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About Dr. Michael P Alexander

Dr. Michael P Alexander, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Alexander has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael P Alexander is Good. Dr. Michael P Alexander has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael P Alexander is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER

330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 667-4074

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Specialties

Dr. Michael P Alexander 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Michael P Alexander has the following 9 expertise

  • Electromyography
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Headache
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Language Disorders
  • Epilepsy

Board Certifications

Dr. Michael P Alexander is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Doctor's dismissive attitude on the phone

I only talked to the doctor on the phone, and it was a very negative experience. I was seeking helpo after a concussion. I told him that I experienced concussion aftereffects for several months (24 hour a day headaches, occasional dizzyness, slight memory problems) despite the fact that my concussion was initially termed mild, and the CAT scan (which he had looked at) showed no bleed. He spent all his time and energies on the phone complaining that the majority of patients seeking his expert help don't have a concussion at all, and that he is only interested in 'real" concussions. He said he would see me, but only because he wouldn't 'turn down any business,' but suggested I should see a headache specialist instead. When I complained that I never had headaches before I hit my head 5 months before the call, and now had them constantly, he was still uninterested in my case, and dismissive in tone. It was only after I hang upo that I realized he was, in a passive-aggressive way, telling me muy concussion wasn't serious enough for him to take an interest in, and did not even fit his definition of a concussion. Talking to Michael Alexander was an insulting and frustrating experience.

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Direct, To the Point, Professional and Excellent

I went to see Dr Alexander regarding brain trauma from a bicycle accident. I found him to be incredibly professional and he spent over 2 hours with me and my family. He discussed my injury at length and went through my scans, tested my sense of smell, conducted memory, mobility and cognitive tests. He also comes highly recommended by friends of mine who work in neurology and occupational therapy. If you want a doctor who is going to sugar coat your diagnosis he's not the right person to go to. He tells you like it is and will put you on the right path to recovery.

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Obnoxious, Insulting, Traumatizing, Unhelpful

Yes, he's smart. Not sure exactly what his area of interest is, certainly not in patients' well being. Regret going.He glanced over my 2 page list of ongoing debilitating symptoms, and remarked " I see hundreds of people a week with these same symptoms>", dismissively, apathetically, punitively.Like, how dare you come into my practice with these mediocre symptoms as ifit is worth my precious time! I can't believe I sat there and persisted while he dominated, controlled, interrupted me compulsively every time i tried to answer a question. He needs a cognitive neurologist himself, or a psychiatric intervention.

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Unfortunate

He has very poor communication skills, does not seem to listen or be interested in patient....also impatient and cuts half hour appointments to 20 minutes repeatedly. Very discourageing when you desperately need help and don't know where to turn. He is very dismissive of concerns and addresses them in sarcastic manner. He should be in research and kept away from patients as I am sure he is very smart and would do more good with concepts.

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One Star

Minimal follow-up on patient w. memory problems. Did not listen to patient who repeatedly mentioned inadeqate therapy for six months. Refused to talk with or involve family of single patient although he had full, unqualified permission from patient. Very cold, impatient and negligent in reviewing updated patient records.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

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  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • Stanford University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1972

  • Boston University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael P Alexander accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA
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