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About Dr. Mary L Hlavin

Dr. Mary L Hlavin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Cedar Rapids, IA. She has 33 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Hlavin is affiliated with UnityPoint Health St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Hlavin has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

34 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mary L Hlavin is Great. Dr. Mary L Hlavin has been rated by 34 patients. From those 34 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mary L Hlavin is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Respiratory And Critical Care Associates

1026 A Ave NE Ste 5000
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Dr. Mary L Hlavin has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Glioblastoma
  • Stroke
  • Brain Tumor
  • Back Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Brain Injuries
  • Aneurysm
  • Laminectomy
  • Head and Neck Disorder

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Five Stars

Dr. Hlavin is fantastic, I have been in here care for five years, she's always so bright and enthusiastic, I am very comfortable with her. She always makes sure to thoroughly explain my test results. Highly recommend my Doctor!

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Dr. Hlavin has severe anger issues

I am not a patient but a nurse who worked for Dr. Hlavin. The negative reviews here are correct. She has severe anger issues and takes these out on her patients and staff. She is a skilled surgeon when it comes down to it but her personality is very, very difficult to put up with. She has gone through many nurses due to her abusive behavior and has been reported by OTHER DOCTORS for being verbally abusive. Find someone else. Dr. Hlavin is rude, angry, impatient, arrogant, and sometimes downright violent.

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One Star

Her bedside manners are horrible. She doesn't listen to patients. She is rude. I don't recommend her to anyone that needs back surgery

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Not what I expected from a professional

This is not a good rating by any means as I was talked down to, left clueless and had to do all the talking. I went in to talk to her and could not remember a previous doctors name. She scolded my husband and I by saying" Well, I need that information!" As if she wasn't interrogating us to start with for information from almost a decade before, she then had a beep and looked at it saying" I need to take this" and walked out of the room. To be gone for approx. 10 minutes. She returned and said she was sending me for MRI of lumbar and brain. That is the last I heard from her. I had tests and she never called, sent a letter, anything. Two weeks later I requested an appt online to review results and she had her nurse call me the next morning. He stated" Well the doctor didn't give me any notes or anything but had me tell you that 80% of America has this and there is nothing she can do for you. I have 3 bulging discs, spinal stenosis and mild encroachment with soft tissue swelling. Wow, that is all I can say. If 80% of America has this and has flares for 3 walks that make you immobile, then doctors are failing us! She couldn't make a buck so I did not even get a phone call until I put forth the effort. If she had taken a few minutes of her uninterrupted time she would of known that I have arthritis, post operative chronic pain in lumbar and fibromyalgia along with a trillion other things. She had not looked at any of it until I got there and she was in the room with me. She did not even know who referred me to her. She basically told me it was in my head, though she had her nurse do it. Now after seeing much more appropriate professionals, I am told this will never go away and I should file for disability. This doctor is what gives others a bad name. BEWARE!

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One Star

These negative reviews are correct. I am disgusted on how I was treated. I have had pain shots, physical therapy and even though the MRI say I have 2 bulging disc she made me feel like it was all in my head. Will not be going back I am looking for another Dr.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2010, 2009, 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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2009, 2008)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • University Hospital Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Mary L Hlavin accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry IA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance HMO/POS
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • Wellmark
    • Wellmark Alliance Select
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Locations & Directions

Respiratory And Critical Care Associates, 1026 A Ave NE Ste 5000, Cedar Rapids, IA


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