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About Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar MD
Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Taylor, MI, with other offices in Livonia, MI and Canton, MI . She has 31 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Vascular Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine and Psychiatry. Dr. Vijayakumar is affiliated with Beaumont Hospital - Wayne. She speaks English.
Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar has 3 locations
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Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar has the following 6 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.
- Clinical Neurophysiology
- Vascular Neurology
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
- Neuromuscular Medicine
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. Punitha M Vijayakumar has the following 8 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorder
Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar is Board Certified in 5 specialties
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar - Posted on October 12th, 2018
Don’t waste your time . They expect you to make sure you give plenty of notice if you need to reschedule but when I book my appointment 8 months out and get a call 2 days prior and took a half a day off I hear giggling on the phone like it’s funny! And then I ask about my topamax medication and I’m told if I don’t come in right away I can’t get refills! First of all my appointment was booked for 8 months why didn’t you call me sooner to reschedule ? I have planned meetings all week it’s not always just as easy as changing days . And since you simply don’t care and this is your fault you change your times and locations or whatever you did again for the second time I’ll just switch to someone who wants a patient . It’s not funny !
Caring and thorough
Self-verified patient of Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar - Posted on May 19th, 2018
Dr. Vijayakumar is the most thorough doctor I have ever seen. I came to her with sever general undiagnosed random complaints that I felt other doctors had dismissed and had either labeled me as a pill seeker or hypochondriac. I was miserable for several years and was even starting to doubt myself, wondering if my pain and general weird multiple symptoms were just all in my head. After listening to me, running some tests (just a few labs, an MRI and a spinal tap) we now know that I have Multiple Sclerosis. I can never thank her enough. Her staff Stephanie was also amazing helping me get medication paid for through my insurance and taking my calls. The wait time is worth it! A+
Best neurologist around town
Self-verified patient of Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar - Posted on April 20th, 2016
Dr Vijayakumar is an excellent Neurologist she brilliant , got excellent bedside manners , listens too what I got too say and really listens too me , doesn't rush me to get me out of the room for the next paitent like I'm a piece of meat or cattle as I call it and she explores every avanue with you too help you and doesn't give up , and has atleast some sort of answer for you even if she can't give you the full answer right away tells you what she think it could be until results are in !! , she is super nice as well and like I said in the beginning very smart as well
Self-verified patient of Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar - Posted on March 18th, 2015
The best I have ever known
Self-verified patient of Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar - Posted on March 28th, 2011
Dr. P. Vijayakumar is possibly the most intelligent and most caring doctor I have ever had the good fortune of visiting. I feel that I owe this doctor so much more than what my insurance will pay her, because she spent about 30 minutes reviewing my test results, asking me questions, and thinking through the notes I have written. Dr. Punitha Vijayakumar is a rare combination of pure intellect, great integrity, and a real wonderful human being.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2018)
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.
Dr. Vijayakumar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
31 Years Experience
Madras Medical College
Graduated in 1988
University Hospital Health System
Dr. Punitha M Vijayakumar Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
- BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- HAP Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PriorityHealth HMO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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