We found 4 neurologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Washington, DC.
Dr. Nandakumar Nagaraja is a medical specialist in vascular neurology and neuromuscular medicine. After completing medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Nagaraja performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in stroke. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals & Clinics.
Clinical interests: Stroke
Dr. Robert Shin's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS) and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Shin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Shin has received professional recognition including the following: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, Health Care Professional of the Year; Ophthalmology Lecturer of the Year Award; and Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is professionally affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Eye Problems
Dr. Wondwossen Tekle's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Gamze Camsari's specialties are psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.
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Neurology is the study of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord and nerves. Disorders of the nervous system can affect many parts of the body, and a neurological exam must be quite thorough. A neurologist examining a new patient will check for any issues with:
- motor skills (the way your brain and muscles work together)
- sensory skills (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell)
- nerve function
- coordination and balance
- changes in mood or behavior
A neurologist can order different kinds of tests to check the function of the brain and nerves. These tests may include a head CT scan (a type of 3-dimensional x-ray), an electroencephalogram (which measures the electrical impulses inside the brain), an MRI (a detailed image of the brain or spinal cord), or electromyography (which uses electricity to test nerve function). The results of the exam and the tests help neurologists diagnose and form treatment plans for disorders like multiple sclerosis, tremors, stroke, and migraine headaches.
Some neurological problems, such as certain brain tumors, may require surgical treatment. Since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer patients who need operations to a surgical subspecialist, such as a neurosurgeon. Beyond surgery, a neurologist might recommend any of the following treatments:
- medication (such as interferon for MS or topiramate for migraines)
- laser therapy (class IV laser treatment is sometimes used to alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain)
- physical therapy (stretches and exercises can increase balance and range of motion, helping patients to move more easily and with less pain)
Therapies such as these can improve quality of life for patients dealing with neurological disorders. Neurologists help their patients sense and interact with the world at their very best.