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Dr. Richard Cristea, MD

Neurology*
3.9 (44)
Map Pin Small Merrillville, IN
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36 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Richard Cristea, MD

Dr. Richard Cristea, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Merrillville, IN. They specialize in Neurology, has 36 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurology. They graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School and is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central Dupage Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, Franciscan Health Crown Point, Methodist Hospitals-Northlake Campus and Northwest Health-Porter. Patients rated Dr. Cristea an average 3.9 star rating.

Dr. Cristea works at The Neurological Institute & Specialty Centers in Merrillville, IN. They frequently treat conditions like All Headaches (incl. Migraine), Difficulty With Walking and Headache along with other conditions at varying frequencies. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Cristea's Office Locations

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    The Neurological Institute and Specialty Centers
    521 E 86th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (214) 496-0500

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Northwestern Medicine Central Dupage Hospital
  • St. Mary Medical Center
  • Franciscan Health Crown Point
  • Methodist Hospitals-Northlake Campus
  • Northwest Health-Porter

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Difficulty With Walking
Headache
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Gait Abnormality
Cervical Vertigo
Tremor
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Alzheimer's Disease
Aural Migraine
Benign Neoplasm of Brain
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chronic Pain
Concussion
Confusion
Cranial Nerve Cancer
Cranial Trauma
Dementia
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Diplopia
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Dizziness
Dystonia
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Encephalomyelopathy
Epilepsy
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Essential Tremor
Hypothalamus Cancer
Insomnia
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Low Back Pain
Meningitis
Migraine
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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Myelitis
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Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Optic Neuritis
Parkinson's Disease
Radiculopathy
Rathke's Cleft Cyst
Restless Leg Syndrome
Sleep Apnea
Spinal Demyelination
Stroke
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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Syncope
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Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Field Defects
Vitamin B Deficiency
Nerve Conduction Studies
Peripheral Nerve Block
Somatic Nerve Block
Aneurysm
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Anterior Horn Disease
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Asperger's Syndrome
Ataxia
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Autonomic Disorders
Bell's Palsy
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Injury
Cancer of Cerebral Meninges
Central Pain Syndrome
Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Cerebral Embolism
Cerebral Palsy
Cervical Stenosis
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Dysphagia
Embolic Stroke
Facial Nerve Disorder
Herniated Disc
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
Loss of Smell and Taste
Loss of Taste
Menstrual Migraine
Myasthenia Gravis
Myelopathy
Myoclonus
Narcolepsy
Nystagmus
Parkinsonism
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pinched Nerve in Back
Pituitary Tumor
Polymyositis
Polyneuropathy
Post-Concussion Syndrome
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pseudobulbar Affect
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Rett's Syndrome
Seizure Disorders
Severe Infant Myoclonic Epilepsy
Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Stenosis
Sudden Idiopathic Hearing Loss
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Thoracic Radiculopathy
Tic Disorders
Torticollis
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vasculitis
Vertigo
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Whiplash
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Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
Cognitive Function Testing
Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
Dementia Evaluation
Dementia or Depression Screening
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
EMG (Electromyography)
Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Evoked Potential Test
Functional Movement Screening
Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
Head CT Scan
Home Sleep Study
ImPACT Testing
Memory Evaluation
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
Sudoscan
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TCD Bubble Test
Wada Test
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    3.9
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    Specialties*
    • Neurology

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    Years of Experience
    • 36 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1992858641
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Cristea has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Cristea works at The Neurological Institute & Specialty Centers in Merrillville, IN. View the full address on Dr. Cristea’s profile.

    Dr. Cristea has seen patients for All Headaches (incl. Migraine), Difficulty With Walking and Headache, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Cristea on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    44 patients have reviewed Dr. Cristea. The overall rating for this provider is 3.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Cristea.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Cristea, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Cristea appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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