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We found 3 neurophysiologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Tucson, AZ.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Monica Chacon is a specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She works in Tucson, AZ. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Chacon performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chacon is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2450 E River Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Young Song is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She completed her residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2450 E River Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. David Teeple sees patients in Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ. His medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Teeple has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Teeple takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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What is Neurophysiology?

Neurophysiologists are doctors who use tests to evaluate the function of the nervous system. They are able to record the electrical transmissions of the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves in order to diagnose neurological diseases. A neurophysiologist may test for nerve and muscle conditions such as myasthenia gravis, demyelinating polyneuropathy, or ALS.

There are a number of tests that a neurophysiologist might use, depending on the part of the nervous system that is affected. Some of these include:
  • Nerve conduction studies, to show how well nerves are working
  • Electromyography, to show how well the muscles respond to signals from nerves
  • Electroencephalography (EEG), a test to measure brain activity (most often used to diagnose epilepsy)
  • Evoked potential studies, which measure electrical activity in the brain in response to a stimulus
  • Polysomnography, or a sleep study, which records brain activity and body functions during sleep

In addition, neurophysiologists are often called on to assist during brain or spinal cord surgery to monitor the health and function of the nervous system during the procedure.

After performing tests on the nervous system, neurophysiologists will offer their interpretation and opinion of the results to help make a diagnosis. They provide critical information to patients with serious neurological diseases.