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Dr. Carlos Escasena, MD

Neurologist

Professional statement

**This doctor is a headache specialist only. Encouraged and inspired by the words of his grandfather, Dr. Escasena’s dream was to become a physician since he was a teenager. In order to pursue his dream and passion, and to gain exposure to different cultures, he decided to go to Autonomous University of Guadalajara. Throughout his life, Dr. Escasena has seen several of his very closest relatives suffer from incapacitating headaches. That is why during his years as a medical student, he found himself very attracted to the field of Neurology, specifically Headache Medicine. He found it very rewarding to help those individuals, who had lost quality of life due to headaches, regain control of their lives once again. After graduating from medical school he completed residency in Neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He then did a clinical fellowship in Headache Medicine at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Headache Institute and Adolescent Headache Center in New York City. He is the recipient of the 2014 American Headache Society (AHS) “Frontiers in Headache Research” Scholarship Award. Dr. Escasena’s understanding of the impact that migraine can have on one’s life, his out of the box thinking, his desire to be on the leading edge of Headache Medicine, and his personalized approach to the diagnosis and treatment of each patient are all in line with the philosophy of the Miami Headache Institute.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Neurologist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina
  • Mount Sinai Roosevelt (Fellowship)
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Residency in Neurology

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1770852410

Office locations

Miami Headache Institute

2344 S. Douglas Rd.

Coral Gables, FL 33134

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He made sure to cover all bases and tackle everything that could be causing my headaches. I will be taking a few tests to see what is causing my issues.
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Very professional
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This was the most pleasant neurologist appointment I have ever had. Dr. Escacena is very pleasant and professional. The staff is very courteous and if it weren't for the reason I have to go to the headache clinic it would be an all-around pleasant experience.
Less than 6 months ago
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Beautiful office! The staff is extremely sweet and accommodating too. Dr. Escasena was very thorough which is pretty rare for doctors today’s. Nevertheless, he’s an absolute gem from his approach to the problem to sending in my rx script tomy pharmacy before I could even check out. Also helps that he’s a heart throb ?? so bring a drool bucket with you ??
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Dr Escasena is very profesional and super nice
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The visit to the doctor was very pleasant. I had a situation with my car and could not get there on time. They were very kind and moved me to the next available hour; there I was seen right away bythe doctor. He is very professional and covers everything you need to know. He asks questions and shows concern for your well being. Great doctor.
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Amazing! Very professional and welcoming! I really loved the ambience in his office ! 10/10
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Doctor knew what he was talking about and the staff was amazing and super helpful.
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Dr. Escasena was very professional and had wonderful bedside manner. He took a thorough history and physical. Additionally I did not feel like he was rushed like I feel in many other offices. He took his time to answer all ofmy questions and made a plan for my next follow up. Highly recommend!
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If you can, try to get an idea of the typical tests the doctor initially requests, based on your symptoms, prior to your first visit. Wasting your time with an appointment that just leads to follow-up appointments does not add muchvalue. If you can go in with your test results, it would be much more productive.
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He explained everything well and detailed. He is kind and understanding!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Escasena and all the staff are so friendly, professional and very knowledge. Dr. Escasena answer every single of Mr concerns with a wide explanation, that give you a security that you are in the right place and in the righthands for help you with all your issues about headaches and migraines.
More than 1 year ago
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Excelent doctor and facilities. Dr Carlos took all the necessary time to answer all my questions and provided details of my condition and how to deal with my headaches . Highly recommend!
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Even though I waited for a bit, I didn't mind at all. There is a nice waiting room, and the staff is super nice. Dr. Escasena was wonderful, he answered all my questions, listened to everything I said and was very informative. Super pleased I found this place!
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Wonderful! He was very open and receptive to all my concerns. He also took the time to thoroughly explain the possible medical conditions and assigned me specific testing to find out my cause. I highly recommend him to anyone who suffers with head pain.
More than 1 year ago
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Very punctual, courteous and professional
More than 1 year ago
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It was a pleasant experience under the circumstances. It was worth the 1 hour drive/travel time it took getting there, I definitely wasn't disappointed with the service. Dr. Escasena was awesome and the staff is friendly!!
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Excelente
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Took his time explaining everything in detail. Answered all my questions. Very kind person. The staff is very welcoming and do try to attend your every need with a warm and kind heart.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Escasena is extremely kind and informative. He has an excellent bedside manner and is a diligent physician. His patience and thoughtfulness were greatly appreciated. I also found the front office staff to be pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend this office.
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Was very professional and take the time for go through every detail
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The Doctor took the time to listen to me, and to fully explain possible diagnoses and treatments.
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Dr Escasena took his time and was extremely thorough during his initial evaluation. Great to know that some doctors take patient care seriously and want to help. He will be performing a full workup and hopefully get to the route of the problem soon. : )
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Dr. Escasena listened to my issues and worries and created an action plan to relieve my pains
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Amazingly thorough doctor! Finally got answers to my questions!!
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Good visit and knowledgeable. Knew a considerable amount about migraines and cluster headaches, and what medicines to avoid. I did wait 30 min for the visit, but considering how the other migraine specialists are, that wasn't bad.
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Excelente atención recomendare y seguiré asistiendo
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Excelente servicio. La oficina muy bonita, el personal muy agradable y el doctor fue muy atento, me escucho y contesto todas mis preguntas. Me realizo un examen muy completo de mis sintomas, se tomo el tiempo de preguntar sobre mi historialde salud. Sali de la oficina muy complacida con el servicio. Y seguire seguimiento y mas estudios medicos con el doctor. 100% recomendado
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Starting by the office space, very modern and appealing. The assistants were very quick processing everything and I was assisted quickly. The Dr's expertise, professionalism and positive attitude was appreciated and he was able to pursuea thorough analysis and offer great insights on the diagnosis. I really liked my experience in the office and do recommend it to anyone who is searching for a doctor in his area of expertise.
More than 1 year ago
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I think Doctor Escasena is great. He really took this time to examine me and explain everything in a way I could understand. I definitely recommend Carlos Escasena to everyone.
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I was highly impressed with Dr Escasrna's knowledge, obvious absolute expertise and professionalism on the topic of migraine. After 30 years of suffering, I'm excited to work with him to hopefully get some relief from my migraines.
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My visit was great looking forward to see how things turn out.
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Initial visit. Wait time was less than 10 minutes. Office was aesthetically pleasing and bedside manner excellent. His plan of action was exactly what I was looking for.
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Very personable and knowledgable.
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His office is the only neurology practice in Dade County that specializes in headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. I am so sorry that they are not on my new insurance plan as of December 1st. :(
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5- STARS ACROSS THE BOARD HOW??? THIS OFFICE IS HORRIBLE!!!! :) IF YOU WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME COME HERE THERE A CASH HUNGRY OFFICE. "MANAGMENT IS HORRIBLE". GOOD LUCK :)
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Dr. Escasena was great- he explained everything very well, listened to what I shared and was overall very friendly and professional. His office was impeccable and front desk staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.
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I had a great experience with Dr. Carlos Escasena. He asked plenty of questions in order to determine what would be best for me.
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Very attentive ,great bed side manners, concerned about my well being
More than 1 year ago
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Extremely knowledgeable about migraines and treatment alternatives. Took the time to take a very thorough history of my headaches, a rarity nowadays. Dr. Escasena is a great asset to the Miami Headache Institute.
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Amazing. Physical exam focused on the head and headache symptoms. Very professional and knowledgeable
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He was very patient and concerned with providing the right treatment. Excellent doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Very proffessional and accesible
More than 1 year ago
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Me pareció un profesional joven , muy preparado, quede conforme con todos los estudios que me va hacer y con la explicación de mi caso.
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Dr. Escasena was excellent. He listened & gave me solutions, he was very knowledgeable. Overall it was a great first time experience. I do recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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