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Shazia A. Alam, D.O.

  • Specialties: Neurology, Vascular Neurology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-663-4525
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About Me

I always had a great interest in science, and when I took my first psychology class in high school, I realized I loved the way the mind worked. During medical school, I loved building relationships and speaking with my patients.

I chose neurology because I find the brain fascinating, but it is also one of the most complex and misunderstood areas of medicine. The specialty also allows me to incorporate a lot of the knowledge that I learned from internal medicine and psychiatry. As a third-year medical student, I witnessed a patient recover from a stroke and regain the ability to speak. I knew then that I wanted to be part of a field that was growing constantly and striving to reverse devastating neurological diseases.

I see patients with all types of neurological conditions in the hospital, such as multiple sclerosis, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, headaches, and dizziness. I specialize in treating patients who have ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke and often perform procedures to remove blood clots.

At NYU Winthrop Hospital, we use a team approach for treating every patient—we work closely with other physicians, advanced care providers, nurses, case managers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech–language pathologists, and social workers to provide interdisciplinary care that is individualized.

I also strive to make sure that my patients are educated in their illness and treatment options in a way that they can understand. I encourage them to see the greater good of their situation and use their treatment plan as a chance to make lifestyle changes and take better care of themselves.

I am an active member of the American Academy of Neurology. Additionally, I am the director of stroke at NYU Winthrop Hospital, which has been a very rewarding experience.

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Director, Neurohosp & Stroke Services Winthrop Neurology
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center, Vascular Neurology, 2013
  • Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, OH), Neurology, 2012
  • D.O. from LakeErie College Osteopath Med, 2008
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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Centerlight
    • Centerlight
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Exchange
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
  • Fidelis
    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Essential
    • Fidelis Exchange
    • Fidelis Medicaid
    • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
    • GHI HMO
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP EPO/PPO
    • HIP Essential
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Medicare
  • PHP
    • PHP
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Railroad Medicare
  • Three Rivers
    • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    • Tricare
  • UHC
    • UnitedHealthcare EPO
    • UnitedHealthcare HMO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
    • UnitedHealthcare POS
    • UnitedHealthcare PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • US
    • US Department of Labor
  • VNS
    • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
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Winthrop Neuroscience Associates

200 Old Country Road, Suite 370
Mineola, NY 11501

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