Richard Cristea, M.D.

Richard Cristea, M.D.The Neurological Institute & Specialty Centers

521 E. 86th Ave., #Z

Merrillville, IN 46410

Phone: 219-769-0777


Office Hours: 8am – 4pm

Medical Education: Chicago Medical School

Specialty: Neurology

Clinical Interests: Headache, Neck and Upper Body Pain

Years of Practice: 25

Certified: No

Academic Appointments: Adjunct Staff, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Hospital Affiliations: St. Anthony Medical Center, Methodist Hospital


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  • CAQ – Awarded Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Headache Foundation
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) – Headache Medicine is a subspecialty of neurology, and is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of head and face pain. Patients affected by headache and face pain may seek help from multiple specialty areas, including primary care (family practice, general internal medicine) and specialty care including but not restricted to neurology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, oromaxillofacial surgery, and psychiatry. For headache and face pain, the practitioner of Headache Medicine is often the principal care physician, and may render all levels of care commensurate with his or her training
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