We found 6 neurologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Brandon, FL.

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Dr. Jose Patricio Pizarro Otero, MD
Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
401 N. Parsons Avenue; Suite #:105
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jose Pizarro-Otero is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. Dr. Pizarro-Otero is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College. Dr. Pizarro-Otero trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Miguel Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Neurology
401 N Parson Avenue; #105
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Rodriguez is a neurologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez honors. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Nerve Conduction Studies, Back Pain, Headache, Peripheral Neuropathy

Dr. Bhavik Lakhabhai Gedia, MD
Specializes in Neurology
401 North Parsons Avenue; Suite 105
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Bhavik Gedia's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gedia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Gedia is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Saba University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Gedia takes 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 Neurophysiology, Neurology
413 W. Robertson Street; Suite B
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Alamelu Murugappan is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Brandon, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Murugappan obtained her medical school training at Thanjavur Medical College and performed her residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Dr. Pravinchandra M Zala, MD
Specializes in Neurology
500 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 314
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Pravinchandra Zala works as a neurologist. Dr. Zala (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and M.P. Shah Medical College, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Hassan M Bitar, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1771 S Kings Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hassan Bitar specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Bitar is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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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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