We found 6 neurologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO 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 neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. Dr. Pizarro-Otero's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Brandon Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Pizarro-Otero attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school. 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. Pizarro-Otero 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 works as a neurologist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rodriguez include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). Dr. Rodriguez's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rodriguez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
413 W. Robertson Street; Suite B
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Alamelu Murugappan specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Murugappan's 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. She is a graduate of Thanjavur Medical College and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program.

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

Dr. Bhavik Gedia's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, Dr. Gedia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Gedia is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After attending Saba University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. He 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.

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

Dr. Pravinchandra Zala is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and M.P. Shah Medical College and then went on to complete 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zala (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Dr. Hassan Bitar is a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Bitar 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 ratings for Dr. Bitar average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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