Michael J. Persenaire, MD
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Dr Persenaire is very good at listening and having meaningful conversations.
The doctor was very attentive
Dr P is fabulous
Easy to understand, very thorough.
Dr. Persineirre and his nurse were excellent at listening and explaining my condition.
Dr. Persenaire is great! [...] He was thoroughly familiar with my file and medical history. He discussed several issues, specifics about exercise, in particular as well as a the potential side effects of another drug I am taking. [...] I am delighted that Dr. Persenaire will be my neurologist.
Dr P is amazing he really listened to my questions and addressed them in a comprehensive way
Dr Personaire is a good. [...].
[...] my doctor was very helpful, considerate, and engaged. [...]
Dr Persenaire is fabulous!
Dr. Persenaire is excellent He is personable, caring, very broadly knowledgeable in his field, is a good communicator and appears to listen to me and care for me. I really appreciate him.
Dr Persenaire always makes these video telehealth visits beneficial. I appreciate his concern and wisdom as we move forward trying to discover the best protocol [...]
Dr Persenaire is very fast and uses lots of abbreviations in his notes. I have trouble keeping up.
Dr Persenaire is very good at my [...] disease. He listens my voice on my mind & listens to me, asks questions, and gave me relaxed. Thank you.
Dr. Persenaire is competent and compassionate and takes however much time is needed to explain things to pt. I just wish it wasn't so difficult to get an appointment with him. Frequently it's "his schedule's not released yet", "his schedule's not released yet", "his schedule's not released yet.""oops, his schedule is completely full"
Dr Persenaire always very helpful. Feel free to talk too and ask for advise and opinions
Dr. Persenaire was exceptionally helpful and kind. Very confident in his care.
Dr. Persenaire. He knows what to do and does it.
Dr Mike Persenaire has made this journey possible He is an amazing doctor and communicates well is an e visit
Dr Persenaire is always attentive, prepared and thoughtful. He talks with us, not at us.
About Michael J. Persenaire
Dr. Persenaire is a sub-specialist neurologist with expertise in neurological diseases that cause symptoms of "cognitive dysfunction" and others that are due to inflammation in the brain, spinal cord or optic nerves. Within that set of neurological diseases are Alzheimer's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica and Autoimmune Encephalitis to name only a few.
His approach to patient care is to provide his patients with a good understanding about the cause of their symptoms so that they can adequately weigh the risks and benefits of their various treatment options and to act as their consultant to help them to make a decision that is aligned with their personal values. He strives to be guided by evidence from the medical literature in the diagnosis and treatment plans that he prescribes but acknowledges the limitations of this approach and that many decisions are made in the context of uncertainty.
Education and Training
UW - Dept. of NeurologyFellowship, 2018, Multiple SclerosisUniversity of Colorado DenverFellowship, 2016, NeurologyUniversity of Colorado DenverResidency, 2015, NeurologyUniversity of Colorado DenverInternship, 2012, Internal MedicineWayne State University SOMMedical Education, 2011
- Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, 2016, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
- Neurology, 2015, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology