We found 6 neurologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Brandon, FL.
Dr. Jose Pizarro-Otero is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine specialist in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Riverview, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. Dr. Pizarro-Otero is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Brandon Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College, Dr. Pizarro-Otero performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, ... (Read more)
Dr. Bhavik Gedia's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Gedia attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Saba University School of Medicine. Dr. Gedia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Gedia is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.
Dr. Rafael Rodriguez sees patients in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Rodriguez graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rodriguez completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.
Clinical interests: Nerve Conduction Studies, Back Pain, Headache, Peripheral Neuropathy
Dr. Alamelu Murugappan is a neurophysiologist and neurologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murugappan studied medicine at Thanjavur Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Murugappan completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.
Dr. Pravinchandra Zala practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Brandon, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zala graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and M.P. Shah Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Zala (or staff) speaks Hindi.
Dr. Hassan Bitar's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Brandon, FL. Dr. Bitar is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bitar trained at Boston Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bitar at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
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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.