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About Dr. Neil Allen
Dr. Neil Allen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Northbrook, IL. He has 53 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Northshore Skokie Hospital and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Allen has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Neil Allen 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. Neil Allen has the following 16 expertise
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Depressive Disorder
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Dystonic Disorders
- Migraine Disorder
- Dementia Related Behavioral Disorders
- Headache Disorders
Dr. Neil Allen has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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Dr. Allen is smart and he is able to diagnose. However, if you are going to see him know that before you walk through his office door he is a a very egocentric man. He will talk about himself and he will talk down to you. He is not the type of doctor that is warm and fuzzy and going to sit and hold your hand or be sensitive to your needs. If you are looking for that then look somewhere else. If you do not need that and are looking for a diagnosis, he is very competent in neurology.
he is a good man and a friendly manner, he diagnosed my condition that many others didn't detect. he can be blunt and if you don't like it seek elsewhere, but if you want an intelligent man who is interested in your neurologic condition this is the guy to see. i had to wait 1.5 hr past my appointment time though, i think he needs to work on that.
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Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010)
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Dr. Allen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
53 Years Experience
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1965
Cook County Hospital
Dr. Neil Allen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National HMO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsConsultants In Neurology, 1535 Lake Cook Rd Ste 601, Northbrook, IL
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