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We found 4 neurologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Dade City, FL.

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Dr. Angel Rafael Gonzalez-Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Neurology
13100 Fort King Road
Dade City, FL
 

Dr. Angel Gonzlez-Rodriguez practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Tampa, FL, Wesley Chapel, FL, and Dade City, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and movement disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzlez-Rodriguez takes. He studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gonzlez-Rodriguez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Headache

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Specializes in Neurology
13100 Fort King Road
Dade City, FL
 

Dr. Prakashkumar Patel's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Dade City. Dr. Patel attended medical school at Government Medical College. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. He accepts 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. Allauddin Khan, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
13100 Fort King Road
Dade City, FL
 

Dr. Allauddin Khan practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Dade City, FL, Land O Lakes, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include general neurology, parkinson's disease, and nerve disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. He is a graduate of Khyber Medical College. Dr. Khan completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), Florida Medical Clinic, and Bayfront Health Dade City.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, Electroencephalography, Autonomic Disorders, Syncope, Electromyography, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Dolores Standley, DO
Specializes in Neurology
13100 Fort King Road
Dade City, FL
 

Dr. Katherine Standley practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In her practice, Dr. Standley focuses on migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS), and dementia. Dr. Standley's professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and Bayfront Health Dade City. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Standley attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis

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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.