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About Dr. Suriya A Jeyapalan

Dr. Suriya A Jeyapalan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Boston, MA, with other offices in Boston, MA and Providence, RI (and 1 other location). She has 23 years of experience. Her specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Jeyapalan is affiliated with Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Jeyapalan has received 4 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Suriya A Jeyapalan is Good. Dr. Suriya A Jeyapalan has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Suriya A Jeyapalan is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Tufts Medical Center

800 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
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802 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
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Rhode Island Hospital

593 Eddy St
Providence, RI 02903
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Tufts Medical Center Neurology

260 Tremont St Fl 12
Boston, MA 02116
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Specialties

Dr. Suriya A Jeyapalan 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Suriya A Jeyapalan has the following 8 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Suriya A Jeyapalan is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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My experience with Dr. Jeyapalan

My mother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in January, 2014. Dr. Jeyapalan was her oncologist at RI Hospital. The first day my family and I had the appointment with her to discuss treatment, we waited at least an hour. My mother is lying flat on an ambulance bed a bit out of it in the office. Dr. J didn't seem to acknowledge that she wasn't quite absorbing the whole treatment plan due to her condition at the time. Dr. J's treatment for my 78 year old mother was 16 days of radiation and 6 weeks of the chemo pill with time off from the pill. My mother was in a nursing home at this time doing rehab and was shuttled back and forth for treatment to RI Hospital. During her treatment, my mother was getting weaker and more tired. Then her blood pressure kept declining to an abnormal rate. I emailed Dr. J and called her office to explain what was happening to my mother and received no response. She always seemed to be MIA. I called her secretary Cindy several times and never received a call back. I called several people associated with her and finally got a call back from a nurse practitioner who relayed the message. As radiation went on, my mother's health seemed to be declining and she was rushed to Kent County Hospital for low blood pressure and a high fever. She was admitted there and had caught pneumonia and diverticulitis. She was treated for both. The doctor who was treating my mother at Kent was unable to get in contact with Dr. J after several calls and pages. She was then admitted to RI Hospital. Again, I was unable to get a hold of Dr. J. My mother was still getting radiation treatment even in her weakened state. She developed cdiff and caught pneumonia again. By the 16th treatment of radiation, my mother'c condition declined to a point where her body would not withstand another zap of radiation. Dr. J wasn't around to see her weakened state so she and my mother's primary care doctor said to proceed with the 16th treatment. After that my mother declined to a point where she went from barely being able to talk, to nodding her head, to blinking to no response. She was put on an oxygen mask for several days. At this time, Dr. J suddenly comes to visit my mother every day when there was no hope in sight. She mentioned to my family that my mother didn't even recognize her. That is because she hardly saw her but she recognized her other doctor. My mother was doing so badly that Dr. J actually said that she was being my mother's advocate and that we should end her suffering and let her die peacefully. I was my mother's advocate trying everything possible to help my mother with begging RI Hospital to let her acupuncturist come in to treat her, trying to get a team of different doctors even from Boston to come together and figure out a new plan of treatment, etc. with no avail. When Dr. J spoke to my father and I about basically ending my mother's life because of her hopeless condition, I said we can't make a decision this very second. I said to Dr. J, "My father has been married to my mother for 56 years and this is very difficult for him." Dr. J looked right into my father's eyes and said, And there won't be a 57th." My father's head went down and I wanted to cry. That had to be the cruelest thing I have ever heard from a doctor. How cold Dr. J was to say that. I am extremely disappointed with Dr. Jeyapalan as my mother's oncologist. I would never recommend her to anyone as you will be just a number to her as my mother was. Sadly, my mother passed away recently and my family is full of grief.

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One of The Best You Will Ever Meet

Dr. J has moved to RI now which is our loss in MA but their gain. She is a fantastic Dr. and an even better human being. When she transferred my case to neurosurgery, she still came to visit me in the hospital, just to say hello. When I was getting sicker and sicker after surgery, it was Dr. J, not the doctor who was actually responsible for my care, who spent the time with me and my family and figured out what the problem was. Her caring, listening, and going the extra mile saved me from an unnecessary surgery at the very least. She is also hysterically funny. RI is lucky to get her.

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Highly recommended -expertise and professionalism above the board.

Experienced, learned, scientific but also very human. I highly recommend Dr. Jeyapalan. My experience: she gave an accurate diagnosis on my initial evaluation (history and neuro test). She is honest, considerate, patient oriented, efficient and very proactive. I feel she went above and beyond to communicate with me, even called me back personally just after having an appt with her to further discuss my eval. Very assured in her care.

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Awesome Dr

Dr J spent time explaining and answering all our questions. She is very friendly and down to earth.

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One Star
  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Suriya A Jeyapalan accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • BCBS Rhode Island
    • BCBS RI HealthMate Coast to Coast
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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