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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's specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. Dr. Pizarro-Otero has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pizarro-Otero accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Pizarro-Otero is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bhavik Gedia practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Gedia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saba University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Gedia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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

Dr. Rafael Rodriguez is a neurologist in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 accepts. Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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

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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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murugappan honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Thanjavur Medical College and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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

Dr. Pravinchandra Zala sees patients in Brandon, FL. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and M.P. Shah Medical College. Dr. Zala's training includes residency programs at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zala (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

Dr. Hassan Bitar sees patients in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bitar is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bitar accepts. Dr. Bitar graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine and then 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.