We found 7 neurologists who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 near Bradenton, FL.
Dr. W. McElveen is a vascular neurologist. Dr. McElveen is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.
Dr. Sanjay Yathiraj practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Bradenton, FL. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Yathiraj's average rating from his patients is 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. Steven Norris' specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Norris average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Norris honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.
Dr. Francisco Esparza's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.
Dr. Ralph Gonzalez works as a neurologist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Douglas Sinclair is a neurologist in Bradenton, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sinclair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.
Dr. Orlando Maldonado-Robles' medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maldonado-Robles graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.
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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.