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About Dr. James L Cimera

Dr. James L Cimera, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Cimera is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

30 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James L Cimera is Good. Dr. James L Cimera has been rated by 30 patients. From those 30 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James L Cimera is 2.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sunrise Medical Group

1625 SE 3rd Ave Ste 620
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Specialties

Dr. James L Cimera 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.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Primary Headache Disorders

Reviews

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NEVER go to this "doctor"

Over 30 years I've had dozens of doctor's appointments. In every case I have made sure that the related bill was paid in full either by my insurance carrier and/or myself. I only had one 10-15 min appointment with Cimera and was told that his office accepted my insurance. Two years later I find that he has billed $740 ($3,000 an hour!) for that one visit. Calls to his office are not returned and his collection agency has no information other than his office has turned over the account to them (but cannot provide any detail on the date of service and what was provided). Avoid him like the plague! His negative ratings from other patients speak for speak for themselves.

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Hospital case manager

Dr Cimera had a real ad attitude. He did not want to listen to anything. When I asked him to give me a second to ask. He responded. I have other patients and left with an attitude. When I tod the office staff the said he has been stressed out. I had an MRI ordered and faxed results to his office and confirmed that they got them. It has been over two weeks and I never heard from him. Had to see another physician. DO NOT RECOMMEND HIM! He does not care!

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Just Okay

The positive of my visit was that there was no rush. I got no real satisfactory answers but just "lets try this" approach and if that does not work then we will go smother direction in a month. I brought in an MRI and he did not look at it, I was given several samples of medication to try with little information about them. One worked but I was not given a prescription and after waiting several days and calling the office I still do not have a prescription. It takes less than five minutes to call this in. The front wait staff seem to be interested in not helping. After waiting for over 40 minutes I overheard several conversations after patients had called that were full of negative comments and complaints abut the person that had just called. This left me uncomfortable because I have had to call the office three times in two days, I am in pain and I am in pain so I would like a bit more of an urgency. I have been to a couple of neurologists since moving here and have yet to find one that I would recommend.

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Dr Cimera is a total waste of one's time if they want quality care

Was called by the Doctors office to come half an hour before my appointment time to fill out paperwork. My appointment was at 11:00 AM. At 12:50 PM I asked for my money back as I had enough waiting. They said that the doctor is ready and can see you now. So I went in. Dr Cimera did a very quick exam, and then told me that there was nothing he could do to help my condition (numbness on my legs and feet). He told me to take some blood tests and come back in a month, but that he could not help my condition. When I was telling him about my condition 2 months ago, he interrupted me to stop as it was no longer relevant. Was not interested in seeing a recent MRI that I had with me. He was negative about everything except about me making another appointment. Dr Cimera kept on saying "I don't know". He does have a pleasant voice. He seems lacking in education or interest.The office is very poorly run in that everyone there was running 2 hours late. He really does not seem to care at all about his patients time or the care they get. It felt like a sad joke.

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Appointments? What's that !

Made appointment to see Dr Cimera and aftere over one hour waiting and no one in the waiting room was called I questioned the administrator Sharon if the doctor was in the building, the answer was "no, he is at the hospital making rounds and will be here when he finished", I asked why she has not notified us that the doctor will be late, the answer was "you can take it up on the doctor when you see him". Useless to say I walked out.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Uc Irvine Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James L Cimera accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Engage
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Carelink HMO
    • Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana South Florida HUMx HMOx
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate POS
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Locations & Directions

Sunrise Medical Group, 1625 SE 3rd Ave Ste 620, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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