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Michael Vavra

Michael Vavra, MD

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Contact Information

  • Bryan Neurology

    Bryan West Campus, West Medical Plaza, Tower A
    2222 S. 16th St., Suite 340
    Lincoln, NE 68502
    Main Phone: 402-483-8534
    Fax: 402-483-8531

My Approach to Care

To me the most important part of the care I provide to my patients is being a good listener. This helps me provide the best care, answer each patient’s questions and make sure their concerns are addressed.

As a neurologist, I care for patients of all ages facing various health concerns such as:

  • Stroke                                                                                      
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Parkinson’s disease, tremors and other movement disorders
  • Dementia and memory disorders
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome and other neuroimmunology disorders
  • Autonomic nervous system disorders                                
  • Headaches/Migraines

Education & Training

Medical School

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida, Neurology


Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida, Clinical Neurophysiology


Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida, Transitional

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology 

Patient Reviews

August 04, 2022
He was very helpful
August 01, 2022
My visit with Dr. Vavra was very good. I like the fact that he listened to me. Paid attention and didn't make me feel like I was going crazy and tell me that nothing was wrong with me and he's interested in finding a true answer as to what is wrong with my back and my legs, and I appreciate that.
July 26, 2022
Very pleasant ,very easy to talk to. Gave me ample information about ever thing we discussed. One of the nicest doctors I have had. I really liked him.
July 21, 2022
Dr. Vavra is kind, patient, listens, explains, an all-around top-tier doctor.
July 20, 2022
This was the 1st time I saw Dr. Vavra, sine Dr. Nair moved to a different location. I think he'll be a good Neurologist to work with! He seemed to have the knowledge to work with me on controllingy Parkinsons.
July 08, 2022
I feel very comfortable speaking with Dr. Vavra, I know that he was trained in a very good place, Mayo Clinic. He's very, very humble. You know, pretty nice to talk to somebody that has knowledge and it keeps it amicable to know scientific, and amicable. Just a really good combination of characteristics. A very good gentleman, Very good manners. provides information, Examines, get a plan. So I, I think
July 05, 2022
He was awesome!
June 23, 2022
Spent an appropriate amount of time to evaluate my issues.
June 23, 2022
Very thorough Very caring person
June 21, 2022
Thank you for making me feel comfortable.
June 15, 2022
I had some anxiety when I waited to see him. Felt it lessened as he explained my situation.
June 10, 2022
They're very friendly and they seem concerned for each patient as I am their patient I just saw that in them that they were concerned about their patients which I love that
May 24, 2022
Dr. Vavra was extremely compassionate. He seemed to really genuinely care about the level of care that I was receiving from his office. He took time to explain things appropriately. He had a level of concern that was very much appreciated, especially because I have post covid symptoms. He just, he's a wonderful provider and I would absolutely recommend him at the drop of a hat. If anyone ever needed to go see a neurologist. Thank you very much and have a good night.
May 17, 2022
Everyone was very caring and took time to listen to me.
May 04, 2022
He was great. He provided information and gave suggestions and even recommended a book to read. I have only read the introduction and the first chapter but I already feel it will be helpful. I'm looking forward to sharing what I learned with my PD friends in the balance/ strength class at the Y.
April 26, 2022
I was impressed by his... medical training in neurology and in my particular conditions and I would recommend it.
April 22, 2022
I'd never been to neurologist before, so I don't really have anything to compare it to, but it seemed fine.
April 18, 2022
Doctor took his time with me and not a rush job like so many do. Answered all my questions.
March 30, 2022
Waited 20 minutes after scheduled appointment time to be seen. Even getting the first appointment with this group took 2 months after referral from my g.p.
March 03, 2022
I have complete faith and trust in Dr. Vavra's ability to treat my migraines.
March 03, 2022
Dr. Vavra is a very good doctor. He cares about his patients and takes the time to listen to their medical problems.
March 03, 2022
Today my face is still swollen but in all IAM satisfied with my treatment s with both my doctor s thank you today have a slight headache
March 02, 2022
He was professional and understanding. He read all I had written and knew it all. Unlike other doctors who don't read and don't know much about what you're going for or how you're feeling.
March 01, 2022
I was completely unfamiliar with the test prior to having it performed. The PT and MD were concerned about my comfort and my understanding of the procedure throughout.
February 25, 2022
Over the past 25 years or so, I have seen four different neurologist. Dr. Vavra was the most knowledgeable and caring.
February 24, 2022
This was the first time we saw the Doctor. The Doctor used the records that were on the My Chart and other records from other Doctors to learn about my medical history.
February 23, 2022
The doctor, Dr. Vavra was very nice. He listened to me. I felt like he understood me how I was feeling and I would definitely recommend him. He's very nice. Thank you.
February 22, 2022
I just wanted to say the doctor was very attendance, very thorough, very knowledgeable, good explanation, and I really felt like I got good care there. So thank you very much.
February 22, 2022
I sincerely appreciated Dr. Vavra's thoroughness, explanations and knowledge. I greatly appreciated the time he took during my visit, without seeming to be rushed. He listened well and had a caring, personal demeanor. I'm in great hands having him as my neurologist.
February 22, 2022
I was really impressed with the doctor. I mean, he spent almost a hour talking to us There ain't been a time I've been in a doctor's office for an hour talking to a doctor. And he asked so many questions. He told me things. I never even thought of, He's really thorough and wanted to see me again. And so we got another appointment in April, I think. Or something like that and really happy with him. I will see him again and I will recommend him to others. Thank you.
February 22, 2022
He was open and informative. I also felt very comfortable asking questions and discussing my thoughts about my health
February 09, 2022
Dr. Vavra was very patient, and explained things very well to me. I was very nervous about this appointment for some reason, and as soon as he started talking, he's got a very calming manner about him. So, I didn't feel anxious, or nervous at all once ... once I ... you know, actually got to meet him, and he came into the room. So, I would definitely recommend him to friends, and family.
February 08, 2022
Hi, you did really well. It was a good good exam, but the medicine I having to take it's making me really sick.
February 04, 2022
He seen to listens to the patients and he tells what they need to so. I would tell everyone I know where they should go. Thank you.
January 25, 2022
Dr was very informative and came up with a game plan and put my mind at ease
January 21, 2022
Dr. Vavra is very easy to talk to and was never rushed during this visit. Feel very confident with his care and follow up.
January 19, 2022
The doctor was really into what was going on with my health and he notice things that I wasn't even aware of. I'm very hopeful that he can help me so I can live a better life.
January 19, 2022
The My chart is not current and has information that if wrong. I have tried to have it corrected numerous times. Next to impossible for lay people to understand how to navigate and what the information means for them or how to move forward. Way too many emails. Way, way too many emails.
January 12, 2022
We were more than pleased with Dr. Vavra, his nurse and the office staff.
January 12, 2022
It was a routine follow up. My doc was working the hospital so I had a sub. He was also very good
January 06, 2022
Doctor was easy to talk to and I felt he took time and listened to me. I didn't feel like he rushed the visit at all.
January 04, 2022
The facility was clean. The people, excuse me, people were all polite and doctor seemed very knowledgeable.
December 22, 2021
Everything seems to take to long to find out results and remedies.
December 14, 2021
Dr. Vavra is an excellent provider. He took time and answered all my questions. He looked through my prior extensive medical records to understand my history.
December 08, 2021
Dr Vavra is very engaging & seems very knowledgeable. I trust his recommendations will be accurate & correct.
December 01, 2021
Dr. Vavra and his nurse were outstanding! The reception area was not private enough. Voices carry throughout the area. Even when I call on the phone I can hear other patients answering questions. The reception staff wore their name tags backwards so names could not be seen. Only the title ribbon was visible. The rule of not rescheduling an appointment if within 24 hours of the appointment is offensive. Legitimate illnesses or injuries can happen.
November 24, 2021
Well, I went to the doctor I was very frustrated and I had not gotten any answers from a previous neurologist. I was very happy with Vavra with the answers he gave me the the listening and taking time to answer all my questions.
November 12, 2021
November 10, 2021
Dr Vavra was a delight to work with, he was very through and thoughtful, the office visit was probably the best I have experienced.
November 08, 2021
I thought, Dr. Vavra was very thorough and seem dedicated to my brother, whom I have the guardian have a guardianship over. I was very happy with the appointment.
October 15, 2021
I felt like he explains everything very good and was very good while he was doing the study that he was telling me everything right along.
October 06, 2021
Excellent service
September 30, 2021
This was my first visit. I felt very welcomed by the office staff, and was very comfortable and confident with Dr. Varva. I appreciate it!
September 23, 2021
New patient so background info was limited to records. Listened to info i provided and was very thorough in examination. I appreciated that he took time to share observations and recommendations for follow-up
September 15, 2021
I thought our visit for my daughter was excellent. I felt like he listened to us and actually cared and I appreciate you guys so much for helping us and leading us where we need to go. Thank you.
September 14, 2021
I would love to have read my summary in actual english and not in doctor language
September 09, 2021
My experience with my doctor was great. However, the service at the front desk was just terrible. Nobody greeted me when I walked in the door. I believe there's a new girl that was working. So she was asking all these questions, which is absolutely understandable. But just the way that they went about it was just, absolutely seemed ridiculous. Yeah, very poor customer service at the front desk. Other than that, very happy with the doctor.
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