Biography & Education

Biography

Michael S. Mega, M.D., Ph.D., focuses on cognitive neurology: disorders of memory, language, visuospatial processing and problem solving.

In addition to working with patients who have already been diagnosed with an early dementia, Dr. Mega sees people who seem normal but are worried that their memory is worse than others their age. “Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain up to two decades before people start noticing signs such as forgetfulness,” he says. “So it’s important to start intervening in the disease as early as possible.”

Dr. Mega anticipates taking part in two important clinical trials that are about to get under way nationwide. The first involves disease-modifying drugs that help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The second trial involves the use of a skin patch, designed to increase medication compliance for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Mega received his medical degree at George Washington University. He completed his neurology residency at Boston University, a research fellowship in neurobehavior at UCLA, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience at UCLA.

Clinical articles
Could new therapies slow or even stop Alzheimer’s disease?
PubMed listings

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Research links contact sports to brain damage, KGW-TV
Research stories: What if? Providence Together magazine


 

Areas of expertise

Cognitive neurology

Education
• Received his medical degree at George Washington University
• Completed his neurology residency at Boston University, a research fellowship in neurobehavior at UCLA and a Ph.D. in neuroscience at UCLA
Languages
  • English

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Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (59 Ratings, 6 Comments)

90

06/01/2015
He is very informed about my problem and answers my questions and the questions of my family.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/26/2015
Dr. Mega is always respectful, compassionate and patient. Understands what it is like to have Alzheimer's disease and makes every effort to make sure I understand the care plan for me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/04/2015
professional. empathic, respecfull,included family member attendance. outstanding physican and staff
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/14/2015
Great service from Dr.Mega and staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/03/2015
Dr. Mega is always very kind and shows true concern for my well being.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/17/2014
I'm very happy with the care and explanations I've received from Dr. Mega. There has been no excessive waiting to see either Dr. Mega or any of the staff who help with questionnaires and testing.
Providence Health & Services Patient