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About Dr. Roy J Meckler

Dr. Roy J Meckler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Louisville, KY. He has 50 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Meckler has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

32 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Roy J Meckler is Great. Dr. Roy J Meckler has been rated by 32 patients. From those 32 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Roy J Meckler is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Norton Neurology Services

210 E Gray St Ste 1003
Louisville, KY 40202
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Specialties

Dr. Roy J Meckler 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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

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

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Most inteligent neuroolgist/ physician I've known

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I totally agree with the negative reviews on this site. I was a long term patient of Dr Meckler and I never knew which personality I was going to get on the day of an appointment or procedure. When he was kind I was thankful but when he wasn't I begged him to be nicer and cried many times. His reputation is well known in this community and people put up with his behavior because our choices for specialists are limited. He is not a board certified Opthomalogist/Neurologist as someone else mentioned in a review. He is very good with diagnoses of the eyes related toMultiple Sclerosis but not certified. He asks for your medications and dosages because he can't remember. The same type of problems I had with him only he accused me of things and yelled at me. One appointment he would hug me and be my number one advocate and the next time scream at me. I have MS and I could no longer take the stress. I also didn't like being talked to like a medical student. I always need compassionate medical care not just on his good days. I also needed someone to explain my MRI's to me in person and show them to me since it was my brain, my disease and my money. Not a hurried phone call. He really needs to retire. He was great in his prime and I was a patient then, but it's time to let go. By the way, it took him many, many years to accurately diagnose me!!

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Worth the Wait, to see the Specialist!

Dr Roy Meckler is one, if not the best neurologist in the State of Kentucky (Indiana). He spends time with his patients and truly loves each one of us. He remembers everyone that walks through the door.He is also a neuro ophthalmologist (an added specialty concerning eyes/eyesight) It is not easy to get an appointment. (No physician really great usually is) You can ask to be put on a cancellation list if you are anxious to get in. He has other partners that may be able to get you in earlier, he's worth the wait. (Ok to see his son, Jason Meckler, who is also very good) His office staff is pretty good, but not perfect. As with any healthcare, you have to be your own advocate. Dont be afraid to call back if needed.At the beginning of your visit with him, he shuffles through and organizes your records paying close attention to details about your case history. Then, he listens, takes time to get to know you and "shoots it to you straight". He encourages phone calls when you have questions, concerns or other symptoms. Once, he even "got after me for NOT calling. I can't say enough about Roy Meckler's work ethic, enjoyment treating patients, down to earth attitude and open heart. Treating Multiple Sclerosis is one of his passions.

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Based his diagnosis on his (mis-) perception of my income

This incompetent oaf began every session by slamming my file on his desk and yelling "Spend-down!" since he wrongly believed I had no insurance. He never bothered to read my very obvious family history, or even to perform the simple oculomotor tests he supposedly is an expert in, or even to fully and correctly perform standard tests that would have diagnosed me. When I asked him to arrange a second opinion, he sneered that I should go to Johns Hopkins Instead, he continually ordered useless MRIs which made thousands of dollars for his office's holding company. This horrible man misdiagnosed me for almost 18 months, causing me incredible agony and actually preventing me from ever fully recovering. The two neurologists I eventually consulted on my own were horrified at this supposed doctor's utter incompetence upon reading my files.

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Five Stars

Sui generis doctor..he defines care in healthcare! He's onspot with treatment in both pharmacological and psycological realms. My motheer and I have been comforted by his long sympathetic talks.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2009, 2016, 2010, 2012)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2009, 2011, 2008, 2012, 2010)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

    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 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    50 Years Experience

  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1968

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Roy J Meckler accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem IN Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA HIX
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PHP Northern IN
    • PHP Select with Encircle
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Norton Neurology Services, 210 E Gray St Ste 1003, Louisville, KY
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