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Dr. Alan Pestronk, MD
Overview of Dr. Alan Pestronk, MD
Dr. Alan Pestronk, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO. They specialize in Neurology, has 53 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurology. They graduated from JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE and is affiliated with Barnes Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Passavant Area Hospital and Red Bud Regional Hospital.
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Dr. Pestronk's Office Locations
Washington University660 S Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110 Directions (314) 362-6981
- 2 4921 Parkview Pl Ste 6C, Saint Louis, MO 63110 Directions (314) 362-6981
Barnes-jewish Hospital1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz, Saint Louis, MO 63110 Directions (314) 454-0058
- Barnes Jewish Hospital
- Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
- Passavant Area Hospital
- Red Bud Regional Hospital
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- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
- First Health
- HAP Insurance
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Dr. Pestronk is one of the foremost diagnostic neurologists in the US. If you or a family member have a neurological/muscular condition that no one else has been able to diagnose, you go to Dr. Pestronk. His bedside manner can be a bit clinical and cold, particularly during muscle testing, but once he's finished he will be able to provide your family with a plan and some answers that you've been desperately searching for. You will also be examed by a resident in neurology. Since Dr. Pestronk sees so many rare cases, this is critical training for the next generation of neurologists because they have the chance to observe conditions that they may only see 1 or 2 times in their practice. Dr. Pestronk has had a lengthy career diagnosing conditions that have long had neither a treatment or a cure. After years of interactions with him, I think that his bedside manner is a protection mechanism. It has to be incredibly difficult to give families life-altering, dream-crushing diagnoses while having no treatment options, let alone cures, for these terrible neurological/neuromuscular diseases. Many, many of his patients have died and will continue to die from these conditions for the foreseeable future. Few physicians have been as dedicated to their work and their patients. Physician burnout is high when physicians have little to help their patients, so it's truly remarkable that he's stuck though for nearly 50 years! Dr. Pestronk's work has truly been a gift of love to our society. He has greatly advanced our understanding of rare diseases in neurology, provided answers to desperate families, and trained the next generation of neurologists. Please look beyond his bedside manner and recognize his work for the act of love he's providing to your family.
About Dr. Alan Pestronk, MD
- 53 years of experience
Education & Certifications
- JOHNS HOPKINS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
- Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine
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Dr. Pestronk has seen patients for Myasthenia Gravis, Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy and Polyneuropathy, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Pestronk on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.
10 patients have reviewed Dr. Pestronk. The overall rating for this provider is 2.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Pestronk.
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