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We found 2 neuromuscular medicine providers who accept Humana Premier near Aurora, CO.

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

Dr. Dennis Matthews practices pediatric rehabilitation medicine and neuromuscular medicine in Aurora, CO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matthews's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His 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. Michele L Yang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Michele Yang works as a pediatric neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Dr. Yang takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado.

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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.