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About Dr. Praful M Kelkar

Dr. Praful M Kelkar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Minneapolis, MN. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Kelkar is affiliated with United Hospital, Fairview Ridges Hospital and Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Praful M Kelkar is Good. Dr. Praful M Kelkar has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Praful M Kelkar is 2.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology

4225 Golden Valley Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55422
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Dr. Praful M Kelkar has the following 4 specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • 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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

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

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Excellent Doctor

Dr. Kelkar is one of those exceedingly bright doctors who, in spite of that, does not talk down to you. He is professional but friendly and willing to explain options, show and explain test results. While he makes recommendations, he also allows you to have some say in your care. He didn't beat around the bush about my MS diagnosis - which I appreciated. I highly recommend Dr. Kelkar. One advisory, your appointments with him likely won't start right on time. But the lake view at the Golden Valley office is beautiful and relaxing, and once you do get in to see him, your time won't feel rushed. Personally, I am fine with that.

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Wonderful Apt

I was very nervous about the apt. He was great! I thought I would get the feeling that he knew everything and I knew nothing. He wasn't like that at all! Very down to earth. We asked a lot of questions and he made sure we understood the answers. Very smart man!

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Anyone in there?

He had his mind made up before he saw me. Not responsive. Not communicative. Not aware of advances in sleep disorders and their relationship to non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's.

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Five Stars

I found that Dr. Kelkar listened to what I had to say and had a good manner. I may switch to him as he has a speciality that my other neurologist doesn't.

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Left his office confused and scared

His demeanor was very negative. Then he would not answer my questions about why he was recommending the things that he was. That left me confused about why / what I should do and scared because of the tone of the visit. I NEVER went back and now have a wonderful new neurologist who is positive and can communicate with patients.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • University Of Mumbai

    Graduated in 1987

  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Praful M Kelkar accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • BCBS Minnesota
    • BCBS MN Blue Cross Accord
    • BCBS MN BluePrint
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • HealthPartners - MN
    • HealthPartners MN CareChoices
    • HealthPartners MN CentraChoice
    • HealthPartners MN Distinctions II
    • HealthPartners Open Access
  • Medica
    • Medica Fairview and N Memorial Vantage
    • Medica ParkNicollet First
  • Preferred One
    • Preferred One PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Medica Choice
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, 4225 Golden Valley Rd, Minneapolis, MN
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