We found 5 neurologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Washington, DC.
Dr. Robert Shin practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS) and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Shin is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave Dr. Shin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shin has received include 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 has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuro-ophthalmology, Trigeminal Neuralgia
Dr. Nandakumar Nagaraja is a vascular neurology and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Dr. Nagaraja has a special interest in stroke. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with the University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals & Clinics.
Clinical interests: Stroke
Dr. Jean Vike's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vike studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School.
Dr. Wondwossen Tekle is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Tekle takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Dr. Gamze Camsari's medical specialty is psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camsari honors.
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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.