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Specializes in Neurology
7005 Cortez Road W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Yathiraj is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Yathiraj average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yathiraj graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
7005 Cortez Road W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Esparza is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Esparza's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
3978 E State Road 64
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Norris, who practices in Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Norris graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norris takes.

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Specializes in Neurology
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 110
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Sinclair's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sinclair is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Neurology
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 110
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Gonzalez is a Bradenton, FL physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gonzalez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
407 6th Avenue E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Orlando Maldonado practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maldonado accepts. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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What is Neurology?

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.

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