. People tend to give office staff a bad shake about things that really are not the office staff's responsibility. I don't know if this is the case with the other reviewers, but I cannot possibly be the only one who has had good experiences for all these years with the office staff. I have been seeing another of the sleep docs for a very long time, but his schedule is always jammed, so when an appointment opened up with Dr. Sklar, I jumped on it (It is very difficult to get an appointment but, this is NOT because of any ineptitude on the part of the office staff). I found Dr. Sklar to be very knowledgeable, kind and helpful. I did not feel like I was being rushed at all (that goes for the other sleep docs too). Every once in a while, there will be a wait, but that is usually because of an emergency situation, or someone coming in with more needs than were realized at the time the appointment was made. I know darned well that the docs would take their time with me too, so I don't fuss about that. Plus, it doesn't happen often at all, which is amazing for a specialist's office. I don't really understand the follows up thing because the doctor is always clear about when he wants to see me again. To me, even though I do forget things, the responsibility for follow-up lies on me. I would hope if I lacked the ability to follow up because of not having the faculties to do so, that someone in my family or network of friends would assist me in that area. As far as the office staff being uncaring or curt or however it was put, that I disagree with completely. As an example, I was to have certain tests done for my memory problems (or so they tell me) before my next appointment. I got a call from the office because they had not received any results back. Since I had completely forgotten but had another issue to discuss anyway, I will be seeing the doctor as scheduled. I found the woman with whom I spoke to be very caring and patient with me, and not in a patronizing or condescending manner. I think, if there is a problem of any kind, the doctor needs to be told. I have seen very little turnover in this office, which is unusual. These are normally not the best paying jobs around, and specialists are sometimes not the easiest people to work with/for (speaking from personal experience here) and to have as little turnover with the office staff as this office does speaks volumes. I will continue to use these sleep docs as my neurology team, as I have for many years, and whenever anyone asks me about sleep docs in this area, I am very comfortable with recommending Dr. Sklar and the other sleep docs in this practice.

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  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • Temple University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Emory Healthcare

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Eric B Sklar accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Innovation Health
    • Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
    • Coventry - Southside Tier 2
    • Coventry DE PPO
    • Coventry Southern Health PPO
    • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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