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Dr. George W Kariampuzha has the following 3 specialties
- Clinical Neurophysiology
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.
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.
Dr. George W Kariampuzha has the following 9 expertise
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorder
- Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. George W Kariampuzha has 2 board certified specialties
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
Dr. George W Kariampuzha is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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.
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Dr. K is a great neurologist. I've been having extremely terrible headaches. After several er visits and different doctors I got sent to Dr. K. I found out I suffer from pseudotumor cerebri. I'm still seeking possible options before making the decision on surgery.
After reading the review below I felt compelled to write my own. I have been a "professional patient" for approximately 7 years now. I had been desperately seeking answers as what was wrong with me. Since the other doctors lacked answers I was of course labeled as "anxious", "stressed", and the classic "imagining" things. Maybe you reading this have been told that too. I found a wonderful primary care who helped me a lot. We then came to the conclusion that perhaps seeing a neurologist could help complete the equation. He referred me to Dr. George Kariampuzha. That appointment changed my life. Ah, but alas, I *was* diagnosed with CIDP! (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) This must be a mistake I'm sure the person below me must think! Oh, foolish doctor rushing in..a lazy blanket diagnosis. Well, um no. I had to have 15 vials of blood taken from me for multiple specialized tests that took a month to come in. Some of those sent to Mayo Clinic. I had to get 2 CT scans. I had to go through specialized nerve tests. I had to be referred to other specialists for consultation. Including the best Rheumatologist in town to rule out other autoimmune diseases (Yes, full exam and tubes of blood). All my doctors came to the agreement of that it indeed WAS CIDP. That took 4 months from my first appointment. This was not taken lightly or rushed. Right before said expensive treatment started (which is IVIG, FYI) I was almost paralyzed. I had very little quality of life. After the first treatment with IVIG I was significantly better. I write this to you a year and a half on IVIG treatment and I can feel my toes again, I feel sensation in my legs again, and I jogged yesterday. My friends, that is nothing short of amazing. Thank God. As for the doctor who claimed that Dr. K diagnoses most his patients with CIDP, I just have a hard time believing this! In fact, most specialists I have seen post diagnosis actually know Dr. K personally and 1. Praise him and state how lucky I am to be in his care (including random phlebotomists, MRI/CT techs, nurses). That is not typical people. 2. Don't even know what CIDP is and *I* have to explain it to them. Well, that is typical! I also know a lot of the fellow CIDPers locally who sought second opinions elsewhere, including hospitals in Dallas and the Mayo Clinic. All of them were confirmed CIDP cases and agreed with Dr. K's treatment. Or they were diagnosed somewhere else and went to Dr. K for local treatment. I highly suspect if anything confirmation bias in said doctor's opinions as to regarding Dr. K's CIDP patients (CIDP patients happening to see Dr. K who is interested in autoimmune neurology vs blanket diagnosing). As the title states, Dr. Kariampuzha is MORE than just a compassionate, caring person. He is one of the sharpest and knowledge doctors I have ever met. Including things outside of Neurology. That is not normally the case with specialists. He has been a major part even in my non-neurological care with knowing exactly what to do. This man is not an all bark but no bite person. He is up to date on new treatments/research and always lets me know what is going on. I have never gotten anything than the best medical care from him. He never leaves until I understand, and he always lets me have control and my say. I have ever had anyone fight for me more than Dr. Kariampuzha has. Dr. K takes my care incredibly personally and is invested in me. And this is not even the full story. If you were referred to Dr. K and read this or the other review don't be worried. I was you once. Just know you are in good hands and he will treat you well. I *would* recommend him to anyone. There are 4-5 other doctors there and every time I go most everyone is there for Dr. K. You are in good company. And if you do get diagnosed with CIDP (Which I highly, highly doubt that is why you are being referred to him. There are not THAT many of us.) don't assume its wrong just because of what a reviewer say. A second opinion never hurts though. I'm just saying my experience highly differs from said person (though I am glad they got the diagnosis they were looking for!) and I don't even recognize the doctor they are referring to. Well, besides the nice and helpful part.
I wanted to get answers, just like everyone else. I just wanted to have some dr tell me that I wasn't crazy. That something was wrong with me. Finally I had a dr. that gave me answers. He was soo nice and helpful. Spent time with me and made me feel like he was truly concerned. Of course, I was misdiagnosed and went through treatments that were very unnecessary and very costly. I had another dr say that Dr. K diagnoses most of his patients with CIDP. That scared me and I finally got to a rheumatologist that finally found out what was wrong with me. (something very simple) I would never recommend Dr. K to anyone. I hope this will help others to always seek a second opinion if Dr. K says, "Have you ever heard of CIPD?".
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 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.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 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.
26 Years Experience
University Of Nairobi
Graduated in 1992
Brooklyn Hospital Center
Dr. George W Kariampuzha accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsTrinity Clinic Surgery, 910 E Houston St, Tyler, TX
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