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About Dr. Lawrence Charnas
Dr. Lawrence Charnas, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Minneapolis, MN, with another office in Minneapolis, MN. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Genetics, Neurology and Child Neurology. Dr. Charnas is affiliated with University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Fairview University Med Center-University Campus and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview - University Campus. Dr. Charnas has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Lawrence Charnas has the following 3 specialties
- Medical Genetics
Geneticists are doctors with expertise in genetic or hereditary disorders. Many of the diseases we get are inherited, or passed on through the genes of our biological parents. These specialists study the biology behind a genetic disorder's origin, the traits that it presents in a patient and its pathway. This allows them to diagnose and treat each illness effectively.
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.
- Child Neurology
Pediatric neurologists diagnose neurological conditions in children as young as newborn, all the way up to adolescence. They can recommend treatment for sleep disorders, head injuries and headaches, but they also specialize in issues such as epilepsy, seizures and brain tumors.
Their expertise in childhood development and the nervous system make them an excellent resource for parents of children with autism, cerebral palsy, mental development issues or learning disabilities. You can consult with a pediatric neurologist before, during and after diagnosis depending on your child's specific condition and needs.
Dr. Lawrence Charnas has the following 8 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Genetic Disorders (Inborn Genetic Diseases)
- Migraine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Oculocerebrorenal Syndrome
Dr. Lawrence Charnas is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Misdiagnosed me. Didn't do due diligence. Didn't conduct ANY test to find out why I couldn't walk. He said it was all in my head when in fact I had Transverse Myelitis diagnosed by a doctor who actually did his job. Bedside manners were awful. I couldn't move my lower body and he was wagging his behind telling me to kick him... Unprofessional and totally frustrating. I really wanted to kick him because he was so condescending... if I could have given him zero stars, I would have. He deserves NO credit. I've NEVER had such an AWFUL experience ever in my life!
Completely honest and down to earth, he didnt mince words but also was patient when you needed him to be and cared about you as a patient. One of the few drs besides my PCP at the time who truly beleived me about how bad I was feeling and helped diagnosis and helped me find a surgeon for hydro secondary to my MPS I. I am forever grateful and miss having him as a Neurologist. He was truly one of the best and definitely wish he was back in practice! ET
Dr. Charnas was always very personable and warm with my son as well as us are parents. He understood our concerns and fears and was very capable of easing them. He kept us very informed and would even call after hours to keep us abreast of things we needed to know. Our son loved going to see Dr. Charnas and we are happy to say that he is growing and doing well. Seizure free for four plus years now.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2012)
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 (2012)
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.
Dr. Charnas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Fairview University Med Center-University Campus
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview - University Campus
Fairview University Med Ctr -U, Minneapolis, Mn
32 Years Experience
University of Pennsylvania
Graduated in 1981
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