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Dr. Shaista Alam, MD

Neurology*
4.8 (128)
Map Pin Small Philadelphia, PA
Accepting new patients
12 years of experience
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Overview of Dr. Shaista Alam, MD

Dr. Shaista Alam, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Philadelphia, PA. They specialize in Neurology, has 12 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurology. They graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Torresdale Hospital. Dr. Alam, completed a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Patients rated Dr. Alam an average 4.8 star rating.

Dr. Alam works at Stroke Center in Philadelphia, PA. They frequently treat conditions like Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Cigna, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Alam's Office Locations

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    Stroke Center
    1101 Chestnut St Fl 10, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (484) 381-0254

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Traumatic Brain Injury
Stroke
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Cerebrovascular Disease
Cerebral Embolism
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Embolic Stroke
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Aural Migraine
Cervical Vertigo
Dizziness
Epilepsy
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Headache
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Migraine
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Visual Field Defects
Thrombolysis
Alzheimer's Disease
Aneurysm
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Ataxia
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Autonomic Disorders
Bell's Palsy
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Benign Neoplasm of Brain
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Injury
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Edema
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
Chronic Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Concussion
Confusion
Cranial Trauma
Dementia
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Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Difficulty With Walking
Diplopia
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Dysphagia
Dystonia
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Essential Tremor
Facial Nerve Disorder
Gait Abnormality
Hemiplegic Migraine
Hemispacial Neglect
Herniated Disc
Hypertensive Encephalopathy
Hypothalamus Cancer
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Insomnia
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Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Lyme Disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Myoclonus
Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nystagmus
Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Parkinson's Disease
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pituitary Tumor
Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
Post-Concussion Syndrome
Postherpetic Neuralgia
Radiculopathy
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Restless Leg Syndrome
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Seizure Disorders
Sleep Apnea
Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stroke
Spinal Stenosis
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Syncope
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Temporal Arteritis
Tension Headache
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Tremor
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Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vasculitis
Vertigo
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Vitamin B Deficiency
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
Dementia Evaluation
Dementia or Depression Screening
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
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
Nerve Conduction Studies
Peripheral NeuropathyTesting
Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
Sudoscan
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TCD Bubble Test
Wada Test
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    • Assurant Health
    • Cigna
    • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    • Health Net
    • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    • Humana
    • MultiPlan
    • QualCare
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    Ratings & Reviews

    4.8
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    About Dr. Shaista Alam, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurology

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    Years of Experience
    • 12 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    Gender
    • Female
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    NPI Number
    • 1700149895
    NPI Number
    A National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit identifier issued by the government to healthcare providers.

    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
    Residency
    Internship
    • Drexel University College of Medicine
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Drexel University College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Neurology and Vascular Neurology
    Board Certifications
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    A board certification represents a provider’s dedication to ongoing training in one or more specialties, including the completion of intensive exams. While not all specialties have board certifications, if your provider does have one they’ve taken the extra step to master their specialty and to keep up with the latest advancements in their field.

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    • Jefferson Torresdale Hospital

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Shaista Alam, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Alam is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Alam accepts Cigna, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

    Dr. Alam has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Alam has seen patients for Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Alam on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    128 patients have reviewed Dr. Alam. The overall rating for this provider is 4.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Alam.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Alam, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Alam 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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