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We found 4 neuromuscular medicine providers who accept Humana Premier near Aurora, CO.

Dr. Dennis Jerome Matthews, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Dennis Matthews works as a pediatric rehabilitation physician and neuromuscular medicine specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Craig Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Matthews attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Matthews's distinctions include: Man of the Year, Regis College; Outstanding Service Award, The Children's Hospital; and James E Strain Award, Colorado Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Gait and Motion Analysis, Cerebral Palsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Peter Ringel, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Steven Ringel's areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ringel accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ringel include: Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Neurology; and Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship, RWJ Foundation.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Surgical Repair, Peripheral Neuropathy

Dr. Dianna Quan, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Dianna Quan is a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Dr. Quan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
13123 E. 16th Avenue, Box B155; Division of Child Neurology
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Michele Yang is an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in pediatric neurology and neuromuscular medicine. Dr. Yang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Yang attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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What is Neuromuscular Medicine?

Neuromuscular medicine can be broadly defined as a medical specialty devoted to disorders of nerves and muscles. It has some similarities to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, in that it is concerned with how people move and function. It is also similar to the specialty of neurology because it has to do with disorders of the nervous system. However, neuromuscular medicine specifically deals with disorders in how the nerves interact with muscles. These disorders often require a level of knowledge greater than that of a general neurologist or physical medicine specialist.

Our nervous system is made up of two parts. The peripheral nervous system includes sensory nerves, nerves that move muscles, and the junctions between muscles and nerves. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. Neuromuscular medicine deals with disorders that occur specifically when the two parts of the nervous system do not connect or work well together. These disorders include:
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis, a disorder where the muscles feel weak and fatigued
  • Ataxia, characterized by involuntary movements

Neuromuscular medicine specialists are usually knowledgeable about electrodiagnostic medicine, the use of electrical impulses to check nerve and muscle function. These tests play an important role in neuromuscular management. Neuromuscular medicine specialists also perform physical exams, diagnose their patients and manage their care, and provide medical counseling for those with life-altering illnesses.