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Dr. Michael P Alexander has 2 locations
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
330 Brookline Ave Ste 253
Boston, MA 02215
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Dr. Michael P Alexander has the following 2 specialties
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. Michael P Alexander has the following 9 expertise
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorder
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Language Disorders
Dr. Michael P Alexander is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael P Alexander - Posted on January 4th, 2019
I should have read the reviews online before I tried to make an appointment. Instead, I waited for weeks to hear back after faxing my daughter's medical records, left multiple messages, and finally got through -- only to be told, quite abruptly and rudely, that the doctor "was declining to see my daughter" because "that injury could not have caused a concussion." The admin assistant who answered the phone was rude and unhelpful, saying "I'm not a doctor so I don't have anything else I can tell you," that the doctor would not speak to me or to my daughter's physician, and offering no alternative. I honestly feel sorry for her, because after reading the online reviews, I realize that Dr. Alexander is just a conceited jerk who thinks he's too good to see most patients -- and she has to run interference for him. I am angry that I wasted a month trying to make an appointment at this office, but glad in the end that I wasn't able to go, because I gather that the appointment would have been a terrible experience and a waste of time.
Doctor's dismissive attitude on the phone
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael P Alexander - Posted on January 7th, 2014
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.
Direct, To the Point, Professional and Excellent
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael P Alexander - Posted on August 24th, 2013
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.
Obnoxious, Insulting, Traumatizing, Unhelpful
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael P Alexander - Posted on September 29th, 2011
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.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael P Alexander - Posted on May 5th, 2011
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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46 Years Experience
Stanford University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1972
Boston University Medical Center
Dr. Michael P Alexander Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- 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 HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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